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Google CEO Larry Page released metrics about the company’s core products (link):

  • 850,000 Android devices are activated daily
  • Chrome claims 200M users
  • Gmail has 350M users
  • YouTube has 800M users

Eventbrite generates $4.13 from each US Facebook share, $1.94 from each tweet and $0.75 from each LinkedIn share. link

2.6 million U.S. subscribers have stopped paying for cable since 2008, representing about 3% of the population and only 0.0065% annually.  link

46% of US corporations issue Macs to employees. Apple’s B2B business has grown 51% y/y as a result. link

Sen. Al Franken is calling for dramatic user data oversight and regulation.  link

Open University has attracted more than 1m active subscribers to its courses available on Apple’s iTunes U app for iPad in less than three months since its launch. The 52 courses have attracted more than 50M downloads since 2011. link

Pinterest now the third most popular social network after Facebook & Twitter with 105M monthly visits, compared to 7B for Facebook and 182M for Twitter. Social networking penetration has reached 91% in the US.  link

Samsung has spun out its LCD business into a separate entity. The new company generated $20B in 2011 revenue while losing $665M, an indication of the competitiveness of the sector. link

Mobile

iPhone is outselling all Android devices combined at Sprint and ATT link

ARM, Gemalto and G&D form joint-venture to secure mobile devices and drive a common security standard. ARM will embed its TrustZone architecture into mobile chip sets.  link

Mobile ad companies Velti, Jumptap, RadiumOne, Mdotm, StrikeAd, Smaato, Adfonic and SAY Media have joined together to drive a common UDID replacement standard. By eliminating access to UDID, Apple is challenging the traditional identifier used to measure ad effectiveness.  link

45% of US tablet owners watch TV and use their tablet simultaneously.  link

Banjo, the LBS aggregator, announces 900,000 downloads and 500,000 MAU. link

Liquidity

20 venture backed companies have seen IPOs in Q1, the most since 2000. M&A declined by 34%. link

Dell buys Wyse Technology to move into thin clients. link

Palo Alto Networks, a maker of security hardware. has filed for a $175M IPO. The company generated revenues of  $119M in 2011 (+144% y/y). The company lost $12.5M last year. link

Financings

KPCB partner, Aileen Lee, is starting a seed fund backed by her previous fund. link

Company Description Investment Investors
Attachments.me Inc. Attachments.me Inc. develops internet software that indexes email account and presents an attachments-centric view of it. 2 Foundry Group
Roomorama, LLC Roomorama, LLC engages in the development of online rental communities 2.1 PROfounders Capital; Lerer Ventures; Thrive Capital
Wittlebee WittleBee delivers children’s clothing on a monthly basis. 2.5 CrossLink Capital, Inc.; Rincon Venture Partners; SoftTech VC; Google Ventures; Morado Venture Partners
BigDoor Media, Inc. BigDoor Media, Inc. provides solutions for Website monetization problems to Web publishers or Webmasters. 5 Foundry Group
Bizo, Inc. Bizo, Inc. provides a B2B advertising network. 10 Bessemer Venture Partners; CrossLink Capital, Inc.; Venrock
Pontis, Inc. Pontis, Inc. provides contextual marketing and selling solutions for mobile and TV service operators. 12.08 Accel Management Co, Inc.; Evergreen Venture Partners; Norwest Venture Partners; Western Technology Investment; Sequoia Capital Israel
AppchiMedia Ltd AppchiMedia Ltd develops games for social networks and mobile phones. It offers games such as Live BlackJack, Farm Slots and Sea Battle. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. 14 Accel Management Co, Inc.; Founder Collective; Entree Capital
Skout, Inc. Skout, Inc., a location-based dating company, operates a location-based social network for connecting singles. 22 Andreessen Horowitz
The Minerva Project Minerva is developing a top tier online university 25 Benchmark Capital
2tor, Inc. 2tor, Inc. provides online higher education programs for students globally. 26 Bessemer Venture Partners; Highland Capital Partners; Novak Biddle Venture Partners; Redpoint Ventures; SVB Capital; The Hillman Company; West River Capital; City Light Capital
SugarCRM, Inc. SugarCRM, Inc. provides open source customer relationship management (CRM) software for small and medium-sized companies, large enterprises, and government organizations. 33 Draper Fisher Jurvetson; New Enterprise Associates; SVB Capital; Walden International; Gold Hill Capital Management, LLC
SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc. SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc. designs and develops wireless technologies and enterprise radio access network (E-RAN) platforms for mobile operators. 35 Charles River Ventures; Matrix Partners; Shasta Ventures; Opus Capital
Manta Media, Inc. Manta Media, Inc. operates as an online community for promoting and connecting small businesses. 44 Norwest Venture Partners
Yapp, Inc. Yapp, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is based in New York, New York. Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers; North Bridge Venture Partners; The Cue Ball Group, LLC
MATRIXX Software Inc. MATRIXX Software Inc. provides online charging and policy management solutions for communications service providers. Swisscom Ventures
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