At this point, Amazon’s plans are still a mystery. But making its apps more fun and engaging makes a lot more sense then spewing out another Android phone.
Streaming music startup Songza has raised $3.82 million in new funding, according to a new filing with the SEC.
Here’s something you probably didn’t know: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reads Business Insider. And likes it.
Trying to steal a bit of attention away from Facebook’s big Home event, Microsoft has just announced a new program to get Windows Phone apps more attention called “Red Stripe Deals.”
Femtocells, human organs, and space: funding daily for April 3 is full as 13 companies raised money, financing, or were sold.
We saw a significant uptick in funding today; almost a dozen companies closed rounds in diverse industries, such as sports, consumer-tech, and political-tech.
“Big data” startup Deep Information Sciences has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to help its customers with a “new approach” to database architectures.
B2B marketing startup Demandbase has raised $15 million in new funding to help it add more sales members and push for growth in U.S. and European enterprises.
Here are today’s tech funding deals, in no particular order.
Vasona Networks has raised $12 million in fresh funding to help it continue to fix bandwidth problems plaguing mobile networks and smartphone owners.
SwiftStack’s software defined storage solution can run on commodity hardware, and is cheaper than building a storage system from scratch.
Evolv’s “big data” tech to increase workplace productivity and tenure has attracted the attention of investors.
A huge sum of money, two computer-scientist founders with IT backgrounds, top-shelf investors … all we’re missing is WHAT BITGLASS ACTUALLY DOES. Sigh.
We can’t believe a cloud company can explain its technology in such clear terms. Bully for them! Also, $20 million for them.
Foursquare has teamed up with Visa and Mastercard to expand its check-in deals service that lets users earn better specials by using their credit cards.
“It’s a way better deal than Groupon,” Kim said. “Also, advertisers can track this.”
The Mountain View Calif. based startup leverages open source computing framework Hadoop and NoSQL to bring “big data” to large companies.
Investors are seeing some major potential in Pinterest, which could raise a funding round valued as high as $2.5 billion.
Today, Openstack private cloud player, Piston Cloud closed an $8 million funding round. Investors see potential in the space, despite that it has become increasingly flooded with competitors, such as Hewlett-Packard and Rackspace.
Oracle yet again shows its willingness to buy tech rather than create it.
Dell is inching closer to a $24 billion deal that would take the company private as early as Monday.
As if $125 million were not enough, Box has expanded its gargantuan funding round to $150 million.
Seagate will immediately start selling a complete line of Flash-based technologies to its other partners (including OEMs), and Virident will be using Seagate’s ample marketing and distribution channels.
Belkin is acquiring Cisco’s Home Networking unit, the company announced today, including its products, employees and the popular Linksys brand, which makes routers for home access points.
With its acquisition of Degree Compass, well-funded startup Desire2Learn is exploring how predictive analytics can reduce the time it takes for students to graduate college.
Healthcare software and cloud solutions company Recondo Technology has received a $20 million investment from Bregal Sagemount to accelerate its growth in the booming healthcare sector.
Virtualization giant VMware has invested $30 million into Puppet Labs, a Portland-based provider of software for system administrators. As part of the funding, the companies formed a strategic partnership to deliver a more robust set of IT tools to customers.
With entrepreneur-friendly government regulation and high-quality late stage companies on the cusp of going public, VCs expect to see solid returns in the coming year.
In the first weeks of 2013, healthcare technology startups are already closing some major funding rounds. The latest to benefit from Sand Hill Road’s burgeoning interest in the space is a D.C. based company called Audax Health, which raised almost $21 million, according to an SEC filing.
Aaron Levie, Box’s energetic young CEO, today revealed that the company is prepping for an initial public offering in 2014.
Zettaset, a company that helps its customers deploy Hadoop, the open source computing framework that can process large data-sets, has closed a $10 million funding round.
A big ol’ bowl of funding news, with cherries on top.
Social TV service Viggle will no longer be purchasing one of its big competitors, GetGlue.
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Social news site Buzzfeed has raised $19.3 million in its third round of funding, a war chest that will likely help the company take its quirky content to a new level.
Amazon is aiming to become the student’s best friend with a big discount on the Kindle Fire 8.9.
Editor’s Pick While 2012 saw some spectacularly large IPOs like Facebook and Workday, it also had its share of major mergers and acquisitions. Here are the biggest buys of the year.
We survey the top venture capital investments into tech companies of the year. To make this elite list, you needed to raise at least $89 million in 2012.
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