Guest Post Often forgotten in the great Google v. Apple Map war of 2012 is another challenger — a platform that is far more suited for the ever-evolving needs of developers and the services they’re building, or one day hope to build: OpenStreetMap.
Social product development platform Quirky has raised $68 million from major VC firms.
To increase the power efficiency of its data centers, Facebook decided to build its servers for its Pineville, Ore., data center from scratch.
Crowdflower, a firm that specializes in crowd-sourcing freelance workers and making it easy for companies to quickly find freelance programmers and other types of professionals, announced today that it has raised $7 million in its second round of funding led by Harmony Partners.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: William T. Clifford is CEO of Spencer Trask & Co. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Finland, the country that’s brought not only Nokia but open source endeavors like the Linux operating system and MySQL databases to the world, is now applying the open source philosophy to music production. A fresh Finnish start-up called AudioDraft is building a platform to help musicians write music together even if they’re separated by a physical distance.