BlablaCar, a European social carpooling marketplace, has successfully raised $10 million from Accel Partners and existing investors ISAI and Cabiedes & Partners. The total funding that the company has raised is $12.5 million so far. BlablaCar, a website in which drivers can register, publish their trips and contact other members who are making the same trip...

Wikipedia, an online collaborative, multilingual Internet encyclopaedia, will go offline on Wednesday to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), as per the site’s co-founder, Jimmy Wales. The announcement was made via a multiple tweets. The tweet says, “This is going to be wow”. “I hope Wikipedia will melt phone systems in Washington on Wednesday....

Possible chances seem to be there that, Facebook, World’s largest social network, IPO is likely to come in the third week of May, report confirms. Mentioning multiple sources, All Things D mentioned that social networking giant will file its public offering somewhere by next month, given the review by the SEC, the whole process will takes three to four months. The...

Symantec, security software giant, has announced the acquisition of a privately-held cloud email archiving company, LiveOffice for $115 million. The acquisition will extend Symantec’s intelligence information governance offering to the cloud, providing customers a choice between on-premise, cloud or hybrid delivery of Symantec solutions. The advantage of intelligent Governance by implementing the proper controls for information retention and protection, organizations with this can confidently allow their employees to share information...

Beepl, on the line of Quora, opened its social question and answer platform for the public starting from Monday. The company is in full aims to challenge Quora and other similar sites. For signing up, Users can sign in to Beepl with their social network account i.e. with Facebook and Twitter accounts. Once a user has logged in his/her details, Beepl scans their social...

Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital firm focused on healthcare and sustainability closes its year-end 2011 deal of its largest fund to date, raising $270 million for Flagship Ventures Fund IV L.P., exceeding what its target $250 million – it targets. Flagship’s portfolio companies seem to be tackling big, human-scale problems from energy to epidemics,...

Protest against Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) legislation has been gathering pace in past few days, organized by the different online advocacy groups. Adding a new name into the not-to-called as clear protest, the world’s largest social network, Facebook, has scheduled a fancy invite-only event in San Francisco this...

Have you ever wondered a wristwatch-sized can simulates your blood flow and reduce the risk of blood clots? If not, then, starting thinking again, a UK-based  Geko believes that current devices on the market are cumbersome and ineffective, and have launched a wristwatch-sized, self-adhesive band that stimulates blood flow and therefore decreases risk of clots. Geko...

Microsoft’s Windows Phone, which first began appearing in device market in fall 2010 for the first time, will stands out visually. It has been bold, on-screen typography and a mosaic of animated tiles on the home screen. Robert Scoble, tech commentator, on his Google Plus post argues that he has various conversation with exerts and executives during the recent...

Geek and Nerd, always create confusion, as which one to choose from. Both words sound like synonym, but actually they are not. But how can this are done without a solid argument for both personas? Geeks can be identified as someone with a specific niche interest/lifestyle that they have become the expert on whereas Nerds can be identified as extreme interest or the...