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Jelly, Biz Stone’s Mysterious Startup, Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors Jelly, Biz Stone’s Mysterious Startup, Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors

On April 1st, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone confirmed that he was working on a new startup called Jelly. He was kind of forced into revealing his hand, after news of the project leaked in late March. When Stone announced the …

Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize

Foursquare has announced that the company has secured $41 million in funding from private equity firm Silver Lake Waterman, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures. CEO Dennis Crowley announced the …

Google May Be Working To Cut Off Funds To Pirate Sites Google May Be Working To Cut Off Funds To Pirate Sites
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For the longest time, the media industry has lobbied Google to censor its search results in favor of “legitimate” Web sites. Google gave in a little last year when it introduced a new ranking signal that puts pirated content lower …

Google Ventures Is The Third Most Active VC Firm In The U.S. [Report] Google Ventures Is The Third Most Active VC Firm In The U.S. [Report]
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Google Ventures is now the third most active venture captial firm in the U.S., according to the New York Post, citing info from CB Insights. Google Ventures launched in 2009 with the goal of “discovering and growing great companies,” and …

Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store
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Would you like a mobile payments processing unit with your caramel macchiato? Square and Starbucks are further bolstering their relationship, building on one that already includes millions in investment and a payment option deal. Starting soon, Starbucks customers will be …

BuzzFeed Lands $19.3 Million in Funding, Passes 40 Million Uniques in December BuzzFeed Lands $19.3 Million in Funding, Passes 40 Million Uniques in December

Viral trendsetters BuzzFeed have just announced a significant cash injection – $19.3 million led by NEA. Previous investors RRE, Hearst, SoftBank, and Lerer Ventures also participated – as did Michael and Kass Lazerow, Buddy Media co-founders. “We have the senior …

Spotify Gets New Funding From Goldman Sachs, Coke [Report] Spotify Gets New Funding From Goldman Sachs, Coke [Report]

Spotify has attracted a new $100 million round of funding, valuing the company at nearly $3 billion, according to various reports. According to the New York Times’ Media Decoder, Coca-Cola is becoming a minority investor in the company as part …

Twitch Raises $15 Million in VC Funding Twitch Raises $15 Million in VC Funding

Twitch, the leading online platform for streaming games and eSports events, announced this week that it has received a $15 million investment from venture capital firms during its latest funding round. Venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners provided the bulk …

Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co. Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over …

Soon, Bing Is Going To Have Something Fun Soon, Bing Is Going To Have Something Fun
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Bing is working on something called Bing Fund, but not any details are available yet. Apparently it will be fun though. If you visit BingFund.com, all you’ll get is the image/message above. ITProPortal reports that Bing Fund will launch in …

Local Search Platform Yext Secures $27 Million In Funding Local Search Platform Yext Secures $27 Million In Funding

Yext has secured a new $27 million Series E round of funding. The company says it will use the capital to expand its platform. Yext is in the business of “Amazing Local Search Results,” with its PowerListings product promising to …

Fundable: Helping Startups Become Reality with Crowdfunding Fundable: Helping Startups Become Reality with Crowdfunding

There’s a new startup on the scene that hopes to help other startups take off. The company is called Fundable, and although it looks similar to Kickstarter, it operates on very different approach that takes advantage of the JOBS Act. …

Spotify Might Raise $220 Million Spotify Might Raise $220 Million

According to a source knowledgable on the matter, music streaming service Spotify is on the process of raising hundreds of millions of dollars, with a potential valuation of $4 billion. According to the New York Times, Spotify may ultimately garner …

Brit: Meet the New Brand That Marries Tech & Domestic Living Brit: Meet the New Brand That Marries Tech & Domestic Living

If you enjoy being creative, are all about Pinterest, and have a techie streak in you, chances are, you’ll be interested in a new lifestyle brand founded by Brit Morin. The brand, simply called Brit, puts a new spin on …

Evernote Raises $70M Ahead of $1B IPO Evernote Raises $70M Ahead of $1B IPO

The digital note taking company Evernote has raised $70 million in its fourth round of funding ahead of its $1 billion IPO valuation, venturebeat is reporting. The private financing was led by Meritech Capital and CBC Capital. According to the …

Ark People-Search Engine Raises $4.2 Million Ark People-Search Engine Raises $4.2 Million
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Liz Gannes over at All Things D is reporting that “people-search” engine Ark has just raised $4.2 million during its recent seed round. Ark is a website that promises to help searchers find old acquaintances and new friends based on …

Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million

A greater emphasis has been put on customer service as a growing number of consumers provide reviews and feedback to businesses on their mobile devices. In addition, companies such as Zappos have set the bar really high in terms of customer expectations.

Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion For Fund III Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion For Fund III

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced that it has raised $1.5 billion for its Fund III. Co-founder and general partner Ben Horowitz explains, “Fund III is all about extending our capabilities to more disruptors and pioneers. We’re remaking the modern venture …

Gidsy Gets $1.2 Million From Investors, Including Ashton Kutcher Gidsy Gets $1.2 Million From Investors, Including Ashton Kutcher

Gidsy just raised $1.2M Seed Investment from Sunstone Capital together with W. Vogels (CTO of Amazon), Index Capital and Ashton Kutcher. “Gidsy is exploring, booking and offering unique things to do,” CEO Edial Dekker tells WebProNews. “We launched in Amsterdam, …

GetGlue Hits 2 Million Users, Raises $12 Million [Exclusive Interview] GetGlue Hits 2 Million Users, Raises $12 Million [Exclusive Interview]

GetGlue announced that it has closed a $12 million round of financing, led by Rho Ventures. Other investors include: TimeWarner Investments, RRE Ventures, and Union Square Ventures. WebProNews interviewed CEO Alex Iskold about the funding and the growth of GetGlue …

Unruly (Of Google’s Chrome Marketing Debacle Fame) Raises $25 Million Unruly (Of Google’s Chrome Marketing Debacle Fame) Raises $25 Million
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Unruly is the marketing firm behind Google’s Chrome paid link fiasco – the campaign by which Googlers are saying they are embarrassed. Still, Unruly announced today that it is has just raised $25 million in funding in a Series A …