At a Glance: A Hotsheet of the Latest Venture Capital Deals in the Tech Industry

Austin Ventures, along with firms like Adams Street Partners, Emergence Capital, TL Ventures and Generation Partners, raised over $100 million in Series A funding for Donuts Inc., an online registry for top level domains. VantagePoint Venture Partners and Capricorn Investment Group were joined by Tim Draper, Bill Draper, and Innovation Endeavors in raising $21 million in Series B funding for…

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Filesoup Shuts Down – Selling Domain Name

Filesoup, a file sharing site that has been operating since 2003, is shutting down operations. Filesoup was among the first BitTorrent sites that innovated, adapted, morphed, and continued to interest viewers and members until 2009 when the homes two of its administrators – TheGeeker and Snookered – were raided. Though the court dismissed charges against them, the resulting publicity had…

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JiWire Launches Mobile Ads for Access

On Tuesday, JiWire announced “Mobile Ads for Access,” a solution which allows for brands to offer free Wi-Fi access to consumers in exchange for engaging with their content. Upon launch, JiWire’s partners have reported seeing a 38 percent engagement rate and a 67 percent video completion rate. Among the list of clients to partner with “Mobile Ads for Access” are…

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