TechCrunch reports that John Doerr, a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, will be joining Zynga's board of directors. KPCB has been one of Zynga’s biggest VC backers prior to it going public in December 2011, with Doerr leading those investments. Read More one comment
Flipboard has launched a new edition that has turned the social magazine into a place for self expression. This second edition allows users to collect things they come across on Flipboard, and create their own magazine on any topic, event or personal interest. . Read More
The Chernin Group announced it has secured “a significant equity investment” from Qatar Holding LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports value the deal at about $100 million. Read More
Dave Gibbons, the artist who co-created Watchmen with writer Alan Moore, has taken his talents to Madefire, an interactive publisher with an impressive panel of advisors. Read More
Comedy Central has partnered with Flipboard to include "The Colbert Report" in the digital/social magazine’s new video section. This is the first Viacom Media Network property to have video included on Flipboard. Read More
San Francisco, Calif. — Get Satisfaction, a startup online community platform designed to help build customer relationships with its companies, announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series B round of funding.
Led by Bruce Cleveland, a general partner at InterWest, this will bring the company’s total funding to $21 million. The company will use the funds to continue building distribution partnerships, invest in product innovation and expand ways for companies to engage with its customers.
“Get Satisfaction is the [...].
Palo Alto, Calif. - Flipboard, the developer of a
"social magazine" format for Apple’s iPad, has raised $10.5 million
in funding, acquired social data mining firm Ellerdale, and launched its
application to the public.
Flipboard creates a personalized magazine for the
iPad by pulling photos, updates and stories and videos posted to Facebook and
Twitter by a user’s friends.
The funding for Flipboard, which was founded
earlier this year, came from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index
Ventures, as well as Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Facebook co-founder [...].