Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B

Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. Approximately 60% of this will be in cash and

Game of Thrones petition reaches 1M signatures ahead of finale

Life is short, difficult and, most likely, ultimately meaningless. In this age of immediate fan service, it’s important to remember that you can’t always get what you want. That goes double when i

Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield

Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature. C

Snapchat responds to the petition complaining about the app's redesign

Snapchat has posted an official response to users who signed a petition on asking the company to reverse its controversial update, which people say makes the app more difficult to use. In t

Facebook nabs COO Jennifer Dulski to lead Groups

Facebook is serious about using Groups to propel its new mission to "bring the world closer together." That's why it's made a big-name hire for the product leader for the Facebook Groups team. Former’s latest round was actually a recap

A few weeks ago we reported on LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman’s investment in social justice petitions site Since then a few people with direct knowledge of the situation have to

Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Sam Altman invest $30 million in

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman announced today that he's making a big bet on, the site for social justice petitions. Hoffman is leading a $30 million round, with other investors including Introduces Change Politics, Helping Voters Make Informed Choices on Election Day, founded in 2007, long ago became the go-to place for people wanting to capture the attention of corporate giants, as well as for local activists looking to effect change in their communi

Dropping Protections For Internet Platforms Will Result In Greater Harm

Online harassment is a serious problem for every member of the online community, including companies like While the majority of petitions are deeply inspiring stories of people power, we o

With $15M From Omidyar And 35M+ Users, Wants To Prove Socially-Minded Startups Can Attract Big Numbers

<a target="_blank" href=""></a> got its start in 2007 as a social network for non-profits. For years, growth was slow for the fledgling social action platform, but, ove Hits 10 Million Members, Now The “Fastest-Growing Social Action Platform On The Web”

<a href=""></a> launched in 2007 as a social networking site for non-profits. Today, the site looks quite a bit different and has morphed into a petition platform that w

Help Eliminate Poverty, Make a Microloan to An Entrepreneur

<a href=""><img src="" /></a> The financial crisis in world markets over the past few weeks has been Launches "Ning" For Non Profits uses social networking to help social causes. The site already has it’s own network for linking volunteers to causes and voters to politicians. Now they’ve also launched a new N 2.0: Harass Politicians and Fund Their Opponents

We covered the social activist community when they first launched back in February. The site is one of a few philanthropic startups tailoring the latest web features for non-profits and pol

Social Networking For Change(.org)

Nonprofit social networking site is launching this morning and hopes to change the way the average person or activist interacts with nonprofits. The site focuses on getting users to issues