What you need to know - Tuesday 11/9/2010

Katie Gatto · November 9, 2010 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/1381

Zuora raised $20M; Vipshop $20M; eByline $1.5M; Mig33 $8.9M, Movieclips.com $3M

Zuora raised $20 million in its third round of funding.The company manages online billing and subscriptions. This round of funding was led by Redpoint Ventures, who have invested with the company in the past.

Vipshop raised $20 million in a first round of funding. The round was led by DCM and Sequoia Capital. The Vipshop site sells imported and domestic wares to customers in China.


Gluster raised $8.5 million Series B round of funding.The round was led by Index Ventures. Other investors include Nexus Venture Partners.


eByline raised $1.5 million in its first round of funding from The E.W. Scripps Company. The company is a market for vetted freelance journalists and reporters.


Mig33 raised $8.9 million in third round funding. The round was led by Pak Sugiono Wiyono and GREE Inc., other investors include: Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures and DCM. The company was founded in 2005.

Movieclips.com raised $3 million in Series A funding. Investors included: Shasta Ventures,  First Round Capital,  Jeff Clavier, Aydin Senkut, Naval Ravikant, Babak Nivi, Jeff Kearl, Tom McInerney, and Richmond Park Partners.

QuinStreet bought CarInsurance.com for $49.7 million. QuinStreet is an online marketing and lead-generation company. CarInsurance.com helps users find instance online.

Shutterfly bought WMSG Inc., for $6 million. WSMG Inc. focuses on deliver direct-marketing campaigns for large companies.

The National Labor Relations Board has accused a company of  firing an employee, illegally, for making less then flattering comments about her boss, on her Facebook page. The board is suing American Medical Response of Connecticut.

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Mig33 is a mobile download application that brings a potent mix of social networking, IM and VoIP features to your mobile phone. Any mobile that can run Java and connect to the Internet by GPRS, 1X or 3G, can use Mig33. Once installed users can do all the basic social networking things like create profiles, send photos, friending and messaging. They even have chat rooms, which is separate from their IM feature.

Their VoIP calling featuring is interesting. When users are logged in they can make VoIP calls to buddies on their list. Mig33 takes call requests and connects them with the specific buddy. Mig33 also has a SMS callback system where users can send an SMS to Mig33 with the number they want to call and Mig33 connects the call between the two parties.

Mig33 has call rates for all VoIP calls, unless you use their "VoIP Toolbar to VoIP Toolbar" which makes calls free. It should be noted that your mobile carrier still might charge you for all SMS, data transfers and talk time, so use at your own caution.