Friday, 8 April 2011

Weekly Report(2nd-8th April 2011)

GoldSpot Media raised $12.05 million in series B funding. It provides solutions for publishers and advertisers to create and track advertisements on mobile platform.
Livebookings grabbed nearly $10 million funding. Last month it processed online reservations for about a million users last month.
OfficeDrop which provides online digital filing system(that ultimately means lesser usage and wastage of paper!) got funded with $1 million.

Google bought PushLife, a startup that builds mobile apps including games and sharing digital content.
Groupon acquired Indonesia's local group buying company Disdus.
HootSuite acquired Firefox addon TwitterBar which lets you post  updates to Twitter and other social networks from the browser's addressbar itself. It has nearly 2 million downloads and it is now HooteBar!
GameStop bought Spawn Labs- ' Spawn Labs has extended its peer-to-peer game streaming technology into a data center cloud gaming service'.
MarketZero, the company behind tracking statistics of online poker players is merged with social games company Zynga.
EMC acquired Netwitness- 'NetWitness provides the industry's most innovative and powerful network monitoring capability, helping security teams combat the most advanced threats.'
AlertSite which monitors web app's performance has been acquired by SmartBear, it has tools for adhering to quality in all the phases of software development.
Conduit acquired Wibiya, a web application platform.

Facebook released data center designs and specs as Open Compute project.
AVG launched LiveKive to sync files across any web-enabled device. The service is cheaper compared to other file sychronising services. Any threat to Dropbox service?
LinkedIn released a set of plugins which gives full access to the professional web.
Times of India officially launched its iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

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