What will they look like?

Tinder is working on building itself an ad unit, according to Re/Code sources. The dating company contacted both Facebook and Twitter to discuss a potential advertising partnership. There’s no more information on what these advertising units could look like, but Re/Code speculated that local bars or restaurants might want to market themselves as date spots in the app. Tinder wouldn’t comment on Re/Code’s story.

New product patience

Acer was one of the first companies out the gate to announce a 1080p Chromebook with Intel’s fifth-generation chip early last month. Maybe that was a bit too quick: Availability of the Acer Chromebook 15 with latest processors that I had a chance to use isn’t expected until the first week of April, the company tells me. That means if you’ve been holding out for the 15.6-inch Chromebook with newest chip, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. As previously reported, the laptop will be available in multiple configurations with the base model starting at $249.99.

Happy open-source family

Moscow-based Runa Capital has invested €3 million ($3.4 million) in MariaDB, the open-source database company that offers what began as a MySQL fork (Google and Wikipedia are big-name users). Runa, which is headed up by founders of Acronis and Parallels, is already a backer of the Nginx web server and platform-as-a-service outfit Jelastic. In a statement, MariaDB CEO Patrik Sallner said his firm was looking forward to collaborating with Runa and its other open-source portfolio companies in its enterprise push.

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