Funding and Acquisitions: Google makes another ground-breaking buy, picks up restaurant review guide Zagat

By Editor September 8, 2011

Today’s funding and acquisitions news roundup:

Web Content

Google acquires restaurant review and ratings service Zagat

Mashape Turns Down Acquisition Offers; Raises Seed Round From Big Name Investors (via TechCrunch)

TechStars Graduate FullContact Lands $1.5 Million, Helps Keep Contact Records Updated (via TechCrunch)

Trunk Club Secures $11 Million to Transform the Way Men Shop for Clothing 


SOS Online Backup Secures $3 Million Series A Round (via TechCrunch)

Platfora gets $5.7M to make Hadoop mainstream (via gigaom)

Cloud service Morphlabs grabs $5M to serve international companies (via VentureBeat)


GE Leads $22 Million Investment in Energy Efficient Building Maker Project Frog; Installing Sustainable Building at GE Learning Center 


Fingerprint to Launch Mobile Learning and Play Network for Kids and Their Grown Ups

Taptu Receives $3.5 Million in Series B, Will Launch White Label Social News Aggregator Tapform (via TechCrunch)

FastCustomer Raises $750K So You Don’t Have To Wait On Hold (via TechCrunch)

IT/Network Management

French Software Company Qosmos Raises €20 Million (via TechCrunch)


Striiv Raises $6 Million in Funding to Make Fitness Fun 


Guidewire insurance software files $100M IPO (via VentureBeat)