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.
|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.|