Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

API Journal Authors: VictorOps Blog, Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez, Liz McMillan, AppDynamics Blog

News Feed Item

uShip anuncia una inversión de 18 millones de dólares de la firma Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers para acelerar el crecimiento del mercado de transporte online

uShip.com, el primer y más grande mercado online para el transporte, anunció hoy una inversión de 18 millones de dólares por parte de la firma de capital de riesgo Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers en su tercera ronda de financiación. Esta nueva inversión impulsará la expansión de la compañía en nuevos mercados, el desarrollo de su aplicación móvil, y el crecimiento de la plataforma de carga comercial. Maritza Liaw, socia KPCB, se unirá a la Comisión Directiva de uShip.

A través de un sistema inverso de subasta, clientes que necesiten hacer envíos se conectan fácilmente con compañías de transporte. La subasta ofrece al usuario precio competitivos y a los proveedores de servicio la oportunidad de llenar espacios vacios en sus camiones.

uShip, establecida en los Estados Unidos y Europa ha comenzado recientemente sus operaciones en Latinoamérica. “Al tomar la decisión de expandirnos, nos ponemos el uniforme de emprendedores y volvemos a nuestras raíces,” dice Shawn Bose, Vicepresidente y GM de Global Business en uShip. Casi todos los mercados han visto su primera transacción exitosa.

Expansión Global

Hoy, el servicio es ofrecido en 18 países. Desde Ámsterdam, se controlan las operaciones en Europa, donde el servicio es ofrecido desde el 2009. Las operaciones en Latinoamérica se basan en sus oficinas en Austin, Texas. Esta inversión ayudará a explorar opciones relacionadas a la expansión física de la empresa y la posibilidad de abrir oficinas en la región.

Desarrollo Móvil

De acuerdo a una encuesta realizada en los Estados Unidos, y datos obtenidos en otros países, el acceso a internet desde dispositivos móviles sigue creciendo. uShip está mejorando su aplicación móvil para ofrecer a sus usuarios una herramienta que mejor satisfaga sus necesidades a la hora de utilizar el servicio.

uShip PRO

El último producto lanzado por uShip (actualmente en Beta en los EEUU) es la plataforma “PRO” que permite que agentes y empresas construyan sus propias redes de transporte y al mismo tiempo administren y automaticen sus operaciones.

Reality Show

Desde Enero de 2012, uShip representa el motor del Reality Show “Shipping Wars,” transmitido por el canal A&E en los Estados Unidos. En la serie, seis operadores independientes compiten por obtener cargas utilizando la plataforma uShip. A mediados del 2012, el programa empezó a transmitirse en España y Latinoamérica bajo el nombre de “Transportes Imposibles” y “Guerra de Envíos” respectivamente. A principios de 2013, el nombre de la empresa será llevado a millones de hogares alrededor del mundo nuevamente, durante la segunda temporada.

Sobre uShip

uShip.com es el mayor mercado de transportes online y en el que más gente confía. Sirve como herramienta de envío de todo tipo de cargas, como mudanzas, vehículos y embarcaciones. Clientes y empresas pueden comparar y reservar presupuestos, dar su propio precio o participar en una subasta y recibir miles de ofertas de empresas de transportes evaluados por clientes anteriores. Estos profesionales pueden ser desde autónomos hasta las mayores empresas de transportes. Comenzó en 2004 en Austin, Texas, donde tiene establecidas sus oficinas centrales, y, hoy en día ya da servicio en otros 18 países incluyendo, Norte América, Europa, Sudamérica, India y Australia.

Sobre KPCB

KPCB ha ayudado a emprendedores en más de 500 empresas y ha hecho públicas, a 150 de ellas, ha creado 350.000 puestos de trabajo y una gran red estratégica. La firma invierte en cualquier etapa en el ciclo de las empresas, desde incubación hasta crecimiento, y ha ayudado a construir empresas pioneras como Amazon, Google, Intuit, Symantec, y WebMD. KPCB tiene oficinas en Menlo Park, San Francisco, Shanghai y Beijing. http://www.kpcb.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and analyzed? As an area of investment, how might a retail company move towards an innovation methodolo...
Manufacturing connected IoT versions of traditional products requires more than multiple deep technology skills. It also requires a shift in mindset, to realize that connected, sensor-enabled “things” act more like services than what we usually think of as products. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks, will discuss how when sensors start generating detailed real-world data about products and how they’re being used, smart manufacturers can use the data to create additional revenue streams, such as improved warranties or premium features. Or slash...
Contrary to mainstream media attention, the multiple possibilities of how consumer IoT will transform our everyday lives aren’t the only angle of this headline-gaining trend. There’s a huge opportunity for “industrial IoT” and “Smart Cities” to impact the world in the same capacity – especially during critical situations. For example, a community water dam that needs to release water can leverage embedded critical communications logic to alert the appropriate individuals, on the right device, as soon as they are needed to take action.
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, will introduce the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
While many app developers are comfortable building apps for the smartphone, there is a whole new world out there. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Narayan Sainaney, Co-founder and CTO of Mojio, will discuss how the business case for connected car apps is growing and, with open platform companies having already done the heavy lifting, there really is no barrier to entry.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be.
As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they’re merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won’t be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations that are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data – will your infrastructure be scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world?
The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IceWarp will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IceWarp, the leader of cloud and on-premise messaging, delivers secured email, chat, documents, conferencing and collaboration to today's mobile workforce, all in one unified interface
SYS-CON Events announced today that Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Micron’s broad portfolio of high-performance memory technologies – including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash – is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions. Backed by more than 35 years of technology leadership, Micron's memory solutions enable the world's most innovative computing, consumer,...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts, GM of Platform at FinancialForce.com, will discuss the value of business applications on wearable ...
As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Real-time stream processing is needed in a variety of different industries such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Automobile, Finance, Online Retail, Smart Grids, and Healthcare. Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed distributed stream computation service that provides low latency, scalable processing of streaming data in the cloud with an enterprise grade SLA. It features built-in integration with Azur...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on demos and comprehensive walkthroughs.
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Second Containers & Microservices Expo" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Akana has announced the availability of the new Akana Healthcare Solution. The API-driven solution helps healthcare organizations accelerate their transition to being secure, digitally interoperable businesses. It leverages the Health Level Seven International Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (HL7 FHIR) standard to enable broader business use of medical data. Akana developed the Healthcare Solution in response to healthcare businesses that want to increase electronic, multi-device access to health records while reducing operating costs and complying with government regulations.
Containers are not new, but renewed commitments to performance, flexibility, and agility have propelled them to the top of the agenda today. By working without the need for virtualization and its overhead, containers are seen as the perfect way to deploy apps and services across multiple clouds. Containers can handle anything from file types to operating systems and services, including microservices. What are microservices? Unlike what the name implies, microservices are not necessarily small, but are focused on specific tasks. The ability for developers to deploy multiple containers – thous...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal an...
Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Treloar, President and COO of Bebaio, will explore examples of brands transforming their businesses by t...