Seattle seems like an unlikely venue for a duel between bike-sharing companies: it’s rainy, hilly, its residents can’t drive and another bike-share program recently went belly-up publicly and ignominiously. But Ofo, one of several Chinese giants in the space, is the third company to launch in the city in a month. It’s the company’s first foray in the States. Read More
80% of Instagram’s users 600 million users are outside the US, so it needed a way to provide a better experience for users with limited network connectivity or no data plan.
Today at F8, Instagram announced it’s built support for using most of its features without Internet access. Much of this functionality is now available on Android, which is the preferred device type in the… Read More
LeEco’s coming to America tale has been fraught with one bad piece of press after another. The company added to the laundry list this week by announcing that it formally pulled the plug on its EcoPass content package earlier this month. Read More
Рекламная выручка «Домашнего» в 2013 году выросла на 13% в рублевом выражении. В отчетности по US GAAP канал пишет, что заработал 124,8 млн долл.
Телеканалу «Домашний» помогли рецепты и переодевания
While Pair are popping champagne corks at their funding round today, they better not swig too much bubbly because tomorrow they may have to check out their rear-view mirrors. Co-founder Oleg Kostour seems to think the company’s closest competitor in the ‘private sharing’ space is Path. He’s basically wrong, but then he lives in the Valley echo chamber, so he’s excused…
Cupple is, frankly, at least as excellent a private sharing app for couples app which actually launched before Pair (and has an equally god name). Its had steady growth since November after being featured on the Apple in the Date Night section of the US store iTunes store (iTunes link).
Currently talking with investors, both Angel and VC, we gather the startup is poised to close a round in the next couple of weeks.
The private sharing app is, like Pair, designed specifically for two people in a relationship. It allows you to share content privately, build a gallery of photos together, message, tag favourite locations, create a timeline of memories and moments, send and collect ‘Stickers’ and remember places you want to go.
Currently 70% of their users are in the US and a just launched version now has integration with the Foursquare API.
Pair has five founders compared to Cupple’s two. Let the best pairing win!