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Python creator Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft

Python creator Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft Guido van Rossum, the creator of the Python programming language, today announced that he has unretired and joined Microsoft’s Developer Division. Van Rossum, who was last employed by Dropbox, retired last October after six and a half years at the company. Clearly, that retirement wasn’t […]

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Former Dropbox CFO Ajay Vashee is joining the powerhouse venture firm IVP in January

Former Dropbox CFO Ajay Vashee is joining the powerhouse venture firm IVP in January Ajay Vashee — who spent the last eight years at Dropbox, rising from the head of finance to CFO over his tenure and helping to take the company public in 2018 — is joining the Silicon Valley venture […]

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Dropbox begins shift to high efficiency Western Digital Shingled Magnetic Recording disks

Dropbox begins shift to high efficiency Western Digital Shingled Magnetic Recording disks Last year, Dropbox talked about making a shift to Shingled Magnetic Recording or SMR disks for short because of the efficiency they can give a high volume storage platform like theirs. Today, Western Digital announced that Dropbox was one of […]

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The highest valued company in Bessemer’s annual cloud report has defied convention by staying private

The highest valued company in Bessemer’s annual cloud report has defied convention by staying private This year’s Bessemer Venture Partners’ annual Cloud 100 Benchmark report was published recently and my colleague Alex Wilhelm looked at some broad trends in the report, but digging into the data, I decided to concentrate on the […]

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Dropbox CEO Drew Houston says the pandemic forced the company to reevaluate what work means

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston says the pandemic forced the company to reevaluate what work means Dropbox CEO and co-founder Drew Houston, appearing at TechCrunch Disrupt today, said that COVID has accelerated a shift to distributed work that we have been talking about for some time, and these new ways of working will […]

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Drew Houston will talk about building a startup and digital transformation during COVID at TechCrunch Disrupt

Drew Houston will talk about building a startup and digital transformation during COVID at TechCrunch Disrupt Dropbox CEO Drew Houston will be joining us for a one-on-one interview at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt happening next week from September 14-18. Houston has been there and done that as a startup founder. After attending […]

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Apple iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox probed over ‘unfair’ T&Cs in Italy

Apple iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox probed over ‘unfair’ T&Cs in Italy Italy’s competition authority has opened an investigation into cloud storage services operated by Apple, Dropbox and Google, in response to a number of complaints alleging unfair commercial practices. In a press release announcing the probe, the AGCM says it’s opened […]

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Oracle and Salesforce hit with GDPR class action lawsuits over cookie tracking consent

Oracle and Salesforce hit with GDPR class action lawsuits over cookie tracking consent The use of third party cookies for ad tracking and targeting by data broker giants Oracle and Salesforce is the focus of class action style litigation announced today in the UK and the Netherlands. The suits will argue that […]

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Emerging from stealth, Octant is bringing the tools of synthetic biology to large scale drug discovery

Emerging from stealth, Octant is bringing the tools of synthetic biology to large scale drug discovery Octant, a company backed by Andreessen Horowitz just now unveiling itself publicly to the world, is using the tools of synthetic biology to buck the latest trends in drug discovery. As the pharmaceuticals industry turns its […]

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CRV’s Saar Gur wants to invest in a new wave of games built for VR, Twitch and Zoom

CRV’s Saar Gur wants to invest in a new wave of games built for VR, Twitch and Zoom Saar Gur is adept at identifying the next big consumer trends earlier than most: The San Francisco-based general partner at CRV has led investments into leading consumer internet companies like Niantic, DoorDash, Bird, Dropbox, […]

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