Twitter has completed its latest round of funding–$200 million at a $3.7 billion valuation–with Kleiner Perkins as the lead investor [via/official Twitter blog].
This takes the total funding to $360 million since it was founded about five years ago.
Posterous Launches Groups
Posterous has launched Groups service for communicating privately with your friends, family and colleagues.
“Sharing privately with groups is broken right now – the default option remains the same as it was 10 years ago: Multi-attachment, inbox-cluttering emails. Other groups services have cropped up, but they are too complicated to set-up, handle rich media poorly and fall way short in the privacy department. “ –source
Chrome Ready for Enterprise Business
A shot at IE, Google is now pitching Chrome to enterprise customers.
“The good news is that businesses don’t need to wait any longer to deploy Google Chrome. Today, we’re announcing that Chrome offers controls that enable IT administrators to easily configure and deploy the browser on Windows, Mac, and Linux according to their business requirements. We’ve created an MSI installer that enables businesses who use standard deployment tools to install Chrome for all their managed users. We’ve also added support for managed group policy with a list of policies and a set of templates that allow administrators to easily customize browser settings to manage security and privacy.”[source].
Facebook Adds Improvement (Tagging) to Photos
When we originally got started on Photos, we only had two people working on it. We didn’t build out a lot of features; we just focused on making sure photos were easy to share and this made Photos a great social experience.
Starting today, we will be rolling out support for print-quality, high-resolution photos. And unlike on many other online services, you don’t need any kind of premium or paid account.
We’re increasing the size of the photos stored from 720 pixels to 2048 pixels on the largest edge, for an 8 times increase overall.[source]
Time’s Person of the Year 2010 – Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg wins the Time’s Person of the Year 2010 award. The public choice award went to Julian Assange of Wikileaks.