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Microsoft is reportedly buying acclaimed calendar app Sunrise – Mashable

Mashable Microsoft is reportedly buying acclaimed calendar app Sunrise Mashable Sunrise launched two years ago on iPhone to critical acclaim and later expanded to iPad , Android and the web. The free app deviated from the traditional calendar app format and introduced a scrollable list of events in addition to the date grid, while ... and more »

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Stealthy enterprise data storage startup Qumulo raises $40M, adds Isilon founder to board (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

Qumulo CEO Peter Godman at the company’s headquarters in Seattle. Hang around the Qumulo office long enough, and you’ll certainly see someone whizzing by on a Razor scooter. The two-wheelers are spread throughout the 16th floor of the Century Square building in downtown Seattle, existing in part to help employees move about the office more efficiently. “We installed an interior circuit of painted concrete,” said Qumulo CEO Peter Godman . “It’s a way of encouraging people to move further afield.” Moving fast is symbolic of Qumulo itself, from the way the enterprise data storage startup iterates its software every two weeks, to the amount of funding it has raised in just three years of existence. Qumulo’s Shawn Maxey rides around the company’s office with one of many Razor scooters spread across the floor. Qumulo today announced a $40 million Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which pushes total funding past $67 million. The 90-person startup has spent the last three years in super stealth mode, but Godman revealed a bit more about the company’s DNA in an interview with GeekWire. At its core, Qumulo has a mission “to be the company the world trusts to store, manage, and curate its data forever.” Its software not only gives customers a place to put their data, but also offers a top-down view of how, why, and where that information exists. Godman explained how large companies doing everything from decoding genomes to building computer chips are using and storing more data than ever. To organize and secure that information, the easy solution is to simply buy more and more storage — a nice trend for storage vendors, but not so much for customers spending thousands of dollars each time their data capacity maxes out.

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Twitter Group DM: A live test with William Shatner – Mashable

Mashable Twitter Group DM: A live test with William Shatner Mashable Paul Camuso, who manages Shatner's social accounts and was quickly invited by Shatner to our group DM, could delete one of my messages through the Twitter Desktop app, but Shatner could not via his iPad (in fact, he had no Report or Delete options ...

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Groupon founder Andrew Mason launches Detour, an iPhone app for location-aware walking tours in cities, starting with San Francisco (Jessica…

What's This? Image: Flickr, Brian Leadingham By Jessica Plautz 2015-02-03 19:11:37 UTC Audio tours, often associated with museum field trips, are taking to the streets. A new app called Detour is the latest contender trying to bring the traditional walking tour into the technological age. Andrew Mason, formerly of Groupon , started the audio tour company. See also: Frida, a chihuahua-mix, became the mayor of San Francisco for a day Detour went live in the App Store on Tuesday after a six-month private beta, with seven audio tours of San Francisco. The tours, which cost $4.99 each, take travelers on unconventional paths around the city, from beatnik bars to the weathered docks. One tour consists of a 90-minute jaunt through the old haunts of Jack Kerouac and other iconic writers who catapulted San Francisco to the forefront of the Beat Generation during the 1950s. Another 75-minute stroll traipses through San Francisco's grittier sections accompanied by the narration of Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow. At Techcrunch, Ryan Lawler describes the experience more like listening to RadioLab or This American Life than taking a walking tour. "Most of the audio tours that exist today are about what's popular inside museums," Mason told the Associated Press. "So what we are trying to do is turn the world into a museum." When it's open, Detour tracks a listener's location to allow the tours to be taken as quickly or as slowly as desired. The flexibility means the app can automatically adjust for pit stops in restaurants and bars or other distractions. The app also uses Bluetooth to connect people on different phones, so a couple or group can take a tour at the same time on their own phones. Mason said he had considered the idea for Detour even before he launched Groupon.

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Mobile Jobseeking is Going Mainstream INFOGRAPHIC – Mashable

Mashable Mobile Jobseeking is Going Mainstream INFOGRAPHIC Mashable While there are many people already using mobile to find their dream jobs, don't be misunderstood — using a smartphone to check out job boards isn't just for early adopters or technophiles. In fact, it's quickly becoming a mainstream method of finding ... and more »

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