What you need to know - Tuesday 12/14/2010

Integrate raised $4.25M; Victrio $5M; AltoBeam $6M; Accept Software $3M

Technology trends and news by Katie Gatto
December 14, 2010
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Facebook released its second memology study. The list presents the most talked about topics on Facebook. The most popular phrase was "HMU," a text acronym that stands for "hit me up."

Integrate, an advertising startup that integrates ad buying from many different venues, has raised $4.25 million in a round led by the Foundry Group.


CloudBees has acquired Stax Networks. Stax Networks is a Java Platform-as-a-Service solutions provider. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Smallable, a Paris-based e-commerce site founded in 2008, has raised  €2 million. The funds came from the French venture capital firm Alven Capital.

LinkedIn has released a list of the most overused words and phrases found in U.S.-based members profiles. The most used term was "extensive experience," with other top terms including "innovative," "motivated," "results-oriented," "dynamic," and "problem solver."

Millennial Media, a large mobile ad network, has released monthly data on mobile OS market share for November. Android and iOS tied for first place, with each one bringing in 38 percent of ad impressions on the Millennial network. RIM came in second at 19 percent of the impressions in November.

Google has announced that Latitude for the iPhone has nine million active users. This would make it almost twice as big as Foursquare.

eBay is setting records in mobile sales. The company announced its biggest shopping day for shopping by mobile phones, with a gross merchandise value  of $5 million in the U.S. and $13 million internationally. These sales numbers, which represent 127 percent increase in the U.S., cover sales on Sunday, December 12th.

 Victrio raised $5 million to identify voice prints of people committing fraud. This  first round of funding was led by U.S. Venture Partners.

AltoBeam raised $6 million, in its third round of funding. AltoBeam is a Beijing-based company which develops chipsets for TVs. The round was led by U.S. Venture Partners.

Accept Software, the developers of product planning tools, raised $3 million. Investors include Jefferson Partners, Entrepreneurs Fund and StarVest Partners.

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