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Mozilla launches new company focused on email

On the heels of Yahoo acquiring Zimbra and the $10 million fbFund for Facebook developers, the Mozilla Foundation launching a new company, with $3 million in seed funding, aimed at developing communications software and an ecosystem based on the Thunderbird email product, code and brand.David Ascher, currently CTO and VP Engineering of ActiveState, is joining Mozilla to head up the new company.

September 17, 2007 by Dan Farber


Facebook investors start $10 million fund for developers

In a chat with Mike Arrington at the TechCrunch 40 event in San Francisco, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his company wants to make it as easy as possible for developers to get started in building users bases and great user experiences.He announced that Facebook is going to create the FB Fund, a $10 million fund fueled by Facebook investors Peter Thiel from Founders Funds and Jim Breyer of Accel Partners.

September 17, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Cake Financial leverages wisdom of the crowd for investing

At TechCrunch 40, Cake Financial unveiled an alpha release of its social network-based financial planning service that has a good chance of survival in a crowded space. It mashes up stock portfolio data and social networking to leverage the wisdom of the crowd--a market of 40 million online investors--for investing.

September 17, 2007 by Dan Farber


Cubic Telecom launches global phone

Among the TechCrunch 40 presentations today, Cubic Telecom was among the most interesting. The company unveiled a “global” phone that eliminates expensive, international roaming charges.

September 17, 2007 by Dan Farber


Yahoo scoops up Zimbra for $350 million

Yahoo has been on an acquisition binge late, but mostly to expand its advertising business. Now Yahoo is buying its way deeper into the applications business with the acquisition of Zimbra for a reported $350 million, mostly in cash.

September 17, 2007 by Dan Farber


Sprint launches in home network booster

Sprint on Monday launched a device called the Airave in Denver and Indianapolis that will boost the wireless company's coverage in homes. Samsung makes that Airave, a "femtocell," or a compact base station that hooks up to your broadband connection.

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