The top Facebook apps by DAU are Bing, Windows Messenger, Yahoo, TripAdvisor and Vevo, indicating Facebook has had some success in bringing the Internet within its walls.
Kickstarter is now raising $2M per week for crowdfunded projects and is operating at a $2M run rate.
Dish is preparing a Blockbuster branded video streaming service to compete with Netflix.
Starz will not renew its content distribution deal with Netflix. Starz content accounts for 6% of total viewing.
Sonos announced the company sold more than 1M music endpoints and will generate $250M this year.
The Financial Times has 550,000 users for its HTML5 web app and claimed lack of access to user data as the rationale for leaving the iOS app store.
Spotify has released an API enabling developers to embed a music player in applications.
The DOJ has sued to stop the ATT/TMobile merger from proceeding citing duopoly concerns.
Baidu has released a cloud based mobile OS called Yi to compete with Huawei and Alibaba offerings.
AdMob ads will only be served in mobile applications, while AdSense for Mobile ads will be used to serve mobile web publishers, Google announced last week.
Samsung dispelled any rumors the company was considering acquiring WebOS from HP.
Instagram has announced 200M photos, adding 50M per week.
The Social CRM market will reach $1B in 2013 according to Gartner with Jive, Salesforce and Lithium leading the way.
SAP won an appeal of the $1.3B fine in a patent lawsuit with Oracle. Oracle may choose a settlement of $272M or a retrial.
Google App Engine announced pricing increases to wide criticism. GAE has moved out of “beta” stage with introductory pricing and into production status with long term pricing.
AppsFire, a mobile app discovery tool, announced an open-source UDID to replace Apple’s deprecated UDID in iOS 5.
Google acquires Zave
CNN acquires Zite for $20M
IBM acquires Algorithmics for $387M.
|Hive Media, Inc.||Hive Media, Inc. specializes in social gaming, virtual goods, and in-game advertising and branding.||1.5||The Angels’ Forum LLC; Band of Angels; Keiretsu Forum; Golden Seeds LLC|
|Quixey, Inc.||Quixey, Inc. provides an application search engine.||3.8||U.S. Venture Partners; WI Harper Group; Innovation Endeavors; Webb Investment Network|
|E la Carte, Inc.||E la Carte, Inc. develops touch screen tabletop devices, designed to let diners order, pay, play games, and listen to music.||4.0||Lightbank LLC|
|Innovid, Inc.||Innovid, Inc.develops a media enrichment platform that enables injection of interactive objects into the online videos.||9.5||Sequoia Capital; T-Venture Holding GmbH; Genesis Partners Ltd.|
|Scientific Conservation Inc.||Scientific Conservation Inc. provides building automation solutions for office, retail, and institutional buildings.||9.6||Draper Fisher Jurvetson; The Westly Group; Triangle Peak Partners. Inc.|
|Webaroo Technology (India) Private Limited||Webaroo Technology (India) Private Limited, a social media company, provides mobile group SMS services.||10.0||Charles River Ventures; Globespan Capital Partners; Helion Venture Partners; Tenaya Capital|
|SMS GupShup||SMS GupShup operates a mobile SMS based social network||10||Tenaya Capital|
|Kenandy, Inc.||Kenandy, Inc. builds supply chain management solutions delivered as a service.||10.5||Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers|
|iZettle AB||iZettle AB, a payment service provider, offers services for person-to-person and business-to-consumer commerce in Sweden.||14.42||Index Ventures|
|RootMusic, Inc.||RootMusic, Inc. provides online applications, resources, and content for bands and musicians to share their music and photos.||16.0||Mohr Davidow Ventures; GGV Capital; Northgate Capital Group, L.L.C.|
|MapR, Inc.||MapR, Inc. provides Hadoop software distribution.||20.0||Redpoint Ventures; Lightspeed; NEA|
|ebuzzing, SA||ebuzzing, SA operates a platform for bloggers and advertisers in Europe.||25.0||GIMV NV (ENXTBR:GIMB); Lightspeed Venture Partners; TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI)|
|DoubleVerify Inc.||DoubleVerify Inc. provides online media verification solutions for agencies, marketers, publishers, and advertisement networks.||33.0||Institutional Venture Partners; JMI Equity; Blumberg Capital; First Round Capital|
|Mocana Corporation||Mocana Corporation provides device management solutions and embedded security tools.||–||Symantec Corporation (NasdaqGS:SYMC); Intel Capital; Shasta Ventures; Southern Cross Venture Partners|
|Game Closure Inc.||Game Closure Inc. offers HTML5-based multiplayer games.||–||Benchmark Capital; Charles River Ventures; Greylock Partners; General Catalyst Partners; SV Angel|
|flickme, Inc.||flickme, Inc. provides social movie streaming services.||–||Sequoia Capital|