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Go Daddy Seals Acquisition, Buys Outright at Undisclosed Amount

Outright is Go Daddy's first business acquisition

Web hosting company Go Daddy has announced that it is acquiring Outright, a cloud-based financial management application company based in Mountain View, California. However, the company has not disclosed the financial terms. Co-founder Ben Curren, Aldrich and all other Outright colleagues are joining Go Daddy. The team will remain anchored in Silicon Valley. Outright was formed to offer an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses. The company’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications. Serving more than 200,000 customers that are mostly small businesses and entrepreneurs, Outright provides a finance application that automates small-business accounting tasks by organizing them effectively and efficiently. The Web and mobile application imports data from popular marketplaces, such as PayPal, eBay, Amazon and Etsy, as well as bank accounts and credit cards. “This is a great fit for our customer base,” [+more]

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It’s Official, Windows 8 will Release on October 26

windows 8 october release

So, it’s not going to be a long wait as Microsoft has announced the launch of Windows 8, its next-gen operating system. In just months, we’ll be able to try the new Microsoft OS, which will have a desktop interface as well as a touch-friendly UI. The announcement was made by Windows president Steven Sinofsky at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting. For all those who have been waiting for this new age OS, it will be available all major territories. You will be able to download an upgrade or buy it at the store on the launch date. So it’s just a wait of 14 weeks. Microsoft has earlier said that it will offer only three versions of the OS. Two of these will be for Intel-based PCs (Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro) and Windows 8 RT for ARM-based tablets like the Microsoft Surface.

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With Firefox Os Mozilla, Get a Compelling Smartphone Experience


Boot to Gecko’ is passé, Firefox OS is the latest thing. Mozilla announced today that its new OS for mobiles will be called ‘Firefox OS’. This new offering from the arsenal of Mozilla has the backing of major worldwide carriers, including Sprint and Telefonica. Mozilla Firefox OS aims to enhance the user experience by powering the platform with HTML 5 which will include a whole lot of games, apps, calling and messaging features. Mozilla says the new OS has kept the unnecessary middleware layers between the web experience and the underlying hardware at bay, making it ideally suited for low-end smartphones. Mozilla CEO Gary Kovac said in a statement that billions of users are expected to come online for the first time in the coming years, it is important to deliver a compelling smartphone experience that anyone can use. The first Firefox OS handsets will hit Brazil in 2013. Two Chinese [+more]

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