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Wikio Receives $5.3 Million In Funding

Wikio, which is basically a European version of Digg (more on that later), just received a considerable amount of funding to continue its growth. Reports indicate that Lightspeed Venture Partners and Gemini Israel Funds have endowed the company with $5.3 million.

More Open Source Funding – What Does it Mean?

Matthew Aslett, Matt Asay & Alex Fletcher are all writing about the increased funding that open source companies have received in 2006. Good news indeed. (Picture from robinicus919)

Another $40m For Spot Runner

ClickZ has details of some new funding for low-cost television commercial provider, Spot Runner. Spot Runner is an interesting concept, allowing companies to create and place TV ads for as little as $500, using an online interface.

Microsoft Funding Academic Search Projects

A dozen winners of Microsoft’s Live Labs Search request for proposals will share $500,000 in funding for their work in Accelerating Search in Academic Research.

Google Funding Firefox Sabotage
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Ed Bott writes that, thanks to Google AdSense’s Firefox Referral program, publishers are defacing their own websites and annoying users, all in the name of a $1 bounty.

Facebook Gets $25MM In Funding

The hits just keep on coming. Facebook has landed an additional $25MM in funding, and Bambi Francisco is reporting that the pre-money valuation of Facebook was $525MM.

Congrats To Coghead On Their First Round Funding

FINALLY can talk about this.

The Web 2.0 World is Also Flat

While a lot of the action in social media is here in the US, don’t count out other nations.

Battelle’s FM Tunes Into VC Funding

Author of “The Search” and BoingBoing.net “band manager” John Battelle’s Federated Media scooped up its first round of venture capital funding.

TV Search Firm MeeVee Gets Funding

Red Herring has details of the $6.5m just raised by TV search engine start-up MeeVee.

Microsoft Increases Computer Training Funding

The “Wizard of Redmond” better known as Bill Gates announced this week Microsoft would increase funding for its Unlimited Potential (UP) program while delivering the keynote address at the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Europe in Lisbon, Portugal.

Feedster Dines On New VC Funding

The RSS and blog search engine may gain a Japanese flavor as the company receives funding from Mitsui and Company.

Securing Second- and Third-Round Venture Capital Financing

Widget sales are booming – the competition is scrambling, demand is up, and the books are finally treading water. Your core management team has big ideas for the future of Widget Inc. Opportunity is abundant; but how will you fund that next big leap?

Securing Second- And Third-Stage Venture Capital Financing

Widget sales are booming – the competition is scrambling, demand is up, and the books are finally treading water. Your core management team has big ideas for the future of Widget Inc. Opportunity is abundant; but how will you fund that next big leap?

Behind Become.com’s Second Round Of Funding

I’m sure most of you have heard Become has secured their second round of VC funding worth $7.2 million.

Shopping Engine Gains Funding

A new player in the shopping search engine market gains $7.2 million in additional venture capital.

Pheedo Gets VC Funding

For those too busy to read the entire post on Become below or who read it too fast to realize all the implications, I’ll make one of them simple for you by breaking it out. Pheedo has received a round of VC funding from the well known TransCosmos group. Not only did they receive funding but they’re also expanding into Japan with the assistance of TransCosmos.

Gates Doubles Funding for Health

They say money can’t buy happiness, but somebody ought to be happy that Bill Gates and his Gates Foundation are putting up $250 million more in the name of global health.

Bill Gates Doubles Funding for Global Health Initiative

Bill Gates announced that the Gates Foundation will more than double its funding for the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, which was launched in 2003.

4INFO Mobile Search lands $8M in Funding

Mobile Search firm 4INFO have secured $8M in funding from VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Six Apart May Be Acquisition Target

A speculative story in InternetNews.com discusses the future of Six Apart, asking whether it’s a prime target for Yahoo to add to its portfolio of offerings.