Saturday, 2 April 2011

Weekly Report(28 March - 1 April 2011)

As always lets discuss funding news of the week first.
Certivox secured $1.46 million in series A round of funding. The startup has breakthrough solutions for information security and Infrastructure as a Service.
Apperian which provides services of building enterprise app for iPhone and iPad got funding.
Aerohive Networks raised $25 million in series D funding - Aerohive has eliminated costly WLAN controllers, so you can start small and expand with unprecendented resilliency and up to 10x better application performance., which provides limousine and car service online has grabbed good amount in funding. It has also launched its travel management product ' for Business'.
The startup funding and mentorship organization TechStars received $8 million funding. Get cracking to get hooked up with more of expert advice and capital!

Many announcements on acquisition front too this week.
Cisco acquired newScale -  newScale allows commercial and enterprise customers to initiate the provisioning of their own systems and infrastructure on an as-needed basis. 
eBay announced its acquisition of GSI Commerce-provides services for ecommerce and marketing, which is expected to get completed in third quarter this year.
Cheezburger - Create your own collection of all your favorite Lolz and pics!, has bought KnowYourMeme, which verifies and documents internet stuff like hit videos and images. So we can expect the Internet culture to expand with this merging!
Social media management and monitoring company Radian6 has been acquired by the clound computing top notch Salesforce.
Wolfram Research, leader in computational science and company behind the computational product Mathematica acquired MathCore Engineering AB. Its product - MathModelica provides an environment for model based design, including support for modeling, simulation, analysis, and documentation. Mathematics community seems to be most benefiting with this merger (I too have urge to strengthen my maths topics which were left weak!)

This week Amazon word was a lot in air with its release of Cloud Drive and Cloud Player. Cloud Drive provides space for media storage on Amazon server which can be accessed from anywhere while cloud player syncs and streams the music.
Good news for Android developers - Android Market has now got support for in-app billing, which of course comes with 30% fee of the sold app.
Interesting release from Google this week was Talk Guru! I liked it so much that I already covered a blog on it :)
Google Commerce search is now providing users with instant search, product availability and similar products available and their reviews in search.
New themes have got added to Blogger, album view of Picasa has cool looks and many more cool UI effects from Google(so many that I'll need a separate blog to cover them!). I'm already pretty impressed with Page Speed Online by Google for web and mobile. Also don't forget to check out Google +1 :)

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