California

US startup GOQii adds human touch to fitness tracking

Menlo Park, US-based fitness startup GOQii is helping people stay motivated with their healthy endeavors by combining its fitness wristband with human coaches who will provide advice and help them set their health objectives.

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Major European asset management firm invests $4M in Kofax application

A high profile global wealth and asset management firm in Western Europe spent $4 million to acquire the licenses and related services for Kofax TotalAgility 7.0 and Kofax Analytics, which are products created by California, US-based business software firm Kofax Ltd.

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CloudFlare buys California anti-malware firm StopTheHacker

San Francisco, US-based security firm CloudFlare bought boutique anti-malware software maker StopTheHacker, which is also based in San Francisco, for an undisclosed sum to beef up its cybersecurity product offerings.

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Facebook ditches users' facebook.com emails

California, US-based social networking giant Facebook is ditching its users' facebook.com emails starting March because many people were not using them, and will automatically revert to the original emails registered with the network.

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California-based Cloud Foundry to boost popularity by launching open source foundation

San Mateo, US-based open platform as a service Cloud Foundry is about to become more popular by launching the Cloud Foundry Foundation, which will help servers deploy software apps of developers under an open-source Apache license.

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The agricultural titan of US, ADM invests $25M in Rennovia

Illinois, US-based agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) invested $25 million in equity in Menlo Park, California-based renewable chemicals firm Rennovia as its latest venture into renewable plastics.

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Plan to split California into six states gets approval to collect signatures for voting

Venture capitalist Tim Draper planned to split California into six states and make Silicon Valley a separate state, and the plan has not gained approval to collect signatures for voting.

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Facebook's annual hackathon kicks off in California today

Menlo Park, US-based social media giant Facebook will be kicking off its yearly Hacker Cup competition at the company's head office today with 25 participants from North America, Asia, and Europe.

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US firm Fitbit issues voluntary recall of fitness tracker Fitbit Force due to skin rash issues

San Francisco, US-based fitness tracking firm Fitbit issued a voluntary recall of its wristband activity tracker Fitbit Force after a small percentage of users reported skin irritation, and promised to release a new version of the product.

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Google Ventures' Rich Miner to join California-based Crittercism's board

Google Ventures general partner Rich Miner will join the board of directors of San Francisco, US-based mobile app performance management (mAPM) firm Crittercism to replace Wesley Chan, who left Google Ventures to establish his own company.

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Apple Acquires app-testing platform Burstly

Tech giant Apple added app testing platform maker Burstly, owner of mobile app testing tool TestFlight, for an undisclosed amount, according to sources.

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American crowdfunding firm Crowdtilt launches Bitcoin-supported open source crowdfunding solution

San Francisco, California-based crowdfunding firm Crowdtilt launched an open source crowdfunding solution called Crowdtilt n that supports Bitcoin and allows anyone to start a campaign on their own websites.

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California big data startup BlueTalon bags $1.5M in seed funding for single-click data collaboration

California-based big data startup BlueTalon bagged $1.5 million in a seed funding round from Data Collective for its single-click data collaboration offering for enterprises.

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Shopzilla snaps up California online ad startup Connexity

Los Angeles, US-based e-commerce firm Shopzilla snapped up Ventura, California-based online ad startup Connexity for an undisclosed amount to to beef up its audience-buying division.

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US music startup SoundFocus raises $1.7M to adjust music to a person's hearing abilities

San Francisco, California-based music startup SoundFocus raised $1.7 million in a funding round to develop an iPhone app that adjusts music according to the user's hearing abilities.

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