Ecommerce sales increased 14% y/y according to MasterCard, the ninth consecutive month of greater than 10% increase.

Minecraft, an indie computer game, announced 3M in cumulative sales generating roughly $50M in total sales.

Cloudera has partnered with Dell to sell Hadoop-in-a-box, or a Dell Server with Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution and support.

McAfee revealed a “state actor” had infiltrated the computer systems of 72 governments and stole petabytes of data over the past 2 years.

Yahoo’s chief cloud architect, Todd Papaioannou has left the company to join Battery as an EIR.


Comscore released their quarterly mobile phone OS market share figures.

March 2011 Jun 2011
Google 34.7 40.1
Apple 25.5 26.6
RIM 27.1 23.4
Microsoft 7.5 5.8
Symbian 2.3 2.3

iOS 5 beta has voice dictation features to match Android’s speech-to-text capability. This functionality is likely powered by Nuance.

According to data released by Jumptap, iOS users’ ad click-through-rates are 60% higher than Android users at .78%.

Instagram announced 150M photos uploaded to the service over the past nine months.

TapJoy continues to grow quickly. The company reported 30M “conversions” in July, with 20M of them app installs. The remainder is user engagement goals set by brand advertisers.

Mobage, the anglicized version of popular Japanese gaming social network MobageTown, will be the gaming hub for AT&T Android users after the carrier signed a partnership with Mobage parent company, DeNA/ngMoco:).

AutoCad announced 2M mobile AutoCad WS users equally spread between Android and iOS.

After 3 years as CMO of GetJar, Patrick Mork is moving to Google as a mobile marketing director.

In the midst of a patent war among mobile OS vendors, the Alcatel Lucent patent portfolio could be worth up to $9B, according to Bloomberg. The company is currently trading at $7.8B.


After comments from the SEC, GroupOn will amend its S-1 filing and remove the CSOI (Consolidated Segment Operating Income) from the document. The CSOI caused consternation among investors as a non-traditional way of evaluating a business.

Company Amount in $M Buyer Investors
IOTurbine Inc – IO Turbine Inc. operates as a stealth mode company that intends to develop storage softwares. 95.0 Fusion-io, Inc. (NYSE:FIO) Lightspeed Venture Partners;Merus Capital
AdXpose,Inc.- AdXpose’s SaaS technology helps advertisers and publishers to deliver digital advertising campaigns. 22.0 comScore, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SCOR) Draper Fisher Jurvetson;Ignition Partners
NetworkSolutions, LLC – Network Solutions, LLC offersWeb-related services, including domain name registration services, Web site hosting, Web site design, e-mail, SSL certificates, online sales andmarketing, e-commerce, business services, Web site tools, and utilities. 755.52 Web.com Group, Inc.(NasdaqGS:WWWW) General Atlantic LLC; Sonostar Capital Partners, LLC
CarnegieLearning, Inc. – Carnegie Learning, Inc.publishes mathematics programs, and supplemental and math interventions for middle school, high school, and postsecondary students in the UnitedStates.  75.0 Apollo Group Inc.(NasdaqGS:APOL) Draper Triangle Ventures;NewSchools Venture Fund, Investment Arm; Carnegie Mellon University
ChipIn,Inc. – ChipIn, Inc., doing business asSprout, provides Web-based services for individuals to collect money from their social network for group gifts, events, and fundraising. InMobi Advanced Technology DevelopmentCenter; Polaris Venture Partners, Inc.; CommerceNet; Global Venture CapitalInc.; Kolohala Ventures; Kapor Capital
Dotomi,Inc. – Dotomi, Inc. offers media marketing, remarketing, data management, campaign management, creative designing, and performance analysis services. 295.0 ValueClick, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VCLK) Globespan Capital Partners; U.S.Venture Partners
Smilebox,Inc. – Smilebox, Inc. provides an online service that connects its users with family and friends using photos and videos. 40.0 IncrediMail, Ltd.(NasdaqGM:MAIL) Bessemer Venture Partners;Frazier Technology Ventures
Instructables,Inc. – Instructables, Inc., ado-it-yourself community, operates as a Web-based documentation platform. Autodesk, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ADSK) Western Technology Investment;O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, LLC; Baseline Ventures


LinkedIn released it’s first earnings statement after IPO. The company reported revenue of $121M (+120%) and net income of $4.5M (+5%). Members grew 61% y/y to 116M. LinkedIn share buttons are present on 100,000 sites.

