Google made a series of announcements this morning, most notably opening up its Google+ social product to everyone as its 100th feature. Not content to stop there, Google followed up with Google+ features 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107… 107 being a name change for its Google+ Group Messaging app Huddle.
When Google announced the Huddle product back in July, enterprise collaboration… → Read More
There’s an argument that says that more enterprises would adopt cloud-based alternatives to legacy desktop software if it wasn’t for those pesky users. That’s presuming that you can get buy in from the IT department first.
No one ever got fired for buying Microsoft, right? For too long that’s been the story in both enterprise and government contracts alike. It’s also a narrative that too-often stops startups getting in on the action with regards to public sector IT provision. But with the UK government making loud noises in relation to the benefits of cloud computing and services, perhaps change really is in the… → Read More
Earlier this year Huddle, a UK-based company that offers collaborative workspaces as a service, closed a $10.2 million funding round. And it’s putting that money to work: it’s tripled its engineering staff over the last few months, and its overall headcount has jumped from 25 to 60 spread between London and a new San Francisco office. Today, we’re going to see the first fruits of this… → Read More
In what is possibly the best presented and above all realistic exposition I’ve yet seen on what it’s like to extend a European startup into Silicon Valley, Andy McLoughlin, co-founder with Alastair Mitchell, of Huddle, socked it to the crowd at the annual Future of Web Apps London event this week.
We’re big fans of UK-based startup Huddle, which offers a business-friendly collaboration and storage platform for the workplace. Today the startup is announcing that it has closed $10.2 million in Series B funding led by Matrix Partners, existing investors Eden Ventures and Charles McGregor, participating in the round. This brings Huddle’s total funding to $15 million.
Huddle, which employs… → Read More
Last week, Microsoft invited seven BizSpark startups from around the world to a special event called the SharePoint 2010 SocialFest. Each company was invited to spend the week working in close collaboration with Microsoft SharePoint team members, as they tried to take their existing products and see how they could be used to leverage SharePoint. The event culminated in a demo day on Friday, when… → Read More
UK collaboration startup Huddle has secured something of a first for a company of its size, and location. It’s signed a two-year deal with Hewlett Packard to enable direct access to its service on the 25 million business PCs HP sells annually.
Huddle will be in a suite of five trial applications included on every HP business computer, starting in the U.S. and extending to the rest of the world. → Read More
Collaboration applications are becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise space. Startup Huddle.net has been steadily accumulating innovative features to its business-friendly collaboration platform and quickly adding big name companies, including Samsung and Panasonic, as clients. Huddle is a network of secure online workspaces where you can share files, collaborate on ideas, manage projects… → Read More
I’ll be honest. I never quite understood what you could do with Huddle that you couldn’t with, say, the latest versions of Microsoft Office. (Woah, steady on there. I’m just sayin’. And since you bring it up, yes, I think Word 2007 is the best word processor ever conceived by man. No, really.) Sure, it was nice and shiny, and I liked the people who worked there, and Gosh! → Read More
Online collaboration startup Huddle.net has scored a win with the launch of Huddle Workspaces on Ning Apps, a new suite of social networking applications that Ning network creators will be able to deploy across their networks. A few pre-selected network creators have access to a private beta of Ning Apps as of today, and it’ll be available to everyone on Ning by the end of the month. Ning… → Read More
The Next Web Conference 2009 in Amsterdam is quickly approaching, and it’s promising to be a good show again this year even if it won’t be Erick Schonfeld moderating the event this time. TechCrunch Europe’s Mike Butcher will be there though, and so will I, so hook up with us if you’re heading down to the conference too. In case you haven’t registered yet, there’s a page set up for TC readers where… → Read More
Yammer definitely started something. The enterprise Twitter service has more competition today from Wizehive, a Web-based group messaging and task management service for businesses. WizeHive just launched in beta. We have 500 invites (just enter “TC2009″ when you sign up).
Central Desktop has taken a first round of $7 million from OpenView Venture Partners. Central Desktop offers a web-based SaaS collaboration platform that allows business teams of all sizes to work virtually and seamlessly online. Central Desktop is pitched as providing “the richest set-of-tools available for business users with ease-of-use at a price-point, leveling the playing field for… → Read More
UK-based Huddle, an Enterprise 2.0 startup which is now clearly positioning itself square-on against Basecamp, launches a well-featured Facebook application at the DEMO 08 conference today [Update: The Facebook app was built by Techlightenment and is here]. The Facebook integration will make your boss think you are working even when on Facebook – it allows full access to all Huddle’s… → Read More