Zynga revealed Project Z with a mission of developing direct relationships with customers in effort to move gaming away from Facebook’s ecosystem.
Facebook and eBay have announced a partnership to integrate the Facebook graph into X.commerce, Magento and GSI. Visitors to eBay sites will be able to like, want and own objects.
Hulu stopped it sales process after several weeks in market without finding the right deal.
Roku released a $50 model called the LT. Additionally, the company announced HBO Go is now supported.
Samsung’s TV app store has logged 10M cumulative app downloads across 10,000 applications or about 50,000 app downloads per day.
Kickstarter, the crowd funding platform, has surpassed one million investors and $100M pledged.
Mike Abbott, VP of Engineering at Twitter, is leaving the company.
Netflix has signed CW as a content partner.
Initial iPhone 4S sales have set records for both ATT and Sprint, doubling previous marks. Analysts have claimed 3M devices were sold in the first weekend of availability.
Square announced 800,000 merchants and $2B annual processing run rate.
Android users tend to be more loyal to particular applications and are 2x more likely to open an app ten times or more than an iOS user, according to Fiksu.
Google reported $9.7B (+33% y/y) in revenue and net income of $2.7B (+25% y/y). Google has $43B in cash. Mobile revenues are running at a $2.5B run rate. Android devices total 190M and roughly 600,000 are activated daily. Paid clicks increased 28% y/y and the average cpc increased 5% y/y. The Chrome browser has 190M users.
Citrix acquired ShareFile, a cloud storage system for enterprises.
Facebook acquired Formspring competitor Friend.ly.
Andreessen Horowitz will contribute $50k to each YCombinator company joining SVAngel and DST, each investing equal amounts totaling $150k.
Khosla Ventures has raised a $1.05B fund for clean tech and early stage technology investments.
|Appyzoo Inc||Appyzoo Inc. develops mobile learning games for kids for mobile parenting.||0.33||Google Ventures; 500 Startups|
|AwayFind, Inc.||AwayFind, Inc. provides a Web application that finds and delivers timely email messages.||0.8||CAP Ventures; 500 Startups|
|Tagstand||–||1.1||SV Angel; Quotidian Ventures; Bee Partners|
|Udemy, Inc.||Udemy, Inc. operates Udemy, a Website that enables to create online courses.||3.0||MHS Capital Partners; Lightbank LLC; 500 Startups|
|TrueCar, Inc.||TrueCar, Inc. provides data and price reports of cars.||3.0||Keating Capital, Inc.|
|NGINX Inc.||NGINX Inc. develops and maintains, NGINX, an open source Web server that enables efficiency and performance for content heavy Web sites.||3.0||MSD Capital, L.P.; BV Capital Partners; Runa Capital|
|Wave Accounting, Inc.||Wave Accounting, Inc. provides an online accounting system that stores financial information about a company or individual as provided or entered by that company or individual.||4.93||Charles River Ventures; OMERS Ventures|
|madvertise Mobile Advertising GmbH,||madvertise Mobile Advertising GmbH, provides mobile advertising services to agencies and advertisers in Europe. It operates madvertise, a mobile advertising marketplace.||10.0||Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH & Co. KG; Blumberg Capital|
|MATRIXX Software Inc.||MATRIXX Software Inc. provides online charging and policy management solutions for communications service providers.||12.0||Adams Street Partners, LLC; Innovacom|
|DNAnexus, Inc.||DNAnexus, Inc. provides cloud-based informatics solutions for analyzing, managing, and storing DNA sequencing data.||15.0||First Round Capital; Felicis Ventures LLC; SoftTech VC; Google Ventures; K9 Ventures; TPG Biotech|
|Happy Elements.Ltd.||Happy Elements.Ltd. develops and produces social games for social networking Websites.||30.0||DCM; Legend Capital|
|Zenprise, Inc.||Zenprise, Inc. develops and markets enterprise mobile device and service management software.||30.0||Bay Partners; Greylock Partners; Mayfield Fund; Rembrandt Venture Partners; Ignition Partners; Shasta Ventures|
|Knewton, Inc.||Knewton, Inc., an online educational technology company, provides graduate management admission test and LSAT prep courses through live video online classrooms and on-demand videos.||33.0||Accel Management Co, Inc.; Bessemer Venture Partners; FirstMark Capital, L.L.C.; Pearson plc (LSE:PSON); The Founders Fund|
|Lemon Inc.||Lemon Inc. offers free online receipt organization and spending management tools. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Palo Alto, California.||–||Balderton Capital|
|Duck Duck Go, Inc.||Duck Duck Go, Inc. designs and develops nifty search engine. The products provides Zero-click Info, more privacy, less spam, !bang syntax, and other goodies. Duck Duck Go, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Paoli, Pennsylvania.||–||Union Square Ventures|
|Humedics GmbH||Humedics GmbH engages in development of methods for diagnosis of liver diseases. The company is based in Grossbeeren, Germany.||–||KfW Mittelstandsbank, Investment Arm; IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH; Ventegis Capital AG (DB:VEG1); Peppermint VenturePartners GmbH; High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH; Stiftung Charité|
|Carmine Interactive Ltd.||Carmine Interactive Ltd. offers an online subscription service to discover premium and luxury beauty products.||–||Accel Management Co, Inc.|
|Elo7||Elo7 specializes in the sale of crafts. The company is based in Brazil.||–||Accel Management Co, Inc.; Monashees Capital+|