Oscar, a health insurance provider based in New York, plans to offer every single one of its subscribers a free fitness tracker, the Misfit Shine. If Oscar subscribers hit their step goals, Oscar will give them $1 in Amazon credit, up to $240 per year.
The Misfit Flash is a new piece of wearable technology that takes most of the functions from the more expensive Misfit Shine and puts it into a soft-touch plastic package that will retail for under $50.
Google will deactivate links on smartphone searches that go to flash-heavy websites.
Apple may think they hold all the cards when it comes to browser performance on iOS, but the benchmark results speak for themselves. Beyond speed, there are some unique browser features to choose from in the App Store.
The founders of Fusion-io have raised $50 million for their stealthy startup. The company is planning to offer a product in the software-defined storage space.
Tegile Systems, which provides hybrid flash and hard drive storage arrays, has raised $35 million in a Series C round of funding. The round was led by Meritech Capital Partners. Original investor August Capital and strategic partners Western Digital and SanDisk also participated.
The National Security Agency will have plenty of room to store information at its Utah data center — but not necessarily a yottabyte’s worth. Speculation continued this week with the release of site plans.
SolidFire is taking on $31 million in new funding led by Samsung’s venture arm to turn on more cloud providers to high-performance all-flash storage arrays.
Flash is a finite, precious resource, even for Google. So the webscale company went and devised a sort of traffic cop for flash and disk storage called Janus.
The solution for better and faster storage may lie in DSSD, a stealthy chip startup backed by Andreas von Bechtolsheim, that counts several members of the Sun ZFS team as founders.