Twitter has acquired Bluefin, a TV analytics company. This acquisition is believed to be Twitter’s large acquisition to date. Twitter definitely spent over $40 million on the acquisition since that is what they spent on TweetDeck two years ago.
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The Fancy is a Pinterest rival that is known for curating style and fashion. Fancy has raised $26 million in funding and was rumored in August to be getting acquired by Apple. It sounds like the Apple acquisition will not be happening now that the company has raised a new round of funding.
Scan is a QR code application company that has raised over $1.7 million in funding from Menlo Ventures, Google Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Start Fund, Social + Capital Partnership, Transmedia Capital, Ludlow Ventures, and angel investors Ariel Poler, Naval Ravikant, Jim Pallotta, and Troy Carter. Scan is based in Provo, Utah.
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Metamarkets is a real-time data startup company that provides price data and analytics to global media companies. The company launched in late 2009 and is working towards solving the problem behind ad price discovery on mobile and web platforms. The company has raised $2.5 million from IA Ventures, Village Ventures, True Ventures, Founder Collective, Mike Maples, Stan Shuman, AOL Ventures, Josh Stylman, Jim Pallotta, Peter Hershberg, and Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley. IA Ventures led the round.