Skype CIO, Lars Rabbe, has explained the recent, massive outage. Part of the problem was with Skype's Windows client (version 5.0.0152).
Yapta, an airline tickets and hotel rooms booking site, has raised almost $3.5 million. The company hopes to raise $6.4 million by the end of the round.
Disney is using new technology to keep flow in the park. Other possible new items include wristbands with chips. The chips would transmit the visitor’s name, credit card number and favorite Disney characters.
EA is releasing several titles for Android-based phones. Popular games such as: Monopoly, Bejeweled® 2, and the Game of Life, will be added an an unnamed date in the future. Titles already on the platform are also currently on sale.
4Chan, a message board group populated only by anonymous users, was taken down by a DDos attack. Cedit for the attack was claimed by a group called Anonymous
Groupon is looking to raise a new round of financing. Estimates say they hope to raise around $950 million.
The SEC is looking into private stock trading in startups. The investigation focuses on compliance with the the 500-shareholder disclosure threshold, and other financial reporting requirements.
Ifbyphone, a maker of Web-based services that interact with phone calls, raised $8 million. This was the second round of funding. Apex Venture Partners, Origin Ventures and Spring Mill Ventures participated in the round.