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
Instagram on Android gets offline mode
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
LeEco pulls the plug on its EcoPass video service as stories of US struggles mount
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!
Look Out Pair, Cupple Is Out To Break Up This Cosy Private Sharing Party
When we last covered Buffer, a service for scheduling your social media sharing, the startup had just raised $400,000, and its founders were relocating from San Francisco to Hong Kong due to expiring visas. It sounds like the immigration situation hasn’t been entirely resolved, and most of the team is still in Hong Kong — but on the bright side, Buffer’s growth has continued.
Buffer is designed for marketers and other folks who want to maintain an active social media presence without actually spending every second of their day on Facebook and Twitter. You can load the service up with content that you want to share, then it automatically gets posted throughout the day. Co-founder Leonhard Widrich tells me that on Monday, Buffer posted its 10 millionth update. The service is now posting one update every second.
“To put things into perspective, it took us over 5 months to reach an overall of 100,000 updates sent – which we are now sending out every day,” he says.
That means the content shared on Buffer has doubled since January, when it hit the 5 million update mark. Widrich says that there are two big factors driving Buffer’s growth — the integration of the Buffer sharing button across more than 10,000 sites, and also integration with mobile apps like Pocket (the rebranded version of Read It Later).
Buffer now has 180,000 registered users, Widrich says. As for returning to the US, Widrich says the team plans to make the move back in July.
Buffer Has Scheduled 10M Social Updates And Signed Up 180K Users