What you need to know - 03/01/11

Ronny Kerr · March 1, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/1799

Apple is set to launch Joint Venture, a Genius Bar for businesses; Eventist launched a new calendar

Click Forensics has acquired display ad verification technology provider Adometry and changed its company name to Adometry.


Apple is expected to announce this week the launch of Joint Venture, a sort of Genius Bar service for businesses. Charging $499 for five users (and another $99 for each additional one), Apple will send a product specialist to help employees troubleshoot their Apple products.


Boxee closed a $16.5 million round of financing from new investors Pitango and Softbank, with participation by prior investors General Catalyst, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.

Qype, a location-based reviews and recommendation service, acquired Munich-based Cooledeals.de. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Hosted application platform dotcloud is announcing $800K in angel funding today, from several angel investors, including Ron Conway, Chris Sacca and more.

Egnyte, provider of cloud file server solutions, will be launching an enterprise application this week for the new iPad 2.0.


Yet another online events calendar has launched. Eventist ignores this "social media revolution," however, and instead focuses on elegant simplicity.

Guardian Analytics, provider of online banking security, secured $11 million in Series D funding from new contributor Split Rock Partners and existing investors Foundation Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Lightbank, the investment fund created by Groupon co-founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky, is set to announce its first new partner hire, Paul H. Lee. 

MaxPoint Interactive, provider of targeting technology for online advertisers, secured $8 million in funding led by Madrona Venture Group.

Intel announced Monday that its $7.68 billion acquisition of computer security company McAfee is officially complete


Digital entertainment company Rovi announced Tuesday morning that it has acquired TV tracking site SideReel. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Ronny Kerr

I am a professional writer with a decade of experience in the technology industry. At VatorNews, I cover the zero-waste economy, venture capital, and cannabis. I'm also available for freelance hire.

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