Google Dumps Five More Products, Including Onetime High-Flier iGoogle

It’s hard to imagine that iGoogle still has actual users.
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Confirmed: Google Grabs Meebo

As tipped by Liz Gannes last month, Google has indeed acquired Meebo, which in its current incarnation is making tools that allows users to create interest profiles and publishers to increase user engagement. The price was not revealed, but was reportedly in the $100 million neighborhood. The Meebo team will be folded into the ever-growing Google+ social structure.

Sources: Google Is Close to Buying Meebo

Google is in talks to acquire Meebo, according to two sources close to the situation.
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Clearspring Raises $20M for Audience Data and Gobbling Up Start-ups

Clearspring, maker of the AddThis sharing tool seen on nine million Web sites, has raised $20 million in Series D funding led by Institutional Venture Partners.

Gideon Yu Leaves Khosla Ventures to Sign On With 49ers

Venture capitalist Gideon Yu is leaving Khosla Ventures and plans to join the front office of the San Francisco 49ers as its Chief Strategy Officer, according to multiple sources.

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Meebo Buys Psychographic Targeter Mindset Media

Mountain View, Calif.-based Meebo, the Web toolbar maker, has acquired a New York City-based start-up called Mindset Media, which specializes in psychographic targeting for brand advertising. The company said the acquisition will help with its expansion of advertising products. Twelve members of the Mindset team will be joining Meebo, while two who work in business development will not. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Meebo Finishes Series D at $27.5M

The content-sharing platform Meebo has completed its latest round of funding, the one we broke the news on last month. As reported previously, Khosla Ventures led the round, but now the total has been raised to $27.5 million from $25 million.

Exclusive: Meebo Raises $25M More

Meebo has nearly completed a $25 million round of funding led by Khosla Ventures, with Khosla partner Gideon Yu becoming a board observer. This is the Web-sharing toolmaker’s Series D round, and will be announced by Khosla in a speech at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this afternoon. Existing backers such as Sequoia Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson are also participating in the round, which brings Meebo to total funding of more than $60 million.

Meebo Foursquarifies the Web with Check-ins

Meebo on Tuesday plans to announce an update to its popular Meebo Bar (which is used on this Web site, and many others, to make it easier for users to share content). The goal is to help users discover new Web sites (kind of like StumbleUpon) and become loyal to them by using a check-in system (kind of like a virtual Foursquare).

BoomTown Talks Girl Geek at Facebook Hack Event

This Saturday, BoomTown gassed up the Mini and motored on down to Facebook’s newest building for a Developer Garage and Hackathon, which the social networking giant did in partnership with Girls in Tech. The goal was to focus on women developers, although there were plenty of dudes in attendance, as per usual at any all-night nerd-off. Facebook, feeling empowered, gave me the stage. Oops!

Kara Visits the VentureBeat Party!

Kara Visits Meebo!

Kara Visits Sequoia's Roelof Botha