Collaboration Tool MemberHub Updates to 2.0

MemberHub provides a place for group members to connect and communicate, as well as tools for managing those members. Its core features are focused on sharing information and working collaboratively within groups, whether working online or via email. Its new version improves tools for managing larger groups.

Alternatives to Dimdim for Web Conferencing

Now that the online collaboration service Dimdim has been purchased by Salesforce and is being shut down, what alternatives for collaboration, conferencing and screen sharing remain available? Here are a few options that we’ve covered in the past. Prices, features and usability vary greatly.

EditMe: Easy Wiki Creation and Collaboration

As part of a rapidly growing company with product lines that are continually evolving, I was recently tasked with choosing a platform for the storage of company data, to bring together the information currently housed in Google Docs, emails and elsewhere. I chose editme, here’s why.

The iPhone’s Challenge to Open Source

Freedom-loving developers have long used open-source licenses as a tactic to maintain the open availability of their source code. With the rise of closed hardware/software platforms like Apple’s iPhone, however, that tactic is being challenged. And that may not be a bad thing.

Apple TV: 250,000 Sold In Six Weeks

Apple didn’t announce the number of Apple TVs sold as part of its earnings release, but Steve Jobs reported on the company’s investor call that it’s sold more than 250,000 Apple TVs since the company first made the product available in early September.

Hey Shareholders, Capex Means Cash in the Cloud!

Om’s post about Google’s spending got me thinking about the hypocrisy in the way we assess web companies’ decisions to splurge on infrastructure. Startups are praised for spending on more infrastructure, while public companies feel the wrath of financial analysts when they do the same.

New Relic Gets Another $10M, Proves SaaS Profitability

SaaS startup New Relic has received an additional $10 million in funding for its application performance management offering that targets both data centers and the cloud. That brings its total to $20 million, which the company says is far more than it needs to be profitable.

Credit Suisse Spawn DynamicOps Enters Private Cloud Game

The cloud-management space got a little more crowded with the release of DynamicOps’ Cloud Automation Center. That market is full of startup vendors, but DynamicOps has a couple of aces in the hole that might make it particularly appealing to enterprise customers.

Facebook’s Jonathan Heiliger to Advise Clustrix

Clustrix, a San Francisco-based startup that is making a clustered database system (CDS) for large Internet-scale applications, says former Cisco Systems executive VP Don Listwin and Jonathan Heiliger, VP of technical operations at Facebook, have joined its advisory board.

Another Wave of Infrastructure Apps

Today’s cloud computing platforms give rise to a new class of web-accessible application support functions, or infrastructure apps, that replace costly integrated hardware and software. Here are five apps that can help with transactional email, compute-intensive cycles, network services, database as a service, and indexing and search.