Upthere’s Beta Users Have Uploaded More Than 3.5M Files

15018665331_78cb92ddd9_k Upthere launched their first apps into beta last week, and so far the beta period is off to a good start, the company tells me. No word on how many users have slipped through during the beta, but I’m told that invites are being slowly doled out. Over 3.5 million files have been uploaded to Upthere, which aims to be your personal computer in the cloud. Once your files are there,… Read More

Datto Scores $75 Million As It Seeks To Expand Beyond Disaster Recovery

Man with hands on head looking at his servers. Datto, the company that acts as a backup and disaster recovery service for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), announced today that it has raised $75 million in a Series B investment. The round was led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and brings the total investment across two rounds for the eight-year old company to just over $100 million. Ted Coons, a general partner at TCV said… Read More

Upthere Launches Its Home And Camera Apps Into Beta

upthere-apps The company that built the “computer in the cloud” from scratch to take the heavy lifting away from our devices, Upthere, has launched their apps into beta, letting in those who signed up for an invite in slowly. Upthere Home and Upthere Camera for iOS, Android and Mac are now live, and I’ve been playing with them for a better part of the last week. The service is free during… Read More

Upthere Launches Its Home And Camera Apps Into Beta

upthere-apps The company that built the “computer in the cloud” from scratch to take the heavy lifting away from our devices, Upthere, has launched their apps into beta, letting in those who signed up for an invite in slowly. Upthere Home and Upthere Camera for iOS, Android and Mac are now live, and I’ve been playing with them for a better part of the last week. The service is free during… Read More

Housing Activists Swarm Airbnb On Day Before The Vote On Prop F

Airbnb protest prop f A group of activists from the Coalition on Homelessness took over Airbnb headquarters in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco this afternoon to protest what they believe is a company at the root cause of evictions and homelessness in the city. Airbnb has added the lion’s share (more than $8 million) into defeating Proposition F, a proposal some believe is hiking up the rent in SF… Read More

ClearSky Data Lands $27 Million To Expand Hybrid Storage Solution

shutterstock_327377342 ClearSky Data has come up with an interesting approach to solve the data storage cost and speed problem. Today it was rewarded with a $27 million Series B round to continue the mission. The company came out of stealth in August with a plan to offer customers a multi-tier, fully managed, hybrid data-management solution. In practice this involves an appliance that’s installed in your… Read More

ClearSky Data Lands $27 Million To Expand Hybrid Storage Solution

shutterstock_327377342 ClearSky Data has come up with an interesting approach to solve the data storage cost and speed problem. Today it was rewarded with a $27 million Series B round to continue the mission. The company came out of stealth in August with a plan to offer customers a multi-tier, fully managed, hybrid data-management solution. In practice this involves an appliance that’s installed in your… Read More

Edtwist Helps Students Organize And Collaborate On Their Online Research

Hugo library Admit it: When you think of online research, it’s usually just a fancy way of saying you’re going to Google something — I’m guilty, anyway. Los Angeles-based Edtwist isn’t trying resist that, exactly, but it has created what founder and CEO Julie Lee said is a more collaborative and “learning-centric” environment, one where students and other… Read More