CloudBeat 2013

25 new reasons to attend CloudBeat

If you purchase, evaluate, develop, or invest in enterprise technology, then you need to be at CloudBeat 2013, Sept. 9-Sept. 10 in San Francisco.

Small business community Manta grabs $44M

Manta, a website that connects customers and small businesses with company profiles, just raised $44 million. The company helps small businesses gain visibility and attract new customers, as well as create a community of small business owners.

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Extole turns regular customers into brand ambassadors, raises $10M

Nearly every company has a social presence these days, but personal recommendations are often a more powerful way to boost sales. If you’ve never heard about a company before, but your friend has, you’ll likely trust her opinion over that of a complete stranger. But keeping track of how much customer referrals really help your business can be hard, so Extole has created a way to track word-of-mouth marketing.

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Google Ventures funds RelayRides, again

Car sharing startup RelayRides has raised $3.6 million in a round of funding only five months after its last, according to a form D filed with the SEC. Involved in the round are Google Ventures, August Capital.

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Blue Jeans launches "any(ware) video conferencing"

Blue Jeans Network came out of stealth mode Wednesday, making the cloud-based, multi-party video conferencing service commercially available. Dubbed “any(ware) video conferencing,” Blue Jeans Network makes video conferencing accessible to pretty much everyone with practically any video-enabled device.

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Check out the latest speakers for GamesBeat 2011

Today we’re revealing the third set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our slate of speakers will include Bing Gordon, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the former chief creative officer at Electronic Arts; Daniel Terry, chief executive and co-founder of mobile game maker Pocket Gems; and Tim Chang, partner at Norwest Venture Partners.