• Sharpcast Raises $10 Million In Down Round For File Syncing

    Sharpcast has raised a $10 million round from existing investors Sigma Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Selby Venture. This brings the total raised to $26.5 million. Sharpcast offers file-syncing through its SugrarSync service, which syncs data across multiple devices and the cloud. Syncing is becoming a serious technology trend as people split up their digital lives across devices… Read More

  • Mozy Mac Out of Beta; 50 Free Accounts Available

    Online backup site Mozy is giving away 50 free year-long accounts to commemorate the official release of their Mac backup client. To get yours, send a message to that answers the question, “Why do you deserve free backup service for your Mac?” Data-loss horror stories are encouraged. The Mozy team will select the fifty best responses and will email the… Read More

  • Sharpcast (Finally) Releases SugarSync for Synchronization of Data Across Devices

    Sharpcast has been holding their heads down over the last four years working on a technology that promises to solve a basic need: that of accessing your files no matter which device you’re currently using. Today Sharpcast finally takes the lid off SugarSync, a consumer product that promises to automatically synchronize data across desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones, and even… Read More

  • SYNCY That Phone

    Companies are starting to figure out that the contact information on your mobile phone may be the most important social network you have – perhaps even better than the email inbox that Yahoo is targeting. Danish startup ZYB started offering a service that simply backed up your mobile phone contacts to the web in mid-2006. A year later they turned all that data into a mobile social network. Read More

  • Sharpcast Expands Sync Platform With Photos v1.0

    If you work or play from multiple computing devices – laptops, desktops and/or mobile phones, Sharpcast can be a killer productivity tool and an excellent way of keeping all kinds of files syncronized. In a very basic sense, it’s like IMAP for all your files. Sharpcast came out of beta and released a 1.0 version of their photo synchronization application today. Sharpcast Photos… Read More

  • The Supernova 12

    Over 100 startups applied to present their companies at the TechCrunch-sponsored Connected Innovators program at the Supernova conference last week. Twelve were selected and had a chance to launch their new products to an audience of hundreds. I drafted some real-time notes of the products demo’d and launched at event at CrunchNotes, and my more complete notes are below.
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  • Sharpcast Opens to the Public

    Silicon Valley based Sharpcast, which closed a $13.5 million round of financing in early March (and $16.5 million total over two rounds), is now open to the public. The official announcement is tomorrow – Wednesday – but the site is open now for new registrations. Sharpcast is important, but hard to understand at a glance. The basic idea is to remove the hassle of syncing data… Read More

  • Sharpcast takes $13.5 million in Funding

    Sharpcast, which I wrote about briefly after seeing their product at a recent conference, announced a big round of financing today – $13.5 million from Sigma Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Selby Venture Partners. The company is based in Palo Alto. The product is a suite of consumer services that acts as a “uber-interpreter” across platforms (PC, mobile, etc.). Sign up… Read More

  • A Taste of DEMO 2006

    DEMO 2006: 70 companies gather at a hotel in Phoenix, Arizona to compete head on for our attention. $15,000 buys you 5 minutes in front of 700 people, and a chance to make history (which is not recorded real time because the wifi is crushed under the load and no one can get online). At least there is reliable internet access in the press room, along with dozens of free USB drives laying… Read More