Consumer Web/Social Media

New York's Lotame acquires mobile audience management startup AdMobius

New York, US-based data management platform Lotame acquired San Mateo, California-based mobile audience management startup AdMobius for an undisclosed amount to beef up its publishing and marketing services.

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Portland's WedBrilliant wants to give brides-to-be an easier way to find wedding vendors

Oregon, US-based wedding planning site WedBrilliant wants to give brides-to-be a simpler way of finding wedding vendors by functioning as an online one-stop shop for them.

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SaaS firm Heyo closes Series A round with $2M

Heyo, software-as-a-service firm that provides a social media marketing tool for small businesses, has raised $2 million for its Series A round, a statement about the funding said.

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Social media analytics firm Simply Measured secures $20M in Series C round

Social media analytics firm Simply Measured bagged $20 million for its Series C funding round led by Trinity Ventures, a statement about the funding said.

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California cloud marketing startup Ensighten purchases London tag management firm TagMan

Cupertino, US-based cloud marketing startup Ensighten purchased London, UK-based tag management firm TagMan for an undisclosed sum to gain traction over its bigger rivals in the website marketing sector.

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San Francisco's social news service Nuzzel comes out of beta

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.

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US-based article bookmarking app Pocket is now available in six other languages

Menlo Park, US-based article and video bookmarking mobile app Pocket, which used to be available only for English articles, has now added French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish to the languages that its supports.

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North Carolina's wedding photo app WedPics scores $1.5M in Series A financing

Raleigh, US-based wedding photo and video-sharing app WedPics scored $1.5 million in its Series A financing round led by IDEA Fund Partners to scale up its platform and beef up its workforce.

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US-based social media management startup Percolate lands $24M in Series B funding

New York, US-based social media management startup Percolate landed $24 million in a Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital to help companies monitor conversations and create content on social media.

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Google Drive and Hangouts affected by widespread outage

Google Drive and chat services such as Google+ Hangouts were affected by a widespread outage which began at 12 pm ET on Monday, with Google still investigating the issue.

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YTS revives Argentine movie streaming app Popcorn Time

After gaining popularity last week for its easy-to-use movie streaming interface and being shut down shortly after that, Buenos Aires, Argentina-based app Popcorn is being revived by torrent site YTS.

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Bill Gates says the ideas that come from Silicon Valley's silly companies are "going to be really important"

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates thinks that innovation drives progress and doesn't mind the silly endeavors that some companies in Silicon Valley are engaged in because it is from them that important ideas emerge.

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Sina Weibo files for US IPO to raise as much as $500M

Sina Weibo, the China-based microblogging and social media site, has filed its IPO prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to raise as much as $500 million in its planned US debut, TechCrunch reported.

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US-based domain registrar GoDaddy prepares to go public

Arizona, US-based Internet domain registrar and web hosting service GoDaddy Group Inc is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) less than three years after it was sold for $2.25 billion, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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Synthesio raises $20M from Idinvest Partners for Series B funding round

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.

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