Modern Warfare 3 reaches $775M in gross sales in 5 days.

For the first time in 15 years, Macs command 5% global market share of computers.

Edgerank released a study on traffic generated by various user actions on Facebook. A like generates 3 clicks; a comment 15 clicks. And Wednesdays are the best days for sharing.

Google launched a music service with 13M tracks from EMI, Universal, Sony and several music labels.

Sony is building an over-the-top TV streaming service that would sell cable channel packages through Playstation 3.

Boxee has released a dongle containing an HD antenna that will pipe local channels to Boxee box owners.

Jobvite released figures indicating that 15% of workers find jobs through social networks. 50% credit Facebook, 28% credit LinkedIn.


The Financial Times announced 1M users of their mobile HTML5 app that replaced an iOS app. The FT released the app to skirt the 30% revenue share Apple demands of subscriptions billed through the iTunes store.

InMobi forecasts 60M users will shop using mobile phones. 45% of those polled will compare prices, up from 22% in 2010. 21M will purchase directly from a phone.

AdMob ads command 89% penetration of Android apps, compared to 34% for the second player, Millennial Media – according to a study by Xyologic.


Angie’s List shares closed at $16 per share on its first day of trading reaching a market cap of $900M on revenues of $80M.

Intermolecular shares closed at $10 on its first day of trading on revenues of $53M.

Yelp filed for an IPO with $58M (+80%) in revenue and a loss of $7.6M. $40M of which is from local ads and $13M from brand ads. The company has 61M (+63% y/y) uniques and relationships with 529,000 SMBs, 19,000 of whom pay the company for services, or 4%.

eBay acquires Hunch for $80M.


Company Description Investment Investors
Alltrails, Inc. Alltrails, Inc. builds and operates a digital network for outdoor enthusiasts. 0.4 500 Startups; 2020 Ventures, LLC
Ginzamarkets, Inc. Ginzamarkets, Inc. provides search engine optimization (SEO) software, reporting, and analytics dashboard for e-commerce, lead generation, and advertising firms. 1.3 500 Startups; Venture51
Vidyard Vidyard operates a B2B video hosting service. 1.65 iNovia Capital; Y Combinator
Trippy Trippy operates a social travel service. 1.75 Sequoia Capital; True Ventures; SV Angel
JamRT Ltd 2.0 MK Capital
YCharts, Inc. YCharts, Inc. provides analytical tools and market trend data to professional and individual investors. 3.25 Morningstar Inc. (NasdaqGS:MORN); Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, Investment Arm; Hyde Park Angels
Boundary, Inc. Boundary, Inc. provides platforms for visualizing, exploring, and troubleshooting data networks. 4.5 Lightspeed Venture Partners
Shapeways B.V. Shapeways B.V. operates an online community and marketplace for personalized production using 3D printing. 5.1 Index Ventures; Union Square Ventures
thisMoment, Inc. thisMoment, Inc. provides photo-and video-sharing, blogging, media and social networking services. 7.3 Sierra Ventures
Impermium Corporation Impermium Corporation provides subscription-based anti-spam solutions for the Web to protect the site automatically. 8.0 Highland Capital Partners; Freestyle Capital; The Social+Capital Partnership
NexGen Storage, Inc. NexGen Storage, Inc. operates in the technology sector. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Erie, Colorado. 10.0 Grotech Ventures; Access Venture Partners; Next World Capital
Vyatta, Inc. Vyatta, Inc. provides network routing and security software and hardware appliances. 12.0 JPMP Capital, LLC; Citrix Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CTXS); ArrowPath Venture Partners; HighBAR Partners
New Relic, Inc. New Relic, Inc. operates as a software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions that enable developers and operations teams to monitor, troubleshoot, and tune application performance. 15.0 Benchmark Capital; Trinity Ventures; Allen & Company Inc., Investment Arm; Tenaya Capital; DAG Ventures, LLC; The Four Rivers Group
ServiceMesh Inc. ServiceMesh Inc. provides advisory services, pre-built solution accelerators, and the ServiceMesh Agility Platform to optimize cloud-based everything-as-a-service environments. 15.0 Ignition Partners
BrightRoll, Inc. BrightRoll, Inc. operates a video advertising network in the United States. 30.0 Adams Street Partners, LLC; Trident Capital, Inc.; Scale Venture Partners; Comerica Bank; True Ventures
Rapid7, LLC Rapid7, LLC provides unified vulnerability management and penetration testing solutions. 50.0 Technology Crossover Ventures
Marketo, Inc. Marketo, Inc. offers Marketo Lead Management solution for lead generation, lead nurturing and scoring, event marketing, multi-channel program management, Website monitoring, email and social media marketing, and landing page optimization. 50.0 Battery Ventures; Institutional Venture Partners; InterWest Partners; Mayfield Fund; Storm Ventures Inc.