Tech – Slideshare Goes Pro, Kaufmann Foundation’s Bplan Platform [and more]

Slideshare has launched subscription-based pro plans that lets users measure, monitor and engage their community with all their content (presentations, documents & videos). Features include: (a) analytics and social media monitoring for all your content (b) ad removal, (c) lead capture on your content, and (d) custom branded channel.

With the new PRO plans, professionals, businesses and enterprises can enjoy advanced features while users with more basic needs can continue using the free version. PRO plans are immediately available on a subscription basis, starting at $19 per month [details]

Yahoo Japan Acquires Mobile Advertising Company, Cirius

Yahoo Japan has acquired location-based Mobile advertising company, Cirius. Cirius has a flagship product, AdLocal that makes it possible to reach consumers with ads that take into account the physical location of users via GPS, Cell-IDs, map coordinates and other data [via].

Google to Acquire (read our review), started by Munjal Shah (after his Andale exit) is rumored to be in talks with Google for potential acquisition (via).

Facebook announcing Location Features

This Wednesday, Facebook will announce the launch of Location features (check-in?) enabling developers to build apps using FB’s geo-location capabilities. [via]

Kaufmann Foundation Launches Online Business Plan Competition Platform

Kaufmann Foundation has launched business plan platform helping organizations simplify how they market and administer business plan competitions worldwide. iStart makes it easy to administer business plan competitions and provides a single resource for every aspect of what can be a complex undertaking — from registering applicants and judges to receiving applicants’ business plans, establishing judging criteria and conducting online judging, managing communications with participants and judges, managing deadlines, and monitoring applications and the judging process.[details]

Facebook Acquires Chai Labs

Facebook has acquired Chai Labs, a content extraction/semantic search firm started by former Google Adsense exec.

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