What you need to know - 01/27/11

Ronny Kerr · January 27, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/165d
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AT&T revenues up $653 million; LinkedIn acquires CardMunch; Twitter still being blocked in Egypt

Telecommunications company AT&T announced its quarterly results, reporting consolidated revenues of $31.4 billion, up $653 million, or 2.1 percent versus the quarter from the year before.

BlueKai, an online auction-based data exchange, bought TrackSimple, an analytics service for media companies.

Cohuman has raised $600K in new angel funding from Diamond II Investments, Jupiter Partners, Stage One Capital and other angels, bringing the company's  total to $1.4 million.

Facebook launched two new powerful security features: a secure HTTPS connection for the entire site and social authentication.

In an effort to lobby Congress to call Google CEO (soon to be former CEO) Eric Schmidt to testify under oath about Google’s personal data-gathering activities, Consumer Watchdog has created a cartoon that borrows actual Schmidt quotes.

Korrio, provider of sports automation platform Playflow, secured $3.3 million in Series A funding from Ignition Partners and private investors.

 

Liquid Robotics, developing products for the emerging marine technology market, raised $18 million of an expected $23 million in its fourth round of funding.

 

LinkedIn acquired CardMunch, a service that allows you to snap a picture of a business card using your iPhone and within minutes, the contact information from that card is transcribed and entered into your CardMunch account.

 

Plum District, a daily deals site for moms, raised $8.5 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers and General Catalyst Partners.

Skype is planning to delay its IPO until the second half of this year

 

 

StayClassy, a startup that powers social fundraising for nonprofits, has raised $1.25 million.

 

Protestors in Egypt are experiencing trouble accessing both Facebook and Twitter, according to widespread reports.

Today's featured entrepreneur is Nick Such, co-founder and director of Awesome Touch.

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