Batman and Robin: friends forever.

Funding Daily: Batman and Robin edition

Today, the SEC woke up from its long holiday slumber and got busy publishing financial documents again. Our favorite funding from today is from Batman BV, which put $1 million into Robin. We always knew those two were good friends.

The beautiful world of Columbia from BioShock Infinite.

VentureBeat’s 12 most popular stories from 2013

From superpopular video game franchises to really obscure indie games, from the ancient Apple vs. Android battle to brand-new programming languages, from kids acting awesome to grownups acting completely childish, this year had a little bit of everything.

Ken Cho, cofounder and chief executive of People Pattern. Cho opted to give the company's head shots some life, to be different and humorous, he said.

Funding Daily: New Year’s Eve party edition

Personality — that’s what we’ve got. And we’ve also got three of the last funding deals to be announced in 2013. Read on for a quick overview of who’s raising what and then head out for your New Year’s Eve festivities.

Rebecca Black, Friday

We need a Black Friday for enterprise technology

If you work in enterprise technology, you’re probably in the middle of a furious “race to the finish” of sales right about now. Here’s a modest proposal to fix the Q4 crunch.

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) in The Hunger Games.

Introducing… the HealthCare.gov Hunger Games

How best to solve the problems with HealthCare.gov? Let’s create a Hunger Games-style competition where startups have to compete to build a working site.