The week in tech startups, October 1, 2011…

By Editor October 1, 2011

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

It was a week that included rumors that Facebook was going to begin charging members because “it was even on the news,” and controversy between two of the largest tech blogs that included accusations of pay-for-play. But even as VentureBeat and TechCrunch feuded, the technology sector continued to produce a dynamic stream of acquisitions and new funding. They included TechMediaNetwork’s $33 million, Tumblr’s $85 million in additional funding, Blekko’s $30 million round, and real-time parking tracker Parking In Motion’s Series A. Acquisitions for the week were highlighted by Seamless picking up MenuPages and claiming to now have the “most comprehensive restaurant listings across 50+ cities,” and Salesforce’s $50 million acquisition of Assistly.

Seed and Series A funding for the week:

Endomono – $2.3 million

myGengo – $5.25 million

Wikets – $1.5 million – $1.2 million

Parking In Motion – Undisclosed

Fundly – $5 million

BetterLesson – $1.6 million

Socialbakers – $2 million