Salesforce Acquires Dimdim

Cloud CRM provider Salesforce has announced the acquisition of web conferencing and meeting tools provider Dimdim. Salesforce says that it will use Dimdim’s presence and on-demand meeting and collaboration technologies and development team to add new real-time communication capabilities to its Chatter collaboration platform.

NewTeeVee Live: Your Roadmap to Video’s Future

Next Wednesday, executives from Hulu, Adobe, YouTube, Google TV, Fox and others will talk about how the next wave of video innovation at NewTeeVee Live. Please join us for a day of discussion on how new technologies will disrupt today’s current video distribution and monetization models.

AT&T Adds New Devices Ahead of Faster 4G Network

In preparation for details expected today about its next-generation mobile broadband network, AT&T has introduced three new USB data devices for laptop users, one of which is software upgradable and can use AT&T’s LTE 4G network when it launches in the middle of 2011.

Eventbrite Raises $20M. Ticket Sales Top $200M

Eventbrite has closed $20 million in Series D funding led by DAG Ventures, and including Tenaya Capital as well as previous investor Sequoia Capital. The four-year-old, San Francisco-based company has now raised a total of $29.5 million.

LinkedIn Boosts Social Features With ChoiceVendor Deal

LinkedIn has agreed to acquire ChoiceVendor, a startup that allows companies to rate and review business-to-business service providers. The acquisition appears to be designed to improve LinkedIn’s ability to offer recommendations and other social features to its members and the companies that use the social network.

That Didn’t Take Long: Oracle and HP Kiss and Make Up

Hewlett-Packard has resolved its lawsuit against its former CEO Mark Hurd, which arose after Hurd joined HP’s sometimes collaborator and sometimes rival Oracle. According to a joint statement today from both companies, HP and Hurd have settled.

McAdam as Verizon COO: More Google, Less Neutrality

Verizon today appointed Lowell McAdam the company’s chief operating officer in preparation for Ivan Seidenberg’s eventual retirement. The news signals a move away from landlines and toward mobile, where it has net neutrality impacts due to the tech bro-mance between McAdam and Google CEO, Eric Schmidt.

Idealab’s Internet Brands to Go Private Again

Internet Brands, which operates hundreds of leading vertical service-oriented websites such as and and was spun off from Idealabs in a public stock offering three years ago, has agreed to be acquired by Hellman and Friedman Capital, a private equity firm, for $640 million.

Zillow Announces Profitability and Swaps CEO Out

Zillow CEO Rich Barton — who is working on “four or five” startups, is a venture partner at Benchmark Capital, and is on the board of Netflix — is stepping down to allow his more focused lieutenant, COO Spencer Rascoff, the top spot.

Nokia’s Troubles Deepen, Key Exec Resigns

Only four months after a restructure put Anssi Vanjoki in charge of Nokia’s Mobile Solutions, he resigned today from Nokia, giving six months notice. With Nokia World starting tomorrow, this is big blow to the company. Don’t be surprised by few more executive exits.