SpaceBase Is Spatial Database Software And In-Memory Data Grid For MMORPG Games And Many Other Real-World Uses

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 […]

Dropbox Hosts Developer Conference

How much longer can Dropbox charge for something everybody else is now offering for free?  The answer to that question seems to involve developers.  Dropbox DBX was held Tuesday, the company’s first ever developer conference.  New developer resources were announced.  There was also a Q & A session with questions about the company’s business model and […]

Stripe Is The Next Dropbox Or Airbnb

On Quora and elsewhere, the question I get asked most often about Y Combinator is… “Who’s the next Dropbox or Airbnb?”  I’m now confident enough to call it: Stripe is the next Dropbox or Airbnb. Stripe is very popular with developers, a good indicator for Google-like success.  And like Airbnb, Stripe presumably makes money from every transaction.  I admittedly […]

Patrick Keys

Patrick Keys edits Y Combinator Universe, an independent resource of useful information about Y Combinator and YC-funded companies.  Patrick Keys has been featured on Business Insider and San Francisco Chronicle. Patrick has no financial interest in Y Combinator nor any company funded by Y Combinator.  He receives no consideration in exchange for any company mentioned. […]

Airbnb Continues Growing, Building Castles In The Sky

Airbnb could soon be a billion dollar a year business, explains Business Insider.  Every time I get ready to write about Airbnb they have more news.  This past November, Airbnb announced Airbnb Neighborhoods and also Local Lounges.  In December, Airbnb acquired Localmind, a popular local question and answer app that’s been described as “like Quora and […]


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