What you need to know - Friday 12/17/10

Katie Gatto · December 17, 2010 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/14f7

Citrix Online buys Netviewer; Foodspotting buys Eat.ly; Tribune buys CastTV; Yahoo stops services

Citrix Online is going to acquire Netviewer, a SaaS vendor based in Germany. Netviewer is going to be integrated into the online services division of Citrix. Other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Opera, a web-browser,  announced that in the first day alone, there were 6.7 million downloads of the new browser.

OneTrueFan has launched, the site, which hopes to be a check in style service, complete with badges for web publishers, will integrate with other social networks.

Facebook’s created a new registration widget for third party sites. The tool is being billed as an alternative to Facebook Connect, and oddly enough, is marketed to users without Facebook accounts.

Foodspotting, a food picture sharing service, has acquired Eat.ly. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Disqus is releasing a new commenters dashboard for its users. The dashboard will allow users of the service to follow other commenter's.

Tribune has acquired CastTV, a video search engine. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Yahoo will shut down the following services: Delicious, Altavista, MyBlogLog, Yahoo! Bookmarks, and Yahoo! Picks. No word yet on when the services will shut down.

Groupon is looking to raise “several hundred million dollars” in funds. If they succeed it will put the companies valuation just shy of $6 billion.

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CastTV is working to build the web’s best video search engine. CastTV lets users find all their favorite online videos, from TV shows to movies to the latest celebrity, sports, news, and viral videos. Our proprietary technology addresses two main video search challenges: finding and cataloguing videos from the web and delivering relevant video results to users. Our goal is to index every video online and provide the best experience for finding and discovering these videos.

We’re funded by DFJ, Ron Conway, and Marc Andreessen and our smart, experienced team is advised by Rajeev Motwani and other notable industry veterans. Our founders are Stanford alums who sold their previous company to Oracle. We are hiring entrepreneurial folks looking to make an impact and help build an amazing product. CastTV is based in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, CA.

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Disqus, pronounced discuss, is a service for blog comments. Disqus enables bloggers to make the conversations on their blogs more interactive and manageable. Our distributed comment system connects readers across blog communities, while empowering publishers in promoting their content.

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