Private company research firm Privco has ranked the top 20 merger and acquisitions of the top 20 technology VC firms of 2012, including Ancestry.com’s $1.6 billion sale to private equity firm Permira and other top tech acquisitions such as Yammer, Meebo, Instagram, and NextG networks.
Popular handmade-goods marketplace Etsy has shared some eye-popping stats about its performance in 2012, with CEO Chad Dickerson calling it a “breakthough year.”
Our 10 most read stories on GamesBeat during last year include the Ocean Marketing scandal, an educational outreach program, and Google’s Zerg Rush.
After a record-breaking 17.4 million iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas Day, the following week saw record-breaking activity as well: over 50 million iOS and Android-powered smartphones and tablets, and a staggering 1.76 billion mobile app downloads.
A lot of things were said in 2012, but few of them were as funny, interesting, or profound as the quotes from these tech luminaries.
Editor’s Pick 3D printing exploded into the mainstream this year with a bunch of company news and unlikely new applications, from sex toys to guns.
Facebook has released a 2012 Year in Review that shows off notable trends of the year and, in a nice twist, the 20 biggest stories from your Timeline.
Guest Post About a year ago, I authored a post predicting ten hot trends in cloud data for 2012. Here’s how my predictions fared.
Twitter just released new data about its user interactions from 2012 — all on a brand new website.
There’s more of just about everything in Nielsens’ 2012 state of the social union report … all except the poor old PC.
The result is a fascinating insight into not just what people are searching for, but why. And what, specifically, they want to know about a person, event, or concept.
Last I checked 2013 was still 34 days away. But Bing is obviously an impressive piece of technology: it already knows the most-searched terms of 2012.
The top of discussion is the 2012 rumors that are proliferating across the internet. According to the organizers, however, December 21 will not, in fact, mark the end of the world.
Welcome to 2012 and a new list of New Year’s resolutions — a list that likely includes some variation on adopting a healthier lifestyle. Thanks to the acceleration of technology, fulfilling your resolutions this time around may be easier than it was in 2011.
The Internet is flooded with thousands of tech articles every day. Buried among all of the breaking news, reblogs, how-tos and product reviews are some great long-form journalism gems. Instead of falling out of favor with today’s short-attention-span-having readers, solid and deeply reported features actually saw a resurgence in 2011, thanks to tools such as Instapaper, smartphones and tablets, and dedicated e-readers.
The past year in technology was pretty wild.
Guest Post Fueled by disruption on several fronts, 2012 will see some major mobile industry consolidation, as well as mobile VoIP services’ lasting impact on carriers and more options on data pricing plans for consumers.
Guest Post From delayed IPOs to buyouts and layoffs, 2011 proved to be a volatile year for daily deals companies. In the past 12 months, the industry was defined and legitimized, but had just as many mistakes as successes.
Guest Post Big data and Facebook: two behemoths that became a much bigger part of the marketer’s lexicon in 2011. Large brands, particularly, invested more time into better understanding the enormous quantities of rich social data about their consumers. And, it’s no secret that advertisers will continue to pour greater resources into social networks, both in an effort to reach existing customers as well as the vast universe of potential customers with whom they’re associated.
Starting today, politicians of all stripes are able to buy advertisements on Twitter. Politically flavored Promoted Tweets will be designated by a purple icon in the bottom left corner of the tweet.