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TwtMob raises $2.9 mln, changes name to Speakr

TwtMob said it raised $2.9 million in seed funding in an oversubscribed round and has changed its name to Speakr. The new round was led by Toba Capital and joined by Allegro Venture Partners and several individuals, including Bazaarvoice co-founder Brett Hurt, Comcast Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider, STRZ Enterprises CEO Nick Gross and others. The funding brings the company’s total financing to $3.8 million.

Mohr Davidow backs content aggregator OneSpot

OneSpot, an Austin, Texas-based company provider that aggregates advertising content for online publishers, has raised a $5.3 million Series A round led by Mohr Davidow Ventures. Mack Capital, RSL Ventures, Capital Factory and Bazaarvoice co-founder Brett Hurt also participated in the round. OneSpot said it has now raised $6.8 million in total funding. As part of the funding, Bryan Stolle, general partner of Mohr Davidow, has joined the board.

Bazaarvoice Gets a New CEO and Acquires Longboard Media

Bazaarvoice, an online customer ratings and review service that went public last February, has appointed Stephen Collins as its new CEO. Collins, who has been the company’s CFO since 2010, succeeds company cofounder Brett Hurt, who has been CEO since Bazaarvoice’s 2005 inception. Bazaarvoice has also acquired the vertical ad media Longboard Media for roughly $27 million. Longboard, founded in 2008, had raised $6 million from investors.

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