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Monday, June 19, 2017

Samba TV Gets $30M For Smart TV Analytics

San Francisco-based Samba TV, a developer of television analytics applications for smart televisions, has raised $30M in a Series B, the company disclosed on Monday. The funding was led by Union Grove Venture Partners, and also included Dis...

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Nomadic Nabs $6M For Virtual Reality Entertainment Centers

San Rafael-based Nomadic, a developer of virtual reality entertainment content, which it offers via retail locations, has raised $6M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Horizons Ventures, and also included Maveron, Presence Capi...

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Friday, June 9, 2017

TechieGamers Grabs $113K In Seed Funding

San Francisco-based gaming and entertainment site TechieGamers said it has received $113,000 in a seed funding round, which came from angel investor Mehran Khavarian. TechieGamers is led by Karen Tumbokon, a technology reporter who has work...

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Packagd Picks Up $7.5M

San Francisco-based Packagd, a new startup created by former Hulu CTO and former Flipboard CTO Eric Feng, and incubated at Kleiner Perkins, said it has launched out of stealth with $6M in a Series A investment. The funding was led by Foreru...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fastly Finds $50M

San Francisco-based Fastly, a provider of content delivery services, has raised $50M in a funding round, the company said today. The funding was led by Sorenson Capital, and also included Sapphire Ventures, Iconiq Capital, Amplify Partners,...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tubi TV Finds $20M

San Francisco-based Tubi TV, which offers up an ad-supported, free online streaming TV and movie service, has raised $20M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by Jump Capital, and also included Foundation Capital, Danhua Capital...

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wavedash Games Raises $6M

Oakland-based Wavedash Games has raised $6M in a Series A funding round, the company announced today. The funding was led by March Capital Partners, and also included Lowercase Capital, Advancit Capital, CourtsideVC, Machine Shop Ventures, ...

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Creativebug Acquired By Jo-Ann Stores

San Francisco-based Creativebug, which produces educational videos for the arts and crafts market, has been acquired by Jo-Ann Stores, the arts and crafts retailer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Creativebug will con...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mozilla Buys Pocket

San Francisco-based Mozilla said late Monday that it had acquired Read It Later, the developers of mobile content discovery app Pocket. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Mozilla said the buy is its first strategic acqui...

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

TubeMogul Acquired By Adobe For $540M

San Jose-based video advertising company TubeMogul has been acquired by Adobe, the two announced this morning. The deal was worth $540M net of debt and cash. Adobe said it will pay $14.00 per share for TubeMogul. TubeMogul is a provider of ...

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Vessel Acquired By Verizon

San Francisco-based subscription video site Vessel announced earlier this week that it has been acquired by Verizon. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Vessel will shut down the service as a result of the acquisition. ...

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bloomreach Captures Hippo

Mountain View-based e-commerce personalization software and marketing developer Bloomreach has captured Hippo, a Dutch content management systems developer, the company said on Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announce...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PacketZoom Downloads $4.3M To Accelerate Mobile Content Delivery

San Mateo-based PacketZoom, a developer of technology which accelerates the delivery of content to mobile devices, has raised $4.3M in a funding round, the company said on Tuesday. The funding was led by First Round Capital, and also includ...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

VRChat Gets $1.2M

San Francisco-based VRChat, a developer of a service which lets users create, publish, and explore virtual reality (VR) worlds, has raised $1.2M in a seed investment, the company said Tuesday. The funding came from HTC, along with Rothenber...

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tout Takes $26M

San Francisco-based Tout, which operates a video content network which links articles to videos, has raised $26M in a Series C funding round. The funding was led by Melohn Group, and also included Windsor Media (Terry Semel), Pittco Capital...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

InstaVR Picks Up $2M For VR Authoring Tools

San Francisco-based InstaVR has raised $2M in a Series A funding, for its virtual reality authoring tools, the company announced on Monday. The funding came from The Venture Reality Fund. InstaVR targets its virtual reality authoring tools ...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Twitch Buys Curse

San Francisco-based Twitch said late Tuesday that it is acquiring Curse, a developer of content for gamers. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Curse had been led by Hubert Thieblot, and was founded in 2006. The company s...

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Hoodline Acquired By Ripple

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Google Acquires Anvato

Mountain View-based Google has acquired Anvato, a developer of video encoding and streaming tools, Google announced on Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Anvato's software is used for automating the encoding, e...

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Within Gets $12.6M For Virtual Reality Content, Software

Within, a developer of virtual reality content and technology, which has offices in both San Franciso and Los Angeles, has raised $12.56M in funding, the company said today. The Series A funding included 21st Century Fox, Andreessen Horow...

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Within Gets $12.6M For Virtual Reality Content, Software

Within, a developer of virtual reality content and technology, which has offices in both San Franciso and Los Angeles, has raised $12.56M in funding, the company said today. The Series A funding included 21st Century Fox, Andreessen Horow...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Forge Gets $4.5M For Videogame Streaming

San Francisco-based Forge, a developer of software which allows gamers to capture and share their games, has raised $4.5M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by True Ventures, and also included Social Capital, NZXT, Resolute Ventures...

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Showpad Scores $50M

San Francisco-based Showpad, a developer of products to help marketers drive engagement with their content, has raised $50M in a Series C funding. The funding was led by Insight Venture Partners, and also included Dawn Capital and Hummingbi...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Radiant Entertainment Acquired By Riot Games

Los Altos-based videogame developer Radiant Entertainment said this morning that it has been acquired by Riot Games. Financial details of the buy were not announced by the company. Radiant Games was developing a team-based, town building si...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Instart Logic Gains $45M

Palo Alto-based Instart Logic announced today that it has raised $45M in a Series D funding. The funding was led by Geodesic Capital, and also included Stanford-StartX Fund, Harris Barton Asset Management, Hermes Growth Partners, Andreessen...

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Friday, December 18, 2015

UploadVR Raises $1.25M For Virtual Reality News

San Francisco-based UploadVR, an online news provider and meetup organizer focused on virtual reality, has raised $1.25M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Shanda Grpup, a Chinese venture investor led by videogame veteran Tianqi...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Kiwi Acquired By SGN

Palo Alto-based Kiwi Inc., a developer of Android videogames, has had its team acquired by SGN, SGN said today. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Kiwi Inc. was venture backed by Sequoia Capital, Northgate Capital, and DFJ. Ex...

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Soundtrap Raises $1.5M For Online Collaborative Music Recording Service

Palo Alto- and Stockholm, Sweden-based Soundtrap, the developer of a cloud-based, collaborative music recording service, said today that it has raised $1.5M in a funding round. The funding came from angels Magnus Bergman and Lars Bergstom....

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pandora Buys Assets From Rdio

Oakland-based music streaming service Pandora said late Monday afternoon that it is acquiring some key asssets from Rdio, in a deal worth $75M in cash. Pandora said the technology, IP, and talent acquired from Rdio will go to expand its ser...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Neumob Gets $8.5M For Smartphone App Acceleration

Sunnyvale-based Neumob, a developer of software to help accelerate apps running on smartphones, has raised $8.5M in a Series A funding, the company said last week. The funding was led by Accel Partners, and also included Shasta Ventures, En...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Veeva Systems Buys Zinc Ahead

Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems said Tuesday that it has acquired Zinc Ahead, a UK-based developer of content management software for the life sciences industry. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Zinc Ahead was founded in 200...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ev Williams' Medium Gets $57M

San Francisco-based content publishing platform Medium said Monday that it has raised $57M in a funding round. The funding was led by Andreessen Horowitz, and also included Google Ventures and Greylock Partners, along with Obvious Ventures,...

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Jaunt Raises $65M For Cinematic Virtual Reality Technology

Palo Alto-based Jaunt announced this morning that it has raised $65M in a funding round, to go towards the company's cinematic virtual reality efforts. The Series C funding was led by The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, and C...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SurveyMonkey Buys TechValidate

Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey said Tuesday that it has acquired Emeryville-based TechValidate, a developer of web-based software for automating marketing content generation. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. SurveyMonkey said ...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Flipora Finds $1.5M

Sunnyvale-based Flipora announced today that it has raised $1.5M in a funding round, for its artificial intelligence software for content discovery. The company said the funding came from Gokul Rajaram (Google AdSense), Barney Pell (Powerse...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Booktrack Uncovers $5M

San Francisco- and New Zealand-based Booktrack, which provides technology which adds soundtracks to electronic books, has raised $5M in a Series B funding. The funding came from COENT Venture Partners and Sparkbox Ventures. Booktrack is led...

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pandora Buys Next Big Sound

Oakland-based streaming music service Pandora said Wednesday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Next Big Sound, a provider of analytics tools aimed at musicians, labels, and marketers. Financial details of the acquisition we...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Martini Media Acquired By Evolve Media

San Francisco-based Martini Media, an online publisher and advertising network focused on the luxury market, has been acquired by Evolve Media. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Evolve Media said it will continue to run Martini...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Re/code Acquired by Vox Media

Technology news site Re/code announced late Tuesday that its parent company, Revere Digital, is being acquired by Vox Media. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Re/code is based in San Francisco, where Vox Media also has an offic...

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mode Media Raises $30M More

San Francisco-based Mode Media> has raised $30M more in funding, the company said Thursday, bringing its total raised to $186M. The Series F funding was led by Hubert Burda Media. Mode Media is led by Samir Arora. The company did not say wh...

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Delvv Digs Up $3.5M

Palo Alto-based Delvv, a developer of mobile, content discovery apps that use machine learning and predictive analysis techniques for surfacing relevant news to users, has raised $3.5M in a seed funding. Source of the funding was not announ...

