Zencoder turned $2 million in funding into a $30 million sale price this week. Simple signed up new users who have spent two years on the waiting list. Parse is offering you a way to build an Instagram clone in a matter of minutes. These links and more are below.
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Brightcove purchased Zencoder for $30 million and plans to run the company as a standalone business. Zencoder is a Y Combinator alum, but what makes this acquisition particularly interesting is that, according to the numbers on Crunchbase, Zencoder pulled in only $2 million in funding.
Ever left a website just because it was hard to use? Well, your own users will probably have a similar response if your website isn’t easy to navigate. This article lays out how website usability actually impacts your bottom line.
Matthew McCullough and Andy Oram had an in-depth discussion about GitHub and how communities are evolving around individual GitHub repositories.
Parse offers a platform for building and rolling out mobile apps quickly. In this interview, Tikhon Bernstam lays out how to use the platform to build an Instgram-clone over a coffee break.
Simple announced its plan to revolutionize banking in 2010. The revolution has taken time, but even after the two year wait, potential customers are proving eager to jump on board.
With Marissa Mayer’s recent move to Yahoo, it seems like a good time to look back and see how many of Google’s early employees are still onboard today.
What you do before breakfast can set the tone for the whole day. This article from Laura Vanderkam is actually an excerpt from her new ebook, What the Most Successful People do Before Breakfast.
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Reading code is a skill. Jerod Santo wrote this article in hopes of helping you get better at that particular skill.