LA based CapLinked, a cloud-based business transaction platform yesterday raised $1.6 million in a new round of financing from Peter Thiel, FF Angel, Siemer Ventures, 500 Startups, Andrej Henkler (former Bertelsmann executive), and Alexsis de Raadt-St. James (chairman of the Althea Foundation) and appointed Adam Sroka as Senior Vice President of Technology in a move to make business transactions simple and secure.
Email marketing and cross-channel interactive marketing saas solutions provider ExactTarget has acquired Pardot, a marketing automation provider and iGoDigital, web personalization provider in a move that will revolutionize its marketing platform.
ExactTarget ,founded in 2000 and headquartered in Indianapolis injected $95.5 million for Pardot, $85.5 million of it in cash and $10.0 million in ExactTarget common stock
Just days after launching its credit card payment service, Groupon acquired Savored a leading provider of reservations with more than 1000 top restaurants across the United States using it. This is set to complement Groupon’s efforts in yield management due to its 40 percent discounts for each table .
Google has confirmed it firing 20 percent of Motorola Mobility employees. A company it bought in May.
The company will also close a third of its offices worldwide. According to Google’s SEC filing on the 3rd this month and signed on the 13th 2012 Google will go ahead with and reduce the motorola unit’s 20,000 employees by 4,000 with two thirds of the cut in the US.
Jobscience early today acquired Atomkeep in a move the company says was to help job seekers validate their social image over the various social networks to avoid mistaken identities from would be employers.
Jobscience says on their blog that it was built on salesforce.com’s Force.com platform and gives social entreprises recruiting and talent management solutions.
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Blackboard Inc. announced today that it will be acquiring both Elluminate Inc. and Wimba Inc. Elluminate and Wimba offer advanced virtual classroom technology that allows education institutions to hold synchronous live courses over the Web, including audio, video, white board and social learning capabilities.