1 million

1 million

Crowdfunding: $1.5B Raised, 1M Campaigns Funded In 2011; Figures Set To Double In 2012

Kid-Friendly Social Network Everloop Is Coming To iPhone, Raising Series A

techcrunch.com
Everloop, the social network for children under 13, is planning to launch a mobile application, making it one of the first companies to attempt a mobile, social network just for kids. The app, arriving in the third week of June, will translate the desktop experience to the small screen, beginning...
Kid-Friendly Social Network Everloop Is Coming To iPhone, Raising Series A

IDC: Samsung leads smartphone shipments, up 267% year-on-year, as Nokia slides 50%

thenextweb.com
There’s further evidence of Samsung’s meteoric rise to the top of the smartphone industry after an IDC report found it led the industry on device shipments during the first quarter of 2012, growing 267 percent year-on-year to account for 42.2 million shipments. Samsung’s figure saw it claim 29.1 percent of industry-wide...
IDC: Samsung leads smartphone shipments, up 267% year-on-year, as Nokia slides 50%

CirculeUp launches its crowdfunding platform for consumer products companies

thenextweb.com
Today, CircleUp launched its crowdfunding platform into the market and announced $1.5 million in funding from Maveron, David Topper, and other angel investors. CircleUp has built a platform that will provide deal flow between individual, accredited investors, and consumer products companies. Firms that have revenues between $1 and 5 million will be eligible to...
CirculeUp launches its crowdfunding platform for consumer products companies

Pinterest valued at more than $1bn after raising $100m funding

www.guardian.co.uk
Popular social network valued at between $1bn and $1.5bn following a $100m round of fundingMove over, Facebook. Pinterest, the social site that lets people "pin" pictures and content to create collections of interest, has become the latest company to be valued at more than $1bn (£630m), following a $100m round...
Pinterest valued at more than $1bn after raising $100m funding

Instagram for Android hits 1m downloads in under 24 hours

thenextweb.com
Instagram’s Android launch has been a successful one, with the company hitting the 1 million downloads mark in less than 24 hours since it became available on the Google Play marketplace. It app had been a long time coming. The company opened registration for its Android variant on March 24,...
Instagram for Android hits 1m downloads in under 24 hours

Apple may get the Italian boot, has 30 days to push a 2-year warranty for locals

www.engadget.com
Italian regulator AGCM is clearly on a short fuse with Apple. After issuing a €900,000 fine ($1.1 million) to Apple for not properly offering the free 2-year warranty required by national law, the agency is now warning the iPhone maker that it could face a temporary exile -- and...
Apple may get the Italian boot, has 30 days to push a 2-year warranty for locals

Awesome: SEOmoz uses popular Internet memes to announce $18m funding round

thenextweb.com
Search engine and social optimization software maker SEOmoz has raised $18 million in Series B funding in a round led by The Foundry Group’s Brad Feld, with participation from Ignition Partners. Last time the company raised funding was a $1.1 million seed round secured all the way back in...
Awesome: SEOmoz uses popular Internet memes to announce $18m funding round

5 years after launch, Apple has sold 250 million iPhones accounting for $150B in revenue

9to5mac.com
According to a report from research firm Strategy Analytics covering its Global Handset Shipments Forecast by Quarter for Q2 2012, the company provided some insight into the number of iPhones Apple has sold in total since the device’s launch five years ago. Since the iPhone’s original launch on June 29,...
5 years after launch, Apple has sold 250 million iPhones accounting for $150B in revenue

Buddy.com raises $1m, offers a “backend-as-a-service” platform for app developers

thenextweb.com
Buddy Platform this morning announced that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from Transmedia Capital and Crestlight Venture Productions as it launches its ‘backend-as-a-service’ (okay we’ll call it BaaS just this once) platform to the world. Basically, Buddy enables app developers to focus on building the best cross-platform...
Buddy.com raises $1m, offers a “backend-as-a-service” platform for app developers

Deutsche Telekom Launches Mobile Component Marketplace

techcrunch.com
Mobile app component marketplace and former Disrupt finalist Verious has just announced a strategic partnership with mobile operator Duetsche Telekom which will expand its international footprint and reach. The mobile operator is now launching its Verious-powered Developer Garden Component Marketplace across 14 countries in Europe, where it will feature not only mobile...
Deutsche Telekom Launches Mobile Component Marketplace

Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

gigaom.com
Wattpad, which describes itself as the world’s largest online community of readers and writers, has raised a Series B funding round of $17.3 million from a group of venture funds led by Khosla Ventures and including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. The Toronto-based company announced the financing news on Wednesday...
Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