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Vessel Finds $57.5M

San Francisco-based Vessel, the online video streaming site founded by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, disclosed last week that it has raised $57.5M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners, and also inc...

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

StarMaker Gets $6.5M For Music Apps, Contests

San Francisco-based StarMaker, which devel mobile apps which helps amateur music talent create professional videos, earn money, and help build their following, annoucned Wednesday that it has raised $5.5M in a Series B funding. The funding ...

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Accomplice Raises $5M For Marketing Optimization Software

San Francisco-based Accomplice, a developer of marketing optimization software that helps optimize ads and social content for the bottom line, has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from WME | IMG. Accomplice, which wa...

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Notey Gets $1.6M For Blog Discovery

San Francisco- and Hong Kong-based Notey, which opreates an online site focused on content discovery and blog search, said Thursday that it has raised $1.6M in a funding round. The seed funding came from Steve Kirsch (Founder of Infoseek, O...

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dogtime Media Acquired By Evolve Media

San Francisco-based Dogtime Media, the publisher of dog and cat focused websites, has been acquired by Evolve Media, the owner of a large network of vertical content websites. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Evolve said that ...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kabam Buys Two Game Studios

San Francisco-based Kabam said Tuesday that it has acquired two, Los Angeles-based game studios, TapZen and Magic Pixel. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Kabam said it would combine the two into a new LA-area game st...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cognitive Networks Lands $14.5M For Automated Content Metadata

San Francisco-based Cognitive Networks, which develops software which automatically recognized content in television streams--and uses that for smart TV applications--has raised $14.5M in a funding round. The Series B funding came from Hear...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Scripted.com Gets $9M For Writing Marketplace

San Francisco-based Scripted.com, which operates an online marketplace for professionally written content, has raised $9M in a Series B financing round. The funding came from Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures, and also included angels...

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Rooftop Media Acquired By Amazon.com

San Francisco-based Rooftop Media, which operates an online site focused on comedy clips, has been acquired by Amazon.com, via Amazon's Audible unit. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Rooftop Media wa...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thismoment Snags $17.6M For Content Marketing

San Francisco-based Thismoment, which provides cloud-based software for managing user generated content and content marketing efforts, said today that it has raised $17.6M in a funding round. The Series D funding came from Sierra Ventures, ...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thismoment Snags $17.6M For Content Marketing

San Francisco-based Thismoment, which provides cloud-based software for managing user generated content and content marketing efforts, said today that it has raised $17.6M in a funding round. The Series D funding came from Sierra Ventures, ...

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Zenedge Uncloaks With $3.5M For Web Application Security

San Jose-based Zenedge, which develops web application security software, unveiled its products Thursday, saying that it had raised $3.5M in a Series A funding. That funding comes from individual investors, including Yehuda Neuberger, Fred ...

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Fuel Finds $3.5M In Funds For Mobile Games

San Francisco-based Fuel, a developer of SDKs and platforms for helping mobile game developers make their games more engaging, has raised $3.5M in a funding round. The funding came from Middle East Venture Partners and Rising Tide Fund. Fue...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fastly Finds $40M For Content Delivery Network

San Francisco-based Fastly said this morning that it has raised $40M in a Series C funding, for the company's content delivery network efforts. According to the company, the Series C funding was led by August Capital and also included Batt...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

High Gear Media Acquired By Internet Brands

Menlo Park-based High Gear Media, the online publisher behind The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports, has been acquired. According to Internet Brands, it has acquired High Gear Media to bolster its collection of automoti...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Google Buys Zync Render For Visual Effects In The Cloud

Mountain View-based Google has expanded out its cloud services platform, saying today that it has acquired Zync Render, a service which helps movie studios render their special effects in the cloud. Financial terms of the buy were not annou...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dynamic Signal Raises $12M, Buys PaperShare

San Bruno-based Dynamic Signal, a developer of social media advocate management software, said this week that it has raised $12M in a funding round, and acquired PaperShare, a developer of content marketing software. The Series C round was ...

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Twitch Acquired By Amazon For $970M

San Francisco-based video gaming content site Twitch Interactive has been acquired by Amazon.com, in a deal worth $970M in cash. According to Amazon, Twitch had more than 55 million unique visitors in July, who watched more than 15 billion ...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Unity Technologies Buys Tsugi

San Francisco-based Unity Technologies, which develops a game engine popular with a wide range of game devleopers, said today that it has acquired Tsugi, an Austin, Texas-based developer of game development tools. Financial details of the b...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Kiwi Find $15M For Mobile Android Games

Palo Alto-based Kiwi, which develops mobile games on Android, has raised $15M in a Series B funding. According to the company, the funding was led by Northgate Capital, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Sequoia Capital also participated...

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Kabam Lands $120M From Alibaba

San Francisco-based mobile game developer Kabam has raised $120M from Alibaba, in a deal that reportedly values the company at $1 billion. Kabam develops a wide range of mobile games. The company's backers include Warner Bros., MGM, Google...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Glu Mobile Buys Cie Games

San Francisco-based Glu Mobile, the developer and publisher of mobile and social games, said yesterday afternoon that it has acquired Cie Games, developer of the social/mobile game Racing Rivals. Glu said it would pay $100M for Cie Games, s...

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Dealflicks Finds $1.7M In Seed Funding

Dealflicks, the operator of an online service for finding discounted movie tickets, has raised $1.7M in a seed funding. The seed funding came from 500 Startups, Siemer Ventures, Archer Gray, Rubicon VC, Wefunder, Be Great Partners, Rosepaul...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Vessel, Led By Ex-Hulu CEO, Gets Funding

Vessel--formerly known as Project Fremont--founded by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and former Hulu CTO Richard Tom--has raised a funding round Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, and Bezos Expeditions. The startup--which its investors say ...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Wikia Buys Huddler

San Francisco-based Wikia, the online pop culture and entertainment site, said today that it has acquired fellow San Francisco company Huddler. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Huddler operates an online network of websites fo...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Niche Nets $2.5M To Network Media Creators

San Francisco- and New York-based Niche, which operates an online network for media creators, said this week that it has raised $2.5M in a seed funding round. According to the company, the funding came from SoftTech VC, Box Group, Lerer Ven...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Instart Logic Loads Up With $26M

Mountain View-based Instart Logic, a developer of web application optimization and streaming software and technology, has raised $26M in a Series C funding round. The funding was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and also included An...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MovieLaLa Gets Funding From Marc Benioff

San Francisco-based movie-focused social network MovieLaLa said Tuesday that it has raised an additional, angel investment from Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff. Financial details of the investment were not announced, however, the compan...

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Boxfish Finds $7M

Palo Alto-based Boxfish, which is developing television search and discovery software, has raised $7M in a funding round, the company said today. The funding came from Atlantic Bridge Ventures and Samsung. T-Ventures and Naya Ventures also...

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Aeria Games Sells Off PC Game Business

Santa Clara-based Aeria Games said last week that it is selling off its PC games business. Aeria said it would sell its worldwide PC game business and European subsidiary to ProSiebenSat.1 Games. Financial terms of the sale were not disclo...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

EdSurge Finds $1.5M For Education News, Analysis

Burlingame-based news publisher EdSurge said this morning that it has raised $1.5M in a venture financing round, to help grow its news, analysis, and events around education technology. The startup, led by Elizabeth (Betsy) Corocoran, said ...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Dolby Buys Doremi Labs

San Francisco-based Dolby Laboratories said Monday afternoon that that has signed a definitive agreement to acquired Doremi Labs, a developer of digital video playback hardare, servers, format converters, and other products, in a deal worth...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sharethrough Adds $17M For Ad Exchange

San Francisco-based advertising exchange Sharethrough said yesterday that it has raised $17M more in a fourth round of funding. The funding came from Elevation Partners, Silver Creek, and Patrick Keane, along with existing investors North B...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Yahoo Buys PeerCDN

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo has acquired PeerCDN, the developer of peer-to-peer, content delivery network (CDN) software. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. PeerCDN's technology is based on the emerging WebRTC standard. The firm was ...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Flipboard Raises $50M More

Palo Alto-based Flipboard, which develops tablet applications for reading content like magazines and newspapers, has raised another $50M in funding, the company disclosed today. The Series C funding was led by Rizvi Traverse Management, and...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Twitch Gets $20M For Video Game Content

San Francisco-based Twitch, which develops an online video platform aimed at video gamers, has raised $20M in a Series C funding round. The funding came from Thrive Capital, and also included WestSummit Capital and Take-Two Interactive Soft...

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Moxtra Lands $10M For Mobile Content Collaboration

Cupertino-based Moxtra, a developer of mobile collaboration software, said this week that it has raised $10M in its first funding. The funding were led by Cisco and KDDI, and also included Innovation Works and Barry Sternlicht of Starwood C...

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Tapastic Gets $650K For Web Comics

Santa Clara-based Tapastic is looking to bring more comic strips online with its tools, saying this week that it has raised $650,000 in a funding round. The funding came from 500 Startups, Strong Ventures, and Adam D'Angelo. According to th...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Skimlinks Acquires InvisibleHand

Skimlinks, which develops software to help web publishers monetize product links on their site to include affiliate links, said Friday that it has acquired InvisibleHand, a developer of product matching and pricing technology. Financial ter...

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Patreon Gets $2.1M in Seed Funding To Support YouTube Musicians

San Francisco-based Patreon, which operates a site which lets fans contribute funding to their favorite online YouTube musicians, has raised $2.1M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Charles River Ventures, SV Angel, Rothernberg ...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Watchwith Gets $5M For Second Screen Data

San Francisco-based Watchwith, which provides information on broadcast television to third party partners, including metadata and data typically used for "second screen" applications, has raised $5M in funding. The funding came from Rogers ...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

BrightEdge Finds $42.8M For Content Marketing Software

San Mateo-based BrightEdge said todsay that it has raised $42.8M in a Series D funding. The funding was led by Insight Venture Partners, and also included Intel Capital, Battery Ventures, Altos Ventures and Illuminate Ventures. BrightEdge ...

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Friday, June 7, 2013

N3twork Raises $12M

N3twork, a stealth mode developer of mobile software, revealed this week that it has raised $12M in a funding round. The funding came from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Floodgate, and Google Ventures. The firm is headed by Neil Young, f...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

TubeMogul Adds $10M To Series C Funding

Emeryville-based TubeMogul has completed a second tranche of its Series C funding, the firm said Wednesday. According to TubeMogul, the new, $10M funding was led by SingTel Innov8, and also included Cross Creek Capital and existing investor...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

PandoDaily Snags New Funding

San Francisco-based PandoDaily, the online technology news site, has raised a new round of funding, bringing its total raised to $3M, the firm said this week. The company said the funding came from Redpoint Ventures, along with Lerer Ventur...

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

AlephCloud Gets $7.5M For Cloud Content Protection

Sunnyvale-based AlephCloud has raised $7.5M in a Series B funding, for its software for managing content privacy on the public cloud. The firm said the funding was led by Handbag, LLC, headed by Seth Neiman. AlephCloud says its technology i...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Popexpert Finds $2M for Learning Video Marketplace

San Francisco-based Popexpert, which operates an online marketplace focused on video learning about a wide range of topics, has raised $2M in a funding round, the firm said Tuesday. Popexpert said the funding was led by Learn Capital, and a...

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yodo1 Raises $5M For Chinese Mobile Games

Yodo1, which helps game publishers mobilize their games in the Chinese market, said Wednesday that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. The firm--which has a presence in San Francisco, but is based in Beijin--said the funding was ...

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

LinkedIn Buys Pulse

Mountain View-based LinkedIn said Thursday that it has acquired Pulse, the developer of the popular newsreading application. LinkedIn paid $90M for Pulse. LinkedIn said it would use the acquisition to help LinkedIn become the "definitive pr...

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Google Sells Back Frommers Brand, After Pulling Plug On Publishing

Fans of the non-digital, paperback Frommers will be relieved to hear that Arthur Frommer, the travel guru behind the books, has re-acquired the rights to his travel brand from Google. The deal was first reported by the Associated Press. Goo...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Report: Twitter Buys We Are Hunted To Power Music Service

Twitter has acquired music discovery service We Are Hunted, to launch its own, music application, Twitter Music, later this year, according to a report today from CNET. Apparently, Twitter is using We Are Hunted for its own, iOS music appli...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cmune Scores Funding For Uberstrike

Cmune, which develops the popular, 3D shooter game UberStrike on Facebook and other platforms, said this week that it has raised a new round of funding. Size of the investment was not disclosed. The funding came from DCM. Cmune says it has ...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

IGN Acquired By Ziff Davis

IGN Entertainment, the San Francisco-based online publisher of video game, entertainment, and men's lifestyle websites, has been acquired by Ziff Davis, itself owned by J2 Global. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. J2 Global is ...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wanderful Media Inks $5M

Los Gatos-based Wanderful Media, a developer of software an products to help local news publishers to connect consumers with retail advertisers, has raised $5M in a funding, the company said today. Source of that funding was not disclosed, ...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kwarter Inks $4M For Second Screen

San Francisco-based Kwarter, a developer of "second screen" applications which provide social gaming and other features linked with television broadcasts, said today that it has raised $4M in a funding round. The Series A round was led by T...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Plizy Finds $4M For Video Discovery

San Francisco-based online video discovery service Plizy announced Wednesday that it has raised $4M in a Series A funding round. The round came from Atlas Venture. Plizy, headed by Jonathan Benassaya, said the funding comes on top of an ear...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kabam Snags Funding From Warner and MGM

Redwood City-based Kabam, which develops massively multiplayer, mobile and social games, has released a new game, The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth App for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android. As part of the funding, the firm said it ha...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Delivery Agent Lands $3M In Strategic Funding

San Francisco-based Delivery Agent, the developer of e-commerce applications which tie into television and entertainment content, said today that it has raised $5M in a strategic investment round. The round came from Samsung Venture Investm...

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Skyrockit Sells Assets To Mandalay Digital Group

San Francisco-based Skyrockit, a mobile entertainment studio backed by Intel Capital, Asuka DBJ Partners, and individual investors, has sold off its music label assets to Mandalay Digital Group. Financial terms of the sale were not disclose...

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Attributor Acquired By Digimarc

San Mateo-based Attributor, which develops software to protect electronic books from online piracy, has been acquired by Digimarc Corporation. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Digimarc is a developer of digital watermarking te...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

iSocket Raises $8M For Advertising Tools

Burlingame-based iSocket has raised $8M in a Series A funding round, the firm said today. The round was led by Foundry Group, and also included Costanoa, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, SoftTech VC, Accelerator, Quest, and Blumberg Capital. iSocke...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Twitch Scores $15M For Videogame Content

San Francisco-based Twitch, which operates an online site focused on videos for gamers, has raised $15M in a Series B funding, the company said today. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, and also included Alsop Louie Partners an...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

App Ant Studios Acquired By GREE

San Carlos-based App Ant Studios, which develops mobile games for iPhone and Android, has been acquired by Japanese mobile gaming firm GREE. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. App Ant helped develop GREE's Dino Life Android titl...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

GENWI Snags $2M In Funding From Elevation, Floodgate

Los Altos based mobile publishing software firm GENWI has raised $2M in new funding, the firm said today, from investors Elevation Partners and Floodgate. GENWI has now raised $7.1M in funding. GENWI develops software which makes it easier ...

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Zynga Buys Game Developer A Bit Lucky

San Francisco-based social games developer Zynga has acquired A Bit Lucky, a developer of multi-platform games, based in San Mateo. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zynga said that it will add all twenty of A Bit Lucky's empl...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

WideOrbit Buys OneDomain

San Francisco-based WideOrbit, which develops advertising management software for the media industry, said Wednesday that it has acquired OneDomain, a software company that develops media planning, research, and businessinteligence software...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Netflix Sets Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland Expansion

Los Gatos-based streaming media provider Netflix announced this morning that it will offer up streaming of TV shows and movies in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. The firm said it expects to offer the service starting in late 2012. The ...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Google Buying Frommer's

Mountain View-based Google is set to buy travel publisher Frommer's, according to multiple reports today. Financial details of the acquisition have not yet been announced. Frommer's, which publishes a lengthly list of travel books and guide...

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Bleacher Report Acquired By Time Warner

San Francisco-based Bleacher Report, the online sports site, has been acquired by Time Warner in a deal worth somewhere under $200M. The acquisition was made by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit. Bleacher Report was headed by Brian Gre...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cisco Completes $5 Billion Buy of NDS

San Jose-based Cisco said this morning it has completed its acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a developer of video software and content security products. Cisco had said in March that it would pay approximately $5 billion for NDS. NDS becomes ...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

9GAG Gets Funding For Online Comedy

9GAG, an online comedy and humor site, has raised $2.8M in a seed funding round, the company said Monday. The round came from Freestyle Capital, True Ventures, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, 500 Startups, Scott Banister, Chris Sac...

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Friday, July 13, 2012

MobiTV Drops IPO Plans

Emeryville-based MobiTV, the provider of mobile television services and on-demand streaming for those devices, has abandoned its IPO plans, saying Friday in a filing that it is withdrawing its IPO registration. The company cited "unfavorabl...

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Monday, July 2, 2012

MOG Acquired By Beats Electronics

Berkeley-based MOG, the online, streaming music services, has been acquired by electronics maker Beats Electronics. Beats Electronics is the maker of the Beats By Dr. Dre headphones. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. MOG was ve...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pantheon Raises $5M For Content Management Software

San Francisco-based Pantheon, a developer of a Drupal-based content management software product, said this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding. The round was led by Foundry Group, and also included Baseline, First Round, an...

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Friday, June 15, 2012

SwitchCam Tunes Into $1.2M

San Francisco-based SwitchCam, started by Brett Welch and Chris Hartley, said Thursday that it has raised $1.2M via AngelList. The funding was led by Mark Cuban and included 500 Startups, Turner Media Camp, Vikas Gupta, Niket Desai, Reed Mo...

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

SportStream Gets $3.5M

San Francisco-based SportsStream said Thursday that it has raised $3.5M in a Series A funding, for the firm's social sports platform. The company said the funding came from Vulcan Capital, the venture capital arm of the Microsoft co-founder...

