It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can be spoofed. This means someone

Startup spending guide: Where to spend money

There is no shortage of advice when it comes to which tools software companies should use to run their businesses. We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at l

Whatever Happened To PaaS?

In 2009 I discovered Google App Engine and fell in love. Its promise: any software developer could build web apps available to anyone, anywhere, 24/7, without having to worry about server configuratio

Slack’s Co-Founders Take Home The Crunchie For Founder Of The Year

If your team collaborates online, you've almost certainly heard of Slack. Launched in mid-2013, it's quickly become one of the top names in team communications. That success has just netted Slack c

Heroku And Salesforce Aim To Link Business Process and Customer Experience

Salesforce announced today that it was releasing two new products to help ease the integration between Heroku mobile development tools and Salesforce 1. The new products should make it easier to creat

Heroku Bets Big On PHP And Launches Native Support For Facebook’s HipHop VM

Cloud platform Heroku today announced a set of new tools for PHP developers that aim to give PHP the kind of enterprise-grade support the company already offers for Rails, Python, node.js and other la

Heroku Introduces More Powerful Dynos For Large-Scale Apps

Heroku, the cloud platform Salesforce acquired in 2010, today launched a new class of dyno that has 12 times the RAM and 40 times the CPU power of a regular dyno. In Heroku’s world, dynos are th

LovelyHeroku Offers A Better Way To Manage Apps And Services

<a target="_blank" href="http://lovelyheroku.com/">LovelyHeroku</a> is a new breed of app that enables IT staff and developers to use their smartphones to manage their work on the <a target="_blank" h

Heroku Launches Europe Region In Public Beta, Expects To Be Safe Harbor Certified Soon

Heroku, the popular cloud platform as a service company, today announced the public launch of its Europe region. Developers will now be able to deploy their services closer to their European customers

Heroku Launches 2X Dynos With 1GB Of RAM For Increased Concurrency, More Memory-Intensive Applications

Cloud application platform Heroku is coming off a streak of bad news after it was accused of misleading its customers about how some aspects of its service worked and potentially costing its users qui

Heroku Forces Customer Upgrade To Fix Critical PostgreSQL Security Hole

Heroku customers are getting first access to a critical update to the PostgreSQL database system that will patch a major security hole. The overall PostgreSQL community will get access to an update on

Bring On The Platform Wars!

Writing software used to be so simple. A giant pain in the ass, mind you, but simple. You were a Microsoft developer, with binders full of Visual Studio CDs; you were a Java developer; you used the <a

Codenvy Raises $9M For Developer Platform To Code, Build And Test Apps

<a target="_blank" href="https://codenvy.com/">Codenvy</a> (formerly Exo IDE), a cloud environment for coding, building, and testing apps, today announced it has closed $9 million in Series A funding

AWS Launches OpsWorks, A Potential PaaS Disruptor, To Automate App Deployment To The Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new service called <a target="_blank" href="http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2013/02/18/announcing-aws-opsworks/">OpsWorks</a>, which manages apps at

Heroku Admits To Performance Degradation Over The Past 3 Years After Criticism From Rap Genius

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.heroku.com/">Heroku</a>, the popular cloud application platform, may not be as fast today as it was three years ago. Yesterday, <a target="_blank" href="http://rapg

Heroku’s New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A “Program In A Box” For Developers

<a target="_blank" href="http://heroku.com">Heroku</a> announced a new <a target="_blank" href="https://addons.heroku.com/">version of its Add-Ons Marketplace</a> to give developers a "program in a

MongoHQ Raises $6 Million For Database As Service Engine

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.mongohq.com/home">MongoHQ</a> has raised $6 million from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.trinityventures.com/">Trinity Ventures</a> and a host of investors fo

Heroku Enterprise For Java – A New Play In A Crowded Market

<a target="_blank" href="http://heroku.com">Heroku</a> has added Java for a new enterprise focused service so companies and IT organizations can build and run Java applications in the cloud. In a p

Ruby Creator "Matz" Matsumoto Joins Heroku As Chief Architect

In what must be an amazing day for the Heroku founders, the creator of Ruby, Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto has <a href="http://blog.heroku.com/archives/2011/7/12/matz_joins_heroku/">announced</a> that he

Act.ly Weathers Amazon Cloud Disaster On Earth Day

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/picture-4.png" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-296583" /></img> Everyone's favorite under-estimator of social media, <a href="http://www.n
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