A big and much in talk acquisition- AOL buys Huffington Post. TechCrunch takeover last year and now HuffPost looks like AOL is spreading its wings and especially building itself as a media company! Arianna Huffington will be heading and in charge of the content. AOL expecting something like StumbleUpon's traffic doubled in half a year after it got acquired by ebay?
Mobile location-aware apps for business as well as socializing developer company DoubleDutch got funding. FreeSpee which is the European leader in call tracking and pay per call solutions for the lead-gen industry has grabed funding... Advertisers to get better insights and analysis! Inveni, the movies and TV recommendation startup received funding. Glassdoor- contains company photos, salaries, reviews posted by users, raised good amount in its third round of funding (yes by reviews posted by employees; don't worry anonymity is maintained;) ). Bubbli, working on bringing the real world to flat web with cameras and augmented reality got funded. Interesting sketches' pics on their website as of now :) Meraki which provides wireless networks and access points that users can manage through web got funded....that too from Sequoia Capital(the capital behind hot-shots like Apple, Oracle and Cisco!).
Total mix in funding area this week, wow!
Chrome extension my6sense shows tweets as per your customized priority settings under a new tab in twitter is available in web store...My favorite for the week continues to be goo.gl.share extension which lets you share your shortened using Google's shortener directly from the goo.gl page!
Starbucks founder and CEO Schultz has invested in Starbucks and joined as a board of members.
Microsoft and Nokia announced partnership. Windows Phone 7, Bing search in Nokia services and Nokia OviMaps form the key strategies in the partnership...Symbian bye bye. MS Marketplace will have Nokia app store integrated with it. Eagerly waiting for some cool innovative outcome of this marriage! Steve and Stephen, listening?