Ray William Johnson runs a popular YouTube channel that has around 8.75 million subscribers and hit around 2.3 billion views total. Ray William Johnson’s YouTube show is called “=3″ and due to his popularity, he has signed a script deal with FX Networks. Johnson had the most subscribed channel on YouTube for a period last year. He ran into a major contract dispute with Maker Studios and walked away from the multichannel network to set up his own production studio called Runaway Planet.
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Twitter and the National Basketball Association have partnered with each as part of a plan for Twitter to expand beyond 140-character status updates. NBA Digital, a joint venture between the NBA and TBS, is going to post game highlights on Twitter during the playoffs using the hashtag #NBARapidReplay, according to Twitter president of global revenue Adam Bain. Short advertisements will appear side-by-side with the clips too.
We already knew that Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss were Bitcoin enthusiasts. The brothers own around 1% of the Bitcoin currency, which is reportedly now worth about $11 million. Recently the brothers have reaffirmed their commitment to the P2P open source currency by investing in a Bitcoin trading platform called BitInstant. The investment was made through the Winklevoss Capital, a VC firm started by the two brothers. BitInstant has raised a total of $1.5 million in seed funding led by Winklevoss Capital with participated from other investors including David Azar.
Ringadoc is a doctor-patient communications company that strives to increase office efficiency and the simplification of doctor-patient engagement. Ringadoc runs a cloud-based automated answering service that has handled over 100,000 calls for practices across the country. Ringadoc has raised $700,000 in seed funding to fuel their growth. The Founders Fund’s seed vehicle FF Angel led this round of funding. Ringadoc has raised a total of $1.9 million in seed funding.
EdgeSpring is a startup that can help you make better decisions with the data across all of the lines of business. EdgeSpring has raised $11 million in financing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Ventures, according to VentureBeat. EdgeSpring uses “big data” and analytics to make intelligence recommendations. The analytics can assess improvements for businesses of any size.
Y Combinator Names Andrew Mason, Kevin Hale, Michael Seibel, Steve Huffman, and Dalton Caldwell As Partners
Paul Graham, the co-founder of Y Combinator, wrote in a blog post that the seed accelerator program has hired Andrew Mason, Kevin Hale, Michael Seibel, Steve Huffman, and Dalton Caldwell as partners. Kevin Hale will be a full partner and the others will be part-time partners.
BonitaSoft is a business process management company that has raised $13 million in a third round of funding. Bonita has three major solution products including process modeling, a workflow engine, and a breakthrough user interface to create process-based applications. The company sells subscriptions in several tiers. BonitaSoft has raised $13 million in a Series C round of funding.
Yesterday Tableau Software, Inc. (NYSE:DATA) boosted their proposed price for their initial public offering. The company went public today on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol “DATA.” The company priced their shares at $31. As of the time that I am writing this, the stock price is trading at over $17 from the opening price at about $48.81. The company offered five million shares and stockholders are offering 3.2 million shares. This is the biggest tech IPO for the year as it values the company at over $1.5 billion. The offering will bring in $254 million before expenses and other fees.