Friday, 28 January 2011

Weekly Report (23-28 Jan 2011)

10 Billion downloads from Apple’s App Store reached this week!(Now I'm giving a re-thought whether I should step into this 'i' development area ;) Facebook has been valued 50 Billion USD.


We've got numerous acquisitions declared.
Facebook has acquired hyperlocal mobile advertising service Rel8tion.
Silicon Valley startup CardMunch, which offers a great business card reading app for the iPhone, has been acquired by LinkedIn. The service is available for free, with no limit on the number of cards that can be scanned.


Zferral- mainly about creating, tracking and managing custom referral programs, has acquired Cloudomatic which has various tools covering areas commonly required by any company- development, collaboration, storage and productivity.
PostUp Acquires UberTwitter- a popular Twitter client for Blackberry and iPhone, and is now UberMedia. It also acquires Mixx-curates social content which then becomes searchable on the info channels as per interest.
Area/Code which takes advantage of today’s environment of pervasive technologies and overlapping media to create new kinds of gameplay is now Zynga New York.
Freelancer.com acquires Freelancer.de.
Verizon Acquires Cloud Services Company Terremark. Terremark provides industry leading managed services, cloud computing, colocation & web hosting solutions for enterprise IT infrastructures.

Mumbai based Komli Media raises third round of funding of $15 million for upgrading current products and technology. Komli Media owns an online ad network - Komli and an audience measurement tool - Vizisense.com.


New product releases:
LinkedIn Launches Tool to Visualize Your Business Network.
Amazon to Roll Out Grocery Delivery Service.
Qwiki Launches Public Alpha To Change the Way You Consume Information.
Google Project Hosting adds file editing.
There is new YouTube homepage now.
Twitter now shows 'Connections' - 'Also followed by': amongst whom we follow & 'You both follow': common in following list.


Android market:
Very soon we'll be seeing Viber for Android and Blackberry as well. As of now Viber allows totally free calls anywhere in world but only to those iphones which have Viber installed.

Google to acquire fflick.
HP will be launching enterprise cloud service.
Qwiki will soon allow users to submit content.
yumm.com - A social recipe bookmarking service. Currently in beta and on invitation basis only. Bookmarklet will allow you to save recipe from any of the sites and visible under 'My Recipes' in yumm.com tab, you can share as well.

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