What you need to know - Thursday 11/25/10

Gather rasied $2.4M; Socialwise $3.4M; $1.5M, ZipList $2M; Zappli $500,000

Technology trends and news by Katie Gatto
November 25, 2010
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Distimo, an app store analytics provider,  took a look at the differences between the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and Windows Marketplace for Mobile (6.x). They found out that games are much more  popular on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace than they were on the Windows Marketplace for Mobile (6.x). The games range in price from from $2.99 – $6.99.

Angry Birds Day will be on Saturday, December 11th. There is some speculation that at the Angry Birds game for Windows Phone 7 will be announced on Angry Birds Day, or that a console version of the game will be announced.

Stack Overflow , a questions and answers website, crossed the 10 million unique visits per month mark.  Stack Overflow has Q&A's for a variety of different communities. They are currently covering 34 different sites.

Gather , a social news site, raised $2.4 million. The company is looking to move its core business, and shifting focus to become an demand platform for other publishers. Gather currently allows writers to submit content in exchange for ad revenue.

Socialwise has raised $3.4 million. The company makes pre-paid credit cards for  teen spenders. The cards have increased parental control.


Google launched a new addition to the Google App's lineup, Google Finance. The new app features Portfolios, stock charts, and up-to-the-second market news.

Zappli, the maker of the myShopanion social shopping app, raised a $500,000. This was the seed round of funding.


The One on One Marketing marketing company raised an undisclosed amount for sales leads for higher education. The company creates sales leads, which are delivered primarily through, a fine art discovery site, raised  $1.25 million. The list of prominent  angel investors in this round includes Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Jack Dorsey, and Wendi Murdoch, the wife of Rupert Murdoch.

ZipList,  an online grocery list manager, raised over $2 million. Investors include Geoffrey Allen, CEO and founder of ZipList; Steven Murray, general partner at SoftBank Capital; and Janet Balis, EVP of sales and marketing at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

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