Xobni Acquired By Yahoo!

Xobni has been acquired by Yahoo!  The company, from YC S06, made the announcement today on the Xobni company blog.  Xobni “makes your inbox and address book smarter by making it easy to search and discover all your contacts.”  It provides “a full view of each contact, complete with their photo, job title, company details, and email […]

Dropbox Integrated Into Yahoo! Mail

Dropbox is now available in Yahoo! Mail, reports both the Dropbox company blog and Yahoo! Mail blog.  The integration of Dropbox (YC S07) allows Yahoo! Mail users to both attach Dropbox files to new emails and save file attachments directly to Dropbox.  The Dropbox-Yahoo! partnership is a good deal for everybody: users, Dropbox, and especially Yahoo!.

Dropbox Expands Into The Enterprise

Dropbox for Business is the new name of Dropbox for Teams, announced today on the Dropbox company blog.  Prior to this announcement, Dropbox has clearly been building an arsenal to stake its claim in the highly-profitable market of enterprise software.  Disruptive enterprise solutions have gained a lot of attention in recent months.

Robert T. Morris & Anti-Hacking Laws

Robert T. Morris is a professor at M.I.T. and founding partner of Y Combinator.  Prior to those, he co-founded Viaweb and created the RTML markup language used by Yahoo! Store.  Robert T. Morris was also the first person held accountable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.  In 1988, at the age of 23, […]

Who Is Y Combinator

Below are the Y Combinator partners, the people that decide YC applications and advise startups.  In addition to these people, YC alumni also frequently sit in on interviews and influence the decision-making process. Partners That Advise Full-Time Name Description Paul Graham Paul Graham is a programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist. He is known for his […]


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