Google has updated its ranking algorithm to prioritize newer content. 35% of searches will be impacted. Google will begin to charge heavy users of its Maps API at a rate of $4 per $1000 queries.
Knewton has partnered with Pearson to build a personalized textbook powered by Pearson content.
eMarketer forecasts mobile ad spend to grow by 47% in 2012 reaching $1.8B.
Square released an update to its app that allows users to pay for services by using preset geofences that automatically trigger payment when requested by a merchant within a geofence.
Angry Birds announced 500M cumulative downloads. Instagram reports 12M users.
Kevin Rose launched his new product, Oink. It’s a rating application for local elements in a city.
Apple commands 52% of mobile profits with 4% market share, according to a study by Canaccord.
Zynga reported revenue of $308M (+10% q/q) and net income of $12.5M (-50%). DAUs fell 9% to 54M.
Aol reported revenue of $532M (-4%) and a loss of $3M.
LinkedIn reported revenue of $139.5 (+15%) q/q and a net loss of $1.6M. LinkedIn grew by 15M members to 131.2M.
GroupOn shares debut at $28 per share, a $18B valuation.
Adobe acquired video ad network Auditude for greater than $100M.
Yahoo will acquire Interclick, an ad network, for $270M.
AdKnowledge has acquired Facebook ad management platform AdParlor.
Verifone acquired mobile payments provider Global Bay to compete with Intuit, Square, Erply and others.
|100Plus||100Plus operates a health prediction service.||0.5||The Founders Fund|
|Tracelytics, Inc.||Tracelytics, Inc. provides a performance analysis and diagnostic service for Web applications.||0.6||Battery Ventures; Flybridge Capital Partners; Google Ventures|
|Docracy||Docracy operates a service to reduce legal fees.||0.65||First Round Capital; Quotidian Ventures; Vaizra Investment|
|Authentication Metrics, Inc.||Authentication Metrics, Inc. offers email authentication and online communication management services.||2.5||Alloy Ventures, Inc.; Battery Ventures; Greylock Partners; First Round Capital|
|OnForce, Inc.||OnForce, Inc. develops and operates an online marketplace that enables enterprises to hire IT service professionals for on-site technology support.||5.0||North Atlantic Capital|
|Euclid, Inc.||Euclid, Inc. offers data analytics to measure customer shopping behavior.||5.8||New Enterprise Associates; TriplePoint Capital, LLC; Harrison Metal Capital|
|Art.sy Inc.||Art.sy Inc. provides a marketing platform for galleries and their artists.||6.0||Thrive Capital|
|Jivox Corporation||Jivox Corporation, an online video advertising platform, provides an interactive video advertising technology for online media companies and advertisers to create, customize, and distribute online video advertisements.||8.2||Opus Capital; Helion Venture Partners|
|Kaggle||Kaggle operates a market place for machine learning puzzles.||11.0||Index Ventures; Stanford Management Company; Khosla Ventures; SV Angel|
|Gogobot, Inc.||Gogobot, Inc., a development stage company, intends to operate an online travel website. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Menlo Park, California.||15.0||Battery Ventures; Redpoint Ventures; CrunchFund|
|SolidFire, Inc.||SolidFire, Inc. offers software solution that runs on physical servers to deliver a highly scalable block storage.||25.0||New Enterprise Associates; Novak Biddle Venture Partners; Valhalla Partners|
|Delivery Agent, Inc.||Delivery Agent, Inc. provides shopping-enabled entertainment for television shows, movies, magazines, sports, and music videos.||35.5||Bessemer Venture Partners; Intel Capital; Grazia Equity GmbH; Liberty Global Ventures|
|Coraid Inc.||Coraid Inc. offers Ethernet SAN storage arrays; SAN management products, such as EtherDrive ESM1000 SAN Manager; WAN gateway products, including EtherDrive WAN Gateway that provides an IP tunnel enabling remote site data backup and disaster recovery.||50.0||Kinetic Ventures, L.L.C.; Allegis Capital; Menlo Ventures; CrossLink Capital, Inc.; Silver Lake Partners; Azure Capital Partners; Seagate Technology LLC|
|1stdibs.Com, Inc.||1stdibs.Com, Inc. operates an on-line market place for decorative arts.||–||Benchmark Capital|