WeShop lands $4.25M to find out how you shop

WeShop, an online consumer shopping network, today announced it has secured a first round of funding for $4.25 million. Though the company is currently in private-beta mode, it claims to have already signed-up some 100,000 members, according to the company’s announcement.

Twitter for businesses? StatusNet grabs another $1.4M

StatusNet, a microblogging service with similarities to Twitter but designed for businesses, today announced it secured a second round of funding for $1.4 million. The funding will be used to support and grow its sales team and continue targeting the world’s 1,000 largest businesses, it said in an announcement.

Sailthru lands $1M for targeted company newsletters

Sailthru, a behavioral marketing email service, announced today that it has secured a seed round of $1 million, first reported by Business Insider. Founder and Chief Executive Neil Capel has since confirmed the funding, which will be used to expand its sales operations and new feature development.

RPI raises $5M for custom photo products

RPI, a company that prints custom photo products, today announced it secured a $5 million round of funding from Huntington Capital. The funding will be used to introduce new services like merchandising programs and brand owner opportunities according to the company’s announcement.

Gazelle lands $12M to buy and resell your used electronics

Gazelle, a company that buys and resells used consumer electronics, announced Wednesday that it has raised a third round of funding for $12 million. The new funding, bringing its total to about $22 million, will be used to grow the business to meet consumer demand, build pricing models and strengthen retail partnerships, according to the company’s announcement.

IBM buys BigFix for network visibility and compliance

Computer giant IBM today announced it plans to acquire network and compliance company BigFix for an undisclosed amount, although Bloomberg BusinessWeek claims an inside source is saying the deal is worth about $400 million. The acquisition will bring IBM customers added compliance and security for their network of computers.

Travelstormer looks to make group travel super easy

Remember all those great spring break trips you took in college with your friends? In addition to the crazy memories, you probably also remember the hassle of trying to coordinate a vacation with a group of people. Looking to make the process super easy, a new startup Travelstormer launched today offering several online tools for managing and arranging group travel.

FavRav lets Facebook users refer local businesses to friends

Facebook can be a daunting place for many small businesses. While they dream of reaching some of the social network’s more than 450 million users, they don’t always have the time or money. Enter a new Facebook application, FavRav, that aims to help local businesses tap current customers to create positive recommendations for their Facebook friends and drive business.

Zurb gives entrepreneurs visible website feedback with Bounce

Trying to get feedback from others around website development or design can be a difficult process. Especially when you’re trying to do it through email or over the phone. In an effort to make the process a bit easier, design and consulting firm Zurb today announced the release of Bounce, a new visual feedback application for websites.

uSamp lands $10M more for global market panels

uSamp, a company that creates focus groups and feedback panels around the world, announced today that it has secured a $10 million third round of funding. This brings its total funding raised to around $14 million. The money will be used to develop the next generation of its panel management platform, drive acquisition and expand globally.

SafetyWeb adds $8M more to keep your kid safe

Here’s a little peace of mind for parents worrying about what their kids are doing online. SafetyWeb, a service that lets parents track their child’s activity on the Web, announced today that it has secured a second round of funding for $8 million. The funding will be used to expand the company’s marketing and partnership efforts.