• Open source database startup MariaDB confirms $27M investment led by Alibaba

    Open source database startup MariaDB confirms $27M investment led by Alibaba

    Open source database startup MariaDB has announced a new $27 million round of funding led by Alibaba, confirming the news that TechCrunch reported in September. As we wrote then, Alibaba contributed the majority of the round, supplying €20 million of the total €22.9 million raised. A range of existing investors added that extra bit and they were confirmed to include Intel Capital… Read More

  • Hands On With The Fitbit Aria Scale

    Hands On With The Fitbit Aria Scale

    Fitbit has consistently proven to be the best smart pedometer on the market. Competitors exist, including the excellent Striiv, but the ease of use and portability of this little pedometer clip beats them all. In short, Fitbits just work. With the launch of the Aria wireless scale, Fitbit has added another sensor in the panoply of health data available to high-tech health nuts. This… Read More

  • Aria Systems Raises $20 Million For Cloud-Based Billing And Subscription Platform

    On demand billing and recurring subscription management company,Aria Systems has raised $20 million in new funding led by InterWest Partners with Hummer-Winblad and Venrock participating in the round. This brings Aria System’s total funding to $34 million. Aria’s platform handles the entire online transactions process, from start to finish, for online companies who have… Read More

  • Godot Aria M9500 4GB MP3 Player

    There’s something eye-catching about the brushed steel look of this Godot Aria M9500 4GB MP3 Player, which can store nearly a thousand songs in MP3, OGG or WMA format. Plus, it has an FM radio on board, audio bookmarking and a convenient line-in recording feature that lets you encode analog sources into MP3. Too bad its smallish 4 GB of storage is in hard disk form—we prefer… Read More