Aol will launch a video news network using the Huffington Post brand to compete with other news networks. The Internet TV station will operate from 9am to 9pm ET.
LivingSocial generated $245M in revenue in 2011 with a $558M net loss according to data from Amazon’s SEC filings. Amazon owns 31% of the LivingSocial and values its stake at $208M.
Twitter has 383M user accounts according to researcher SemioCast. 27% of those users are active in a given month. US users represent 28% of users, Brazil 9% and Japan 8%.
According to Shareaholic, Pinterest drives more referral traffic than YouTube and equal to Twitter – about 3.6% share.
Listia, a site for giving things away for free, has reached 1M users.
EMC launched its Isilon NAS product melded with its own Greenplum Hadoop distribution and Isilon file system which replaces the open source Hadoop File System (HDFS).
Amazon S3 reported 190% y/y growth in items stored reached 762B (about 760 petabytes) in 2011 and 500,000 requests per second. Estimates indicated storage is a $300M annual business, about 30% the size of total Web Services revenue.
Comscore reported in Q4’11, Android US market share grew by 2.4% to 47.3%. Apple’s grew by 2.2% to 29.6%.
Mobile ad spend will reach $2.9B in 2012 according to eMarketer, growing to $4.3B in 2013.
Mobile banking has reached 11% penetration in the US, with 36.7M mobile users accessing banking data, according to Comscore. About 13M used a mobile banking application.
Google has released an automated antivirus/antimalware system for the Android market place that all applications submitted to the Market must pass. The system, dubbed Bouncer, scans for spyware, trojans and other threats using app virtualization, data traffic analysis and also developer account analysis.
Amazon Kindle sales grew 177% q/q; the company doesn’t provide total sales figures.
Path announced 2M downloads growing by 1M in 2 months, 50M content items created, 15M daily interactions. Path’s Facebook application has 160,000 DAU and 540,000 MAU.
Facebook filed for its IPO. 2011 revenues reached $3.7B (+95% y/y) and generated $606M in profit. 845M users are active each month, 483M are active daily, generating 2.7B likes and comments (about 6 per person per day). Payments represents about $500M of revenue, the remainder is advertising. Zynga generates 12% of Facebook revenue.
ShoreTel acquired M5 Networks for $145M. M5 builds cloud based phone systems for businesses.
Andreessen Horowitz raised a $1.5B fund.
|RiseSmart, Inc.||RiseSmart, Inc. provides a software-as-a-service solution that enable search engine to match available openings with current employee skills, certifications, experience, education, and location.||2.0||Norwest Venture Partners|
|Artspace.com||–||2.5||Accelerator Ventures; Blue Equity, LLC; Felicis Ventures LLC; Metamorphic Ventures|
|Little Black Bag||Little Black Bag offers a subscription for a bag containing one known item and two mystery items.||2.75||GRP Partners; DCM|
|OnShift, Inc.||OnShift, Inc. offers online scheduling and employee communications software for the long term care industry.||3.0||Draper Triangle Ventures; Early Stage Partners, LP; Glengary LLC|
|Aria Retirement Solutions||Aria Retirement Solutions offers a personal finance manager for retirees.||4.0||Polaris Venture Partners, Inc.|
|StyleHaul Inc.||StyleHaul is a social network for showing off purchases.||4.4||RezVen Partners LLC|
|Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, LLC||Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, LLC provides cyber situational awareness platform solutions.||5.0||Alsop Louie Partners; Vital Financial, LLC|
|Flaregames||Flaregames is a free-to-play mobile gaming company based in Europe.||7.92||Accel Management Co, Inc.|
|AlienVault, LLC||AlienVault, LLC develops integrated security management solutions.||8.0||Trident Capital, Inc.; Adara Venture Partners; Neotec Capital Riesgo|
|TigerText, Inc.||TigerText, Inc. offers mobile messaging applications. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Santa Monica, California.||8.2||Easton Capital Investment Group; New Science Ventures, LLC|
|MOGL Loyalty Services, Inc.||MOGL Loyalty Services, Inc. provides an online cash back services for dining at participating restaurants.||10.0||Austin Ventures; Sigma Partners; Avalon Ventures|
|CardSpring||CardSpring enables developers to build applications based on the use of a credit card as a trigger.||10.0||Accel Management Co, Inc.; Greylock Partners; Felicis Ventures LLC; SV Angel; Morado Venture Partners|
|Stylefantasia Limited||Stylefantasia Limited provides a monthly membership program that allows members access to fashion experts, and shoes and handbags. It retails winter, tough biker, knee-high, and shearling ankle boots, as well as party shoes and accessories online for women. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in London, United Kingdom.||11.0||Accel Management Co, Inc.; Index Ventures; Fidelity Growth Partners Europe|
|Sumo Logic, Inc.||Sumo Logic, Inc. provides information technology (IT) and security management as a cloud-based service.||15.0||Greylock Partners; Sutter Hill Ventures|
|Inspirato LLC||Inspirato LLC offers luxury travel services. It provides personalized pre- and post-trip, and destination services to various vacation locations in Europe.||20.0||Institutional Venture Partners|
|TrialPay, Inc.||TrialPay, Inc. offers virtual currency monetization solutions for social game publishers, online services, and retailers; offer-based payments services.||40.0||Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Greylock Partners; T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TROW); QuestMark Partners; DAG Ventures, LLC; Visa, Inc. (NYSE:V)|
|Zalando GmbH||Zalando GmbH engages in the online retail of apparel and shoes. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Berlin, Germany.||–||DST Global|