Nasuni, a provider of software that streamlines data transfer to cloud storage outlets, announced today that it has raised $15 million in its second round of funding led by Flybridge Capital Partners.
eBay announced that it has acquired Berlin-based Brands4friends, a European online retailer that sells significantly discounted merchandise to its members, for $200 million.
This week’s DEMO meetups in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California were a breath of fresh air across a startup landscape that’s crowded with consumer Web startups. Among the diverse ventures we saw this week was a company called Ecospan, which is aiming to disrupt the packaging space with a proprietary biopolymer-based, biodegradable material.
It looks like it’s easy enough to forget about 24 hours of downtime.
Social bookmarking site Delicious, once one of the shining examples of the Web 2.0 renaissance, will not be shutting down. But it will be looking for a new host after Yahoo, its owner since 2005, determined that it was not a strategic fit, according to a blog post by the company.
Research in Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry business smartphone, is in talks to pick up social data aggregator Gist to maintain its stranglehold on the enterprise smartphone market, according to a report by GigaOm.
Today’s funding announcements include new ways to invest in stocks, buy cheap event tickets and build sustainable companies:
Hewlett-Packard? They’re just a minor roadblock, according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
Is Google getting too big?
Groupon, the daily deal site that has risen to infamy after rejecting a buyout offer from Google worth $6 billion, is on top of the world — for now.
Cloudkick, a developer of web applications that help manage cloud computing environments, announced today that it has agreed to be bought out by cloud computing provider Rackspace for an undisclosed sum.
When I last checked in with Andy Dunn, the CEO of online menswear retailer Bonobos, he was in the middle of raising $2 million from angel investors.
Today’s funding announcements include innovation in car batteries, social planning and nuclear power plants:
Folks who had a hard time believing that Twitter was worth $1 billion a year ago are going to have an even harder time swallowing the company’s new valuation.
Google has launched an installer for companies that automatically loads the Chrome web browser on all of a server’s managed users and includes a suite of security and privacy options for administrators — an area long dominated by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
Spoken Communications, a provider of speech recognition software for call centers and the like, announced today that it has picked up $4 million in its most recent round of funding to help promote its virtual call centers.
Zipcar, a car-sharing service that lets people rent cars by the hour, announced today that it has raised an additional $21 million in its seventh round of funding led by Meritech Capital Partners.
Solar financing startup Sungevity has raised $15 million in a third round of financing to put more solar panels on rooftops by leasing or selling the systems to homeowners.
Alright, Best Buy, it’s time to get rid of the washing machines. You are a consumer electronics store. You always have been.
Former broadcast-TV titan Fred Silverman is launching some kind of live-video, social-media thing called Blip City, PaidContent reports.
Clustrix, a provider of database software for storage nodes, announced today that it has raised $12 million in its second round of funding led by Sequoia Capital.
It seems Google is willing to wait a little longer to fulfill CEO Eric Schmidt’s dream of cars that drive themselves.
Today’s funding announcements include multiple checks from Silicon Valley’s U.S. Venture Partners:
‘Tis the season, right?
Microsoft — along with a number of other new companies — has joined an increasingly large bandwagon trying to keep Google from purchasing ITA, a provider of flight information for search engines, for $700 million.
Dell has picked up cloud storage provider Compellent for $820 million after losing out on its bid for storage provider 3Par a few months ago to Hewlett-Packard.
Nortel, a telecommunications giant that controls some major patents on the next generation of wireless technology, is auctioning off the remainder of its patents to suitors like Research in Motion, Apple and Microsoft, according to a report from Reuters.
In today’s funding announcements, Silicon Valley heavyweights back enterprise storage and crowdsourced video subtitles:
German business social networking site Xing has acquired Amiando, an online event management and ticketing services company, for around 10.3 million euros, as the “German LinkedIn” attempts to engage its more than 10 million members more actively.
Was there a clear signal when the British Empire was eclipsed by its colonies? When the New Economy pushed aside the old?
Factual, a startup that claims to host hundreds of thousands of data sets, has raised $25 million in its first round of institutional funding.
Salesforce announced today that it has acquired Heroku, which develops and deploys web-based applications that rely on the programming language Ruby on Rails, for $212 million as part of its Cloud 2 suite of cloud applications. The company made the announcement at the Dreamforce 2010 conference in San Francisco.
Electronic signature cloud platform DocuSign announced today it has closed $27 million in third round financing and added two key hires to its executive team.
SnapLogic, a provider of software that connects cloud applications, got a pretty strong vote of confidence today — investing titan Ben Horowitz of Andreessen-Horowitz has joined the company’s board as part of a $10 million fundraising round.
Today’s funding announcements include sites for sharing and socializing Facebook updates and online videos:
Nabto makes web technology for devices like medical appliances (see Medotech’s Grindcare) and building automation devices. The Danish startup just closed a new funding round combining funds from previous investor Østjysk Innovation, the Danish government-backed fund Vækstfonden and some private investors. The new financing will mainly be used to boost Nabto’s sales and marketing.
Cloud storage provider Panzura has raised $12 million in a second round of funding. The San Jose, Calif., company aims to provide Web-connected cloud storage that is faster than storage devices attached directly to locally hosted servers.
Waze, makers of an innovative crowdsourced app that offers free driving directions, is on a roll. The company just announced that it has scored $25 million in a second round of funding.
Mobile analytics firm Flurry raised $15 million in a third round of funding as it expands its reach.
Today’s funding announcements include ways to track and monitor company vehicles and social media campaigns: