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Facebook headed for its monster IPO in May, says report

Facebook headed for its monster IPO in May, says report

Social media titan Facebook will likely hold its long-awaited initial public offering in the third week of May, according to a new report by All Things D. Facebook’s IPO is expected to be one of the largest technology-focused deals ever, with a rumored $10 billion [Read More]

Established Firms Ruling the Online Games Market: Startups Struggling?

Established Firms Ruling the Online Games Market: Startups Struggling?

According to Facebook’s recent analysis of most popular online games on the social networking website, smaller start-ups are being overshadowed by better-resourced and more established firms such as Walt Disney’s Playdom, Zynga and Electronic Arts. Facebook has been [Read More]

3D printer Shapeways scores $5.1 million funding

3D printer Shapeways scores $5.1 million funding

3D printing company Shapeways is opening up its own production facility with a new $5.1 follow on of funding from Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures. VentureBeat [Read More]

Want to know why customers flock to your competitor – there’s an app for that

Want to know why customers flock to your competitor – there’s  an app for that

US startup Apsalar has raised $5 million of first-round funding for its mobile analytics and behavioural targeting service. Thomvest Ventures led the round, with participation from Battery Ventures, DN Capital and other existing investors. The company focuses on app [Read More]

Sexy, smart, and committed actor LeVar Burton raises $3 million for kids reading app

Sexy, smart, and committed actor LeVar Burton raises $3 million for kids reading app

LeVar Burton earned fame as an actor in TV series such as Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Reading Rainbow. Now he hopes to leverage that fame as an entrepreneur behind the new RRKidzreading app for kids on the iPad and Android devices. Burton’s aim is to use [Read More]

Turntable.fm raises $7 million – Lady Gaga’s manager is an angel investor

Turntable.fm raises $7 million – Lady Gaga’s manager is an angel investor

Social music service Turntable.fm has raised $7 million in first-round financing, led by VC firm Union Square Ventures, with First Round Capital, Polaris, Lowercase Capital and Benchmark all chipping in. Not to mention Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter among other angel [Read More]

Zynga launches Adventure World on Facebook in advance of possible IPO

Zynga launches Adventure World on Facebook in advance of possible IPO

Zynga just launched its Adventure World social game on Facebook, speeding the pace of its game introductions as it prepares to go public in an initial public offering. Zynga is methodically using its newly hired or acquired game teams to create new Facebook games that [Read More]

3D Gesture Chip gets investment backing from German electronics giant Bosch

3D Gesture Chip gets investment backing from German electronics giant Bosch

Robert Bosch Venture Capital, the investment arm of electronics and technology company Bosch, has invested in Ident Technology AG, a small German company in the mobile and gesture-control space. The investment was made specifically to further Ident’s development and [Read More]

BlueStacks raises $10.6 million for Android apps for Windows PC

BlueStacks raises $10.6 million for Android apps for Windows PC

BlueStacks, which lets users run Android applications on most Windows PCs, has raised $10.6 million in its first round of funding. VentureBeat [Read More]

Interactive video ad platform Innovid raises $9.5 million

Interactive video ad platform Innovid raises $9.5 million

Video advertising platform Innovid has raised a new $9.5 million round of funding, the company announced Wednesday. Innovid’s iRoll ad service embeds interactive elements in pre-roll video ads to make them dynamic and engaging to an audience. The company also provides an [Read More]

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