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

XLR8R Acquired By BUZZMEDIA

San Francisco-based XLR8R, an online blog publishing site focused on music, style, and technology, has been acquired by online publisher BUZZMEDIA. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BUZZMEDIA is venture backed by Anthem Venture...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Zimbio Lands $8.9M For Fashion

San Carlos-based Zimbio, which operates a network of fashion, beauty, celebrity, and entertainment websites, said this morning that it has raised $8.9M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Menlo Ventures, and also included Gre...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

NileGuide Acquired By Travora Media

San Francisco-based The Nile Project, the online travel site operator which operates NileGuide, 10Best, and Localyte, has been acquired by New York-based Travora Media. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Josh Steinitz, C...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Concept Art House Acquired By Zattikka

San Francisco- and Shanhai-based Concept Art House, a provider of graphic and artistic design services for videogame makers, has been acquired by Zattikka, a new London-based videogame and content studio. Financial terms of the acquisition ...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Machine Zone Raises $8M

Palo Alto-based Machine Zone, a developer of mobile and social games, said yesterday that it has raised $8M, from Menlo Ventures. The startup--formerly known as Addmired--said that Shervin Pishevar of Menlo Ventures has joined the company's...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Joyent Execs Back Social Gaming Firm Mob Science

A number of executives from San Francisco-based cloud hosting firm Joyent have backed a startup developing social games for Facebook. According to Mob Science, the social gaming firm behind inFamous Anarchy, Coffee Bar, Snowball Fight, and...

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it will pay approximately $5 billion for NDS Group Ltd., a developer of video software and content security products. NDS is based in London. Cisco said it will use NDS to complement and accelerate its V...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mevio Gets $10M In Debt Funding

San Francisco-based Mevio, and online video entertainment site focused on brand-safe video shows, has scored $10M in a venture debt funding, according to ORIX Venture Finance. The two said the $10M is made up of a $7M, term loan and a $3M, ...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

INgrooves Buys Fontana

San Francisco-based digital music distributor INgrooves said last week that it has acquired Fontana Distribution, a music distributor owned by Universal Music Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to INGrooves, th...

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kontiki Lands $5.1M For Enterprise Video

Sunnyvale-based Kontiki, which provides video content delivery services to the enterprise, said it has raised $5.1M in a Series C funding round this morning. The firm said the funding came from existing investors MK Capital, New World Ventu...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Game Closure Snags $12M For HTML5 Game Platform

Mountain View-bsaed GameClosure, which develops JavaScript game SDK's which help customers develop HTML5 games, said today that it has raised $12M in a funding round. The round was led by Highland Capital, and also included Greylock, Benchm...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

GigaOm Buys paidContent

San Francisco-based GigaOm, the online technology news and analysis site started by Om Malik, has acquired paidContent.org, an online news site covering the business of content. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. paidCo...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Flingo Raises $7M

San Francisco-based Flingo, a developer of smart TV applications, said today that it has raised $7M in a Series A funding. The round came from August Capital. both David Marquardt of August and Howard Hartenbaum, a founding investor in Skyp...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

955 Dreams Finds $3.25M

Mountain View-based 955 Dreams, a mobile publishing and application developer, has raised $3.25M in a funding round. The round came from 500 Startups and CrunchFund, along with m8 Capital, Kapor Capital, and Felicis Ventures. 955 Dreams pub...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Accel Invests In Trivone Digital

Palo Alto-based venture firm Accel Partners has invested in a Bangalore, India-based digital media firm called Trivone Digital, Trivone said this week. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. Trivone operates three IT portals,...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SAY Media Buys ReadWriteWeb

San Francisco-based SAY Media, a digital publishing firm, said today that it has acquired ReadWriteWeb, the online technology publisher started by Richard MacManus. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SAY Media said that ReadWrit...

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Miso Lands New Funding For Social TV Apps

san Francisco-based Miso, a developer of social apps for television watchers, announced this week that it has scored a new funding, from Khosla Ventures, Google Ventures, and Hearst Interactive Media, worth $4M. The new funding brings the c...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Google Opens Music Service

Mountain View-based Google announced Wednesday afternoon that it has opened up its cloud music service, Google Music to its users in the United States. The new service allows users to upload the music they own, and stream it for free to any...

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Monday, November 7, 2011

YouTube Ties Into Disney For Original Content

YouTube is tying with Disney Interactive Media, the online division of Disney, on a deal to product and distribute content together, the firms said this morning. The two said that the original content will be produced by Disney and distribu...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

YouTube Announces Big Content Plans

YouTube, the online video sharing site owned by Google, said Friday that it has launched a major effort to add more original content to the site. YouTube said it plans to launch more than 100 original content channels on the site, including...

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Visual.ly Gets $2M

San Francisco-based Visual.ly, which operates an online marketplace for creators of infographics and publishers, said this week it raised $2M in a round of seed funding. The round was led by Crosslink Capital, SoftTech VC, and 500 Startups....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Box.net Bags $81M

Palo Alto-based Box.net, the online content sharing and storage service, said today that it has closed on $81M in a Series D expansion round, bringing its total raised to $162M. Box said the round included salesforce.com and SAP Ventures as...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MOG Rolls Out On Samsung TVs

Berkeley-based MOG, the streaming music service, said today that it has rolled out on Samsung smart TVs and Blu-ray Players. According to the company, owners of those products can now directly access its catalog of music from the devices. B...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stitcher Sews Up $10M

San Francisco-based Stitcher, an online personalized radio service focused on talk radio, has raised $10M in a new funding round, the firm said today. The Series C round was led by new Enterprise Associates, and included Benchmark Capital, ...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Glam Media Acquires Ning

Glam Media, the online content network focused on women, said Tuesday evening that it is acquiring Ning, the online social networking firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Ning was founded in 2004. Glam said that Ning has mor...

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Smartlogic Buys Semantic Software Firm

San Jose-based Smartlogic, a developer of semantic search tools for the enterprise, said Thursday that it has acquired SchemaLogic, a developer of content management and semantics software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Sma...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hive Media Finds $1.5M

San Carlos-based Hive Media, a developer of social games geared around movies, television, and brands, has raised $1.5M in a funding round, according to angel group the Keiretsu Forum. The funding round also included The Angels' Forum, Band...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

MobiTV Files For IPO

Emeryville-based MobiTV has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC Wednesday that it is looking to raise up to $75M in an IPO under the symbol "MBTV." The firm's IPO is being underwritten by J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank Securities,...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yahoo! Brings Celebrity News, Entertainment Site To Canada

Yahoo! said Wednesday that it has rolled out its omg! For Yahoo! in Canada, adding celebrity and entertainment news to the firm's Canadian site. Yahoo said it will offer up content, produced by its own team, including news, interviews with ...

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bleacher Report Raises $22M

San Francisco-based Bleacher Report, the online sports news site, said Wednesday that it has raised $22M in a new funding round. The round was led by Oak Investment Partners, and also included Crosslink Capital and Hillsven Capital. Oak's F...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Food Wishes Acquired By Allrecipes.com

Food Wishes, an online YouTube channel created by San Francisco resident "Chef John" Mitzewich, has been acquired by online food site Allrecipes.com, Allrecipes said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Food Wishes ...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Google Gets Gamification For Google News

Google announced late Thursday that it is adding gamification to the Google News service, and will start awarding "Google News badges" for people who read the most articles on certain topics. Google said it will initially award 500 differen...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

EA Acquires PopCap For $750M

Redwood City-based games maker Electronic Arts said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired PopCap Games, in a deal worth $750M plus earnout. EA said it would pay $650M in cash plus $100M in shares of its common stock, plus unspecified earno...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ignite Game Technologies Wins $7.5M

San Francisco-based Ingite Game Technologies, a developer of auto racing games, said today that it has raised $7.5M in a Series B financing round. The round brings its total raised to $12.2M. The new round came from Steve Belotti and Bill B...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pandora Hits 100M Users

Oakland-based Pandora said this morning that it has reached 100 million registered users on its music streaming and Internet radio service. The firm said that 36 million of those users are monthly active users. The numbers include all of th...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

ClipSync Gets Investment From RealNetworks

San Francisco-based ClipSync, a social TV viewing startup, has scored a strategic investment from RealNetworks. RealNetworks announced the deal Monday morning, but did not disclose financial details of the investment. ClipSync is powering S...

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Zynga Files For IPO

San Francisco-based Zynga has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC Friday that it is looking to raise up to $1 billion on the public markets. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co., BofA Mer...

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

RockYou Buys Australian Game Studio

Redwood City-based RockYou said Wednesday that it has acquired an Australian game development studio, 3 Blokes. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. 3 Blokes develops Facebok games, including Galactic Trader, a space tra...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Atari Sells Cryptic Studios

Atari said this morning along with Chinese online game firm Perfect World Co., Ltd that the two have entered into an agreement will Perfect World will acquire 100 percent of Los Gatos-based Cryptic Studios, the online game developer. The de...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

TinyCo Launches TinyFund For Mobile Game Development

San Francisco-based startup TinyCo, a developer of mobile games, said Wednesday that it has launched its own, investment fund--totaling $5M--to invest in mobile game developers. TinyCo is behind the iOS games Tiny Chef, Tiny Zoo and Tap Res...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Tivo Adds Hulu Plus

Alviso-based Tivo, the maker of digital video recorders, said today that it has added Hulu Plus to its Tivo Premiere box. Hulu and Tivo are launching with six months of free, Hulu Plus service, and will also offer existing users with a tria...

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Zynga Inks CityVille Promo Deal With DreamWorks

Social games maker Zynga and animation studio DreamWorks Animation SKG said this morning that the two have inked a promotion deal, which will promote the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 2 film in Zynga's CityVille. Financial details of the deal were...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Netflix Adds Miramax To Streaming Services

Netflix said today, along with movie studio Miramax, that it will begin streaming Miramax movies in June. The two, who did not reveal financial terms of the deal, said the agreement is the first time Miramax titles have been available throu...

