Dropbox (YC S07) has acquired Audiogalaxy, according to Audiogalaxy’s blog. Audiogalaxy began in 2002 as a music file-sharing application and evolved into an audio streaming service. Audiogalaxy’s announcement states “the team” is joining Dropbox. The post also indicates Audiogalaxy is no longer accepting new signups, but doesn’t state the fate of Audiogalaxy itself. Acquired teams […]
SpaceBase, by Parallel Universe, is real-time spatial database server software for applications that require very low latencies or very frequent updates. Geometric structuring of data has many practical uses. Massively multiplayer online games (MMORPG), military simulations, c4i systems, certain graphing scenarios, and dynamic moving object location services all rely on solutions like SpaceBase. Understanding spatial data […]
Pebble Smartwatch recently unveiled its new website. The new design is more consistent with the product’s actual market. The overall tone is more bright and active, with a bolder visual layout. Pebble’s new website addresses comments in a previous post (Pebble Smartwatch, Now At AT&T And Best Buy, Needs To Get Aggressive). I also have […]
Pebble has the right concept for a smartwatch: easy-to-use and inexpensive. Younger people typically have less money, but are very active and willing to try new things. Pebble can also ship a real product, as I recently verified with my own eyes. Pebble Smartwatch is available now at Best Buy retailers, right there on store […]
New York Fashion Week is going on right now. Samsung also just showed off their new Gear smartwatch. Coincidence? I think not. I intentionally wrote 8 Fashion-Related Startups Funded By YC earlier this year when wearable electronics were being widely discussed. More collaboration between these two markets, Fashion and Devices, could result in some very inspiring products. Here are […]
Dropbox has acquired Orchestra, Inc., makers of Mailbox. The announced was made by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi on the Dropbox blog. The rumored purchasing price was between $50 million and $100 million, consisting of both cash and stock.
Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy, according to Snapjoy’s blog. Dropbox and Snapjoy are both YC alumni, with Dropbox from YC Summer ’07 and Snapjoy from Summer ’11. Snapjoy is an online photo gallery for importing, organizing, and adding context information to photos. Snapjoy’s blog post states the goal of the acquisition by Dropbox is a better user experience through […]
||Coco Controller is a Kickstarter project that adds directional controls and game buttons to almost any phone, including the Galaxy SIII, iPhone, and most standard Android handsets. Created by Harvard drop-outs Connor Zwick and Colton Gyulay, the project aims to be a usable, useful addition to the mobile gamer's arsenal. Coco Controller is made by Milkshake Labs.|