Blurtt: “I was supposed to be a fearless leader, but burnout made me lose hope and creativity”

Screenshot of the old Blurtt website © Blurtt Jeannette Cajide was forced to shut down Blurtt in early 2014. The photo-sharing app launched in 2012 catered to a niche of creatives and struggled to find users en masse. The startup also failed to raise $1 million after a disagreement with the investor over the composition … Read more

Xenocode: virtualization for website testing

Screenshot of the Xenocode tool © Xenocode Application virtualization takes shape with Xenocode Browser Sandbox. Web designers, system administrators and other users can now safely test on the web with Internet Explorer 8, 7 and 6, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Google Chrome. Unlike software applications, Xenocode webapps requires no software to install, and … Read more

Highlights of the Web Summit 2014 conference in Dublin

Paddy Cosgrave, founder of the Web Summit. Web Summit Founded by Irish entrepreneur Paddy Cosgrave, the Web Summit 2014 conference, which took place in Dublin from November 4 to 6, once again brought together the top brass of the technology and arts community: investor Peter Thiel, Tony Fadell (Nest), former Apple CEO John Sculley, singer … Read more

The photo printing app Cheerz, ex-Printklub, raises 6 million euros

Cheerz brings in the Serena Capital fund as well as business angels, including Xavier Niel, Jean-David Blanc and Julien Codorniou. A month ago, the mobile photo printing application Printklub was renamed Cheerz. By adopting this new name, the start-up founded in 2012 by Aurélien De Meaux and Antoine Le Conte displays a goal: internationalization. And … Read more

Essential Android development tools Android Virtual Device Manager

This tool is used to create and manage the virtual terminals (AVDs) that will host your emulator instances. These AVDs are used to simulate the software versions and hardware configurations available on different physical devices. This allows you to test your application on multiple hardware platforms without having to purchase the corresponding phones. Info The … Read more

NetBeans IDE 7.1: Oracle Highlights JavaFX 2.0 and PHP

Oracle’s integrated development environment now supports version 2 of the rich Internet application technology. A few days after the release of a new version of Java SE 7 supporting JavaFX (2.0), Oracle proposes without surprise a new version of its NetBeans IDE ( 7.1)… supporting the new Java 7 specification. Optimized for Mac, Linux and … Read more

SportPursuit raises €8.2 million to attack Europe

The British event-based sporting goods website intends to expand its brand portfolio and begin its European expansion. London-based sporting goods e-tailer SportPursuit has announced that it has raised £5m (€8.2m) from DFJ Esprit and Silicon Valley Bank, as well as business angels Willam Reeve (co-founder of Lovefilm), Alex Chesterman (Zoopla) and Alex Saint (Secret Escapes). … Read more

Reddit raises $50 million, 10% for its users

This is an unusual round of financing, as the content-sharing site expects investors to give 10% of their shares to its user community. The information sharing site Reddit has announced that it has raised $50 million from Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, where Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman launched Reddit in 2004 at the … Read more