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Social Commerce / Photo Sharing Network Lockerz Launching Ador, A New Fashion Site?

Glassdoor, the site for getting inside scoops on jobs and companies, raises $20M

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Getting an inside look at companies around the world is about to get easier. Glassdoor, the Sausalito, Calif.-based job and career community, announced Wednesday that it has raised $20 million in venture capital to expand internationally and grow its sales team. The new round of financing was led by DAG...
Glassdoor, the site for getting inside scoops on jobs and companies, raises $20M

Social Commerce Company Lockerz To Shut Down Plixi Photo Sharing API

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After undergoing a round of layoffs in January, Lockerz, the social commerce and photo sharing service, is shutting down its photo sharing API (a.k.a. Plixi). The news was posted by Plixi founder Rodney Rumford via a Tweet. Lockerz acquired Plixi (formerly Tweetphoto) in January 2011, for a price believed to be...
Social Commerce Company Lockerz To Shut Down Plixi Photo Sharing API

City Chatter Wants You To Type to Your Neighbors

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City Chatter wants you to socialize with people around you. The location-based program seeks to set you up in a chatroom with others close by your location – or you can switch it up to see what’s happening in other areas of your city. Phil Sphilberg noticed the problem...
City Chatter Wants You To Type to Your Neighbors
Lockerz Acquires Fashion Community Chick Approved

Birst is Bursting Out All Over With $26 Million in Funding from Sequoia

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Remember Birst? The first two letters of its name stand for Business Intelligence and when I last looked in on this startup, it had just announced a Business Intelligence appliance. Today Birst will announce it has taken a $26 million round of funding led by Sequoia Capital. It is Birst’s...
Birst is Bursting Out All Over With $26 Million in Funding from Sequoia

Visible Measure, the Web Video Tracker Turned Web Video Ad Network, Raises $21 Million

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If you pay attention to Web video, you’ve probably heard of Visible Measures: They’re the analytics company that tells you about Apple’s most popular ads, or which politician is going viral on YouTube. But Visible Measures makes money doing something else. For the last year, it has been running a...
Visible Measure, the Web Video Tracker Turned Web Video Ad Network, Raises $21 Million
Aggregate Knowledge predicts the marketing future

HP Deputy General Counsel Porrini Leaves for Video Ad Company YuMe

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Hewlett-Packard’s corporate legal office has just seen another departure. Sources at the company confirmed that Paul Porrini, vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary, has left the company. Porrini’s LinkedIn profile confirms the move and shows that he has taken a job as general counsel and secretary at YuMe,...
HP Deputy General Counsel Porrini Leaves for Video Ad Company YuMe
Do Patents Really Matter To Startups? New Data Reveals Shifting Habits

Mobile Payment Startup BOKU Raises A $35M Round. NEA, Telefonica Among The Investors

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Another sign of the significant investment and attention going into the mobile payments market: BOKU is today announcing a significant new round of funding totaling $35 million, to be used to continue building out its payments business. Of that amount, TechCrunch understands that $30 million will be coming from VCs...
Mobile Payment Startup BOKU Raises A $35M Round. NEA, Telefonica Among The Investors

Glassdoor raises $20 million, tops 14 million registered users

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Glassdoor, which compiles compensation data on tens of thousands of companies, is getting its very own payday. The Sausalito, California-based company, led by former Expedia executive Robert Hohman and backed by Zillow co-founder Rich Barton, today is announcing $20 million in new funding from DAG Ventures; Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures...
Glassdoor raises $20 million, tops 14 million registered users

Birst Enables Roll-Your-Own Business Intelligence

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Birst, the business intelligence startup I first wrote about last fall is back today with an interesting new capability that combines data that resides in the cloud or on premise into a single customized view. We’ve all seen how attention to the business intelligence sector is quickening. There are scads...
Birst Enables Roll-Your-Own Business Intelligence
AOptix takes $42M to verify people are who they say are

Flash Website Maker Wix Launches HTML5

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Wix launched its simple website making tools in 2006, when sites built with Adobe flash were all the rage. And, 20 million users later, the company has stuck by those flashy roots even with the rise of mobile and corresponding popularity of HTML5. That is, until today. This morning Wix...
Flash Website Maker Wix Launches HTML5

Career Community Site Glassdoor Raises $20M

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Glassdoor, which collects employee reviews and other information about some 220,000 companies to help others seeking jobs, has raised $20 million led by DAG Ventures. The site has 13 million monthly unique visitors, with many of them coming from all over the world, though the site is only in English....
Career Community Site Glassdoor Raises $20M

Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

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Birst, a San Francisco-based startup that offers on-demand business intelligence and analytics solutions for companies big and small, has raised $26 million in series D financing, led by Sequoia Capital. Existing investors, including Hummer Winblad and DAG Ventures, also participated in the round, bringing Birst’s total funding to $46 million....
Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

