Activist investor Carl Icahn has suggested a partial spinoff of payments platform PayPal from eBay. This time, he is suggesting a 20% IPO of PayPal, VentureBeat reported.
Northern Ireland-based energy investor Tom O'Gorman bought the Blarney Golf Resort in Co Cork for €2.5 million (£2 million) and confirmed that the company will continue operate as usual.
Property developer Ray O'Connor bought the Grand Island Mall in Nebraska for $1.8 million to turn it into a lifestyle center with the help of St. Louis-based redevelopment firm Staenberg Group Properties.
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.
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.
Leonardo DiCaprio has bought a Palm Springs estate once owned by singer Dinah Shore and designed by architect Donald Wexler for $5,23 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.
San Francisco, US-based startup studio Expa, which was created by Uber founder Garrett Camp, raised $50 million in funding from big-time investors to provide seed funding for startups.
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.
Singapore-based online car rental website received $790,000 in its Series A funding round from Insas Berhad, an investment holding firm based in Malaysia, TechCrunch reported.
Women-led angel investment network Angel Academe has invested in UK-based Buddybounce, a startup that seeks to help artists determine and reward their "super fans," TechCrunch reported.
Dublin, Ireland-based social media analytics startup Eagle Alpha bagged $1.5 million (€1.1 million) in angel funding from former investment banker Emmett Kilduff to develop its product offering and beef up its salesforce.
Altitude Games, a fresh mobile gaming studio based in the Philippines, has received $275,000 for its seed funding round to help it create its "original IP in the midcore game space," TechCrunch reported.
San Diego, US-based facial expression recognition startup nabbed $6 million in a Series B funding round led by Seth Neiman and launched an app for Google Glass to track people's sentiments.
Indian entrepreneur and angel investor Sashi Reddi is backing Hyderabad-based fast food restaurant chain Hello Curry with INR3 crore from his seed-stage venture fund Sri Capital.
Former Apple chief John Sculley is teaming up with former HTC India head Ajay Sharma and Singaporean investment firm Inflexionpoint to launch a yet-unnamed smartphone brand in India, which will release its first units in April.
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