paulbarrera Dr. Dre Nerds Up And Drops A Beat for Zynga's Mafia Wars Zynga and Dr. Dre have partnered to bring the sounds of the real streets to the digital streets of Mafia Wars. Holla if you hear me! Former eBay Search Engineer Launches Hyper-Social Location App: Silly Rabbit, Simple Check-Ins Are For Kids! GeoGroups launched its geo-social app today out of Cupertino--and it wants to take check-ins and location-sharing to dizzying (and social!) heights. Read on to find out what CEO Raghav Gupta, an eBay alum, has planned for his intriguing new product. Million Dollar Route — Traffic Monitoring iPhone App Waze Raises $25 Million Waze is a driving app that uses user-generated traffic reports to get you from point A to point B fast. And with a sizable $25 million in B round funding from Blue Run Ventures, Waze looks ready to do just that for some time. Social Integration Platform Threadsy Nets $3 Million B Round Threadsy is a San Francisco startup that wants to simplify your social web life. A recent $3 million B round should help them do just that. LivingSocial's O'Shaughnessy: We 'Want to Be the Biggest Player in Local Commerce' Thanks to Amazon, LivingSocial's CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy has the money and resources to make a run at Groupon's deal-of-the-day throne. Read on to find out precisely how he plans on doing it. Groupon Says No To Google as Mason goes Zuckerberg Reports have it that Groupon will NOT be a part of Google's empire. But can it build one of it's own to rival the search giant's? Amazon Fires Another Salvo in Daily Deals Battle With most speculating that Groupon will soon sell to Google, Amazon has invested $175 million in competing daily deal site LivingSocial. Local markets and internet savvy shoppers only stand to benefit. Everyone's Getting Into Social Commerce… But What's The Plan? Social Commerce seems to be on everyone's lips these days. But no one seems to be able to pin down exactly HOW to dominate!