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Inside Network Acquired By WebMediaBrands

Palo Alto-based Inside Network, which operates the Inside Facebook and Inside Social Games sites, has been acquired by WebMediaBrands. WebMediaBrand is paying $14M for Inside Network, including $7.5M in cash plus $6.5M in stock. WebMediaBra...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Funzio Finds $20M

San Francisco-based Funzio, a developer of Facebook and mobile games, said today that it has raised $20M in a Series A funding. The round was led by IDG Ventures, and also included IDG Capital Partners in China and Playdom co-founder Rick T...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Proformative Gets $1.1M

San Jose-based Proformative, an online site focused on corporate finance executives, said today that it has raised $1.1M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Bullpen Capital and Floodgate, the venture fund of Mike Maples. Profo...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Flixster Acquired By Warner Bros.

San Francisco-based Flixster, the movie reviews and rating site, has been acquired by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. Warner Bros. announced the acquisition this morning. No financial details of the buy were disclosed. Flixster was v...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Peel Unwraps $16.7M More

Santa Clara-based Peel, the developer of a personalized television recommendation system for funding TV shows, movies, and sports, said Monday that it has raised $16.7M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Pa...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Clickability Acquired By Limelight Networks

San Francisco-based Clickability, a developer of web content management software-as-a-service, has been acquired by content delivery provider Limelight Networks. Limelight said the deal was worth approximately $10M in a combination fo cash ...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cisco Funds Video Search Technology Startup

Cisco is re-upping its investment in Digitalsmiths, a North Carolina based developer of video search and discovery products. DigitalSmiths said it has raised $12.5M in an oversubscribed expansion financing round, led by Technicolor and incl...

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Friday, April 22, 2011

OpenFeint Acquired By GREE For $104M

Burlingame-based OpenFeint, the developer of mobile games for the Apple iPhone and Android, has been acquired by Japanese social gaming firm GREE. OpenFeint said that GREE has acquired OpenFeint for $104M, and will also be providing additio...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Humble Bundle Gets $4.48M

San Francisco-based Humble Bundle, a Y-Combinator startup which allows users to name their own price on videogames, has raised $4.48M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. The filing indicates the round was a S...

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Flipboard Gets $50M

Palo Alto-based Flipboard, the developer of apps for viewing content on the iPad, has raised $50M in a funding from Insight Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Index Ventures, and Comcast. The new firm also announced a partn...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sugar Gets $15M

San Francisco-based Sugar, the online publisher and blog network focused on women and fashion, said today that it has raised $15M in new funding. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners, and also included Sequoia Capital. Sugar ...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Google Buys PushLife

Mountain View-based Google has acquired PushLife, a developer of software for purchasing and sharing mobile content. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. PushLife, which announced the deal, said it would join Google's engineeri...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Zynga Buys MarketZero

Social gaming giant Zynga has acquired another firm, this time a developer of an online site for tracking online poker. The firm has acuqired MarketZero, which develops PokerTableRatings, an online site for tracking the statistics of online...

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Facebook Gets More Movie Rentals From Warner Bros.

Palo Alto-based social networking site Facebook has added five more movies to its movie rental service from Warner Bros. over the weekend. According to Warner Bros. it will offer up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and th...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

HealthTap Raises $2.35M

Palo Alto-based HealthTap.com, which operates a web site focused on developing health content and interactive tools, said this morning that it has raised $2.35M in a seed funding round. The firm said the round was led by Mohr Davidow Ventur...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bay TSP Merges with Peer Media Technologies

Los Gatos-based Bay TSP.com, a provider of content protection and tracking services for the entertainment industry, and Los Angeles-based Peer Media Technologies, said Monday that they have merged. Financial details of the merger were not d...

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Glam Media Buys Canada's BBS Media

San Francisco-based Glam Media announced this morning that it has acquired BBS Media (Boxer B-Scene Media), a Canadian advertising media firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Glam, which operates a network of sites fo...

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Angry Birds Maker Rovio Gets $42M

The maker of the popular iPhone game Angry Birds, Rovio, has just scored $42M in a Series A funding, the said today. The round comes from Silicon Valley investors Accel Partners, as well as Atomico Ventures and Felicis Ventures. Niklas Zenn...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Digital Chocolate Gulps Down $12M

San Mateo-based Digital Chocolate, which develops social games on Facebook, said Tuesday that it has raised $12M in a Series D funding round. The round was led by Intel Capital, and also included Sutter Hill Ventures and Bridgescale Partner...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Amazon Takes On Netflix With Streaming Service

Online retail giant Amazon.com has entered into the online video streaming market, taking on companies like Los Gatos-based Netflix with a new streaming service tied to its Amazon Prime service. Amazon said it would offer unlimited, commerc...

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Google Launches Digital Publishing Service

Mountain View-based Google said today that it has launched Google One Pass, a new service which allows publishers to charge users for subscriptions, web pages, content, and more. Google said the service would allow publishers to experiment ...

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Monday, February 7, 2011

AOL Buys The Huffington Post

AOL Inc. said last night that it is in a deal to acquire The Huffington Post, in a deal worth $315M. As part of the deal, AOL said it has appointed Arianna Huffington as head of The Huffington Post Media Group, which will include AOL's cont...

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Pandora Bolsters Board

Oakland-based Pandora, the Internet radio service founded by Tim Westergren, said Thursday that it has added Peter Chernin and Barry McCarthy to its board of directors. Chernin is the founder of The Chernin Group and Chernin Entertainment, ...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NileGuide Buys 10Best

San Francisco-based travel site NileGuide has acquired travel recommendation site 10Best, the firm said this morning, from Enveritas Group, Inc. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. NileGuide said the acquisition would hel...

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Zynga Buys Area/Code

San Francisco-based Zynga continues its acquisition roll, saying Friday that it has acquired Area/Code, a New York-based developer of social games. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Area/Code says that it has become Zynga New Y...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vook Gets $5.25M

Alameda-based Vook, the publisher of electronic books headed by Brad Inman, has raised $5.25M in funding, the firm said this morning. The funding came from VantagePoint Venture Partners and Floodgate. Vook said the funding will go towards s...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Meebo Ups Latest Funding To $27.5M

Mountain View-based Meebo, which provides an online way to share content and communicate with other users via instant messaging, said Monday that it has raised its Series D funding round to $27.5M. The firm, which initially announced the ro...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Meebo Raises $25M

Mountain View-based Meebo has raised $25M in a Series D round of funding for the firm's instant messaging and social content sharing services, bringing the firm's total raised to $60M. The round was led by Khosla Ventures, and also included...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

RealGravity Raises $3.2M

San Francisco- and Los Angeles-based RealGravity, a startup focused on helping media firms and professional video publishers to syndicate their videos to other web sites, said Wednesday that it has raised $3.2M in a Series A funding round. ...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Gazillion Raises $60M

San Mateo-based Gazillion Entertainment, a publisher of massively multiplayer online games, said today that it has raised $60M in a new investment round. The round came from Temasek Holdings, as well as Oak Investments, Hearst Corporation, ...

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Zynga Lands Deal With DreamWorks On Megamind

San Francisco-based Zynga, the maker of social games, is in a new promotion with the upcoming Dreamworks Animation film Megamind, the two said today. According to the two firms, they will feature a special, 24-hour promotion of Megamind thr...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yahoo Names Ross Levinsohn As Americas Head

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! said Wednesday afternoon that it has appointed Ross Levinsohn, the former head of Fox Interactive Media, as its Executive Vice President of the Americas region. Levinsohn reports to CEO Carol Bartz. Levinsohn was most...

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Google Gives $5M To Boost Media Innovation

Mountain View-based Google has provided $5M to nonprofits helping to bolster journalism and media innovation. $2M of that is going to the Knight Foundation and Google, to support the foundation's media innovation work. The Knight Foundation...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

GigaOm Gets $2.5M More

San Francisco-based GigaOm, the online technology news site run by Om Malik, has raised $2.5M in a new funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. GigaOm is backed by Alloy Ventures and True Ventures. Details on the new...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Kabam Acquires WonderHill

Redwood City-based Kabam, a developer of social games, said today that it has acquired fellow social games developer WonderHill, which is based in San Francisco. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Kabam is developer of the game ...

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Friday, October 22, 2010

EA Buys Chillingo

Redwood City-based Electronic Arts said yesterday that it has acquired Chillingo Ltd., the developer of the iPhone came Angry Birds. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. EA said the acquisition would increase its position on Apple...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Aurora Feint Gets $3M From Intel

Burlingame-based Aurora Feint, the developer of the OpenFeint mobile games platform, has scored $3M in new funding from Intel Capital. OpenFeint is a mobile gaming platform which allows Apple and Android mobile phone users to access social ...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PlayFirst Gets $9.2M More

San Francisco-based PlayFirst, a developer of social games, said Tuesday that it has raised $9.2M in a new funding round. $5.2M of the round came from its existing investors, including Mayfield Fund, Trinity Partners, DCM and Rustic Canyon ...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Online Warmongers Gets $5M

San Francisco-based Online Warmongers, a developer of free-to-play, online war games, has received $5M in a funding round, according to Arktos Entertainment Group. Arktos said that the investment will go towards development and distribution...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NetShelter Snags $15M

San Francisco-based NetShelter Media, a provider of advertising for technology media sites and blogs, said today that it has raised $15M in a Series B funding round. According to the firm, the round was led by Rho Ventures, and also include...

