Archives for October, 2013

We Heart It, Image Site That’s a Favorite of Young Ladies, Raises $8M

We Heart It, an image-sharing social network popular with girls, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The company is a mix of standard and unconventional. It was started in Brazil in 2008 as a personal project. Founder Fabio Giolito, who moved to San Francisco last summer, said he wanted ...

First Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 benchmarks hit theweb

Benchmarks for Qualcomm’s highly anticipated Snapdragon 800 SoC finally hit the web last night as a handful of publications convened in San Francisco for a day of testing and poking around. Although there’s still some waiting ahead before we see real-world performance and efficiency figures, going by the initial impressions ...

Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 Takes on MacBook Air, and Mostly Delivers

When it comes to laptop-buying advice, Apple’s MacBook Air is a pretty easy recommendation. It’s lightweight, fast and has solid battery life. But it’s not without faults, and not everyone wants an Apple computer. Over the past year, Windows PC makers have been working to bring similar design and performance to ...

Heroku taps industry vet Tod Nielsen as new CEO

Summary: Nielsen is jumping ship from Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry to rival PaaS Heroku. He’s also held senior exec roles at Oracle, BEA Systems, and Borland Software. Tod Nielsen, who helped lead the charge on VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform-as a service, has switched PaaS providers, joining Heroku as CEO. The last we heard in ...

FCC approves Google’s white space wireless database

Google may have been on pins and needles while the FCC scrutinized its white space wireless database over the spring, but it can relax this summer -- the FCC has given the database the all-clear. The approval lets Google serve as one of ten go-to sources for white space devices ...

Customer Support Startup Intercom Raises $6 Million

Intercom, a startup that focuses on customer support and communications tools for businesses, announced that it had raised a $6 million Series A round of financing on Wednesday. The round was led by The Social+Capital Partnership, with participation from Freestyle Capital, as well as Yammer CEO and founder David Sacks. ...