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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bay Area Tech Wire -- Oct. 30

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Oct. 30, 2012
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Redwood City-Based ItsOn Raises $15.5 Million in Second Round
o EMC to Acquire Menlo Park-Based Silver Tail Systems
o Cupertino-Based Apple Makes Series of Management Changes
o Palo Alto-based FundersClub Raises $6 Million in Venture Capital
o Santa Clara-Based Mobiplex Raises $3.1 Million in First Round
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o Redwood City-Based ItsOn Raises $15.5 Million in Second Round

Redwood City, Calif. -- ItsOn, the Redwood City-based developer of a cloud-based platform offering real-time service customization features to mobile operators and service providers, said on Tuesday it has raised $15.5 million in its second round of funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz. SV Angel and an investor group led by Jim Davidson also participated in the round, which will help take the company out of stealth, where it's been since 2008. The company, which previously received investments from Vodafone Ventures and Verizon Investments, is set to launch its mobile services next year, providing clients with what CEO Greg Raleigh calls "complete, real-time visibility and control over their voice, text and more importantly, data usage."
http://www.itsoninc.com 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121030005483/en/ItsOn-Secures-15.5M-Series-Funding-Andreessen-Horowitz 
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o EMC to Acquire Menlo Park-Based Silver Tail Systems

Menlo Park, Calif. -- EMC, the Massachusetts-based data storage giant, said on Tuesday it will acquire Menlo Park-based Silver Tail Systems, a developer of real-time web session intelligence and behavioral analysis tools designed to detect Internet threats and fraud. Financial terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of the year, were not disclosed. Silver Tail will operate as part of EMC's RSA security division. "Customers need better intelligence, analytics, and the ability to respond in real time which is a capability that Silver Tail's products do extraordinarily well to help foil web-based attacks," said Art Coviello, RSA's executive chairman and executive vice president of EMC.
http://www.silvertailsystems.com 
http://www.emc.com 
http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2012/20121030-02.htm 
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o Cupertino-Based Apple Makes Series of Management Changes

Cupertino, Calif. -- Apple has announced a series of management changes, including the planned departure of Scott Forstall, the senior vice president in charge of its iOS mobile device software. Forstall plans to leave next year, and will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim. Additionally, the company said that John Browett will depart as its head of retail. Cupertino-based Apple is hoping those, as well as the expansion of roles for Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi, will lead to greater collaboration between its hardware, software and services teams. Ive will lead Human Interface (HI) across the company in addition to his role as the leader of Industrial Design; Cue will take responsibility for Siri and Maps, placing all of Apple's online services in one group; Federighi will lead both iOS and OS X; and Mansfield will lead a new group, Technologies, which combines all of the company's wireless teams.
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/10/29Apple-Announces-Changes-to-Increase-Collaboration-Across-Hardware-Software-Services.html 
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o Palo Alto-based FundersClub Raises $6 Million in Venture Capital
    
Palo Alto, Calif. – FundersClub, a Palo Alto-based group of accredited investors that back startup ventures, has raised $6 million in funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). FundersClub offers an online marketplace that allows investors to fund pre-screened, private companies, typically with between $250,000-$1 million. Members can use the FundersClub website to screen companies, sign legal documents with e-signature, and make payments. Alex Mittal, co-founder of FundersClub, was the founding CEO of Innova Dynamics, a touch screen hardware company backed by Rho Ventures. Boris Silver, FundersClub's other co-founder, was previously founder and CEO of Sport Interactiva, a fantasy sports gaming company on Facebook, which was sold to Citizen Sports and acquired by Yahoo.
https://thefundersclub.com
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1560729/000156072912000002/xslFormDX01/
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o Santa Clara-Based Mobiplex Raises $3.1 Million in First Round

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Mobiplex, a Santa Clara-based startup specializing in mobile sports performance technology using miniature wireless sensors and mobile device apps, said on Tuesday it has raised $3.1 million in its first round of funding. Several unnamed private investors took part in the round, which the company will use to bolster sales and development efforts for its SwingTIP product line. In September, Mobiplex launched its first product, the SwingTIP Golf Swing Analyzer, a Bluetooth-enabled 3D motion sensor unit that clips onto a golf club to capture, analyze and reproduce a golf swing in three dimensions. The product is designed to help golfers improve their swing by sending real-time visual and performance data to an Apple iOS or Android device, as well as to the MySwingTIP.com website.
http://www.mobiplex.com 
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb10070213.htm 
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(San Mateo, Calif.) San Mateo-based Aggregate Knowledge (AK), a provider of media intelligence services, on Tuesday named Rob Gatto as its new president. Gatto most recently served as the CEO of PointRoll, and previously grew the business at ShopLocal, now a retail division of PointRoll.
http://www.aggregateknowledge.com/releases/2012/pr_121030_ak_gatto.html 

(San Jose, Calif.) Internet and communications service provider EarthLink said on Tuesday it plans to expand its core fiber IP footprint with four new data centers, including one in San Jose. The company said it has signed deals to expand into other data centers throughout next year in Chicago, Dallas and South Florida, as well.
http://www.earthlink.net/about/press/pressrelease.faces?id=931

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