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Google today is launching a major update to Sheets, its Google Drive spreadsheet app that's part of Google Drive productivity suite. With this new version, Sheets joins the rest of Google's productivity apps in letting users create and edit spreadsheets offline, a feature many of Google's users have long been asking for.
No, this might not be the sexy new disappearing messages app. However, it’s a startup that takes software and applies it to an unsexy but potentially lucrative market. KeepTruckin is an eight-person San Francisco-based startup that’s trying to make it easier for trucking companies to manage their fleets and have their drivers legally log their hours. Show More Summary
Microsoft would greatly appreciate it if you could knock off that Gmailing business and move to its Outlook.com email service. I refuse to, and so do more people than Microsoft prefers, so the company today released a new tool that will make it easier for Gmail users to jump ship.
Tipalti is one of those startups that flies under the radar, gets little press, but is growing faster than many other payments companies out there. The startup takes a slightly different approach from the big names to managing global payments for companies--Tipalti's SaaS streamlines and automates the way companies make payments to the masses. Show More Summary
The idea behind Leo is to provide an ultra-lightweight platform for one-on-one and group conversations. The fact that its message disappear will cause some to draw comparisons between it and all the other ephemeral messaging apps out there, but that kind of misses the point.
Ever since it launched five months ago, Appidemia has been on a rough ride due to Apple’s app development policy. After weeks of exchanging emails with the review committee, the team decided to pull a plug on their most successful app because it cannot meet iOS 7 policy changes.
Normally a report of a web services outage goes like this: web service goes down, reporter writes post, hits publish, web service comes right back up. But that doesn’t appear to be the case for Yahoo Mail, which has been down for some...Show More Summary
New York-based Magzter, a startup founded in 2011 to help magazine publishers get their pubs in the hands of digital readers, regardless of which platform they choose to use to read. In two years of operation, the company has managed...Show More Summary
For the first time since launching, Spotify now offers free access to the mobile version of the music streaming service. As we predicted, the company has introduced a new tier of service on mobile, allowing users to search for songs and listen on the go for free.
Like many women who wanted to make a little extra cash from their selling older luxury goods, Jaclyn Shanfeld had been using online consignment sites and marketplaces to sell her designer clothes and handbags she no longer wore, and quickly became frustrated with the experience. Show More Summary
This morning Box announced a number of feature improvements to its file-storage platform, as well as corporate moves that the company says will help its customers better manage their employees use of the product. As a company, Box wants enterprises of scale to adopt its technologies. Show More Summary
PubNub has built a business around offering APIs that let developers stream different services such as messaging and other interactive services in their apps and websites. Today it's adding a new module that focuses specifically on Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency du jour. Show More Summary
Dell has finally made its entry into the Chromebook market official, as it follows in the footsteps of many other PC OEMs who are looking around to shore up flagging Windows machine sales. Dell’s aims with Chromebooks and Chrome OS are pretty specifically targeted, however, as Dell is creating its Chromebook 11 specifically for schools and students. Show More Summary
Talend, an open-source data integration company based in Los Altos with offices in Paris, has raised $40 million in a Series funding from Bpifrance and Iris Capital with participation from existing investor Silver Lake Sumeru. Talend...Show More Summary
Streaming music provider Rdio has just launched its services in 20 new countries, making for a total reach of 51 different international markets. That's more than rival Spotify, for those counting, which used to rival Rdio by exactly one after launching in four new countries back in September, for a total reach of 32 global spots. Show More Summary
This morning Egnyte announced that it has taken on $29.5 million in new capital. The Series D round of funding was participated in by Seagate, CenturyLink, Northgate Capital, and prior investors Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures and Polaris Partners. Show More Summary
Many in the tech world and Washington have railed against the encroaching and limiting effect of patents on innovation, but when the chips are down, IP and patents remain key cornerstones in how tech companies and their founders are making sure they will be able to build their businesses and stick around for the long haul. Show More Summary
The reign of "creative" LinkedIn profiles appears to be over. The company is releasing its list of the most overused buzzwords in 2013, based on the words that appear most frequently on the professional networking site's profiles. In...Show More Summary
Palantir, the big data company that started off with clients like the FBI and CIA before building up a large private-sector roster of customers, just added more funding to its coffers. Last week, the company filed that it was raising $57 million with the SEC. Show More Summary
nWay, a San Francisco-based gaming startup from an experienced team of MMO-makers, just raised $5 million in funding led by TransLink Capital. They also had participation from several of Silicon Valley’s better known micro-VCs and early-stage...Show More Summary