Aviary Continues To Solidify Its Position As The Go-To Photo Editing Solution With Photobucket Partnership
Photo editing focused company Aviary has had the best six months ever in the tech space, snatching partnership deals with companies like Yahoo! and Flickr and most recently Twitter. What is becoming apparent is that there is an absolute need for a solid photo editing experience in many apps, and Aviary’s tools are there to serve the need. That’s a really good place to be in. It’s much more than just “filters.” Today, Photobucket announced a partnership with Aviary to bring those tools to its users, which have uploaded over 10 billion. If you remember, Photobucket is the company that parted ways with Twitter as it set out to do its own photo service along with Aviary. Additionally, Aviary announced a new CEO in late December, Tobias Peggs, and the company doesn’t seem to be missing a beat. The company says it currently has over 2,500 partners, 25M+ monthly users and 2B edited photos. In a blog post, this is how Aviary described the partnership with Photobucket, as far as which ...
Tweetwall, The Twitter Display Provider Used By The Big Guys, Goes Self-Serve & Launches On iPad
Tweetwall, a Twitter display provider for events (you know, for “tweet walls”), which has been used by customers including CNN, PayPal, Yahoo, Intel, eBay, Microsoft, the Obama campaign, Sprint, and more, is today launching a revamped version of its service. The updated version of Tweetwall has been rebuilt from the ground up, and is also accompanied by a new iPad application offering AirPlay support, designed for smaller venues. If you’ve ever been to a conference or other event where a big-screen TV or monitor was filled with live tweets, then you may have come across Tweetwall’s technology, without realizing it. However, prior to today, the service has only been available to larger organizations who have historically paid thousands of dollars for customized versions of Tweetwall, built to their own needs. Founder and CEO Joel Strellner says that his business was almost like “a consulting company,” and attracted customers who wanted their own particular designs and configurations, ...
G2 Crowd Takes On Gartner Magic Quadrant With Crowdsourced Review Platform
G2 Crowd wants to disrupt Gartner’s Magic Quadrant through a real-time, crowdsourced platform of peer reviews and social analytics targeting the CRM and marketing automation markets. The new “Grids” service launches June 1. The platform, free to explore, analyzes and correlates about 15,000 peer reviews that it has aggregated since its launch in February. CEO Abel Goddard says G2 Crowd will sell access to its crowdsourced data and provide comparison tools that customers can use. The value is in the data and how it is segmented. Customers now pay a one-time fee of $199 to get the CRM data. Abel envisions it becoming a subscription model. Grids feeds peer reviews, web traffic, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media data into an algorithm to determine how companies are perceived. The peer reviews are weighted more heavily than other data. Reviews so far put Salesforce.com and Microsoft Dynamics in the lead for the CRM market. Leading marketing automation companies include Marketo, ...
Gilt Chairman Kevin Ryan And 10gen Founder Dwight Merriman Could Launch 1 or 2 New Startups By September
Kevin Ryan, appearing onstage at Disrupt NY with longtime investment partner Dwight Merriman, said it is possible they may launch one or two new startups by September through AlleyCorp, the umbrella company for the network of companies they have started. Ryan was broad and general, citing financial services, healthcare and e-commerce as possible areas of investment. He said he has three groups working on what is next. A factor is that he has more time to invest as he recently stepped down as CEO at Gilt, and the transition is winding down with Michelle Peluso who replaced him as CEO. Ryan remains the company’s chairman of the board. Merriman and Ryan have one of the most recognized track records for launching and building out successful startups. Gilt is the popular flash-sale shopping site. And 10gen has fast evolved as one of the most successful new database companies. Merriman is one of the original authors of MongoDB, the open-source document database.
Economies Of Scale As A Service
Credit where it's definitely due: this post was inspired by a Twitter conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie. Don't look now, but something remarkable is happening. Instagram had twelve employees when it was purchased for $700 million; all of its actual computing power was outsourced to Amazon Web Services. Mighty ARM has only 2300 employees, but there are more than 35 billion ARM-based chips out there. They do no manufacturing; instead they license their designs to companies like Apple, who in turn contract with companies like TSMC for the actual fabrication. Nest Labs and Ubiquiti are both 200-employee hardware companies worth circa $1 billion...who subcontract their actual manufacturing out to China.