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News Byteaccording to the company’s blog. In addition, Schultz’s venture capital firm, Maveron, is investing an undisclosed amount of money, TechFlash reports. The funding is part of Groupon’s most recent round, which was close to $1 billion. Schultz’s expertise may come in handy, especially given Groupon’s recent Super Bowl hiccup. The pair is a good match, considering Groupon’s next-closest rival, LivingSocial, has teamed up with retail giant Amazon.com.
News Byteto fund work on a new “mobile platform.” It isn’t saying much yet, but TechFlash reports that it’s called Zapd, which could make it a potential follow-up to Inkd, a marketplace it built for graphic design. Investors in the round consist of a who’s who of angel investing in Seattle, including Mike Slade, Nick Hanauer, Pete Higgins, Rich Barton, Erik Blachford, John Cunningham and others. Another investor, Mika Salmi–former CEO of Atom Films–is joining as chairman.
And many of you probably think that’s okay.
The confusing clips with Jerry and Bill Gates were supposed to be confusing. You buying that?
It’s a Monday, which must mean that Google has a new purchase to announce, its ninth since August. Today’s buy is Picnik, which runs a Web-based photo0editing service best known for its integration with Yahoo’s Flickr.
RealNetworks figures you’re going to want to move your entertainment off the Web and onto whatever device you want, whenever you want. So do a lot of competitors.