Of all the startups Y Combinator has funded, Picwing is probably the one that has changed our lives the most. It's the perfect thing for parents with a new baby, because it's the easiest way to send prints of photos. All you have to do is tell Picwing where you want prints sent. Then as you take good photos you send them to Picwing, which sends a shipment every two weeks to all the people you've specified.It's such an easy way to get prints that not only is this the main way we send photos to family, it's the main way we get them ourselves. In honor of Mother's Day, Picwing is running a special promotion. You can try Picwing for 2 months for free. The plan includes 15 photos printed and mailed twice a month to your mom. No credit card is required to sign up; you provide your credit card information only if you decide to continue the service. To get the special promotion, sign up through this link: http://www.picwing.com/signup/ncc Most Moms like pictures, even if they're not yet pictures of grandchildren. So if you're looking for a last-minute Mother's Day present, this would be a good one.
Transcoding videos, which changes the format, size and bit rate of a video file, is an arduous, yet necessary process for media content owners. Many sites outsource the transcoding technology to services like Encoding.com, which offer a SaaS application to format videos. Today, Y Combinator-backed Zencoder is entering the space, hoping to become the Amazon Web Services for encoding.
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Sign up and submit pictures by Saturday, May 1 so they'll arrive in time for Mother's Day!
Wonderful LA Times feature on Ron Conway. Also includes Etacts, NowMov, DailyBooth, Bump and Scoopler mentions.
"Jessica Livingston of Y Combinator, the pioneering three-month intensive startup program, said that investor attendance at its latest Demo Day in March was up 50 percent from the previous session, held in August 2009."
WePay, a startup that’s meant to help take the pain out of managing payments for groups like fraternities and soccer teams, has landed a big new hire: Rasmus Lerdorf, the man who originally created the programming language PHP. Lerdorf, who left Yahoo last November, will be leading development of WePay’s API. The API will begin rolling out to a small number of developers this summer (you can ask to take part by emailing API@wepay.com ).