Atlassian’s Marketplace For Third-Party Devs Hits Over $120M In Sales

atlassian-white-blue You can now buy stock in Atlassian, but that’s not the only way to make money from the quickly growing collaboration and developer tools company. As the company told me today, its Atlassian Marketplace for third-party developers has now hit $120 million in direct sales and more than 15 developers have now generated more than $1 million in direct sales.
The company also tells me the… Read More

Zillow Launches New Home-Pricing Tool For Sellers

3265661290_93909b0995_o Online real estate site Zillow is launching a new home-price estimate tool today that allows users to create a custom and private estimate for their homes based on recently sold homes and comparable listings. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because Zillow has long offered price estimates for virtually every home in the U.S. through its Zestimates feature. Recently, Redfin… Read More

Parse Launches SDK Support For Apple’s WatchOS 2 And tvOS

Parse-watchOS+tvOS (1) It’s been pretty quiet around Facebook’s Parse developer platform this year. The team launched its Internet of Things service in March and open-sourced its SDKs in August, but otherwise, we haven’t heard much about it. It looks like Facebook is putting a bit more emphasis on the service. The company today announced two new SDKs for Parse. The service now supports both… Read More

Google’s Project Sunroof Now Tells More Homeowners How Well Solar Would Work On Their Roofs

Project_Sunroof Google’s Project Sunroof, which started as a 20 percent project by Google engineering lead Carl Elkin, helps you figure out how well solar panels would work on your roof. The company launched the project in August, but at the time, it only covered homes in Boston and a few select areas in California. Today, Google is expanding Project Sunroof’s coverage to select metro areas in… Read More

New Google Apps Feature Helps Businesses Keep Sensitive Information Out Of Emails

privacy please Google is launching a new privacy tool for Google Apps Unlimited users today. The new Data Loss Prevention feature will make it easier for businesses to make sure that their employees don’t mistakenly (or not so mistakenly) email certain types of sensitive information to people outside of the company. Businesses that subscribe to this plan for their employees now have the option to… Read More

Mozilla Launches Content Blocker For Safari On iOS 9

focus_blog Here is a bit of a surprise announcement: Firefox-maker Mozilla today announced the launch of Focus by Firefox, a content blocker for Safari on iOS 9 that’s based on the Disconnect blocklist. Unlike other content blockers that almost solely focus on blocking ads, Focus for Firefox is all about blocking the kind of ad, analytics and social media trackers that now follow us around the… Read More

From Flipping Burgers To A $2.25B Fintech Startup

Sebastian Siemiatkowski (Klarna) (6 of 6) Klarna co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski took the stage at Disrupt London today to discuss his payment startup and the wider financial tech ecosystem in Europe and in the U.S. Klarna isn’t a household name outside of Europe yet. The company only launched there in September, thanks to a partnership with Overstock.com. Still, Siemiatkowski, who met his co-founder when they worked… Read More

From Flipping Burgers To A $2.25B Fintech Startup

Sebastian Siemiatkowski (Klarna) (6 of 6) Klarna co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski took the stage at Disrupt London today to discuss his payment startup and the wider financial tech ecosystem in Europe and in the U.S. Klarna isn’t a household name outside of Europe yet. The company only launched there in September, thanks to a partnership with Overstock.com. Still, Siemiatkowski, who met his co-founder when they worked… Read More

Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson Will Join Us At Disrupt London

photo-jefflawson We’re only a few days away from Disrupt London. For the first time at any Disrupt, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson will join us to talk about what it’s like building a developer-centric communications startup that now has a valuation over a billion dollars. Before founding Twilio, Lawson was at Amazon, where he was one of the first product managers in the AWS team. He was also the founding… Read More

CoreOS Steps Up Security For Its Tectonic Container Management Service

shutterstock_174080105 As containers become more popular as a way to develop and deploy software, it’s quickly becoming clear that ensuring the security of container deployments isn’t always easy. We’ve seen a number of initiatives from Docker, CoreOS and others to improve container security and today, CoreOS is taking many of those concepts a step further with the launch of what it calls… Read More