The Washington Post has come up with a new interactive government site, WhoRunsGov.com. Currently in beta, the site contains detailed profiles of the government officials from presidential administration to Pentagon. Deki which is MindTouch’s open source enterprise collaboration tool, has powered the website. Some more features will be added to the website soon.
Redmond based software giant Microsoft, has announced that the company will layoff 5,000 employees in the next year and a half. The current announcement is part of the second quarter report which was announced earlier today. Jobs from various departments will be cut including research and development, marketing, sales, finance, legal, human resources, and IT. In the first round of layoffs the company will fire 1,400 employees today, mostly from the headquarter.
Sony is planning to cut 2,000 jobs in Japan along with shutting down two factories. Sir Howard Stringer, the company’s CEO is expected to make the announcement but the exact time is not confirmed. By next year 8,000 full time employees and 8,000 contractors will be let go. Also a TV factory in Pennsylvania and a video tape factory in France will also be closed.
Riverbed Technology, the WAN optimization solutions provider for various companies globally, is said to be buying Mazu Networks which is a Cambridge, Massachusetts based enterprise network security solutions provider. The deal includes $25 million in cash payment and a possibility of $22 million in cash which would rely on specific booking target achievement in a defined period of 12 months after the closing.
Alpharetta, Ga. based SaaS enterprise compliance solutions provider Compliance 360, has acquired Tavilo. The later is a technology provider which lets the third party data to be mined, examined and analyzed. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Compliance 360 has earlier raised $4.25 million.
Cambridge, Massachusetts based enterprise computing data management solutions provider Dataupia, has raised an amount of $10 million in the second round of funding. With this round of funding the total amount raised by the company has reached $40 million.
According to Dataupia’s CEO, Foster Hinshaw:
Truphone has made an announcement today according to which Truphone Anywhere application will be available on Android enabled phones including the latest release G1. Truphone is now available in the US, UK and will be launched in Germany and Austria. The handsets which now supports Truphone includes Android, the Apple iPhone, the Apple iPod touch, Blackberry and Nokia. The application can be downloaded in the UK and US through the Android Market.
According to Geraldine Wilson, Truphone CEO:
Totowa, New Jersey based business automation solutions provider Dydacomp, has acquired Kansas City based e-commerce solutions provider LaGarde (StoreFront.net). The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The current deal was assisted by the backer of Dydacomp, Milestone Partners. LaGarde had earlier raised $7.5 million in a round of funding from Shasta Ventures.
San Francisco, California based online sports and entertainment company OneSeason.com has raised an amount of $3.5 million in the first round of funding. The round was led by Charles River Ventures. Also a partner George Zachary has taken a board seat.
According to the company’s founder and CEO, Mike Sroka: