Daily deals site 1SaleADay raised a massive capital injection (tens of millions of dollars) from Optima Ventures.
Andreessen Horowitz has selected its fourth general partner: Scott Weiss, who co-founded and ran IronPort, provider of messaging security appliances, until their acquisition by Cisco for $830 million.
Bump.com, a sort of social network based on your car's license plate (not the app for sharing contact information), raised more than $1 million in its second round of funding.
Three big pieces of Facebook news: 1) The company acquired group messaging service Beluga. 2) The site’s commenting plugin for third-party sites received an upgrade. 3) The company decided to dole out user contact information (phone numbers, addresses) to third-party developers, no holds barred. Wait, what?
Agony-less flight search service Hipmunk added a new, obvious component to its site: hotel search.
Mobile Q&A app Opinionaided raised $1 million in an over-subscribed round of seed funding from General Catalyst, SoftBank Capital, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, along with several angels.
Recent media court jester Charlie Sheen now has a Twitter account, @charliesheen, if you're into that sort of thing.