News For Week of July 28: Solomon Hykes Announced Docker Bought Orchard

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Solomon Hykes, Founder and CEO of dotCloud

Solomon Hykes announced that Docker bought cloud service startup Orchard (via Jordan Novet, VentureBeat). Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications, whether on laptops, data center VMs, or the cloud.


Linden TibbetsLinden Tibbets Startup IFTTT announced their new Nike+ Channel (via Brenda Barron, VentureBeat). IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that.


samarSamar Birdwadker‘s startup released a new iOS app (via Ariel Schwartz, Co.Exist). is fixing hiring with smart, user-driven culture analytics.



Ioannis Verdelis, SyntelliaIoannis Verdelis‘ startup Fleksy pushed an update to version 3.0 (via Richard Devine, androidcentral). Fleksy is the fastest keyboard in the world.



jeremy almondJeremy Almond announced his PayStand Platform is driving Bitcoin donations for candidates (via Marketwired). PayStand makes it delightfully simple for anyone to sell or receive money online – directly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogs or any Website.


Kourosh ParsapourKourosh Pasapour‘s startup PersonalRN won the Box Collaboration Prize (via Livestrong Blog). PersonalRN runs a mobile health application designed to provide cancer-specific information which is personalized and relevant to the needs of patients and caregivers.


Marc Hoag, VunturocketMarc Hoag‘s startup Crowd Vitae was featured in KillerStartups (via Emma McGowan, KillerStartups). Crowd Vitae is a site that crowdsources feedback for your résumé.



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