Alex Taussig

Today in Tech: LivingSocial raises $400 million, Digg co-founder's new startup

April 5, 2011: 10:16 AM ET

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  • Daily deals site LivingSocial, which has made a splash over the last few months with half-off deals from Amazon and Fandango, just clinched $400 million in funding from existing investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners and Amazon, at a valuation of $3 billion. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG, joined casual game-maker Zynga's board, which already includes Owen Van Natta, Reid Hoffman, Bing Gordon, Brad Feld, and Zynga founder Mark Pincus. (Zynga)
  • Texas Instruments plans to buy its rival National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion, a deal that would give TI a larger variety of products to sell in the medical device, telecomm, and industrial equipment markets. (Wall Street Journal) More
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