The platform has been set up in partnership with a firm called Mila, who did the same with Swisscom last year. Thankfully, it does not appear to be a replacement for Vodafone’s regular customer support phone lines.
Is Netflix going to add P2P technology to its streaming service? A new job offer suggests that the company is at least looking into the possibility.
Thursday morning, we thought Bitcoin’s creator had been unveiled. Now, it looks like we might be no closer to knowing the answer.
Can consumers make money off hosting their information on personal clouds? One company thinks so, even if the business model is complicated.
Cloud storage vendor Symform netted $2 million in venture funding from new backer Westfield Capital, which joined existing investors OVP Venture Partners and Longworth Venture Partners to bring total funding for this Series A round to $7.5 million.
TaskRabbit has raised $17.8 million in a Series B funding round. It’s just been 7 months since the company announced its $5 million Series A, but growth has been fast and furious: TaskRabbit has tripled net revenue and seen a seven-fold increase in customers since May.
Peer-to-peer marketplace Zaarly has secured some major support — from some of the tech industry’s biggest names. Zaarly has closed on $14.1 million in a series A funding round. In addition, Hewlett-Packard CEO and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman has joined Zaarly’s board of directors.
TaskRabbit, the website that allows people to outsource errands and other jobs, has appointed Eric Grosse as its new CEO, the company announced Wednesday. Grosse will bring some proverbial grey hair to the San Francisco startup, replacing TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque in the chief executive position.
Yardsellr, the online marketplace that plugs into Facebook, has launched a new clothing and accessories site called Style.ly, aimed at a younger, fashion-focused demographic. The company is rebranding as YellowDog Media, which will act as an umbrella company to Style.ly, Yardsellr, and other forthcoming specialized marketplaces.
Since 1965, hard-core Grateful Dead fans have been camping out in America’s open fields and fairgrounds. Now, San Francisco startup Tripping is helping the band add community-service projects to the jam sessions as a way of expanding its peer-to-peer travel service.
Directly connecting Wi-Fi devices to each other is now simple and configuration-free thanks to Wi-Fi Direct. Here at CES, I got a look at demo apps using this peer-to-peer technology, which I expect to see in many phones and consumer electronics devices in 2011.
Move over Bluetooth, there’s a new direct device connectivity technology out there, and it’s on track for a mid-2010 production rollout. The…