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SweetLabs Raises $13 Million From Intel, Google And Others For Pokki App Platform

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SweetLabs, the San Diego company behind the Pokki app platform and the OpenCandy advertising network, has raised $13 million in funding in a Series C round led by Intel Capital, with earlier backers Google Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners also participating.

The fresh money will primarily be used to invest in Pokki, a platform that lets developers create and distribute desktop apps using standard Web languages like CSS3 and JavaScript, the company says.

SweetLabs was originally founded in 2008; Pokki went live in beta last June (download link).

Before you click, a warning: Pokki is only available for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 so far.

The startup has raised $21.5 million in financing to date.

I’m left wondering if they still don’t shake hands with each other at board meetings.

Update: they still don’t shake hands.