Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Monthly Report(September 2011)

Peak Games is a fast growing social gaming company in Turkey and Middle East and North Africa and one of top 10 players in all. It raised $11.5 million in next round of funding which will be used for market expansion, additional game studio acquisitions, hiring, and user acquisition.
Blekko, which provides a clean search engine mechanism by use of slashtags, nabbed a funding of $30 million. This has added a big investor to their list- Yandex, a leading Russian internet company.
FirstFuel (earlier iblogix Inc.), the company providing software to track the energy consumption and savings, got $2.4 million in first round of funding. The funds will be utilized to expand its Rapid Building Assessment(RBA) platform.
Company providing high quality video conference facility, Vidyo, raised $22.5 million in series D funding round.
NoSQL is budding fast and we can expect more enhancements in the same. This is very clear from the fact that DataStax, commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, snagged $11 million funding in second round.
Opera Solutions, provider of Big Data analytics solutions, received $84 million. It is already a partner of Google in Cloud Transformation Program where analytics solutions will be on top of Google's IaaS offerings.
Lookout Mobile Security grabbed $40 million funding. It provides powerful solutions to stop malware, phishing, loss and theft.
Zimride received $6 million in series A funding round. Its blog tells in interesting way "we spend way too much time getting from point A to point B, often alone," adding to it, "Everyone should have the opportunity to travel, and no one should have to travel alone."
InMobi, the mobile ad network company, got whopping $200 million from SoftBank Corp. InMobi is back in back in picture this year, earlier for its partnership with Cooliris for iPad ads.

Seamless, the online food ordering company, has acquired Menupages. On Seamless you can browse menus, rate as well as read reviews of restaurants of a location. MenuPages holds a huge up-to-date data of restaurants, menus and pricing. Looks like a perfect win-win situation for both!
Deals are back in picture now. Rearden Commerce, an e-commerce company raised $133 million and acquired daily deals site HomeRun.
Twitter acquired Julpan- Julpan analyzes the way people share information on the social web. From this data, we are able to understand and follow the most popular topics and track the highest quality content.
Glam Media, which brings brand advertisers online and makes their online marketing spending effective, has acquired Ning. Ning is a large provider of service to create social networking websites.
Walmart has acquired OneRiot, which has developed "Social Targeting Engine" used in its mobile ad campaigns. OneRiot team will join WalmartLabs and develop new models for e-commerce integrating social, mobile and retail features.
Broadcom Corporation, a big name in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications acquired NetLogic Microsystems, provider of  high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions and on forefront in multi-core embedded processor solutions.
Google acquired Zave Networks- it provides fully digital incentive programs like coupons and loyalty rewards.

We've got two cool Chrome apps- News You Like and Your Favorite Bollywood Tweets. I'm pretty impressed with UI of Bollywood Tweets. You can follow, RT, mark favorite and reply from the same app page...with just an addition of logging in! Check them out...

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