Plasticity Labs

Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1mil To Boost Employee Morale

by Ranjan Yadavon August 30, 2014
Plasticity Labs, a company that utilizes data analytics to gauge workplace morale, has announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures. The funds will be primarily used for sales and development. Plasticity Labs is a single, integrated, mobile and web app, changing the way organizations of all sizes measure, manage and stimulate […]

Tencent, Baidu, Wanda in $814M JV to Compete Alibaba

by Ranjan Yadavon August 30, 2014
Tencent and Baidu, the Chinese Internet biggies have joined with real estate giant Wanda to form an RMB 5 billion or around $814 million e-commerce joint venture to compete Alibaba. Wanda, a real estate and movie theatre chain group, is poised to hold a 70 percent stake, whereas Tencent and Baidu will each embrace 15 […]


Pluralsight Raises $135mn, Valuation Imminent $1bn

by Ranjan Yadavon August 28, 2014
Pluralsight, the online technology training service has raised a gigantic $135 million in new financing as it aims to consolidate its position as a key player in personal and professional continuing IT education. “We believe in the vision we have of democratizing professional education,” opines Pluralsight chief executive Aaron Skonnard to TechCrunch’s Jonathan Shieber, and […]

Snapchat Inc. Valued at $10bn by Kleiner Perkins

by Ranjan Yadavon August 28, 2014
Snapchat, a photo messaging application founded by Stanford grads, Evan Spiegel and Jonathan May in 2011, has received a valuation of $10bn. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest in the fast-growing instant message service. Kleiner Perkins has put Snapchat among most valuable start-ups. Snapchat first launched in July 2011 with the name Picaboo […]

office laser printers

Top Ink Saving Laser Printers for Smart Offices

by Gizmoration August 27, 2014
Top ink saving printers for smart offices Printers are an integral part of any office. In a world where all information and nearly all work is done online, printing out you material for submission becomes the only way to have a physical copy of your work. An office typically processes a large volume of work […]
social media communication

4 Online Marketing Tools to Become an Effective Communicator & Leader

by Gizmoration August 27, 2014
The tools we utilize to remain competitive and organize our personal lives and business continue to evolve at pace. While the one thing, since the dawn of commerce, that continues to remain the same is effective communication. Communication ensures that your products reach its intended audience; it means that your content reaches the appropriate eyes […]


ZipRecruiter Receives First External Funding, $63M

by Ranjan Yadavon August 27, 2014
ZipRecruiter, founded in 2010, is the easiest social networks job posting service online that automatically distributes to multiple job boards on the web. The global market for jobseeking and hiring services is projected to be worth around $85 billion. A startup named ZipRecruiter has recently announced a major round of funding that it expects will […]

Tastebuds Acquires Music-Dating App, Moosify

by Ranjan Yadavon August 27, 2014
Tastebuds Media Ltd., the London based social dating network that connects users according to their music interests, is acquiring its U.S. competitor moosify. Moosify is a mobile-first “social dating” app that also connects people around music, it is a rival to Tastebuds. Terms of the deal are still not made public. Tastebuds co-founder Alex Parish […]

Amazon Acquiring Twitch for Over $1 Billion

by Ranjan Yadavon August 27, 2014
Amazon, the Seattle, Washington based international e-commerce and online retailer, has confirmed acquiring Twitch, a live streaming video gaming platform, for $970 million in cash. Amazon’s recent quarterly report states that it had around $5.06 billion in cash and equivalents at the end of the period. Amazon is poised to spend around 20 percent of […]


DraftKings Raises $41M, Acquires StarStreet

by Ranjan Yadavon August 26, 2014
DraftKings has recently raised $41 million in Series C round of funding guided by The Raine Group. The gaming company has also announced its acquisition of rival StarStreet to create a bigger foot-print in the daily fantasy sports market. DraftKings is a Boston, Massachusetts based knowledge-oriented daily fantasy sports platform where users can play against […]

GoDaddy Acquires Mad Mimi to Perk-up Email Marketing

by Ranjan Yadavon August 25, 2014
GoDaddy, a Scottsdale, Arizona based web hosting giant founded in 1997, is buying an Israeli startup Mad Mimi to ramp-up its Email marketing services and to compete with Google. The purchase price of the deal is not yet given by the companies. Mad Mimi was founded in 2008 in Brooklyn by Gary Levitt, an immigrant to […]


Google Acquires Gecko Design for Google X

by Ranjan Yadavon August 24, 2014
Google has acquired Gecko Design Inc., a firm operating from Los Gatos, California, to shape its Google X special projects laboratory. Development of the layout engine now branded as Gecko started at Netscape in 1997 Gecko Design has performed design activities for various high-profile clients, viz. Aliph (Jawbone), Dell, HP, Slingmedia, OLPC and FitBit. It […]

Google Wins Over VG Media at German Federal Cartel Office

by Ranjan Yadavon August 24, 2014
Google Inc. has emerged victorious against a complaint brought by VG Media, at the Federal Cartel Office, Germany. VG Media had filed an objection against Mountain View, California based Google for giving users access to their news articles without paying the publishers any penny. Various German publishers, also comprising Axel Springer and Burda, initiated the […]