Chester Ng

SweetLabs helps OEMs lose bloatware with new service

SweetLabs unveiled its new App Install Platform for device manufacturers today, which will help provide an opportunity for OEMs to promote software to their users without resorting to pre-installing it on their device. It’s an attempt by the company, which has an engineering office in Seattle, to get manufacturers to ditch the “crapware” that they… Read More


Pokki maker SweetLabs expanding in Seattle, keeping Windows Start menu alive

Who says the Windows Start Menu is dead? SweetLabs, a San Diego-based company whose Pokki app platform replicates the functionality of the old-fashioned Start menu on the traditional Windows 8 desktop, has moved its Seattle engineering outpost to a larger location in Pioneer Square to accommodate additional expansion. The company’s Seattle office has grown to… Read More


Windows 8 gets Start menu back, via Pokki app store

SweetLabs, a startup funded by big names such as Intel Capital and Google Ventures, is aiming to make Microsoft’s Windows 8 more familiar to longtime Windows users — debuting an update to its Pokki app platform that puts its own version of the Start button and menu on the traditional Windows desktop. The update, announced today,… Read More