Start-Ups

Final Speakers Line-up and Schedule for OpenNebula Conference 2013 Announced

The OpenNebula Project today announced the complete line-up of speakers and the final schedule for the first OpenNebula Conference taking place from 24 to 26 of September in Berlin. The 3 day conference will have 6 keynotes, 2 tracks with 16 regular talks, 1 hands-on tutorial and 3 community sessions. Keynote speakers include Ignacio M. Llorente, OpenNebula; Daniel Concepción, Produban – Bank Santander;  Steven Timm, Fermilab;  André von Deetzen, Deutsche E-Post; Jordi Farrés, European Space Agency; Karanbir Singh, CentOS Project;  and Ruben S. Montero, C12G Labs. The talks are organized in three tracks about user experiences and case studies, integration with other cloud tools, and interoperability and HPC clouds and include speakers from organizations like CloudWeavers, Terradue, N...

“POP Helps Users to Set up & Manage Their Online Presence Easily”- Juan Diego Calle,.CO Internet

Yesterday saw launch of POP.CO, a new platform that helps businesses get online instantly. The company behind POP.CO, .CO Internet S.A.S, is well known for coming up with fresh ideas to help entrepreneurs and start ups establish successful online presence. POP.CO, the company’s latest endeavor, is a bundle of online services that comes with a .CO domain name, a custom POP Page and an email address powered by Google Apps. Entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses who’re not tech-savvy enough don’t need to hire a web developer to build a professional web presence or spend extra time finding a Web address, hosting provider, email account, etc. as a central POP account handles all that. It also enables users to add and install proprietary or third-party apps to their domains directly ...

.ME to Hold Startup Competition Together With Spark.me; Winner Will Exhibit in TechCrunch’s Startup alley

The .ME Registry today announced that it is holding the Spark.me Startup Competition together with Spark.me, a regional conference to be held at the Hotel Splendid in Budva, Montenegro from September 26-27, 2013. The winner will get to exhibit in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley, which will be held in April/May 2014 in New York City. We have a long history of involvement with TechCrunch and it is a great pleasure for us to help startup from our region get exposure in New York. – Natasa Djukanovic, Director of Marketing, The .ME Registry. The Spark.me Startup competition will be judged based on innovation, diversity, the power of the idea, the startup’s growth potential and the implementation strategy. The preselection process will be held until September 12, when 10 best StartUp teams ...

“HybridCluster Allows Hosters to Differentiate, Sell New Services & Drive up Margins”- Luke Marsden, HybridCluster

There is something great about products and services that are developed by industry veterans to relieve their own pain points, to figure a way around the very problems they face day in and day out, and in the process build something that is a valuable contribution to the industry as a whole. This is where necessity, ingenuity, shortage and perspicacity hold hands in order to give birth to something that has substantial impact on the work cycle of the entire industry ecosystem. In May this year, when HybridCluster completed $1 millions fundraising and launched HybridCluster 2.0, I was supposed to prepare an Interview Questionnaire for Luke Marsden, CEO, HybridCluster. I knew little about the product at that time, but somewhere during my research work for the same, I decided that HybridClust...

“We Provide Constant Visibility Into a Company’s Cloud Spending”- Mat Ellis, Cloudability

Self-service, one of the greatest features cloud computing, makes lives of enterprises jumping on the cloud bandwagon easier in more than one ways. It makes it possible for them to have software, security, infrastructure and many other full-blown enterprise-capable applications up and running in minutes. All their website data could sit in the cloud on infrastructure they don’t even own or operate. But such ease-of-use and flexibility also brings with it less visibility of resources, less control over computing, unintended expenses and ballooned bills. A big majority of companies are unaware of the services and resources deployed by them that they don’t even need or aren’t properly utilizing. Large number of workloads, lax monitoring and lack of usage alert thresholds lea...

“We Are The One Stop Shop For Any SMB or Entrepreneur to Come & Grow Online”- Rajiv Sodhi, GoDaddy

India has over 137 million users million users logged onto the internet, a number big enough to make it the third biggest country in terms of internet users in the world, but still relatively small keeping in perspective the country’s 1.2 billion population. The internet adoption rate in India is growing at a year on year rate of 26%, with small towns and the lower rungs of the economic ladder getting online faster than ever before. This growing internet usage is also changing the way Indian SMBs reach out to their customers. Indian SMBs with a website have 51% higher revenues, 49% more profit, and 7% broader customer bases than their offline-only counterparts, a recent industry report revealed. However, only a 5% of Indian SMBs have a web presence, reflecting a clear lack of skill, ...

