Here’s the latest action:
Jason Calacanis quits Facebook — The Mahalo chief executive sent out an email declaring that he will broadcast the deletion of his Facebook account live on Ustream on Friday afternoon. He wrote: “Simply put, I no longer trust Facebook or Mark Zuckerberg with my information.”
eVenues wins Founder Showcase — The demonstrators were selected by members of TheFunded, and event attendees chose the grand prize winner, a service for booking meeting places online. Among several other prizes, eVenues wins an AlphaPitch slot at the DEMOfall conference co-produced by VentureBeat.
Mobile chip company Icera raises $45 million more — That’s on top of the $200 million it has raised already.
Phonemaker Sonim raises $9 million — The company’s “rugged” phones are designed for use in rough conditions such as a construction site.
Google unveils storage service for web developers — The just-announced program sounds like the competitor to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service that was previously rumored.
PayPal launches in-app payments for Android — The library of payment tools should allow new ways for Android developers to make money.
Sipera gets $10 million for secure communication tools — The company says thousands of customers use its tools for secure VoIP, IP video, collaboration, and messaging.