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    Monday, November 5, 2012
    Longboard Media Acquired By Bazaarvoice
    San Francisco-based Longboard Media, a provider of online advertising services for retailers, has been acquired by ratings and reviews provider Bazaarvoice, in a deal worth $32.7M. According to Bazaarvoice, it is paying $26.9m in cash plus 0.5 million shares of its common stock for Longboard media, which was founded by Jim Barkow and Scott Engler. Both Barkow and Engler was previously at Shopping.com/ (More info...)

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    Revionics Buys SkuLoop
    Roseville-based Revionics, a provider of merchandise optimization software for e-retailers, said today that it has acquired the assets of SkuLoop, a provider of social commerce and promotions software owned by GIIV, Inc. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SkuLoop's social marketing software drives daily deals, flash sales, and other promotions for brands.

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    Kenshoo Lands $12M
    Kenshoo, which develops search engine marketing automation software, said this morning that it has raised $12M in a new round of funding. The firm--which has North American headquarters in San Francisco, but is based in Israel--said the round was led by Tenaya Capital, and also included Sequoia Capital, Sequoia Growth Fund, and Arts Alliance. The firm said it will use the funding to support growth in its search marketing and social marketing business.

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    LightSail Energy Catches $37.3M
    Berkeley-based LightSail Energy, a developer of energy storage technology, said today that it has raised $37.3M in funding. The round was led by Peter Thiel, and also included Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, Innovacorp, and others. LightSail, which is led by Steve Crane, says it is developing energy storage technology which uses compressed air to store power.

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    Ruckus Wireless Sets Estimated IPO Range
    Sunnyvale-based Ruckus Wireless has set its initial public offering range, saying this morning in a filing that it expects to price its shares at between $13.00 and $15.00 in its IPO. The offering would raised $144.9M for the company, if priced at $15.00. Ruckus has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange as RKUS. Ruckus Wireles is a provider of carrier class Wi-Fi equipment. Ruckus originally filed for its IPO last month.

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