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A better way to track your network

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Social media has made the world a smaller place. Sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and others have helped us stay in touch with friends and family from all across the globe. Their user-friendly interfaces let us share photos and send messages easily, allowing us to stay up-to-date on the events in our friends’ and families’ lives. But what if there was an app that allowed you to track the exact whereabouts of people in your social networks? Wouldn’t it be great to know if a friend was nearby or know the exact location of a family member on any given day? Enter the new mobile app called Connect. What’s great about Connect is it plugs into all your social networks like Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Gmail, and LinkedIn and consolidates your contacts’ locations onto a map. The app also lets you instantly communicate with your contacts from the app. You may opt to get pinged when friends visit your city or you can inform your friends if you are in their city. Connect, which was launched in February of this year, has around 2.5 million users and announced today that it has raised $10.3 million in new funding.

You can read about the funding here.

Top 20 Media Deals for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
3 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
4 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
5 $370,000,000 PPS Baidu Media Acquisition
6 $300,000,000 Answers.com Consortium Media Investment
7 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
8 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
9 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
10 $79,000,000 Quirky Consortium Media Investment
11 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
12 $60,000,000 Mobli Carlos Slim, América Móvil Media Investment
13 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
14 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
15 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
16 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
17 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Media Investment
18 $50,000,000 Automattic Tiger Global Media Investment
19 $50,000,000 Glassdoor Consortium Media Investment
20 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Media Investment

More information

  1. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  2. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  3. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  4. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  5. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  6. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)
  7. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  8. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  9. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Quirky Raises $79M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  12. Mobli Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  14. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  15. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  17. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  18. WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global (Venturebeat)
  19. Glassdoor Closes $50M Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Media Deals for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
3 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
4 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
5 $370,000,000 PPS Baidu Media Acquisition
6 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
7 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
8 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
9 $79,000,000 Quirky Consortium Media Investment
10 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
11 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
12 $60,000,000 Mobli Carlos Slim, América Móvil Media Investment
13 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
14 $50,000,000 Automattic Tiger Global Media Investment
15 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
16 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Media Investment
17 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
18 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Media Investment
19 $40,000,000 Vox Media Accel Partners Media Investment
20 $37,000,000 Zomato Sequoia Capital, Info Edge Media Investment

More information

  1. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  2. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  3. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  4. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  5. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  6. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  7. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  8. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Quirky Raises $79M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  11. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  12. Mobli Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  14. WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global (Venturebeat)
  15. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  16. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  17. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)
  19. Vox Media raising $40M to invest in video content on SB Nation, The Verge, & Polygon (Venture Beat)
  20. Backed By Sequoia, Zomato Closes $37M Series D To Expand Its Restaurant Discovery Service Internationally (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for September 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Waze Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $102,365,000 Truphone Roman Abramovich, Minden Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $90,000,000 Pulse LinkedIn Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $60,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $55,000,000 Lookout Deutsche Telekom Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $50,000,000 Qwiki Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $50,000,000 Chukong Technologies Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $45,000,000 Hotel Tonight Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $40,000,000 Shazam America Movil Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $35,000,000 Houzz Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $30,000,000 Fitbit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $25,000,000 Streetline Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $25,000,000 AirWatch Accel, Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $25,000,000 Clinkle Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $24,000,000 Check Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  2. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  3. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  4. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  5. Roman Abramovich acquires a £70 million stake in Truphone (FinSMEs)
  6. LinkedIn Acquires Pulse for $90M (FinSMEs)
  7. Snapchat: self-destructing messaging app raises $60m in funding (Guardian)
  8. Cloud Security: Mobile Startup Lookout Gets $55M Led By Deutsche Telekom To Go Global & Target Enterprise (TechCrunch)
  9. Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million (Techcrunch)
  10. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  11. Chukong Technologies Raises $50M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Last-Minute Booking App HotelTonight Raises $45M With An Eye On Continued Global Expansion (TechCrunch)
  13. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)
  14. Shazam Pulls In $40M From America Movil To Take On Latin America (Techcrunch)
  15. Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Raises $35M Series C Round Led By NEA And GGV Capital, Launches Paid Pro+ Accounts (Techcrunch)
  16. Fitness And Health Tracker Fitbit Is Raising $30M At A $300M-Plus Valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. Mobile Parking Service Streetline Grabs $25M From True Ventures, Qualcomm, Citi (Forbes)
  18. Enterprise Mobility, BYOD Startup AirWatch Adds $25M From Accel To Take Its Series A Total To $225M, As It Preps For Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  19. Clinkle Raises Celebrity-Filled $25M Round As It Gears Up To Eliminate The Physical Wallet (Techcrunch)
  20. Check Raises $24M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)