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Microsoft in December 2011 it released SkyDrive apps for Windows and iPhone. The two mobile apps have been used by almost 4 million people according to Microsoft. Four million is pretty impressive for two apps in just 8 months, however Microsoft is aiming higher; with expectations of SkyDrive serving a billion people or even more.

Who doesn’t like to save a little dough on texting? Well for those with limited texting plans anyway. The Hallo app from Developer Hallo, Inc. will allow you to do just that and much more. Compatible with the iOS and Android Hallo allows you to send quick voice messages privately to individuals and groups or publicly to followers within the app as well as to Facebook and Twitter.

Knowmia is a newly launched online video learning tool founded by two ex Flip Video co-founders and staff, Ariel Braunstein and marketing executive Scott Kabat.

Knowmia crowdsources and sorts best video lessons for college students from top teachers and helps parents or guardians follow their child’s college performance.

Viddy, called by many as the new Twitter, but for video, had a #splashmob this weekend at Santa Monica Beach. They partnered with Uber to drive people to and from the event. Uber is an easy to use door to door car service knocking out the need for taxi cabs like bumper cars. After enjoying the heat wave in the ocean bouncing Waboba balls on the water, yes the balls bounce on water! the Viddy crew headed to the Arbor Collective showroom on the Venice boardwalk for an exclusive party.

The startup has released free online educational materials in beta to the public. The Boston based startup says on its site, its making the world’s open educational content more useful for students by connecting them with the wealth of high quality, openly licensed, and free educational content created by leading education experts with more than 20 years in the field.

Today Chris Jones,Microsoft Windows Live VP has unveiled what he says is a modern email for the next billion mailboxes.
He says in a blog post,” We’ve also been hard at work on a mission to reinvent personal email – from the datacenter all the way to the user experience”.

This morning Dustin Moskovitz announced that Asana had got a $28 million investment from Peter Thiel and Founders Fund. Welcoming Thiel to their Board of Directors.
Moskovitz said they have admired and respected Founders Fund and loved their commitment to building teams to improve lives.

Late last month Apple withdrew 39 of its green compliant MacBooks and desktops from EPEAT,the registry for promoting green electronic purchases.
Now, San Francisco city officials plan to block the purchase of Apple desktops and laptops for use by the all its municipal agencies.

Reinventing mobile search is exactly was Everything.me has done. Serial entrepreneurs Ami Ben-David, Rami Kasterstein and Joe Simon are the co-founders of Everything.me, a startup based in San Francisco and Israel. It’s a new HTML5 browser-based app that empowers users by putting everything they need at their fingertips.

For most the dreams of becoming a guitar shredding god are lost if not playing since your youth. Although you may not be able to become that mega star on stage playing the Hollywood Bowl, you can still become the guitar shredding god of your household. Music Prodigy is changing Music Education through its patent-pending technology and proprietary teaching method that enables any aspiring musician to learn any instrument