Consumer Web/Social Media

Yahoo to eliminate Google, Facebook sign-in for its products

Yahoo will be requiring users who want to access its services to sign up for a Yahoo ID and will gradually be removing the option that allows them to use their Google or Facebook credentials to get access to the company's products.

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Facebook Messenger now available on Windows Phone

Facebook Messenger can now be downloaded for free on the Windows Phone via the Windows Phone Store, the software giant has confirmed the news through its blog.

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Audiam pockets $2M in Series A round to monetize YouTube

New York, US-based YouTube monetization platform Audiam pocketed $2 million in a Series A funding round led by music industry big names Jason Mraz, Jimmy Buffet, Bill Silva, Brett Gurewitz, and Bad Religion.

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UK advisor Patrick Rock arrested over child porn allegations

Patrick Rock, an advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron and one of the pioneers of the country's Internet filtering program, was arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

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New York HTML5 game distributor TreSensa bags $2M in Series A round

New York City, US-based HTML5 game developer and distributor TreSensa bagged $2 million in a Series A funding round led by Caribou Asset Management to continue distributing games for mobile browsers.

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California analytics startups Reflektion scores $8M in second financing round

San Mateo, US-based predictive analytics startup Reflektion scored $8 million in its second funding round led by Intel Capital and Nike to ramp up its sales and marketing activities.

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Chinese pet e-commerce site Boqii lands $25M in Series B funding

Shanghai, China-based pet e-commerce site Boqii landed $25 million in a Series B funding led by undisclosed US investors to fuel its brand building and expansion efforts.

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Indian social analytics firm Salorix closes down operations

Bangalore, India-based social media marketing and analytics firm Salorix Inc closed down its operations after it failed to raise fresh capital due to the founder's feud with investors.

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Australian startup Influx.com pockets $250K in seed funding to provide CRM solutions for online businesses

Melbourne, Australia-based startup Influx.com pocketed $250,000 in seed funding from Mark Harbottle and Leni Mayo to provide CRM (customer relationship management) solutions for online and tech startups.

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Facebook to purchase New Mexico-based drone maker Titan Aerospace

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly in talks to purchase New Mexico, US-based drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million to reach the corners of the world with no Internet access.

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US stock photo agency Shutterstock to acquire WebDAM

New York, US-based stock photography agency Shutterstock is acquiring San Mateo, California-based digital asset management software maker WebDAM for an undisclosed amount to widen its market reach.

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Canal Plus takes majority interest in YouTube French comedy channel group Studio Bagel

France-based premium pay television channel Canal Plus took a majority interest in YouTube French comedy channel group Studio Bagel for an undisclosed amount to beef up its Over the Top Technology (OTT) business in the country.

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Softgarden merges with 1000jobboersen to form recruiting software giant in Berlin

Berlin-based recruiting software startup softgarden merged with job ad media planning service 1000jobboersen.de for an undisclosed amount to form a giant Recruiting-as-a-Service provider called softgarden E-Recruiting.

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British hotel shortlist Top10.com raises $8M in Series B funding

London, UK-based hotel metasearch Top10.com raised $8 million in a Series B financing round led by Balderton Capital to fuel its expansion into Europe and its plans to beef up its workforce.

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Mashable closes Series A round with $14M

Mashable completed its Series A funding round with $14 million. The round was closed with an investment from Tribune Digital Ventures, a statement about the financing revealed.

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