Tech news from around the web:
- Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of Facebook, has taken the lead in a fresh round of financing for Jumio, the one-click mobile and online payments system, TechCrunch reports. Mr Saverin put up more than half of the round, about $6.5m, alongside other private investors.
- Rovio, the company behind the mobile gaming phenomenon Angry Birds, has big plans for the future following its $42m fundraising, Mashable says – one of them being to go public in New York. ‘We’re aiming to be as large as Facebook or Google,’ Rovio board chairman Kaj Hed said.
- Disney interactive media co-president Jimmy Pitaro has brought in one of his former Yahoo colleagues to overhaul the Disney online brand, according to PaidContent. Mark Walker will be responsible for product development, marketing, programming and operations for Disney.com and other Disney-branded sites.
- Microsoft and US federal law enforcement agents have seized computer equipment from internet hosting facilities in an attack on the leading source of ‘spam’ e-mail, the Wall Street Journal reports. Microsoft launched the raids as part of a civil lawsuit against the unnamed operators of the Rustock ‘botnet’ – a vast network of computers infected with malicious software that distributes enormous volumes of spam.
From the FT:
- New York Times launches online charging
- Double crises trigger second thoughts for IPOs
- Nintendo 3DS adds new gaming dimension
- Yahoo opens window on targeting adverts