Social commerce biz 8thBridge gets $10M led by Trident Capital

8thBridge, Inc., a social commerce platform merchants use to create social shopping experiences for their customers, today announced it has secured $10 million in a series B funding round led by venture firm Trident Capital. The additional capital garnered through this funding round will be used to expand 8thBridge’s current operations and to extend the company’s leading social commerce solutions. 8thBridge’s lead Series A investor, Split Rock Partners, also participated in this round.

SEO press release service AffinityWire

Vocus, Inc (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management, and Hostway Corporation, the global hosting and web services leader, announced today that they will enable Hostway’s customers to distribute press releases via Vocus’ PRWeb. The new offering will be called AffinityWire, and is based on PRWeb’s online press release distribution platform. The service will allow Hostway’s large customer base to have access to a vast SEO network, reaching millions of consumers and journalists daily.