Milestones

  • Uber has completed 2 billion rides

    Uber has completed 2 billion rides

    It took Uber six years to complete a billion rides around Christmas 2015. Now, just six months later, the company has announced that they have completed their two-billionth ride. Six months is 180 days, meaning the company was providing an average of 5.5 million rides a day, or 230,000 an hour to hit a billion rides in six months. Even crazier – instead of one person completing the… Read More

  • Salesforce AppExchange Revolutionized Software Distribution When It Launched Ten Years Ago Today

    Salesforce AppExchange Revolutionized Software Distribution When It Launched Ten Years Ago Today

    The Salesforce AppExchange turned ten years old today and it represents quite a milestone for enterprise software development. In fact, the app store concept that Salesforce developed pre-dated Apple’s consumer app store by a couple of years. It’s safe to say that when Salesforce launched the AppExchange a decade ago, a place where you could sell and distribute the apps you built… Read More

  • One Million Raspberry Pi Boards Have Been Sold Since Launch

    One Million Raspberry Pi Boards Have Been Sold Since Launch

    With all the hoopla around CES, we sadly missed this amazing milestone for one of the greatest little projects I’ve seen in a long time, Raspberry Pi. An estimated one million of these tiny computers have been sold so far, an amazing feat for a tiny $35 circuit board that can boot directly into a streamlined version of Linux. Read More

  • Two million Zunes have been sold

    Just a note: Microsoft wants you to know that it’s now sold 2 million Zunes. Sure, it’s still 148 million less media players than Apple, but we should note Apple’s been at it longer. 2 million is still a larger number than many thought that Microsoft would hit. We like the Zune, and you should give one a shot next time you’re in the market. Congrats to the Zune team are… Read More

  • Deutsche Telekom hits the 70,000 iPhone mark in just eleven weeks

    [photopress:germaniphone.jpg,full,right]It’s been eleven weeks since the iPhone invaded Germany, and in that time Deutsche Telekom has sold 70,000 units. That comes out to almost 40 an hour, if they were selling 24/7, which, given German efficiency, they likely were. Having Hasslehoff as a spokesman probably helped as well. The lion’s share of the iPhones are still American, by… Read More