The startup has released free online educational materials in beta to the public. The Boston based startup says on its site, its making the world’s open educational content more useful for students by connecting them with the wealth of high quality, openly licensed, and free educational content created by leading education experts with more than 20 years in the field.

The AT&T Developer Program and Apigee produced the Mobile App Hackathon in Los Angeles, California. Spearheaded by Alex Donn, the event was designed for both technical and non-technical attendees to build apps over the course of a weekend at Io/La, an incubator/co-work space in the heart of Hollywood. This was a free event boasting prizes for winners of various categories such as cash, gift cards, free month stay at Io/La and many more! Breakfast, lunch and dinner were also provided, as well as snacks and other swag –like t-shirts, posters, markers, water bottles, energy drinks, bags, notebooks, etc.

Exciting news for the Los Angeles Tech scene last week as Apptopia closed a $1 million dollar round of funding. The Santa Monica and Boston based online marketplace for mobile apps had their recent round led by none other than Mark Cuban. Of the one million raised Cuban himself both in $500,000 showing his excitement and belief in the booming company.

Gabi is not someone you know, she is not your friend next door nor your brother’s girlfriend, she is not even a she after all. A much more different Gabi is making news here.
A new startup from as far as Berlin, loui AppsUG is making Facebook more interesting and personalized to as real as following status updates relating to one’s mood and preferences.

We reported here last week when former Google number 20 employee Marissa Mayer was appointed Yahoo CEO and said what it meant for Yahoo, Marissa Mayer and the then interim CEO Ross Levinsohn.

This morning Dustin Moskovitz announced that Asana had got a $28 million investment from Peter Thiel and Founders Fund. Welcoming Thiel to their Board of Directors.
Moskovitz said they have admired and respected Founders Fund and loved their commitment to building teams to improve lives.

Microsoft in late June announced to have acquired social network for enterprises Yammer at $ 1.2 billion.But the deal has been fully completed today.
According to the Jared Spataro Senior Director, Office Division, Microsoft in a blog post the firm had met all the requirements regarding the acquisition.

Signaling an overall shift away from costly hardware in favor of affordable cloud-based voice and text messaging services for the commercial and non-profit sectors, CallFire announced that it has surpassed 50,000 users.
Earlier this year CallFire, in a move designed to raise its profile in the telecom sector and further establish it as a leader in cloud telephony, CallFire announced that NetZero co-founder and former CEO Ron Burr has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Revenue Officer.

Former Spotlight: LA Tech Company Zugara announces its Webcam Social Shopper availability for PrestaShop merchants worldwide.
The Webcam Social Shopper (WSS), is now available as an official module for PrestaShop’s apparel merchants. PrestaShop is one of the fastest growing ecommerce platforms in the world (with over 127,000 stores and counting), and the launch of “WSS For PrestaShop” marks the first time any ecommerce platform has offered an augmented reality (AR) module to its e-tailers.

It is a particular problem for a niche crowd: Creatives design amazing things for others but often have problems finding simple solutions to present their own creative portfolios. Enter, the pre-launch portfolio management solution for creative by creatives. Iconify solves this portfolio management problem by streamlining the portfolio process into a clean and simple template that transforms portfolio work into a website and mobile app that is easily shared and viewed on any device, complete with analytics on the backend.