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cisco Completes ExtendMedia Buy

San Jose-based Cisco said today that it has completed its acquisition of ExtendMedia, a developer of video content management tools. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been announced. ExtendMedia was based in Newton, Mass, with emp...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aloqa Acquired By Motorola

Aloqa, a developer of location-based content software with offices in Palo Alto and Munich, Germany, has been acquired by Motorola, Motorola said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Motorola said that Aloqa ...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

SpringCM Raises $15M

San Mateo-based SpringCM, a developer of enterprise content management software, said Wednesday that it has raised $15.0M in a financing round. According to SpringCM, the funding will go to further develop and extend its content management ...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Informifi Gets Funding

San Francisco-based Informifi, a developer of tools to manage online content, has raised a Series A funding round, according to the firm. Amount of the funding was not announced. The funding was led by Walden Venture Capital, and also inclu...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Metacafe Buys Go211.com

San Francisco-based Metacafe said last week that it has acquired Action Sports, the parent company of Go211.com, an online site focused on action sports videos. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Metacafe said the buy will adva...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cisco To Buy ExtendMedia

San Jose-based Cisco announced this morning that it intends to acquire ExtendMedia, a developer software content management systems for video. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. ExtendMedia, which is based in Newton, Mass., and...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Inkling Picks Up Funding From Sequoia, Others

San Francisco-based Inkling, a developer of iPad applications for textbook publishing, said last week it has raised funding from Sequoia Capital, Kapor Capital, Sherpalo Ventures and Felicis Ventures. Details of the funding were not announc...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Zynga Buys Conduit Labs

San Francisco-based social gaming firm Zynga has acquired Conduit Labs, the Boston-based social gaming developer, the firm said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Zynga, Conduit Labs will become Zynga Boston...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Netflix In Streaming Deal with EPIX

Netflix said this morning that it has inked a deal with EPIX, a New York-based joint venture of Viacom, Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Lionsgate, to offer new releases and library titles. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Acco...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Playdom Acquired By Disney

Mountain View-based social games developer Playdom has been acquired by The Walt Disney Company, Disney announced Tuesday afternoon. According to Disney, Playdom shareholders will receive $563.2M, plus a performance linked earnout of up to ...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Autodesk Buys Illuminate Labs

San Rafael-based Autodesk reported this morning that it has acquired Illuminate Labs, a developer of lighting technology for game development. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Illuminate makes Beast, a middleware product, and ...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Amazon: Kindle Books Outselling Hardcover

Online retailer Amazon.com reported Monday afternoon that it is now selling more Kindle books than hardcover titles, as sales of its Kindle reader accelerate. According to Amazon, it's now selling more Kindle books--33 months after the rele...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Netflix To Expand Streaming To Canada

Los Gatos-based Netflix reported today that it is planning an expansion of its streaming movie services into Canada this fall. According to Netflix, it will offer unlimited movie and TV episode streaming for a low monthly fee in the expansi...

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Playdom Buys Metaplace

Mountain View-based social gaming developer Playdom said Thursday that it has acquired Metaplace, a virtual worlds software firm based in San Diego. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Metaplace was backed by Marc Andre...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Google Swizzles News, Adds Personalized Feeds

Mountain View-based Google said Wednesday afternoon that it has launched a new version of its Google News service, adding new personalization features, filtering of which news sources users would like to see, and ability to share stories wi...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flixster, BuddyTV Team Up

San Francisco-based Flixster, which operates the Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes entertainment web sites, has tied with television community BuddyTV, the firms said today. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Flixster will represe...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sugar Buys FreshGuide

San Francisco-based women's media firm Sugar said today that it has acquired FreshGuide, an online, local city guide and shopping site for women. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Sugar said that, among other reasons, t...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Six Apart Buys NaturalPath Media

San Francisco-based blogging software firm Six Apart announced this morning that it has acquired NaturalPath Media, an online advertising and media firm focused on sustainable, healthy lifestyles. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Revision3 Lands Magician Penn Jillette

San Francisco-based Revision3 announced Wednesday that it has signed magician Penn Jillette as the host of a new show on the site, Penn Point, which will debut next week. The firm said that Penn Point will cover politics, celebrities, popul...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Yahoo Buys Associated Content

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Associated Content, a crowdsourced content publishing firm which develops Internet articles. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Yahoo said it would use the acquis...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mint.com Has Answers

Mountain View-based Mint.com is looking to help users with their personal finance answers, saying today that it has launched a new feature on its MintLife blog called Mint Answers. According to Mint, the blog will provide answers from profe...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ImageSpan Gets Funding, New CEO

Sausalito-based ImageSpan, a developer of content licensing and royalty software, announced today that it has received a new round of growth financing, and named a new CEO. The firm said that the new round of financing came from Bertelsmann...

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Healthline Looks Up $14M

San Francisco-based Healthline Networks, which operates consumer related health information web sites, announced Tuesday that it has raised $14M in a third roudn of funding. The round was led by Investor Growth Capital. Peacock Equity Fund ...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Collarity Finds $2.6M

Palo Alto-based Collarity, a developer of products for content targeting and recommendations, ad targeting, and site analytics, has raised $2.6M in a convertible debt round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. Source of the...

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mochi Media Creates $10M Fund For Game Developers

San Francisco-based Mochi Media, and parent firm Shanda Games Limited said yesterday that they have created a new $10M fund, the Mochi GAME Developer Fund, which will go to support Flash and social game developers. Mochi and Shanda said the...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

MOG Gets $9.5M

Berkeley-based MOG, an online music streaming and blogging site, said this morning that it has raised $9.5M in a new round of funding. The round was led by Menlo Ventures, and also included new investor Balderton Capital. According to the c...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Moblyng Finds $1.0M More

Redwood City-based Moblyng, a developer of mobile and cross-browser games, has raised $1.0M in what appears to be a convertible round of funding. According to a regulatory filing by the firm, the round consisted of promissory notes converti...

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Google Debuts Super Bowl Ad

Mountain View-based Google debuted a Super Bowl ad Sunday evening, called Parisian Love. The firm said the ad was part of a series of short, online videos about the firm's products and users, and that that just "decided to share it with a w...

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Martini Media Buys Decision Maker Media

San Francisco-based Martini Media said today that it has acquired Decision Maker Media, which operates an online media network. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Martini Media operates a number of online sites focused...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ephox Acquires WebRadar

Palo Alto-based Ephox, a developer of software for the web content management area, said today that it has acquired WebRadar, a product line owned by Web Presence Architects. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The firm said that...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Zynga Launches Social Goods Effort

San Francisco-based social gaming firm Zynga reported today that the firm is launching a social goods initiative, where purchases of virtual goods in several of its games will benefit two nonprofits in Haiti. The firm said that it will dona...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Zynga Raises Huge, $180M Round

San Francisco-based social gaming firm Zynga said this morning that it has raised $180M in funding, from Russian firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST). Zynga said that DST will purchase $180M of its securities, providing liquidity for its emp...

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Trazzler Gains $750K

San Francisco-based Trazzler, an online social travel recommendations web site and service, has raised $750,599 in an equity funding round, according to a filing by the firm Monday. Details on the funding have not been released. Trazzler co...

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Apple Buys Lala

Apple Computer has acuqired Palo Alto-based music service Lala, the firm has confirmed with a number of sources, confirming widespread rumors of the buy on Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Lala operates an onli...

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Smashwords Buys New Zealand Firm

Los Gatos-based Smashwords, a distributor of electronic books, said Thursday that it has acquired New Zealand firm BookHabit Limited. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Smashwords said it would immediately begin migratin...

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Playdom Scores $43M, Buys Two Firms

Mountain View-based Playdom, a developer of social games, said earlier this week that it raised $43M in a Series A investment round. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, and also included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Vent...

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Caring.com Finds $10M

San Mateo-based Caring.com, an online site focused on providing information on elder care, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series B financing. The round was led by new investor Shata Ventures, and also included DCM and Split Rock Pa...

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

SourceForge Becomes Geeknet

Mountain View-based SourceForge said Wednesday that it has renamed itself Geeknet, saying that the new name "more accurately reflects the company's business and growing market." The firm specifically highlighted its efforts to expand the re...

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Godengo Raises $2.16M

Emeryville-based Godengo, a developer of software for magazine publishers to publish their content online alongside advertising, has raised $2.1M in a round of funding. The funding came to light through a regulatory filing Tuesday. No detai...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Zazzle Links With Sonicbids

Redwood City-based Zazzle has inked a deal with music promotion site Sonicbids, the firm said today, and will be integrating its service with Sonicbids platform for helping bands get gigs and for promoters to book bands. Financial details o...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wikia Buys LyricWiki

San Francisco-based Wikia announced Wednesday that it has bought LyricWiki, an online database of music lyrics. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. LyricWiki provides licensed lyrics to popular songs and other information...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MOG To Launch New Music Service

Berkeley-based music blogging site MOG said today that it is planning the launch of its own, digital music service called MOG All Access. MOG said the new service--which it is launching in partnership with Universal Music Group, Sony Music ...

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Delivery Agent Raises $25M

San Francisco-based Delivery Agent, a firm which provides online shopping technology for entertainment properties, said this morning that it has raised $25M in a funding round. According to the firm, the round was led by Focus Ventures, and...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Loomia Gets $1.5M In Debt Round

San Francisco-based Loomia, a developer of content and video discovery software for web publishers, has scored $1.5M in debt. The deal also includes warrants. No details on the source of the debt funding have been released by the company. T...

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

IGN Buys What They Play

San Francisco-based IGN Entertainment has acquired What They Play, an online web destination providing information for parents and families about videogames. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. What They Play was founded by Ira B...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Zuora Takes On Content Paywalls

San Francisco-based Zuora, a provider of billing and payments services for online providers, said today that it is looking to help out media companies with a new product. According to Zuora, it is rolling out Z-Commerce for Media, which is ...

