A Pixar animator opened a small access door in his office, got on his hands and knees, and crawled through the opening to discover a "secret" room. The rest, as they say, is history.
A German network is doling out pre-orders for the iPhone 5, but keeping it hush-hush, like a 1920s speakeasy. Come this way.
The funding is the largest amount the company has received to date.
Speakeasy becomes first ISP to package the open-source browser into its service, hoping to woo the tech-savvy crowd.
Broadband service provider Speakeasy announced Monday that it raised $6 million in a second round of funding led by new investor Cornerstone Ventures and previous investors Matthew Norton and Granite Ventures. Speakeasy provides high-speed Internet access, mainly with DSL (digital subscriber line) technology, to consumers and businesses in the United States. Speakeasy Chief Executive Officer Mike Apgar said in a statement that the Seattle-based company has enough funding to reach profitability but will use the additional cash to hasten its expansion into the small and midsized business markets, build its network into regional areas, and beef up its coverage in selected urban areas.
Independent broadband provider Speakeasy is allowing subscribers to resell their Internet access via wireless set-ups--turning their homes into Wi-Fi hot spots.