Meraki Plans To Conquer Enterprise Wi-Fi, Hire Like Crazy With $40M In New Funding

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An all-hands meeting at wireless network provider Meraki just closed with a bang: it’s raised $40 million and is now looking for a 100,000 square foot office according to my sources. The financing comes mostly from existing investors that likely include Sequoia and Northgate. Much of the $40 million is...
Meraki Plans To Conquer Enterprise Wi-Fi, Hire Like Crazy With $40M In New Funding

Eric Schmidt, Ben Horowitz, And Others Share Their Thoughts On The Current State Of Tech IPOs

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Wealthfront, a startup that has been disrupting the investing and personal finance space, is debuting a new video tonight that is definitely worth a look. The video features content from Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, Qatalyst CEO Frank Quattrone, and Benchmark Capital partner Bill Gurley...
Eric Schmidt, Ben Horowitz, And Others Share Their Thoughts On The Current State Of Tech IPOs

In Zlango’s World, Emoticons Are The Future (And The Future Revenue Model)

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They say if you want to understand the future, you have to look at children. And if my 10-year-old cousin’s chat history is any indication, we will soon be communicating in emoji, Egyptian hieroglyphics or some other kind of pictographic language that renders the 2,000-year-old Roman alphabet obsolete. Sometimes...
In Zlango’s World, Emoticons Are The Future (And The Future Revenue Model)

Here are 600 million reasons to replace the Photos app on your iPad with Cooliris

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I’ve always had much love for Cooliris and its refreshing, fluid 3D interface for viewing and sharing photos, so I was happy to catch up with co-founder and CTO Austin Shoemaker and VP of Bizdev Sebastian Blum at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week. They had good reasons...
Here are 600 million reasons to replace the Photos app on your iPad with Cooliris

Social Commerce Network Lockerz Raises Another $7.5 Million

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Social commerce network Lockerz, which just lost its founder and CEO Kathy Savitt to Yahoo, has raised $7.5 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the new funding, and said the round was raised from existing investors. The filing lists both Kleiner...
Social Commerce Network Lockerz Raises Another $7.5 Million

Lockerz buys online fashion site Chick Approved

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Megan Parken of MeganHeartsMakeup Lockerz continues to bolster its ranks through acquisitions, with the fast-growing Seattle social shopping company announcing that it has acquired online fashion community Chick Approved. Chick Approved — founded by Jeff Turnbull, Brett Miller and David Dripps – allows its users to get feedback on fashion choices....
Lockerz buys online fashion site Chick Approved

Yahoo Hires Former Amazon Exec Kathy Savitt as Marketing Head

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Kathy Savitt, the founder and CEO Of Seattle-based Lockerz, is joining Yahoo as chief marketing officer. Flickr user Gaku Prior to founding Lockerz, Savitt worked as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at American Eagle Outfitters. And prior to that, she was VP of strategic communications, content and initiatives at Amazon. Savitt, who...
Yahoo Hires Former Amazon Exec Kathy Savitt as Marketing Head
What's up at Lockerz? Heavily-funded startup mum on fashion site Ador

Well-Funded Gaming Startup Booyah Confirms Layoffs And New CEO Brian Morrisroe As It Shifts Focus To Tablets

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It looks like some changes are afoot at Booyah, the location-based gaming company best known as the maker of the MyTown franchise. MyTown and MyTown 2 attempted to evolve the location-based check-in model in gaming, allowing users not only check into locations within a city-building sim, but also scan and...
Well-Funded Gaming Startup Booyah Confirms Layoffs And New CEO Brian Morrisroe As It Shifts Focus To Tablets

Eventbrite Hires CFO in Expansion of Top Exec Ranks

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In its first C-level hire from outside the company, Eventbrite has brought in experienced finance exec Mark Rubash as CFO. The San Francisco-based self-service ticketing platform has hired the former Shutterfly CFO — who also held top finance jobs at eBay and Yahoo — to focus on scaling and...
Eventbrite Hires CFO in Expansion of Top Exec Ranks
Gigya, the startup that adds social to brand name apps, gets $15.3M

RingCentral Launches New Mobile, Cloud-Based Phone System For Businesses

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Cloud-based phone systems provider RingCentral is debuting a new version of its platform that allows businesses to setup, manage and use their phone system from mobile devices. RingCentral, which is backed by Scale Ventures, Cisco, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, DAG Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank, markets an advanced, cloud-based replacement...
RingCentral Launches New Mobile, Cloud-Based Phone System For Businesses
Social commerce startup Lockerz downsizes with close of San Diego office, layoffs at HQ
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