Here’s a quick roundup of some of today’s funding announcements:
myThings, a provider of targeted advertising services, announced today that it has raised $6 million in its most recent round of funding led by Deutsche Telecom investing arm T-Venture to expand its research and development in Europe.
Svpply (pronounced “supply”), a social shopping service that helps users discover new products, announced today that it has raised a $550,000 seed round.
Scale Computing, a provider of small-scale computer storage databases, announced today that it has raised $17 million in its third round of funding to triple its staff over the next three years.
Here’s a quick roundup of some of today’s funding announcements:
Update: Wozniak now says he was “totally wrong” about the Nuance purchase. Original story below. —
eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam have gotten most of the attention for their do-gooder efforts through their investment firm the Omidyar Network. But back in 2001, Pam Omidyar also founded a nonprofit research group called HopeLab, which is announcing a new project to try to reduce youth obesity.
Google announced today it is giving Microsoft Office users a way to bring their documents into Google Docs without having to leave the Office application.
I just bought a dog sweater from a stranger who lives across the country from me. And I totally blame Yardsellr, a year-old startup backed by a team of eBay veterans who may well be inventing the future of social commerce.
Consumer device chip giant Broadcom said today it plans to buy Gigle Networks for $75 million plus other considerations.
Online dating site SmartDate announced today that it has raised an additional $5 million in its first fundraising round today to help promote its French online dating site and compete with other giants like OKCupid and Match.com.
Enterprise software infrastructure provider Novell agreed to be bought out by Attachmate, another enterprise software provider, for $2.2 billion — or $6.10 per share — today.
Panasonic‘s latest Blu-ray players will include both the Vudu movie-streaming service and stereoscopic 3D capability.
Venture capital investment in Silicon Valley continues to decrease overall even as angel investors rush into high-value investments in tech stars like Twitter and Facebook, according to a study released today of capital raised in the third quarter.
Lionside, a developer of social sports games, has raised $1.6 million in a first round of funding, according to a filing with the SEC.
Looks like it isn’t just employees who are cashing out on their Facebook shares. TechCrunch reported earlier today that Accel Partners sold “very significant chunks” of its stake in the company (while also holding on to the vast majority of its shares), and I’ve confirmed the news with a source.
Dell makes a good chunk of change off selling servers. The Texas-based company raked in $1.8 billion off server sales in the last quarter alone — which was up 20 percent from $1.5 billion the same quarter a year earlier.
Social shopping startup Fashism just announced that it has raised an angel round of funding led by A Grade Investments, the fund created by actor/entrepreneur/professional oversharer Ashton Kutcher.
MooBella, the developer of a technology that can make hard-scoop ice cream in just 40 seconds, has raised $9 million from Inventages Venture Capital.
Only in the bubble of Twitter-obsessed San Francisco would a buyout offer of $2.5 billion seem “insulting.”
Blog plug-in Zemanta has raised $3 million in venture capital as it attempts to bring “semantic” blogging to the rest of the world, the company said Wednesday.
Social data provider Gnip has raised $2 million in funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and announced this week that Twitter had tapped it as the first partner to resell data from users’ posts.
There’s a big business in online bargains. How big? Amazon.com may be about to tell us, if a rumor VentureBeat has heard about the giant Internet retailer investing in daily-deal venture LivingSocial is true.
I’m not a particular fan of gift cards. There are few things worse than getting a gift card for Christmas to some store I’ve never heard of — or worse, one I hate. Hopefully that’s about to change with Plastic Jungle, a provider of a marketplace for trading and selling gift cards.
Image tagging startup Stipple announced today that it has scored $2 million in seed funding, just three months after its launch in August.
I guess online advertising company Federated Media is in a spending mood. Less than two weeks after its last acquisition, the company has announced that it’s purchased Foodbuzz, a network of 4,400 independent food bloggers.
Online-chat and content-sharing provider Meebo is closing a $25 million round of funding led by Khosla Ventures, the company confirmed, as investors try to muscle in on every aspect of the burgeoning social networking space.
Apple taught the tech world that going vertical — where a company owns many of the critical technology ingredients that it uses in its products — can result in big payoffs. Products like the iPhone and iPad are made with Apple software, chips, and hardware.
White-hot microblogging startup Twitter has tongues wagging again, as rumors continue to swirl that the startup will soon lead a new round of financing with an estimated valuation of around $3 billion.
First it was Microsoft and Google. Now it’s Hewlett-Packard. It seems the cool thing to do now is trying to take on Cisco’s video conferencing market while the company is down.
Anobit, a producer of flash memory technology, announced today that it has picked up $32 million in its most recent round of fundraising led by Intel Capital. It will use the funds to help meet surging demand for its products.
Seedcamp, a seed fund that is best described as Europe’s version of Y Combinator, just announced the closing of its second fund of $4 million. This fund is 50 percent larger than the first fund, raised in 2007.
Consumers bewildered by a rash of resetting rates on loans and various outstanding credit lines now have the same tools banks have to aggregate all their debt in one place, after free online personal finance tool Credit Sesame launched a beta version today to help users get a complete financial snapshot all in one place.
Well-known venture capital investor in Twitter and Foursquare, Union Square Ventures, is raising a third fund likely to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $500 million, peHUB reports. That’s more than twice the size of its $156 million second fund that closed in 2008.
Optimizely, a website-testing startup, has raised $1.2 million in an all-angel funding round, the company told VentureBeat today, as marketers continue to search for new ways to track, measure and hold onto the “best” traffic their websites are getting.
Pushing forward with the trend for more and more narrow search technologies, Yummly has raised $1.85 million for its semantic search and recommendation platform for doing queries on recipes.
NLAB Solar just landed an investment of $2.6 million from Fasadglas Bäcklin, Scandinavia’s largest glass facade company. NLAB Solar manufactures energy-producing dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC). The cells which can be integrated into transparent and colored facades such as those produced by Fasadglas. The funding will be used to accelerate product development in NLAB’s new plant in Stockholm.
Cash payment service PayNearMe, formerly known as Kwedit, announced today that it has grabbed another $16 million in funding and is launching a new mobile payment option.
City Labs, a long-life Tritium battery manufacturer, has closed its first round of funding from founder of high-end computer hardware company Alienware and LCS Ventures. The South Florida-based company develops batteries that can last for more than 20 years.