Samsung has announced that its Galaxy S line of devices have moved past 100 million shipments. The count includes the original Galaxy S devices released in 2010, but Samsung says that its Galaxy S III is selling at a faster rate.
Southwest has announced that for $2 customers will be able to use iMessage on iPhones with iOS 5 or later throughout any flight. In addition, the airline says it will add Android service later in the year. [Source: CNET]
Google today unrolled an updated version of its online spreadsheets tool. According to the company, the service is now much faster and is able to be accessed offline using the Chrome browser or Chrome OS. [Source: AllThingsD]
December 11, 2013
“Out of the gate, we weren’t doing so well and a lot of that had to do with ranking and how we were in a bit of an arms race around spam and abuse.”
SaaS-based customer success platform Bluenose Analytics has raised $10 million in a Series A round that included The Social+Capital Partnership and Norwest Venture Partners. The company launched in to beta earlier this year. [Source: Bluenose]
Gifting service Loop Commerce has added Paypal to its Series A round, raising the dollar figure from a previously announced $7 million to $12 million. Prior investors include eBay CTO Mark Carges, Audible CEO Don Katz, and ex-Toys “R’ Us SVP Michael Scharff. [Source: Loop Commerce]
Cloud and hybrid file sharing startup Egnyte has raised $29.5 million in a Series D round led by Northgate Capital with participation from CenturyLink and Seagate, as well as, retuning investors Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, and Polaris Partners. The company, which is projecting 100 percent revenue growth in 2013, the third consecutive doubling, is preparing for a global expansion. [Source: Egnyte]
Video streaming and analytics startup Ooyala has raised $43 million from existing investor, Australian telecom provider Telstra. The round brings Ooyala’s total funding to $122 million, staving off IPO speculation for the near future. [Source: Ooyala]
December 11, 2013
“It’s as if a group of financial regulators chose to play a schoolyard game of telephone, and then released the transcript.”
Cisco’s chief executive is facing increasing pressure from shareholders and advisers to abandon the company’s set-top box business, Reuters reports. The report also states that there are few potential buyers for the division, which might lead to a simple shutdown of the business, which Cisco acquired in 2005.
“In the old days, it used to be your milkman coming to your house every week. I think in five years I could imagine…some significant fraction of the population having an Amazon truck coming to their house every week.”
Twitter and LinkedIn have overthrown Facebook as the top tech companies on Glassdoor’s “best places to work” list. Facebook held the title for 2011, 2012, and 2013 — now it’s the third-best tech company to work for (and the fifth-best overall).
nWay, a “mid-core” game developer, has raised a $5 million Series A led by TransLink Capital, AllThingsD reports. The funding will be used to bring the company’s flagship game, “Chrono Blade, ” to iOS, Android, and Ouya.