CyberAgent Ventures Invests $1 Million in Taiwan’s iPeen

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Japanese investment firm, CyberAgent Ventures has recently invested $1 million in Taiwan’s iPeen for 20 percent stake, valuing iPeen at $5 million. iPeen is one of the largest user generated restaurant review websites […] Related posts: Japan’s DOCOMO Invests $175 Million In Tata Teleservices of India NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s mobile operator giant, has announced today that… East Ventures Jakarta Ventures …

Android is One of the Most Successful Acquisitions for Google

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In a panel earlier at GMIC, Ming Guang Yong, New Business Development Manager at Google China shared the search engine’s investment criteria. In 3 quick points: – Growth stage: Fast growth companies are […] Related posts: Tencent to Launch Android Smartphone. Google Smiles It was rumored that Tencent is set to build it’s… DCM Launches $100 Million Android-focused Fund Investment …

Report Indicates DST Won't Lead Twitter Funding Round

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Digital Sky Technologies, the Russian investment firm that’s pretty well poured money into Facebook (and also funded Groupon and Zynga), apparently won’t be providing Twitter with any cash in the near future.  A report’s indicated that Kleiner Perkins will instead be the organization leading a new round of funding. "[S]ources close to the situation" provided Kara Swisher with this information …

How a Facebook Group Helped Reunite a Band for Charity

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Josh Sternberg is the founder of Sternberg Strategic Communications and authors The Sternberg Effect. You can follow him on Twitter. In July 2008, David Katz, an investment firm employee in New York City, searched for one of his favorite bands, God Street Wine, on Facebook to see what he could find. The only results showed people listing the band in …