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Entertainment usage has surpassed multiplayer gaming use on XBox, according to Microsoft. Since Xfinity, HBO and MLB.tv have been added to the Xbox, hours spent on XBox Live have increased 30% while use of these apps has doubled. Gold members average 84 hours per month on XBox Live.  link

Half all U.S. households contain at least one Apple product link

eBook sales sales are booming. Young adult ebook sales have grown by 500%+ over the past year to 22.6M in January 2012. Adult titles grew 50% to 100M in the same time period. eBooks now account for 31% of all books sold.  link

Google+ launches apps section for Hangouts allowing developers to build applications atop the powerful video conferencing system. link

Tumblr hits 20 billion posts, nears 50 million hosted blogs link

Mobile

Apple has started to reject applications using the UDID (unique device identifier), after it had deprecated the functionality to access this code in late 2011. Applications and services using the UDID are now looking for alternatives, both closed and open source, to replace Apple’s. link

Google makes about $10 per Android handset, or roughly $135 million, each year, according to filings made by Google. link

There are 100M US mobile gamers according to a study by NewZoo. 69% play on a phone; 21% on a tablet and 18% on an iPod touch. Also, free to play games account for 90% of spend.link

In the U.S., the top 100 grossing publications distributed within Apple’s Newsstand app generate $25M annually on average. link

Android will surpass Symbian as the top Chinese mobile smart phone OS in Q2 2012 according to StatCounter. link

Mobile operators lost $58B in 2011 from faulty billing systems. link

Liquidity

Millennial Media’s IPO increased 92% during the first day of trading, giving the company a $1.9B market cap on $104M in ttm revenue and 39% gross margins. link

Monitise Buys Clairmail For $173 Million link

Kabam buys Battle Punks social game creator Gravity Bear link

Financings

NEA is raising $2.3 billion for its fourteenth fund link

Company Description Investment Investors
AppStack, Inc. AppStack, Inc. develops a platform for SMBs to build mobile applications easily. 1.5 Google Ventures; TomorrowVentures, LLC; 500 Startups
InsightsOne InsightsOne develops cloud based analysis systems to improve ad targeting for emails, mobile and web ads and offline ads. 4.3 Norwest Venture Partners; Sequoia Capital
Vigilent Corp Vigilent Corp provides intelligent energy management systems for data centers, telcos, and commercial buildings in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. 6.7 Accel Management Co, Inc.
Sneakpeeq, Inc. Sneakpeeq, Inc. develops social commerce games to promote and sell goods. 7.5 FirstMark Capital, L.L.C.; Bain Capital Ventures; Metamorphic Ventures
Sojern, Inc. Sojern, Inc., offers advertising solutions through contextual and non-contextual ad placements, such as online and printed boarding passes, and itineraries. 7.5 Focus Ventures; Norwest Venture Partners; Trident Capital, Inc.; Industry Ventures
Addmired, Inc. Addmired, Inc. develops applications and games for users of social networks and mobile devices. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Sunnyvale, California. 8.0 Menlo Ventures
CiRBA, Inc. CiRBA, Inc. offers CiRBA data center intelligence (DCI), an analytics software that determines the optimal workload placements and resource allocations required to safely maximize the efficiency of cloud, virtual, and physical infrastructure. 15.0 Sigma Partners; EdgeStone Capital Partners Inc.; Tandem
Hailo Network Limited Hailo Network Limited operates a technology platform that helps limousine drivers find customers. 17.0 Accel Management Co, Inc.; Wellington Partners Venture Capital GmbH; Atomico Investment Holdings Limited
ClearDATA Networks, Inc. ClearDATA Networks, Inc. provides on-demand storage management and image archiving, HIPAA compliant hosting, and cloud computing enablement solutions for healthcare organizations to meet corporate governance and federal mandates. I Norwest Venture Partners
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