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Cloud startup Tier 3 gets serious about enterprise PaaS

Carpooling.com Gets $10M From Daimler To Take Its Ridesharing To The US: Let The Car Wars Commence!

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The ridesharing-disruptive car service space in the U.S. is about to get a little more crowded: Carpooling.com, a ridesharing service out of Germany with one million monthly users, is today announcing a C-round of investment from carmaker Daimler, which it will be using to expand to the other side of...
Carpooling.com Gets $10M From Daimler To Take Its Ridesharing To The US: Let The Car Wars Commence!

Google Compute Engine: It's a Microsoft Windows Azure target (too)

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It’s not just a two-horse race between Google and Amazon in the infrastructure-as-a-service space....
Google Compute Engine: It's a Microsoft Windows Azure target (too)

All-In-One E-Commerce Solution FastSpring Takes Its First Outside Investment From Pylon Capital

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Because sometimes it’s the companies you don’t hear about constantly. FastSpring, founded in 2005 as an all-in-one e-commerce solution for companies selling desktop software and downloadable games before heading into the Software-as-a-Service space in 2011, has received a significant but undisclosed new equity investment from L.A.-based Pylon Capital. This is...
All-In-One E-Commerce Solution FastSpring Takes Its First Outside Investment From Pylon Capital

Ray Ozzie's Stealthy Startup Talko Is Building A Consumer-Facing Mobile Communications App, Not A Cloud-Based Mobile Backend

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In December, news leaked that former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie had raised $4 million for a stealthy startup known as Talko, previously known as Cocomo. Not much is known about the company’s plans, but originally the speculation was that Talko is building cloud-based backend services. We’re hearing now that a...
Ray Ozzie's Stealthy Startup Talko Is Building A Consumer-Facing Mobile Communications App, Not A Cloud-Based Mobile Backend

Assistly Grabs $2.2 Million From True Ventures And Howard Lindzon’s Social Leverage

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Assistly, a startup that’s looking to provide businesses with a robust platform for engaging customers on everything from email to Facebook and Twitter, has just raised $2.2 million in series A funding from True Ventures and Howard Lindzon’s new investment fund Social Leverage. We first caught wind of Assistly back...
Assistly Grabs $2.2 Million From True Ventures And Howard Lindzon’s Social Leverage

Google Drive blocked in China hours after launch, leaving Baidu and local players to dominate

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Google announced its Google Drive cloud storage service yesterday and just hours later the service was blocked in China, just like Dropbox and countless other Western Internet services, leaving the door open for local players to dominate in Google’s absence. While the blocking of the new Google service is no...
Google Drive blocked in China hours after launch, leaving Baidu and local players to dominate

The white-label Foursquare folks: DoubleDutch

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I uploaded a YouTube video: Do you need a location-based service but want one that you can control? For instance, let's say you are a real-estate company and want to build services for your agents? Can Foursquare or Gowalla do that? Not really, because they are trying to serve mass...
The white-label Foursquare folks: DoubleDutch

There is No Perfect VP of Sales and Marketing

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Sales and marketing are not the same thing. It's true they both deal with relationship management and it's true that neither of these job descriptions require hardcore engineering, but just because they're both in the realm of words over code does not mean that they are the same. At the...
There is No Perfect VP of Sales and Marketing
Pandora Shares Down 18% After Apple Reportedly Working On Own Rival Service

What Would You Do For A TCTV Interview? Digital Ocean Employee Does 100 Pushups [TCTV]

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Yesterday at New York Tech Day we met with quite a few great companies including Digital Ocean. These guys are pretty established in the cloud space. They offer OS agnostic cloud servers and are giving away some service space for free to NYTD participants and their minimum package is...
What Would You Do For A TCTV Interview? Digital Ocean Employee Does 100 Pushups [TCTV]

Comcast Rolls Out 305 Mbps Internet Service, Fueled by Verizon FiOS

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The new speed offerings underscore the need for there to be more competition in the cable TV and Internet service space....
Comcast Rolls Out 305 Mbps Internet Service, Fueled by Verizon FiOS

In India, a time of flux approaches

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Two news items from the tech startup ecosystem broke through the clutter of politics, cricket, Bollywood, and more politics news in India earlier this month. The first was good. The second was just grim. Just Dial, which runs the local business listings site Justdial.com, had raised US$57 million in one...
In India, a time of flux approaches

Tencent found guilty of infringing music copyright, handed fine of...$2,400

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A Chinese court has found Tencent guilty of copyright infringement for its online music service and slapped it with a paltry fine of $2,407 (RMB 15,000), Beijing Daily reports. The Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC) has taken to its website to declare a victory, even if the win is largely...
Tencent found guilty of infringing music copyright, handed fine of...$2,400
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