John Cook / GeekWire:
Amazon Web Services expands in India, plans to open new infrastructure hub in 2016 … Amazon Web Services is placing a big bet in India, announcing today that it plans to open a new “infrastructure region” in the world's second most populous country sometime in 2016.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans — Music discovery platform Shazam is today rolling out a new feature in partnership with over two dozen artists that will allow Shazam users to see which songs their favorite musicians are listening to on the service.
Klint Finley / Wired:
GitHub has become the go-to centralized repository for software, but its freemium model, like SourceForge's, is bound to come under pressure — The Problem With Putting All the World's Code in GitHub — The ancient Library of Alexandria may have been the largest collection of human knowledge in its time …
Term sheet for Uber's convertible bond sale reveals the company saw 300% YoY growth and generated $470M in operating losses on $415M in revenue — Uber Bonds Term Sheet Reveals $470 Million in Operating Losses — Uber Technologies Inc. is telling prospective investors that it generates $470 million …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Onefinestay, A High-End Airbnb Rival, Confirms $40M Raise From Intel Capital, Hyatt And More — As Airbnb closes in on a major round of financing that will reportedly value it at $24 billion, smaller startups riffing on the same model of renting out private homes are also heating up.