In this issue of Recap in Tech – Pebble Announcement Set for Tuesday, Feb 24, Kid-friendly YouTube to be Launched, Pinterest Valued at $11 Billion, Photoshop Celebrates 25th Anniversary, and Get 100GB of OneDrive Storage Free.
Pebble Announcement Set for Tuesday, Feb 24
Pebble has cryptically notified the public that they will have an announcement on Tuesday, Feb 24. What the announcement involves is unknown, although many are speculating that a new Pebble smart watch will be unveiled. Between now and Tuesday, if you visit getpebble.com, you will see a retro-styled Pebble with a countdown clock. Stay tuned to MacSources.com for the latest news on Pebble this week.
Kid-friendly YouTube to be Launched
Google is set to release a new kid-friendly YouTube app aimed at children. The app will be available for download starting Feb 23 on Android devices only. There is no release date for the iOS version. The app is designed for smartphones and tablets and will feature content from DreamWorks TV, Jim Henson TV, Mother Goose Club, Talking Tom and Friends and more. Stay tuned to MacSources.com for our review of the app later this week.
Pinterest Valued at $11 Billion
Social networking site Pinterest is reportedly seeking a $500 million round of funding which would value it at $11 billion. If the funding were to go through, Pinterest would join Uber and Snapchat in the class of startups that value at $10 billion or more.
Photoshop Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Earlier this week, graphic designer software giant, Photoshop turned 25 years old. In that time, “photoshop” has become a verb in our natural vernacular and has spawned dozens of mock apps that aim to have the same functions. Expect to see some creative ads during the Academy Awards broadcast on Feb 22.
Get 100GB of OneDrive Storage Free
Microsoft is offering 100GB of free storage to Dropbox customers for 1 year when they move over to its cloud storage OneDrive. All OneDrive users are entitled to 15GB of free storage with the 100GB costing a subscription fee of $1.99/month. To claim the one-year premium storage for free, simply sign up for a OneDrive account and then verify that you have a Dropbox account. There should be no limitations on using both Dropbox and OneDrive at the same time.