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Google Flips For News, Revenue Share

Mountain View-based Google rolled out a new project from Google Labs late Monday, Google Fast Flip, looking to help consumers read online news. According to Google, the project helps users "flip" through articles without any unnatural delay...

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Mixamo Launches Site

San Francisco-based Mixamo has launched its 3D animation services, a week after the firm said it had raised funding from Granite Ventures and Keynote. Mixamo, which is based on technology developed at Stanford, said it will offer an online ...

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Netflix Links Disney-ABC On Lost, ABC Shows

Los Gatos-based Netflix has scored a win with Disney-ABC Television, and will be streaming "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and its other series to Netflix subscribers, the firm said today. Netflix said the deal--an extensio...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Astoria Software Gets Funding

San Francisco-based Astoria Software, a developer of content and XML management software, said late last week that it has raised an investment round. The funding came from existing investors, including Goldman Sachs, Prism VentureWorks, Blu...

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Mixamo Gets $4M For Character Animation Service

San Francisco-based Mixamo, which is providing an online service for customizing and creating animated characters for the game industry, said Monday that it has raised $4M in funding from Granite Ventures and Keynote Ventures. The firm said...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Danoo Names New CEO

San Francisco-based Danoo, which delivers out-of-home content and advertising to coffee shops, cafes, and airports, said today that it has named Garry McGuire, Jr. as its CEO. McGuire also joins the board. McGuire was most recently chairman...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Outspark Raises $8.3M

San Francisco-based Outspark, a developer of casual online games, announced this morning that it has raised $8.3M in a Series C financing round. The round was led by Syncom Venture Partners, and also included SBI Investment and Mille Plateu...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Danoo Acquires IdeaCast

San Francisco-based Danoo, which operates an out-of-home media network, said this morning that it has acquired competitor IdeaCast. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In conjunction with the buy, Danoo said that Kleiner ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

High Gear Media Snags $5.5M

Palo Alto-based High Gear Media, an owner of a network of 38 automotive websites, said today that it has raised $5.5M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by DAG Ventures, and also included prior investors Accel Partners and Greyl...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ngmoco Hires Former SEGA Chief

San Francisco-based mobile games developer and publisher ngmoco reported Monday that it has hired former SEGA executive Simon Jeffery as chief publishing officer. ngmoco described Jeffery as a 22-year veteran of the gaming industry who most...

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Yardbarker Digs Up 634K

San Francisco-based Yardbarker, an online social news site focused on sports, has raised 634,453 in a convertible round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm last week. The firm is backed by Baseline Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvet...

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Clickability In Win With e.Republic

San Francisco-based Clickability anouunced today that publishing firm e.Republic has selected the firm's content management system for its online brands. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. According to Clickability, e.Republic h...

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

BlogHer Gains $7M

Redwood City-based women's blogging site BlogHer has raised $7M in an investment round, according to Peacock Equity, the investment fund of GE Capital and NBC Universal. According to Peacock Equity, it joined two other investors--Venrock an...

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Monday, May 18, 2009

VoxPop.TV Gains $1.5M

San Francisco-based VoxPop.TV, which develops pop culture focused casual games, said Monday evening that it has raised $1.5M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Hearst Interactive Media, and also included prior investor True V...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sling Launches Onto iPhone

Foster City-based Sling Media, which is now owned by EchoStar, said Wednesday that it has added a new iPhone application which uses Wi-Fi hot spots to connect to its Slingbox hardware. Sling Media said its new SlingPlayer Mobile application...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Zynga Hires Two

Social games developer Zynga reported Thursday that it has added two new hires to its executive staff. The San Francisco-based firm said Steven Lurie comes aboard as general manager of its Mobile business unit and Roy Sehgal joins up as gen...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

FreeWheel Raises $12M

San Mateo-based FreeWheel, a developer of a platform for managing online video advertising, announced Thursday that it has raised $12M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Foundation Capital, and also included Battery ventures....

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Booyah Gets $4.5M iFund Investment

Palo Alto-based Booyah, a new game firm founded by a number of gaming industry veterans, announced today that the firm has raised $4.5M in a Series A financing. The funding came from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, from the firm's iFund. ...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Playspan Picks Up Spare Change

San Francisco-based Playspan, a provider of micropayment and microtransaction products for game developers, announced Tuesday that the firm has acquired Spare Change, a micropayments provider for social networking sites. Financial terms of ...

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Clickability Expands, Adds Data Center

San Francisco-based Clickability, a developer of web content management software, said today that the firm hs opened up a new data center. According to the firm, the new data center is based in Denver, Colorado, and is SAS 70 Type-II certif...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Macrovision Buys Muze

Santa Clara-based Macrovision said Wednesday afternoon that it has agreed to acquire "substantially all" of the asset of New York-based Muze, Inc. Muze is a provider of databases of music, books, games, and videos. Macrovision said it will ...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NCsoft Renames Mountain View Studio

Computer game publisher NCsoft Corp. announced Tuesday that its development studio based in Mountain View—formerly known as NCsoft NorCal—has been renamed Paragon Studios. Brian Clayton, Paragon's general manager, said the name change was m...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Justin.tv Links With Social Media Sites

San Francisco-based Justin.tv, the live video and lifestreaming startup, said Wednesday that the firm has linked its service to Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. According to the firm, the integration of the service will allow users to log in...

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Glam Media Gains More Funding, Extends Into Japan

San Francisco-based Glam Media, a publisher of online content, said Monday that the firm has raised $10M in new funding from Mizuho Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Mizuho Bank. According to Glam, the new funding came in conjunc...

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Green Options Media Acquired By Virgance

San Francisco-based Green Options Media, a publisher of news and information about environmental topics, announced Thursday that the firm has been acquired by fellow San Francisco startup Virgance. Financial terms of the acquisition were no...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Glam Takes On Twitter

San Francisco-based Glam Media is jumping on the Twitter bandwagon, saying Tuesday that it has launched its own, micro-blogging platform called Tinker.com. According to Glam, its new site will allow people to find, follow, filter, create an...

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Monday, March 30, 2009

EA's Dante's Inferno Goes To The Big Screen

Redwood City-based video game maker EA is taking another of its games to the movie theaters, saying this morning that it has linked with Starz Media's Film Roman on a feature-length project based on its Dante's Inferno title. According to t...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Limelife Buys Tapatap

Menlo Park-based LimeLife, a digital media firm focused on the women's market, said Tuesday that it has acquired San Mateo-based Tapatap, which develops mobile applications and technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Tapa...

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Ngmoco Scores $10M

San Francisco-based ngmoco, a publisher of iPhone and iPod touch games, said Monday that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding round. The firm said the round was led by Norwest Venture Partners, and also included prior investors Kleiner ...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gazillion, Marvel Partner On Massively Multiplayer Games

San Mateo-based Gazillion Entertainment said this morning that the firm has signed a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to develop massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Gaz...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Greystripe Gains $5.5M

San Francisco-based mobile advertising firm Greystripe announced Wednesday that the firm has raised $5.5M in a Series C funding round. The firm said that the round was led by current investor Incubic Venture Capital, with additional investm...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cotendo Gains $7M

San Carlos-based Cotendo, which operates a content delivery network (CDN), said Wednesday that the firm has raised $7M in a Series B financing. The round came from Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital. According to the firm, the funding wi...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SuperSecret Scores $10M

San Francisco-based SuperSecret, which is developing online social gaming software for kids, disclosed this morning that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding. SuperSecret said the funding was led by Opus Capital. SuperSecret said it is ...

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Piczo, Stardoll Merge

San Francisco-based Piczo, a web site for teenagers, has merged with Stardoll, an online social networking and virtual world for young teens, the firm said today. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. According to the firms, the...

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Mochi Media Launches Self-Service Product, Trumpets Growth

San Francisco-based Mochi Media said today that the firm has launched a new, self-service advertising product for its online games service. According to Mochi Media, its new self-service advertising product is targeted at small and medium-s...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

HOTorNOT.com Partners With Fox On Reality Show Promotion

San Francisco-based HOTorNOT.com, the online site which allows users to rate the attractiveness of people, said today that it has partnered with Fox Reality Channel, on a new reality series called "Battle of the Bods." The firm said that it...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wellsphere Acquired by HealthCentral

Virginia-based HealthCentral, an online publisher of consumer health websites, said Wednesday that it acquired San Mateo-based Wellsphere, a publisher of health and wellness blogs and health information. Financial terms of the acquisition w...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kyte Links With Sony

San Franciso-based Kyte, a provider of software for production and distribution of digital content, said Monday that the firm is in an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment (SME). According to Kyte, it wil provide Sonywith its video platf...

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

IMVU Gets $10M

Palo Alto-based IMVU is reporting this morning that it has closed on $10M in a Series D funding round for the 3D virtual world. IMVU said that the round was led by Best Buy Capital, and also included existing investors Menlo Ventures, Alleg...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

VUDU Launches Rich Internet Software

Santa Clara-based VUDU, a manufacturer of a multimedia receiver for downloading movies off the Internet, said today that it has launched a new service which will download web-hosted, rich applications and services to its player. According t...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Anvato Adds $2M

Mountain View-based Anvato, which develops technology used to identify copyright violations in online video content, said Wednesday that it has raised $2M, part of a $4M Series A funding round the firm is working on. According to the firm, ...