Activision reported $1.1B in sales (+14%) and profits of $335 (+53%). 37% of net revenues were digital.


Company Description Invested in $M Investors
Parse Parse operates a platform-as-a-service for mobile application development. 1.1 Menlo Ventures; Y Combinator; Google Ventures
Babbaco LLC Babbaco LLC provides baby products. It offers infant car seat covers, self-inflating play mats, burpies, and tees through stores, as well as online. 1.2 SV Angel; Lightbank LLC
Whoshere Whoshere develops a location aware mobile social network for meeting nearby people. 1.25 Lightbank LLC
RentCycle, Inc. RentCycle, Inc. operates a service for local rentals of many objects by aggregating local rental providers. 1.4 Collaborative Fund; Andreessen Horowitz; SV Angel; Founder Collective; Amicus Capital
Airy Labs, Inc. Airy Labs, Inc. develops browser-based social games for mobile devices. 1.5 Foundation Capital; Google Ventures
SureWaves SureWaves provides media convergence solutions. The companyÕs solutions combine TV content with Web, out of home displays, and mobile phones 2.24 Accel Management Co, Inc.; IKP Investment Management Company
Gild, Inc. Gild, Inc. operates a recruitment evaluation service which uses subject matter exams to qualify candidates. 2.4 Globespan Capital Partners
Kimbia, Inc. Kimbia, Inc. develops online fundraising and event management tools for cause organizations. 4.0 S3 Ventures
TakeLessons Take Lessons operates self-service online tutoring and education infrastructure. 6.0 CrossLink Capital, Inc.; SoftTech VC
BetterWorks Inc. BetterWorks Inc. operates an employee perks management service. 8.0 Redpoint Ventures
Get Satisfaction, Inc. Get Satisfaction, Inc. offers online discussion, part FAQ, and part social network for products and services. Its products and services include satisfaction beta release, iphone, pownce on the Web, twitter on the Web, and classic messenger. 10.0 InterWest Partners; Azure Capital Partners; First Round Capital; O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, LLC
Monetate, Inc. Monetate, Inc. provides testing, targeting, and personalization solutions for ecommerce businesses. 15.0 First Round Capital; OpenView Venture Partners; FLOODGATE
BigCommerce Pty. Ltd. BigCommerce Pty. Ltd. Operates a self-serve e-commerce platform. 15.0 General Catalyst Partners
JanRain, Inc. JanRain, Inc. offers OpenID, an open source software as a service technology that allows consumers to use a single login across multiple Websites and register on new sites with a portable online identity. 15.5 Anthem Venture Partners; RPM Ventures; Emergence Capital Partners; DFJ Frontier
Quirky, Inc. Quirky, Inc. operates  a social network for product development. 16.0 Norwest Venture Partners; RRE Ventures LLC
Inkling, Inc. Inkling, Inc. builds software for the production of interactive textbooks. 17.0 Sequoia Capital; Pearson plc (LSE:PSON); JAFCO Ventures; Tenaya Capital
Kixeye, Inc. Kixeye operates an online social gaming and casual networking community. 18.0 Trinity Ventures; JAFCO Ventures; Lightspeed Venture Partners
Lending Club Corporation LendingClub Corporation operates a lending network that brings together investors and creditworthy borrowers in the United States. 25.0 Union Square Ventures; Bay Partners; Canaan Partners; Foundation Capital; Morgethaler; Norwest Venture Partners
ZocDoc, Inc. ZocDoc, Inc. enables patients to book doctor appointments online in New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Chicago. 50.0 DST Global