Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Acquires Location Data for Bing, Windows

Foursquare has just received a cash injection from Microsoft, and Microsoft products will soon sport billions of Foursquare data points. The two companies have just announced a strategic partnership that will see Windows OS, as well as Bing, receive location…

Jelly Raises New Funding From Greylock

Jelly announced that it has secured a new Series B round of funding with Greylock Partners, and that partner Josh Elman, who worked as a product lead at Twitter, has joined Jelly’s board. This follows Series A funding last year…

Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding

It’s been a big, transformative year for location-focused app Foursquare. For the past year, Foursquare has been making both incremental and monumental shifts in the core functionality of the app, taking it from just another check-in game to a real…

Someone Gave Bitstrips a Bunch of Money

If you hate Bitstrips, you’re not alone. If you love Bitstrips, you’re also not alone. The popular Facebook app that allows users to create custom avatars and stick them in pre-designed comic situations has over 10 million active users. The…

6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition

With NASA budget cuts looming, one 6-year-old kid is taking as direct a route as he can to ask President Obama to save the nation’s space program. Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado loves space and hopes to be an astronaut…

Arthritis, It’s Time To Get Serious

Sufferers of arthritis, the disease referring to inflamation of the joints, will be happy to hear some good news that has recently been released from the Canadian organization, The Arthritis Society. As the largest non-government funded organization in Canada responsible…

DataStax Raises New $45 Million Round Of Funding

Datastax announced this week that it has completed a $45 million series D round of funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners, and new investors DFJ Growth…

Blekko Raises New Funding, Reduces Staff

Blekko has both reduced its staff and raised new funding. According to a report from Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land, who had an email exchange with CEO Rich Skrenta, the company laid off eight people earlier this week as…

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 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…