Saturday, 19 March 2011

Weekly Report (12 - 18 Mar 2011)

StumbleUpon received $17 million in series B round of funding, which will be utilized to increase the core discovery technology and yeah job openings!!
Jumio which eases out payments on mobile received funding of $6.5 million in first round. Interesting thing is that funding has come from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.
BoostCTR, the ad service, got $1.64 million funding.

Google acquired Green Parrot Pictures. It is a digital video company and motion based editing of video is its niche. Its technology is used widely in film industry. So can we expect enhancements to YouTube..or a totally new YouTube?
SuccessFactors acquired Jambok. Jambok is a social business platform that unlocks knowledge, expertise and ideas to make the workplace smarter. We make it easier for you to: Engage Employees, Enable Social Learning, Facilitate Communities of Practice, Rollout of Strategic Initiatives.

Getting to hear a lot of wow wow about recently launched IE 9 (but I wanna continue being with my favorite Chrome :) ).

Skype is providing free WiFi throughout Japan using Skype Access as well as Skype credit vouchers for free.

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone who is currently creative director there will be acting as social impact advisor to AOL.

Google AdMob which provides monetization tools for iOS, webOS and Android launched beta SDK for Windows 7.

New Google Analytics now has a completely new interface. Like iGoogle they have followed widget-based approach to simplify the UI. You can add multiple dashboards and each dashboard can have multiple widgets. Re-arranging widgets in your dashboard is very simple as it supports drag n drop.You can now set any event as a goal in Google Analytics.

There is a new version of iPhone app for Google.

Yahoo mail has got a completely new super cool interface. Check it out!

After seeing success of Groupon, Facebook has also jumped into the deals market. Refer the screenshots:

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