Menlo, Benioff And More Pour $35M Into Flash Virtualization Startup PernixData

shutterstock_139471973 Another big funding round for the world of enterprise storage — a business that has seen a lot of disruption in the move towards cloud services and virtualization. PernixData, a one-year old company that has built a platform for flash virtualization, which helps speed up the computing performance of machines, has raised another $35 million in funding. The Series C round was led by… Read More


OrderUp Raises $7M To Build Its Food Delivery Network For Non-Urbanites

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 11.53.25 One of the big bones of contention with a lot of consumer services from startups is that they tend to focus on urban areas — the idea being that big cities give them a better shot achieving critical mass and tapping into populations of overworked people with more disposable income. A startup called OrderUp based out of Baltimore is bucking that trend with a food ordering and delivery… Read More


Cloud Storage Is Eating The World Alive

clouds “Dead man walking.” That is what many in the storage industry are calling IBM’s storage hardware business. But its storage competitors, including EMC or HP, should not be so quick to wave that flag, as they may follow suit before too long. We are already seeing similar trending signs of their downfall. Read More


Talking On Tablets On The Rise In Asia

5229167497_af897bfb66_z The phone-sized tablet — aka the phablet — was born in Asia, so it’s fitting that the region is now apparently driving a trend for talking on even larger slabs of glass and plastic. Analyst IDC says tablets with a screen of 7 inches or larger are increasingly shipping with cellular voice capabilities — and getting increasing traction the Asia/Pacific region,… Read More


Michael Halbherr Steps Down As CEO Of Here, Nokia’s Location And Mapping Division

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 07.49.07 Yet more changes for Nokia, the Finnish wireless behemoth that was split apart earlier this year when Microsoft acquired its devices and services business for $7.2 billion. Michael Halbherr, an eight-year veteran of the company, is stepping down as the CEO of Here, Nokia’s unprofitable mapping and location services division. Here is one of the only mobile-device assets that Nokia held on… Read More


Make Your Own Lonely Electric Zoo Of One Using Wavepot

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 4.07.01 PM Knob-twiddlers take note: Wavepot is a cool new way to program some hot EDM beats in the privacy of your bedroom/techno cave. Designed to be a live, programmable digital audio workstation (at this point it’s more of a digital signal processor), the website lets you program music and sound the way you’d program a web page or simple app. You set up the parameters, add various… Read More


New At Y Combinator: Startups Solving Huge Problems!

sam-altman6 During today’s YC Demo Day, there was a notable block among the startups presenting that didn’t give off the vibe we’re used to seeing at this kind of event in Silicon Valley: companies that are addressing real issues with big, bold solutions. We’re not talking about minor problems we all have — like burritos being too hard to get quickly — but issues that… Read More


In Memory Of Journalist James Wright Foley

 James Wright Foley, a 40-year-old freelance journalist, is dead, killed far from home and alone. It is a tragedy and a horror. None of us have ever had to be as brave as James Wright Foley in our efforts as journalists and none of us here can und…