HNpod 2: Google Drive and Working Hours with John Sheehan and Luzius Meisser
The big, but unsurprising, news of the week was Google's launch of Drive. It's like Dropbox but from Google. We start by talking about why it's taken Google so long to get it out the door, what's lacking and what it means for Dropbox.
I drift us off into some fantasy M&A for a while, before we get back to talking about working hours and whether startups need to be putting in serious hours, or kicking back on a 40-hour week.
We then chat about various bits of Bubblicious news in our regular Bubblewatch(TM).
Luzius Meisser Cofounder of Wuala
After studying computer science at ETH Zurich, Luzius Meisser founded Wuala, a secure cloud storage. Two years later, in 2009, Wuala was acquired by LaCie, a French storage hardware company. Wuala's unique selling point is its client-side encryption, which ensures a high level of privacy. Unlike most other storage providers, Wuala cannot decrypt the data you upload.
John Sheehan API fanatic. Formerly of Twilio
John is an API expert and developer outreach specialist. He is currently consulting with startups in San Francisco and waiting to leap into the next big thing.