Odysee is a Cool Photo Storage Cloud App

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Nov 062014

I stumbled upon an interesting new photo storage and sharing app/service called Odysee today.

The beauty of Odysee is that it lets you use your Windows PC or laptop as archival devices for full resolution storage of all photos and videos you take on your iPhone (support for Android devices will follow) and still be able to access them any time from your smartphone.

In effect, Odysee turns your PC or laptop into a personal cloud for your precious memories.

No need to pay for pricey third-party cloud storage providers.

How Odysee Works

When you specify a folder on your PC or laptop as the Odysee folder, the app will automatically download photo and videos from the iPhone to the folder and sync them to other devices.

By the way, Odysee requires you to download a piece of client software to your Windows computer (a Mac client is on the way) to work its magic. Continue reading »

No Flash in the Pan, Pure Storage Picks Up $150m in Pre-IPO Round

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Aug 302013

Pure Storage, which is at the vanguard of enabling the storage industry’s seismic transition from mechanical disk to flash memory, has raised $150 million in its Series E round.

The latest round values the four-year-old Mountain View, California startup at a billion dollars.

FlashArray from Pure StoragePure Storage‘s FlashArray 

T. Rowe Price, Tiger Global Management and other public market investors led the round. Previous investors Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures ponied up more cash.

The money will go toward expansion of European and Asian operations, adding more people to sales, support and marketing and boosting investments in research and development.

The Series E round takes Pure Storage’s total financing to $245 million and puts the all-flash storage startup on-track for a future initial public offering.

Flash Technology

Pure Storage’s claim to fame is the FlashArray product line it’s been peddling since 2012.

Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen’s pitch is compelling and one that should be making his disk rivals extremely nervous – FlashArray is 10 times faster, more space and power efficient, reliable, and simpler than the disk-centric products it replaces. Continue reading »