Webware Radar: Photobucket teams with T-Mobile

Also: Citysearch has a new site design and new features; LendingClub has raised $12 million in Series B funding; and Wesabe is now available for banks and credit unions.

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Photo-sharing site Photobucket announced Thursday that it has inked a deal with T-Mobile that makes it a provider of a mobile photo service for T-Mobile customers. According to the company, users will be able to send photos directly from their mobile phone to their Photobucket album, their PC hard drive, or any e-mail address. To use the app, customers will need to download it onto their BlackBerry Curve, Pearl, or any one of three Windows Mobile devices. The app is available in a free 21-day trial. Once that period is up, subscribers can choose to keep using the free version or purchase the full software for a one-time fee of $19.99.

Community discovery service Citysearch announced Thursday that its new site design and new features have officially gone live. According to the company, users will have access to its new "hyper-local" search that enables them to find and share local information and recommendations with friends in social networks across the Web. The revamped site boasts 150 local city guides and information on over 75,000 cities and neighborhoods nationwide, the company claims. With the help of Facebook Connect, users can sign in to Citysearch with their Facebook usernames and share their local reviews on the popular social network. All of Citysearch's new features are live now on its homepage.

Peer lending company LendingClub.com announced that it has raised $12 million of Series B funding in a round that was led by Morgenthaler Ventures. The company also announced that Pamela Kramer, former chief marketing officer at MarketTools, has joined the company as its own chief marketing officer. LendingClub did not disclose how it will put the funding to use.

Personal finance site Wesabe launched a new version of its financial management tools for banks and credit unions Wednesday. Dubbed Wesabe SpringBoard, the service will offer customers a "smart statement" that allows them to view their account data and guide them in savings and creating financial goals. The service also boasts community features that will allow users to share advice, support, and tips for acquiring more wealth. Along with the software, users will be able to use widgets for the Mac Dashboard or Vista Widget pane to have access to their information. Wesabe declined to disclose availability or pricing information.

Correction at 5:00 p.m. PDT: The Photobucket/T-Mobile deal is not exclusive.

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