Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Deals within the Web 2.0 sector from May 15

Kyte Gets More Funding from Swiss Telecom Provider
Kyte , the online video-sharing and broadcasting website, has just announced new investors, telecommunications provider Swisscom and Holtzbrinck Ventures, which have invested in Kyte for an undisclosed amount. Swisscom and Holtzbrink Ventures is the venture capital arm of one of Germany’s most influential media companies.

IMified Acquires Real-Time Feed Alerts Leader Feedcrier.com
We’re very happy to finally announce the acquisition of Feedcrier.com , the leading provider of IM based feed alerts . This one has been in the making for some time now, and we officially welcome Adam Kalsey and the Feedcrier community to IMified.

Cork’d Acquired by Wine Library Vlogger
Cork’d , the social networking site for wine lovers, is being acquired by a team led by Gary Vaynerchuck of Wine Library , and includes Erik Kastner of Rails, for an undisclosed amount. Cork’d has a reported 20,000 members, and provides a space for you to rate and review wines you’ve tasted. You can make a wine wish list of sorts, and track those you’d like to try as well as purchase.

Swedish Game Site Power Challenge Raises $8 Million From Benchmark Capital
Benchmark Capital put $8 million to work with Swedish game site Power Challenge , the company will announce today. Power Challenge is a rich Internet application - a game that runs in java and plays very much like a video game . Users build and customize their teams and play against others for points and status. The quality of game play is high and is designed to push the boundaries between traditional PC gaming and online gaming.

Amazon Acquires dpreview.com
Amazon have announced the acquisition of the digital camera information and review site dpreview.com . UK based dpreview.com was founded in 1998 by Phil Askey as a site that publishes ‘unbiased reviews and original content regarding the latest in digital cameras , and offers a host of features and forums designed to make it easy for consumers to find the camera that’s right for them’.

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