Nightly May 14

  1. Echelon: Entrepreneurs, listen up! This June, top-notch investors and technopreneurs like Dave McClure, Eren Bali, Pieter Kemps and Cheryl Yeoh, will be in Singapore for Asia’s leading tech conference Echelon 2014! Don’t miss this golden ticket! I have secured a 10 percent discount from Elaine (e27)! Just click on the link to find out more.
  2. Airbnb: How things have changed. Airbnb, a website for people to lease lodging, has integrated last-minute booking. Currently, the service is only available in California. The article also noted that only responsive hosts can qualify.
  3. Beats: A leaked document revealed that Beats’ music streaming service has 110,000 paid subscribers, which is pathetic if we consider that its rival Spotify had a million paying subscribers as of March 2013. Furthermore, songwriters are paid a miserly $0.000126 per spin.
  4. Bitcoins: An Atlanta-based Bitcoin merchant processor BitPay has officially raised $30 million in its Series A round. Bitpay is similar to what Paypal is in the world of Bitcoins and this is also the largest-ever financing round for a Bitcoin company.
  5. Evernote: My favourite online note taking tool, Evernote, has reached 100 million users today. I’m so proud of it. By the way, I created an a free blogging app with Evernote named “BlogWith”. Do check it out and let me know your thoughts!
  6. Google: If you are in the US, and you have $1,500 to spare, Google Glass is now available for sale to the public.
  7. Google: Google has updated its search app on iOS and made the voice search feature much more conversational. In addition, it has also integrated the advanced Google Now, which means that you’ll see articles from your favourite news sources, among other things.
  8. Popcorn Time: The bitTorrent client that allows you to enjoy movies and TV shows at an instant has launched its Android app. The app was available on the Google Play store but it has since been taken down. However, you can get the source file for the app here.
  9. Spotify: The new sleek redesign of Spotify has arrived on Windows Phone. With this update, users can look forward to the Discover and Browse features, making it easier than ever to discover new favourites, as well as finding the perfect playlist.
  10. Yahoo!: The media giant has purchased a Snapchat clone – Blink, at an undisclosed amount. However, Blink will soon be shutting down operations to join Yahoo and other products.
  11. Yelp: The US-based business review site has announced a new tool that allows diners to make table reservations directly from its website.
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  13. Special Thanks: To Elaine who spends her time to make Nightly even more awesome.
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