San Francisco, US-based social news service Nuzzel came out of beta testing to open let all users view a public feed of the most relevant and popular news that are automatically customized according to their interest.
Boston, Massachusetts-based event management startup Attendware will be rebranding itself as Attend.com as it expands the scope of its solution to online management and analytics for business and university events.
Cloudera, the company that provides enterprises with the first unified big data platform, secured $160 million from T. Rowe price, Google Ventures and MSD Capital, TechCrunch reported.
New York, US-based commercial real estate (CRE) property research platform Reonomy nabbed $3.7 million in its Series A funding round led by SoftBank to simplify the process of gathering CRE data.
Bedford, US-based SQL database startup VoltDB raised $8 million in a Series B funding round led by an unnamed investor from Silicon Valley to scale databases both up and out.
San Francisco, US-based firm Kontangent+PlayHaven, a company that resulted from a merger three months ago, is rebranding as Upsight to create a single platform that integrates both game analytics and monetization.
Berkeley, US-based machine learning startup Wise.io pocketed $2.5 million in its first round of funding which was led by Voyager Capital to let its clients build machine learning models for customer behavior analytics.
San Francisco, US-based Flash game development and monetization platfrom Mochi Media will shut down on March 31, 2013 as it no longer has a solid future with Flash games.
As predictive technology and the rise of wearable technology grows, concerns also abound about their use and the privacy and related issues that they bring, VentureBeat reported.
After being arrested last month for fraud charges, Motionloft founder Jonathan Mills was indicted by a San Francisco grand jury for wire fraud and money laundering and is facing 30 years in jail.
Social media tracking and analysis firm Synthesio bagged a $20 million Series B round from European private equity firm Idinvest Partners, a statement about the funding said.
Belfast, Ireland-based analytics and big data firm Analytics Engines secured $1.6 million (£1 million) in a funding round led by Crescent Capital to develop its software accelerating platform and widen its market reach.
San Francisco, US-based educational analytics startup BrightBytes pocketed $15 million in a Series B funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners to help schools identify learning gaps in their systems.
Chennai, India-based local language speech-based software solutions provider Uniphore Software Systems grabbed an undisclosed amount of funding from angel investors Indian Angel Network, Ray Stata, and YourNest Angel Fund for its international expansion.
Hellman & Friedman purchased Renaissance Learning, a learning analytics firm, in a cash deal worth $1.1 billion less than a month after it closed a $40 million round led by Google Capital, TechCrunch reported.
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