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  • In Its Sixth Acquisition This Year, Group Buying Site BuyWithMe Scoops Up TownHog

    In Its Sixth Acquisition This Year, Group Buying Site BuyWithMe Scoops Up TownHog

    BuyWithMe, which rivals group buying / daily deal sites LivingSocial and Groupon in the United States, has been busy this year. The company this morning announced its sixth acquisition for 2011, scooping up San Francisco-based TownHog. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read More

  • DotBlu Resurfaces From The Deadpool, Starts Third Life As TownHog

    DotBlu Resurfaces From The Deadpool, Starts Third Life As TownHog

    A couple of weeks ago, we put DotBlu (formerly known as BluBet) in the deadpool. The San Francisco startup, which ran an online betting play at launch which later morphed to some sort of social gaming service, discontinued its operations on October 16 despite the startup being backed by a host of star investors (Jawed Karim of YouTube fame and Kevin Hartz of Xoom / Eventbrite to name but a… Read More

  • Even Star Investors Can't Save DotBlu From The DeadPool

    DotBlu, which we first covered in 2007 when it was called BluBet, had some of Silicon Valley’s highest profile angel investors backing it. But it wasn’t enough, and company hit the deadpool earlier this week. Investors in an early angel round included Jawed Karim (Co-Founder of YouTube), Kevin Hartz (Co-Founder of Xoom and Eventbrite), Joe Greenstein (Co-Founder and CEO of… Read More