Flux

  • Flux’s 3D Printer Is Also A Scanner, Laser Engraver And More Thanks to A Modular Design

    Flux’s 3D Printer Is Also A Scanner, Laser Engraver And More Thanks to A Modular Design

    3D printers are at a bit of a crossroads – after a lot of initial promise, they seem to have hit a roadblock between early adopter zeal and general consumer interest. A new entrant called Flux should at least reinvigorate hobbyist excitement, thanks to a modular design that makes it a veritable all-in-one maker factor for budding builders. The Kickstarter project for Flux launches… Read More

  • Flux Emerges From Google X And Nabs $8M To Help Build Eco-Friendly Buildings

    Flux Emerges From Google X And Nabs $8M To Help Build Eco-Friendly Buildings

    Flux, a platform that lets the building industry design eco-friendly homes by drawing on big data to do a lot of the hard work, is coming out of stealth with $8 million in funding from a pretty stellar group of investors. Led by DFJ, others include Borrealis, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures and Ev Williams (who knows a thing or two about building platforms that remove┬ásome of the… Read More

  • Chegg Acquires Software Company Flux / 3D3R, SEC Filing Reveals

    Chegg Acquires Software Company Flux / 3D3R, SEC Filing Reveals

    An SEC filing surfaced this morning, showing that Chegg has made a yet unannounced acquisition for at least $1.1 million worth of common stock. The company that Chegg acquired is called Flux Software Co. according to the filing, or shortly ‘Flux’. To be clear, we’ve confirmed that Chegg did not purchase enterprise software company Flux. We’ve confirmed with a Chegg… Read More

  • MTV Networks Buys The Rest Of DIY Social Networking Platform Flux (Social Project)

    MTV Networks has acquired the remaining portion of Social Project that it did not already own. Terms were not disclosed. Previously, MTV Networks was a minority investor in Social Project, which is behind the Flux social-networking platform powering many of its sites, including MTV.com, TheDailyShow.com, and ColbertNation.com. Social Project, which competes with Ning and KickApps, had… Read More

  • Ning: All Our Charts Point Up And To The Right

    Ning certainly continues to rock and roll, at least according to data released by the company and reported by Comscore. The company, which allows users to easily create social networks, now has over 200,000 social networks on the platform and is adding another 1,000 or so per day. And Comscore-reported traffic is spiking up nicely: 3.1 million unique visitors/month, generating 71 million… Read More

  • Flux Takes Off

    The Viacom-backed Flux social network, which launched just last September, is really taking off. Flux is a partially distributed social network. Like Ning (and more recently KickApps), it’s a place for sites to easily create a new social network, or bolt a social network onto an existing site, and add users from other platform social networks with a single click. Ning has the benefit of… Read More

  • WetPaint White Labels For Businesses And Brands

    Hosted wiki provider WetPaint has launched a new white label wiki service called “Just Add Wetpaint”, which lets businesses buy a customized version of their wiki platform (starting around $10,000). In at most 14 days, the company can pump out a customized community around a product. The communities are hosted by WetPaint on your domain, and share a common login with the rest of… Read More

  • Flux Launches Self Service Product; Full On Ning Competitor

    Flux, a new social network joint venture between Viacom and SocialProject, had a limited launch in September. The platform is the cornerstone of Viacom’s social network strategy. Instead of building independent networks for MTV and its hundreds of other brands, they’ve built a distributed platform that shares users, infrastructure and content, but allows for distinct branding… Read More

  • Ning CEO Calls Flux And Viacom To The Mat

    Silicon Valley based Ning and Los Angeles based Flux are “networks of networks” that allow communities to build feature rich social networks with a few clicks. Ning, which launched in 2005, has raised over $44 million in capital and has 130,000 social networks on its platform. Ning was founded by CEO Gina Bianchini and Marc Andreessen, pictured to the right. Flux, which launched… Read More