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Aggregate Knowledge Raises $9 Million for Recommendations

San Mateo, Calif. - Aggregate Knowledge, a provider of content recommendation services, announced on Wednesday that it has raised $9 million in its third round of financing,...

DataSphere Gets $10.8 Million to Build Hyperlocal News Sites

Bellevue, Wash. - DataSphere, a provider of hyperlocal news sites for news companies, has raised $10.8 million in a new round of venture capital financing, led by...

Stealth Social Gaming Start-up DNA Games Nabs $2 Million

San Francisco - DNA Games, a stealth-mode developer of social games, has raised $2 million in new funding, PaidContent reported, citing a regulatory filing. The company was...

The Echo Nest Lands $1.3 Million for Music Recommendations

Somerville, Mass. - The Echo Nest, the provider of a music recommendation and search platform, has raised $1.3 million in new funding from 14 unnamed investors, according...

MSNBC.com Buys BreakingNews.com Domain

New York - MSNBC.com, the network and website joint venture between Microsoft and NBC, has purchased the domain BreakingNews.com, PaidContent reported. Last year, the company took over...

Best Buy Backs Wireless Chipmaker SiBeam

Sunnyvale, Calif. - SiBeam, a maker of high-speed wireless communication platforms, said on Tuesday that it has landed an unspecified equity investment from consumer electronics retailer Best...

News Corp. Sells Off Digital Publishing Group

New York - News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) has sold its Digital Publishing Group (DPG) unit to venture capital firm VantagePoint Venture Partners for an undisclosed amount, PaidContent reported. ...

Annual Wikipedia Fundraiser Nets $8 Million

San Francisco - The Wikimedia Foundation announced on Tuesday that its annual fundraiser this year raised just over $8 million, exceeding its goal of $7.5 million,...

Providence Backs Baidu's Hulu-like Video Portal Venture

Shanghai - Baidu (NASD:  BIDU), the top search engine in China, has partnered with Hulu investor Providence Equity Partners to create a similar video portal...

Market Research Firm Gartner Buys Burton Group for $56 Million

Stamford, Conn. - Gartner (NYSE: IT) announced on Tuesday that it has acquired fellow information technology market research firm Burton Group for $56 million in cash. Utah-based Burton Group...