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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California-based stealthy security firm Apprity scores $8M in first venture round

Santa Clara, US-based stealthy business security firm Apprity scored $8 million in its first venture round from security tech investors Promod Haque and Gaurav Garg to expand its engineering and research and development teams.

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California health software firm picks up $50M in funding

San Luis Obispo, US-based health and wellness software firm Mindbody picked up $50 million in a funding round led by W Capital Partners to boost its web and mobile offerings for health clubs and yoga studios.

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San Francisco compliance service provider Strevus bags $6.5M in first institutional funding

San Francisco, US-based startup software developer Strevus bagged $6.5 million in its first institutional funding led by Blumberg Capital and US Venture Partners for compliance solutions for financial services firms.

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PayPal to open new mobile SDK to developers in 30 countries

California, US-based payments firm PayPal said it will open its new mobile software development kit (SDK) to all mobile developers across 30 countries starting February 24 to make way for a more convenient PayPal checkout in mobile apps.

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