Jason Calacanis to Present a Major Keynote Address at Pubcon Las Vegas 2013

Pubcon today announced that  Internet entrepreneur  and active angel investor Jason Calacanis, Chief executive and founder, Inside.com will  present a major keynote address at Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, a social media and optimization conference, which will take place on October 21 – 25, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 attendees are in for a real treat as Jason starts off our biggest week ever of search and social media marketing, also featuring keynotes by Google’s Matt Cutts and UnMarketing president and popular digital marketing personality Scott Stratten. – Brett Tabke, CEO, Pubcon. “We’re delighted to present Jason Calacanis — one of the world’s most successful social media and technology entrepreneurs and angel investors — as our kick-off keynote speaker du...

“We Make it Easy, Fast and Economical for SMBs to Move to the Cloud”- Steve Zimba, Mural

Cloud has of late been marketed heavily as the panacea to every potential business problem. Lured by the ease-of-use and agility moving to the cloud brings in the business processes, SMBs are very eager to buy cloud services. This creates an enormous opportunity for service providers in the market, and they try to exploit it very aggressively. Only, it’s not as easy as it seems. Most SMBs find cutting through the fog and hype surrounding the cloud very difficult and struggle to get to grips with the new concept. They’re intrigued by the cloud, but also confused and wary of it. Moving to the cloud involves a very large, expensive and difficult set of problems, and SMBs simply don’t have the skill, resources and most importantly, time to understand every nuance and permutat...

.CO TLD Tops .COM, .NET and .ORG in Average Sales Price in First Half of 2013, Says Sedo Report

Domain marketplace and monetization provider Sedo today unveiled a report titled “.CO Market Report: A Look Back at Three Years of .CO on the Domain Name Market”, which shows significant growth and success of the .CO domain extension within three years of  its launch. The .CO domain extension was  launched  on July 20, 2010. There are more than 1.5 million .CO domain names registered by individuals and businesses in over 200 countries worldwide. Along with  high registration rates, .CO has also achieved strong average sales prices, brand awareness, widespread domain development and impressive performance on the secondary market, says the report. Having SMBs and start-ups as its niche market, .CO has recently met with success on enterprise level too with major brands like Walmar...

“We Are Looking to Fund Our Resellers and Help Them Grow”- Shridhar Luthria, ResellerClub

A relatively low risk investment with limited startup cost, Reseller hosting is a lucrative opportunity for IT entrepreneurs looking to kick-start their own business. However, with a gazillion established web hosting firms out there claiming to provide white-label hosting solutions with customized plans, value added features and technical support, cutting through jargon and making an informed decision of choosing the right reseller hosting provider can be a herculean task. There are only few web hosting firms who’ve the right infrastructure, experience, resources and skillset in place to provide their resellers with just about anything they need to start and successfully manage their web hosting business, and ResellerClub is one such organization. A veteran Web Presence products &...

Easyspace and Crunch Partner to Help Startups With Web Hosting and Accounting Services

Domain name registrar and Web Host Easyspace today announced its partnership with online accountants Crunch to support startup businesses. Under the new partnership,  Easyspace will offer web hosting and domain name advice and packages, while Crunch will provide advice on tax and finances, plus on-going accounting support for the UK’s fast-growing startups. The partnership is being launched with a free seminar  titled ‘Accountancy In The Cloud’ at Google Campus, Bonhill Street, London on Thursday 18 July.  Focused at startup businesses, the event’ll take place from 6.30pm to 9:30pm. “We can provide the critical tools to get a startup business online in the first place, while Crunch has the expert knowledge on how to manage the financial side,” said  Sarah Haran, Managing ...

Scality Closes Series C Funding Round For $22 Million; Named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner

Cloud Storage provider Scality has closed its series C funding round for $22 million, thus bringing the total invested capital since company inception to $35M.  The company also announced that it has been named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, an IT research firm. It’s an honor to be recognized by Gartner. We consider our inclusion to be a testament to our exceptional software-defined storage technology, and happy customer base. – Jerome Lecat, CEO,  Scality. “It’s an honor to be recognized by Gartner. The Cool Vendor report is a very savvy and well researched publication,” said Jerome Lecat, CEO,  Scality. “We consider our inclusion to be a testament to our exceptional software-defined storage technology, and happy customer base, and are proud to be listed among previous compan...

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