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.


Company hescription Investment Investors
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