Sunday, 1 May 2011

Weekly Report(23rd-29th April 2011)


Inspirato, launched in Jan this year raised $11 million funding. It is redefining luxury travel and destination club! Funds will be used for new partnerships and branding.
Spiceworks snagged $25 million in series D funding. By marrying social networking, IT management and commerce, we're transforming how businesses will discover, research, and buy products and services in the trillion dollar IT industry.
Clarizen, provider of project management tools, secured $12 million funding.
Crisp Media, exceling cross-platform rich media advertising grabbed $6 million. The recently launched rich media ad management platform will be expanded further with this capital.
ideeli, founded in 2007  the leading U.S. membersonly flash sale retail company in the mass-affluent segment, today announced the completion of its Series C financing of $41 million
Pixable raised $3.6 million in its second funding round. It plans to expand its app Photofeed (the one that got quickly popular!).

Coradiant which provides tools for performance monitoring of web apps and managing physical/virtual/cloud-based web apps was acquired by BMC Software. This acquisition will expand the horizons of BMC's BSM platform with end user experience of apps.
PayPal bought Fig Card, which provides easy solution to accept payments using mobiles using Fig app. It requires a low-cost USB device at merchant's end. (Credit cards era going away??)
Tungle.me which is a scheduling app that syncs with your existing calendar, has been acquired by RIM( Research In Motion), the company behind BlackBerry family.
The most interesting acquisition of the week I found was Delicious. Avos, founded by the founders of YouTube, has bought the social bookmarking service from Yahoo!!(First exclamation is Yahoo's, second one is mine ;) ) Delicious will continue to serve users :)
IntoNow has been acquired by Yahoo! IntoNow makes sharing easy and fun. Just tap the green button and IntoNow will identify what you’re watching—even if it’s being aired for the first time.
Google acquired Talkbin, where customers can send feedback, suggestions and queries to business owners in the form of SMS.
VMware acquired SlideRocket, the providers of online presentation software which covers right from designing the slide to publishing and performance measurement.
Daytum founded by Ryan Case and Nicholas Felton as an elegant and intuitive tool for counting and communicating personal statistics has been acquired by Facebook. They'll join the product design team of FB.
eBay is to acquire WHERE, founded in 2004 and heading the space of location media and local discovery mobile app.

F-cards have been introduced on Facebook by Team Coco of Conan O'Brien. Instead of a status message you can choose to send this card. Conan will do the talking for you! There are already millions of users liking F-card fan page.
Kixeye launched a new game of Facebook Battle Pirates.
LetsLunch service has been launched in NY this week- You fill in your social profile (can pull info from sites like LinkedIn or Twitter), for setting up lunch mention max distance to destination, dates, time. Lunch gets scheduled for you with someone else using this service. Two days prior to scheduled lunch you get informed about lunch details.
Google Chrome 11 is now available for download. Yes I'm having it! It brings the new 2D icon along with features like GPU-accelerated 3D css.
Viewdle has launched SocialCamera that allows you to tag mobile photos and share them. Currently the app is available for Android.

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