Openera, an Ottawa-based startup which automatically moves email attachments into cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Salesforce and more, has raised $250,000 in seed funding, which the CEO Peter Lalonde jokes is “equal in significance to raising about a million if we were raising in the U.S.” He may be right – the company has been winning pitch competitions all across Canada for… → Read More
Zapier, the Y Combinator-backed IFTTT for business users, just announced that it has raised a $1.2 million seed round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Wufoo co-founder Kevin Hale and a number of other angel investors. The company plans to use this additional investment to continue the development of its core platform and to expand its developer platform. In addition… → Read More
So today, IFTTT sent out an email to users letting them know that they’d be dropping support for certain services due to Twitter’s API restrictions. That’s a correct statement, but the timing is very odd. → Read More
Yammer’s first new release under the Microsoft umbrella has nothing to do with Microsoft. It’s not about integrating with Sharepoint or Microsoft Dynamics. It’s about changes to the Yammer platform and a new integration with HootSuite and a number of other third-party apps.
The integrations show how the activity stream has emerged as a foundation for social network applications, allowing for… → Read More
I am an unabashed fan of IFTTT. That’s “If Then That” to the uninitiated. It provides ways to connect different services. For example, you can use IFTTT to simultaneously upload a photo to Facebook and then direct it to Dropbox for your own archival purposes. I use IFTTT to direct feeds to my SMS account and to Twitter. → Read More