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Deals & More: BranchOut grabs $18M to help you job hunt on Facebook

Today’s funding announcements include services for finding jobs, analyzing data and conducting scientific research:

BranchOut brings in $18M for Facebook jobs service: The career networking service has raised a second round of funding led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from Accel Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Floodgate Fund. The company, which launched in July 2010, raised its first funding round of $6M in September. Today, the San Francisco-based company also announced Jobs Tab, a new enterprise product that allows companies to publish job openings to their Facebook pages.

Concurrent gets $900K to help companies work with large data sets: The San Francisco-based company has raised seed funding to help large businesses with data processing, according to a filing with the SEC. The company’s first publicly available tool, Cascading, is open-source software for creating data processing applications. The company was founded in 2008.

Lyncean Technologies raises $1M for X-rays: The Palo Alto-based company has raised a new round of equity funding to develop compact X-ray sources, according to a filing with the SEC. The company, whose name means keen-sighted, is developing an X-ray technology that will allow scientists to use radiation applications in their own labs. The company has previously received several grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Speechbobble gets $1.5M to bring social networking to the office: The enterprise social network has raised a round of seed funding from a group of Canadian investors. Based in Toronto, the company is developing software that will facilitate employee communication and collaboration in the office.