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Real Girls Media Scores Strategic Funding

San Francisco-based Real Girls Media, an online content provider focused on women, has scored a strategic investment from Meredith Corporation. Meredith announced the deal Wednesday. Financial terms of the minority investment were not discl...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monty Python Launches On YouTube

British comedy troupe Monty Python has launched a channel on YouTube, saying Wednesday that they will offer high quality clips of Monty Python skits on a dedicated page on the video sharing site. The new MontyPython channel features clips f...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Netflix Connects To Xbox360

Los Gatos-based movie rental service Netflix announced today that it has connected its services to Xbox 360 video game and entertainment systems. Netflix said that its members will be able to stream movie and TV episodes to their TV via the...

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Revision3 Axes Shows, Cuts Employees

San Francisco-based Revision3 has cut a number of its shows, and has cut staff, saying Monday that it has ended show Pixel Perfect, and has stopped distribution agreements with Epic Fu and Wine Library. No reason for the cuts were given, ho...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BitGravity Gets Win At SpaceX

Burlingame-based CDN BitGravity said today that the firm has been selected by SpaceX, the commercial spaceflight firm founded by Elon Musk, to provide live streaming videos of SpaceX launches. According to BitGravity, it will provide video ...

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Om Records Gets Investment

San Francisco-based Om Records, a firm which holds a catalog of music copyrights, said Monday that it has scored an additional investment from LRG Capital Group. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. Om Records said the fund...

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Monday, October 6, 2008

GigaOm Raises $4.5M

San Francisco-based technology blog site GigaOm has raised $4.5M in an additional round of funding, the site said Monday morning. According to GigaOm, the investment came from Alloy Ventures, and also included prio investor True Ventures. G...

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vudu Adds 1080p Support

Santa Clara-based Vudu, a provider of Internet video-on-demand hardware, said Thursday that it has added new 1080p, HD support to its product. According to Vudu, its new HDX format allows its customers to view Internet moviie content in ful...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Netflix Links With Starz On Content

Los Gatos-based Netflix said Wednesday that the firm has inked a deal with Starz Entertainment to stream movies over broadband. According to the firms, Netflix will make movies from Starz, through the "Starz Play" broadband subscription mov...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Glam Media Names Japan Head

Online publisher Glam Media Inc. reported Tuesday that it has hired Yukihiro Yamamura as chief executive officer of its newly formed subsidiary, Glam Media Japan KK, the company's third international debut of the summer. Yamamura, who will ...

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Monday, August 4, 2008

MobiTV Releases Subscriber Numbers, Claims Growth

Emeryville-based MobiTV, which runs a television service for mobile phones, said today that it has passed four million subscribers to its services. MobiTV said its service is now available on more than 350 devices, through more than 15 carr...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

trueAnthem Gets $2M In Angel Funding

San Francisco-based trueAnthem announced today that the firm has completed an angel round of funding, raising $2M. The firm says it is developing a music label focused on monetization through social networks. The firm did not disclose inves...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

FunnyorDie Shuts BlueCollarorDie

Palo Alto-based online content startup FunnyorDie, which is venture backed by Sequoia Capital and DAG Ventures, has shut down BlueCollarorDie, the online comedy site which featured comedy from Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. The new...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Microsoft, Netflix In Streaming Movie Deal

Microsoft and Netflix said Monday that the two companies are in an exclusive partnership, to offer online streaming of movies and TV episodes from Netflix via Microsoft's Xbox 360. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According t...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Graspr Gets Funding

Mountain View-based Graspr, an online video site focused on instructional videos, said today that it has raised a $2.5M round of funding. The funding came from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and unnamed angel investors. According to Graspr, the f...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

DriverSide Raises First Funding Round

San Francisco-based DriverSide, an online web site focused on automobile ownership, said this morning that it has raised a first round of funding led by Catamount Ventures. DriverSide also said it has added two new board members to the firm...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

MEVIO Grabs $15M

San Francisco-based MEVIO said today that it has raised $15M in a Series C funding. The round was led by Crosslnk Capital and also included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, Sherpalo Ventures and DAG Ventures. MEVIO--wihc...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ImageSpan Gets $11M In Series B

Sausalito-based ImageSpan, a provider of digital content licensing infrastructure, said today that it has raised $11M in a second round of funding. The round was led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), and also included prior i...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Glam Snags Meyers From Sheknows.com, Adds Family Vertical

Brisbane, California and New York-based Glam Media, an operator of a network of web sites focused on women, said today that it has hired on former Sheknows.com President and CEO Mike Meyers as head of a new family oriented vertical. Glam Me...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Google Opens Content Network

Mountain View-based Google said Monday that it has opened up its content network in North America, and will begin accepting third party advertising tags. According to Google, the new ads will allow its advertisers to serve and track display...

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Friday, May 2, 2008

World Golf Tour Raises Round

San Francisco-based World Golf Tour, a company which develops an online golf game, said Friday afternoon that it has raised a Series B round of funding. Amount of the funding was not released. Panorama Capital lead the round, which also inc...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Attributor Raises $12M

Redwood City-based Attributor said Wednesday that it has raised $12M in a Series C funding. The round was led by JAFCO Ventures and also included previous investor Sigma Partners. Attributor develops software used for content tracking; the ...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Yahoo Jumps On Women's Web Site Bandwagon, Launches Shine

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! has jumped on the women's web site bandwagon, saying today that it launched Yahoo! Shine, a new web site focused on women. The new site focuses on topics ranging from fashion and beauty to parenting. Yahoo said it wou...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

FixYa.com Finds Funding

San Mateo-based FixYa, an online web site focused on helping users troubleshoot electronics, said today that it has raised $6M in a Series B funding. The round was led by Mayfield Fund, and also included Pitango Venture Capital. Both firms ...

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Glam Media Pulls In $85M

Brisbane, California- and New York-based online women's publisher Glam Media said today that it has raised $84.6M in a combination of debt and equity. Glam, which publishes a network of websites focused on women, said the funding was led by...

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Clickability Adds $8M

San Francisco-based Clickability, which develops hosted web content management systems, said today that it has raised $8M in a Series B funding round. The round came from Shasta Ventures, and also included Convergence Partners. Shasta's Rav...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Liftopia Taps KickApps Online Community

San Francisco-based Liftopia.com, a provider of discount life tickets for skiers and snowboarders, and New York-based KickApps said the two have launched a new online community on Liftopia. The two said the new community, The Lodge, will al...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Blowtorch Raises $50M

San Francisco- and Los Angeles-based Blowtorch Entertainment announced this morning that it has scored $50M in a rond of venture capital funding, to create a new combined media firm. The funding came from Ignition Partners. The company said...

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Attributor Rolls Out Content Monitoring Tool

Redwood City-based startup Attributor said today it has officially launched its product, for tracking Web content. According to Attributor, it has already signed on the Associated Press and Reuters as customers of its service. Attributor sa...

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Building B Finds $7.5M

Belmont, California-based Building B said today that it has raised $17.5M in a financing round from Morgenthaler Ventures, Omni Capital, Index Ventures, and other investors. The firm said that it is looking to develop a "breakthrough" video...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Healthline Gets $21M For Medical Search

San Francisco-based Healthline Networks, a provider of online health information services, said Monday that it has raised $21M in a Series B funding. The round came from GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, Aetna Ventures, LLC, Kaiser Pe...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Itiva Streams In $7M

Palo Alto-based Itiva Networks has landed $7M in a financing round, the firm said Wednesday. Itiva, which is developing a video content delivery network focused on high definition video, said that the round will help it meet surging custome...

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

TheFind, Glam Media Partner

Mountain View-based TheFind, the online shopping discovery search engine focused on fashion and lifestyle products, and New York-based Glam Media announced today that the companies have partnered on an advertising and content deal. Glam wil...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Mobile Content Networks Raises Series B

Mountain View-based Mobile Content Networks, which is developing mobile search solutions, said yesterday afternoon that it has closed a Series B funding round. Among of the funding was not disclosed. MCN said that the round was led by Merit...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Yahoo, ABC Extend Content Agreement

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said today that it has expanded a video content agreement it has with ABC News. The two will increase the amount of video available to Yahoo, and make ABC's videos more visible on Yahoo's site. According to Yahoo, the ...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

CIGNEX Gets Expansion Capital

Santa Clara-based CIGNEX Technologies, a company developing open source enterprise content management (ECM) software, said today it has closed a round of funding. The funding came from Apar Investments, Basil International Investments, and ...

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Thursday, November 2, 2006

Oracle Buys Stellent

Redwood Shores-based Oracle has acquired Stellent, a provider of enterprise content management software, for $440M. Oracle said it would offer $13.50 in cash per share for Stellant. Stellant's products are used to manage content on web site...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tablus Gets $16M Series B

Trident Capital and Menlo Ventures have funded San Mateo-based Tablus, with a $16M Series B round. Tablus develops content protection software for monitoring enterprises for information loss. Peter Meekin of Trident will join the firm's boa...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

McAfee Buys Onigma For $20M

Santa Clara-based McAfee has purchased Israeli security firm Onigma, for $20M in cash. McAfee said this morning that it is acquiring the firm to advance its offerings for enterprise customers. Onigma provides content-based data loss prevent...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Sybase Buys Mobile 365

Dublin-based Sybase is acquiring Mobile 365, a provider of mobile messaging and content delivery, in a deal worth $425M. Mobile365 is backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper Atlantic Venture, 3i Technology Partners, Institutional Venture ...

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bix Launches Online Talent Contest

Palo Alto-based Bix has officially launched, saying this week that it has launched an online talent contest around user-generated content. The firm said it recently received $6.775M from Sutter Hill Ventures, Trinity Ventures, and smaller i...

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