SoundCloud raises 50 mil $

SoundCloud, a startup focusing on audio-sharing in social media, has announced a new (and reportedly sizable) round of funding. The round, which was led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, may have been as large as $50 million. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker will join the board. GGV Capital also ...

By paying advertising online, we drive sales in our shops

• 40% to 50% of customer’s acquired through search are new-to-merchant buyers • 9% of paid search clicks generate an in-store purchase Merchants online and offline may be flying high on the increase in sales this holiday season, but in a couple of weeks, that high will wear off in the face of lagging traffic ...

Tagged buys Hi5

Tagged bought Hi5 for a non-disclosed sum. In 2008 Hi5 was the top in social networks , in front of MySpace or Facebook. The biggest problem was to interconnect people, a technology that Tagged seems to have. The income for the latter company is about 40-45 million USD per year, so they an afford a test like this, because the fight for social media is ...

Nouvel Observateur buys Rue89.com

Claude Perdriel, the boss of “Nouvel Observateur” invested already 200.000 € for 3.5% of website Rue89, believing in this pure french player. Launched in may 2007, the website growth very good and is in position of having 2 million unique visitors every month. The title will remain independent but within the group. Pierre Haski, president, Laurent Mauriac, ...

8.5 bln $ loss for Microsoft in “online adventure”

The adventure in online business for Microsoft is extremely costly : 8.5 billion US Dollars loss, with 2.5 billion loss only in 2011. Because of this, is very probable the selling (always in loss) of Ciao  to LeGuide , for an amount non disclosed. One of the major causes is losing positions in search engines, because of Panda, estimated 33% traffic loss. Source : ZDNet France 

HeyCrowd raise 150.000 €

Jacques-Antoine Granjon and Kima Ventures invest in a “Le Web” project , financing one of the projects in the pitch , that drives social media real-time quizz. heycrowd.com source : Journal du Net (12 /12/ 2011)

500Friends.com

http://www.500friends.com/about Leadership The 500friends team has an extensive history of success in ecommerce, loyalty marketing, direct response, social media, and technology development. Investors 500friends has raised $12M from leading institutional investors including Crosslink Capital, Intel Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Partners Learn who we’ve partnered with to deliver a best in class solution for retailers. ...

Jobintree.com

Lancé en avril 2008, Jobintree a su s’imposer grâce à son approche par métier novatrice dans le monde des sites emplois, devenant rapidement un acteur incontournable du secteur parmi les sites emploi les plus visités.. Cette tendance s’est renforcée en 2009. En effet, Jobintree a su convaincre les annonceurs (ayant déjà séduit plus de 600 ...

Kickstarter.com

What is Kickstarter?  Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. We believe that: • A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide. • A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement. Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or ...

Feedburner.com

FeedBurner is a web feed management provider launched in 2004. FeedBurner was founded by Dick Costolo, Eric Lunt, Steve Olechowski, and Matt Shobe. Costolo, a University of Michigan graduate, became CEO of Twitter in 2010. FeedBurner provides custom RSS feeds and management tools to bloggers, podcasters, and other web-based content publishers.