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  • Twitter In The Ascendancy
    Twitter's revenue-generating model is likely coming in April, Twitter founder and CEO Evan Williams reveals in a San Francisco Chronicle report. "We don't like to make too big a de ...
  • More Twitter Revenue Suggestions
    MarketingPilgrim's Joe Hart has yet another moneymaking suggestion for cash-burning Twitter. He starts by saying the oft-referred to Twitter subscription program, in which companies pay for the right to ...
  • Broadband Stimulus May be Ill-Advised
    Technology infrastructure stands to benefit from Barack Obama's $819 billion economic stimulus plan: A total of $37 billion will be spent on the digitization of health records, a smarter pow ...
  • How To Get Funding In This Economy
    In a down economy, venture funding usually dries up pretty fast, but the Los Angeles Times talks with two local companies who just managed to raise the cash. Gamervision, ...
  • ChaCha Raises $30 Million
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  • Virtual World Investments In 2008 Tanked
    Investments in virtual worlds or related companies fell to about $594 million for 63 companies in 2008, according to a report released by Virtual Worlds Management, a provider of mark ...
  • 4INFO Secures $20 Million Funding
    Text messaging provider 4INFO has raised $20 million in equity and debt financing led by Peacock Equity--the joint venture of NBC Universal and GE Capital--and Gannett Inc. and including existi ...
  • The Real Twitter Needs To Stand Up
    Despite having a still relatively small user base, Twitter continues to receive an enormous amount of media coverage. Stories of tweets received after the US Airways plane crash and Bara ...
  • Video Service Provider Fliqz Nabs $6 Million Funding
    White-label online video service provider Fliqz has closed a third round of funding worth $6 million. Triangle Peak Partners led the round, with participation from previous investor Mohr Davido Venture ...
  • U.S. Venture Capital Fund-Raising Plummets
    U.S. venture capital fund raising fell 71% in the fourth quarter, thanks to a decreasing appetite for risk by large institutional investors, Forbes reports. New data from the National Ventu ...
  • House Approves Funds For Broadband Expansion
    In hopes of boosting broadband access, the House Appropriations Committee approved awarding $6 billion to build out networks in rural America. Broadband access advocates largely cheered the news, but al ...
  • Motionbox Raises $6 Million, Gets New CEO
    Video-sharing site Motionbox has raised an additional $6 million in Series C funding, the company said Thursday. In addition, the minor YouTube competitor has promoted its Chief Operating Officer Jo ...
  • Goodmail Gets Another $5 Million
    Goodmail Systems has secured an additional $5 million in funding as part of a $25 million financing round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Of the $5 million, $4 million w ...
  • SocialVibe Lands $8 Million In Funding
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  • Yodle Secures $10M In Funding
    Yodle will announce today that it has secured $10 million Series C funding led by JAFCO Ventures, and joined by Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth and existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvets ...
  • Venture Capitalist Sounds Alarm For Facebook, Slide
    In an interview with PaidContent writer Tameka Kee, Norwest Venture Partners principal Tim Chang expressed concern about two well-known Silicon Valley startups that he thinks will find it hard ...
  • Schmidt: I'd Like To Save the Newspaper Industry, But...
    With products that make it easier to find stories from any news outlet across the Web, it's not obvious that Google, which seems to rake in advertising dollars at t ...
  • Funny Or Die Raises Mystery $3 Million
    According to a regulatory filing cited by Reuters, Internet comedy site Funny Or Die raised $3 million in cash from a single, undisclosed investor for "in-kind contributions for marketing, publici ...
  • Startups: Build A Funding Pile To Beat The Recession
    Entrepreneurs, listen up: When entering an economic slump, make sure you've built yourself a substantial war chest -- even if you don't need the money. That's the advice startup wh ...
  • Scribd Hires Bebo COO, Secures $9 Million Funding
    Social publishing company Scribd, Inc. has closed $9 million in Series B financing and is getting a new president: George Consagra, most recently chief operating officer at social network Beb ...
  • Startup Bubble Goes Pop
    Last year at this time, news aggregation service Digg hired investment bank Allen & Co. to put itself on the block for an asking price of $300 million. Bloggers predict ...
  • Falling VC Spending Affecting Tech Startups
    CNet continues its series of special reports about the affect the recession is having on technology companies. Today's report documents the travails of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that sought i ...
  • Textbook Rental Site Chegg.com Gets $25 Million Funding
    Textbook rental site Chegg.com announced raising $25 million in a third round of venture capital financing led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Foundation Capital. Founded in 2005, San ...
  • Overlay.TV Secures $4.6 Million Funding
    Overlay.TV, which customizes online video by layering on additional content and ads, has raised $4.6 million in a second round of venture financing from existing investors Celtic House Venture Partner ...
  • BlueKai Garners $10.5 Million in Series B Funding
    BlueKai, creator of an online intent data exchange, on Monday announced that the company has closed its Series B round of financing worth $10.5 million. Battery Ventures led the roun ...
  • NetShelter Secures $11.1 Million VC Funding
    NetShelter Technology Media has closed $11.1 million in Series A venture capital funding from Rho Canada, GrowthWorks Canadian Fund and JLA Ventures. The Toronto company, which recently opened offices ...
  • Tumblr Closes $4.5 Million Funding Round
    Tumblr, a social online publishing platform, has closed a Series B round of financing to the tune of $4.5 million led by Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. In conjuncti ...
  • Accel Raises New Funds
    Many VCs are struggling to retain investors, but Accel Partners has bucked that trend, announcing Thursday the closing of two new funds worth more than $1 billion. The first, call ...
  • Cash Crunch Affecting Venture Capital
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  • GoFish Secures $22.5 Million In Financing
    GoFish Corp. has secured $22.5 million in a private placement financing led by Panorama Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners and Rembrandt Venture Partners. The company will use the proceeds to reti ...