• Parascale Raises $11.37 Million For Cloud Storage

    Cloud storage provider Parascale has closed an $11.37 million Series A funding round led by Menlo Ventures and Charles River Ventures. The company, which was founded in 2004, primarily targets media and entertainment markets, but also offers platform support to clients in a number of other fields. Parascale intends to use the funds on product development and to help market the upcoming launch… Read More

  • Google And Salesforce Cooking Up Something New Together

    Google and Salesforce can’t seem to get enough of each other: over a series of announcements the companies have aligned their product strategies more and more closely over time. Now the companies are planning something new together, to be announced by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Google VP Engineering Vic Gundotra at Salesforce’s upcoming Tour de Force developer event on June 23… Read More

  • Nirvanix and CDNetworks Combine Forces

    Nirvanix, an Amazon S3 competitor that launched last Fall, has partnered with CDNetworks, a content delivery network that competes with the likes of Akamai and Limelight. The partnership makes Nirvanix’s cloud storage service available to all of CDNetworks’ customers, who will be able to store an unlimited amount of data on Nirvanix’s servers and then push this data out to any… Read More

  • Piggy bank for sugar mamas unveiled


    Bandai plans to release a piggy bank with a sugar mama theme in Japan starting September 6th. The Ikemenbanku (handsome man savings box) [JP] features an LCD screen displaying up to 5 different male characters:
    – old, wise man
    – athletic and young boy
    – nice schoolboy
    – cool model
    – funny comedian
    Each time the player deposits a 500 yen coin, a voice coming out… Read More

  • Android platform suffers setbacks, delays expected

    According to the Wall Street Journal (which charges $90 per year to access full articles), Google’s Android plans aren’t moving quite as fast as the company had hoped. Android chief Andy Rubin told the Wall Street Journal, “This is where the pain happens. We are very, very close.” The slowdown appears to be a result of copious reams of red tape from carriers coupled… Read More

  • Japanese iPhone to sell for $215

    Some in Japan are counting the days, waiting for July 11 to come when the new iPhone goes on sale. The country’s number three mobile phone company, Softbank Corp. will sell the handy 8 gigabyte device for 23,040 yen, or about $215. The 16 gigabyte model will sell for around $320. The Japanese mobile market is known for its competitiveness. In the past, mobile carriers have practically… Read More

  • The New Platform War: Google Driving For Adobe and Microsoft with Gears

    Google launched Gears last May, and for the first year of its release it was considered a minor, niche product that a few developers and users may take advantage of to allow offline access to web applications. But what is less apparent is that with Gears, Google is aiming to develop a next-generation web API and platform independant of both Microsoft and Silverlight. <p… Read More

  • Suburbs suffering, no broadband in sight


    In the vast hinterlands known as the American suburbs a great evil has awoken. While those in the cities lie quiet in slumber, FiOS pumping out Usenet data at alarming rates, the poor victims lying quietly in their McMansions are still using cable modems. Read More

  • Chat With Facebook Friends and Share Flickr Pics or YouTube Vids On Your Phone With Jibe Mobile (Invites)


    There are plenty of ways to upload photos and other content from your phone to the Web. But the premise behind Jibe Mobile is simply to be able to use your phone to share social media already on the Web with your friends, whether they are online or out with their phones. The service is launching today in private beta. We have invites for the first 300 people to sign up here. Jibe is a… Read More

  • Chictopia Takes On Sugar Inc With "Everybody is Ugly"

    Chictopia, a social network focused on fashion, has launched a new online publishing network dubbed “Everybody is Ugly” that aims to take on Sugar Inc’s empire. The network features a number of online magazines directed towards various demographics, including Male Ugly (for men), Coed Ugly (college students), and Brit Ugly (for Europeans). The company says that each blog will… Read More

  • Google's Android Hits Snags With Mobile Carriers


    Google is finding that launching an entirely new cell phone platform is taking longer than expected. When it first announced its Android mobile operating system, Google said the first Android phones would be available during the second half of this year. Now the mobile carriers that signed up as Android partners are pushing out their launches, with only T-Mobile still trying to get an… Read More

  • Steve Jobs, we call on thee to "reshape enterprise software"

    Listen to the words of the Great Vinnie Mirchandani, who of old was called Artemis, Astarte, Dione, Melusine, Vinvin, Vino, the Mircher, Arienrhod, Brigid, and by many other names: "Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, you shall assemble in some secret place and install enterprise applications. There shall you assemble, who have… Read More

  • Invites For Jibe Mobile


    There are plenty of ways to upload photos and other content from your phone to the Web. But the premise behind Jibe Mobile is simply to be able to use your phone to share social media already on the Web with your friends, whether they are online or out with their phones. The service is launching today in private beta. We have invites for the first 300 people to sign up here. Jibe is a… Read More

  • Android Delayed


    Google is finding that launching an entirely new cell phone platform is taking longer than expected. When it first announced its Android mobile operating system, Google said the first Android phones would be available during the second half of this year. Now the mobile carriers that signed up as Android partners are pushing out their launches, with only T-Mobile still trying to get an… Read More

  • The Mouse That Roared

    Our visit the other day to the GooglePlex was extraordinary on a number of levels. At its simplest, the Gmail group opened its kimono to bloggers and what’s left of the mainstream media – full stop. We were asked not to live video the announcements of Gmail Labs, and to clear photographs with the team in case we accidentally revealed some strategic details. by Steve… Read More

  • Om reviews the HP 2133 miniNote

    Cloudbooks or MIDs or ultralights have been around for years. These are basically tiny laptops with puttery processors that you’re supposed to drop into your murse and carry around the city with you. With the rise of the Asus eee, however, these things are getting much more attention. Om Malik of Om’s House of Web Reviewery took a look at the latest, the 2133 miniNote, and… Read More

  • Modeling The Real Market Value Of Social Networks

    Is MySpace worth $3 billion, or $20 billion? It depends on how you value a user. It’s time to start comparing the big global social networks on something other than unique visitors and page views. I believe an effective way to value a particular user is based on the average Internet advertising spend per person in the country they live in. The higher the spend, the more value the… Read More

  • Japanese company sells earphones shaped like "cute and wild" pigs


    Japanese accessory maker Green House today announced its GH-ERC-PIG series [JP], earphones shaped like little pigs. The animals, which the company says look “cute and wild”, are made of soft silicon. The earphones feature an impedance of 16Ω and a frequency response of 20Hz-20,000Hz.  Ear pieces in 3 different sizes are available: small, medium and large.
    The Japan-only Buta… Read More

  • Employee fired for updating Wikipedia

    A bit more Wikipedia news simply because it’s interesting, sad, and startling. When Tim Russert collapsed last week and was eventually pronounced dead – an absolute tragedy – NBC news held on reporting the news until Russerts family could be notified. It was a noble act, all said. However, a “junior-level” employee – read someone who knows how to use the… Read More

  • Atari sues German website over review of potentially pirated game

    From here. There’s a tactic in the movie industry where a movie is released quietly without press previews. When this happens it’s because the movie is a stinker and they want to put as much space between the first critical line (“I’d rather wet my pants and sit in my own filth than recommend that you watch this movie.” – Myra Conklin, Cat Fancy) and the… Read More

Recent Funding Data by CrunchBase profile

All recent fundings