Former Facebook President and Spotify investory Sean Parker told the Web 2.o Summit that power users are leaving Facebook for Google+ and Twitter, according to Mashable.
Parker said power users are leaving Facebook because it doesn’t provide enough ways to manage the information glut.
In a somewhat weird exchange during an interview with John Battelle of Federated Media, Parker was asked what he thinks about those who say Facebook is a little “creepy.” Parker said, “Look, there is good creepy and there’s bad creepy. Today’s creepy is tomorrow’s necessity.”
“H’mmm, now that’s a bit creepy all by itself.
Dropbox nabs $250M second round of funding
Dropbox, a service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, has completed a $250 million Series B financing. The company will use the funds to accelerate its rapid growth, make acquisitions, pursue strategic partnerships, and grow the team. Dropbox has more than 45 million users saving one billion files every three days, and is on track to triple its user base in 2011.
The financing was led by Index Ventures and includes participation from new investors Benchmark Capital, Goldman Sachs, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, RIT Capital Partners, and Valiant Capital Partners. Early investors Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Hadi and Ali Partovi also participated. Dropbox has received a total of $257.2 million in funding.
We use Dropbox, which is the simplest program for sharing files we’ve encountered. You put a document or file in your shared Dropbox folders and the people you share it with can access it. The company did experience a security glitch earlier this year that did not seem to have any major repercussions.
Shopify rings up $15 B round
Shopify, an eommerce platform used to create and power online stores, has closed a $15 million Series B growth investment from Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Felicis Ventures, and Georgian Partners. This new investment adds to the $7 million of Series A funding received last year, providing a sizable balance to fund continued growth.
Tobias Lütke, Shopify’s CEO and co-founder, launched the company in 2006 after he discovered how difficult it was to create a professional online store. Today, over 15,000 active online stores in 80 countries are powered by Shopify. Individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses use Shopify to setup and power their online stores.