Friday, 22 April 2011

Weekly Report(16th-22nd April 2011)

Big Switch Networks, a startup building platform based on cloud and virtualization architecture to enterprise networks got $13.75 million in series A funding round. It has also joined Open Networking Foundation that promotes OpenFlow protocol in networks.
DoubleDutch, which develops mobile location aware apps secured funding.
Lijit Networks, which brings custom advertising and search solutions for publishers and marketers secured funding of $10 million.
Localytics, provider of mobile apps analytics grabbed funding in series A financing. It will used in sales and expansion of offerings to mid-market publishers.
TreatFeed raised $5.4 million in venture capital funding led by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP)- TreatFeed is a unique, multi-level marketing (MLM) driven shopping application.

Walmart is buying Kosmix, developer of social media technology platform which organizes content in social networks.
Groupon acquired Pelago, the creators of Whrrl- Whrrl is a location-based, social application for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry designed to help people discover highly relevant new experiences in the real world.
CrowdGather, a leader in forum communities has acquired Forumer.com that has 200,000 active forums and 35 million monthly pageviews across all those forums. Forums seem to be getting stronger and more effective!

Google launched a new Google Toolbar 7 for IE (Would Google have done this if Chrome was the most popular browser? Is it not a setback for Google itself to introduce its toolbar for IE??).
Official twitter clients for all the devices are available now (check out the twitter page on logging out :) ).
iPad app for News.me is available on app store....oh yes you need to pay to subscribe!
Amazon launched its Kindle store for Germany with lacs of eBooks in it.
For those of you who have been using Yahoo Buzz (if at all any ;) ), its a bad news for them- it has been discontinued (officially).
CNN introduced its Android app..users can now enjoy CNN news on Android!

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