Brand pages on Google+ growing 4x faster than on Twitter, but Facebook is still king

thenextweb.com
Last week, we took a look at a report that showed that the most popular pages on Google+ were becoming more consumer-focused. Now, according to a recent report from Socialbakers, those brand pages are growing faster on Google+ than on Twitter. The analytics site is measuring that growth by the...
Brand pages on Google+ growing 4x faster than on Twitter, but Facebook is still king

Visage Mobile Raises $8M From Motorola Solutions, Qualcomm To Help Companies Manage Employee Wireless Devices

techcrunch.com
Visage Mobile, an enterprise mobility management company, has raised $8 million Series C funding led by Motorola Solutions with Worldview Technology Partners and Qualcomm Ventures participating in the round. The startup has raised a total of $16.1 million to date. Visage Mobile’s SaaS application, MobilityCentral, basically lets businesses have control...
Visage Mobile Raises $8M From Motorola Solutions, Qualcomm To Help Companies Manage Employee Wireless Devices

Pebble smartwatch tops $10 million in pledges, sells all 85,000 watches

thenextweb.com
If you thought that the campaign for the Pebble E-Paper Watch would show signs of slowing after it broke Kickstarter records and pushed past $5 million in pledges, you’d be wrong — for it has now topped $10 million in pledges and has sold out of all available watches. For...
Pebble smartwatch tops $10 million in pledges, sells all 85,000 watches

IDC: Apple’s iPad Rules Tablet Sales Today But Android Makers Will Overtake It By 2016

techcrunch.com
With news of Apple’s new iPad selling out its first run due to overwhelming demand, 2012 is off to a galloping start for the tablet market; and because of that IDC is upping its forecasts for how many tablets will be shipped this year. The analysts predict that the number...
IDC: Apple’s iPad Rules Tablet Sales Today But Android Makers Will Overtake It By 2016

More Money For Big Data And The Cloud: OpenView Raises New $200M Fund

techcrunch.com
There has been a bit of a landrush of late on enterprise companies focused on big data and how best to harness that in the cloud, and today sees the launch of a new fund that will fuel the growth of even more companies working in that space. OpenView Venture...
More Money For Big Data And The Cloud: OpenView Raises New $200M Fund

Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding status update passes 1 million Facebook ‘likes’

thenextweb.com
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg capped the rollercoaster that was last week by marrying his sweetheart of nine years, Priscilla Chan, on Saturday and the news has gone down very well with users of the social network. To date, more than one million people have ‘liked’ the update, less than 48 hours...
Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding status update passes 1 million Facebook ‘likes’
Crypto shocker: four of every 1,000 public keys provide no security

Samsung Shipped 1 Million Galaxy Note Phablets A Month

techcrunch.com
As much as I love Samsung hardware, I’ve felt for a long while now that the Galaxy Note was a bit of a mistake. The screen size is just too big for me to wield the device comfortably, and I see no real value in the S-Pen other than having...
Samsung Shipped 1 Million Galaxy Note Phablets A Month

Evernote’s new China service sees more signups than US and Japan combined during its first week

thenextweb.com
It’s been less than a week since Evernote unveiled its dedicated Chinese service, but already downloads of standalone Yinxiang Biji app are “off the charts”, according to Troy Malone, the company’s general manager in Asia Pacific. Ordinarily, Evernote was adding around 4,500 new users per day to its 1.1 million...
Evernote’s new China service sees more signups than US and Japan combined during its first week

Instagram for Android grabs 1 million downloads on first day

news.cnet.com
Debuting on Google Play just yesterday, the photo sharing app has already snapped up a hefty number of users. [Read more]...
Instagram for Android grabs 1 million downloads on first day
Instagram for Android breaks 1 million downloads in less than a day

IDC crowns Samsung the biggest phone maker by shipments for Q1 2012

www.engadget.com
Research firm IDC is reporting that Nokia has been dethroned as the world's biggest phone maker by Samsung. In the first quarter of the year, Samsung shipped 98.3 million mobile phones, with Nokia and Apple in second and third place. In the smartphone space, the Korean company shipped 42.2...
IDC crowns Samsung the biggest phone maker by shipments for Q1 2012

Memrise: Fresh content and $1 million in the bank to change how the world learns

thenextweb.com
When I first met the Memrise team a few months ago in Boston, the site was just getting started and the dreams were big. Fast forward 8 months and my how things have changed. The site, which aims to facilitate easier methods to learn everything from languages to constellations of...
Memrise: Fresh content and $1 million in the bank to change how the world learns

Five Stars Hits 1.3 Million Check-Ins, Emerging As A Quiet Giant In Customer Loyalty

techcrunch.com
We in the press haven’t heard too much from Five Stars, the customer loyalty startup, since it launched out of the Winter 2011 class of Y Combinator last year. But now that seems the silence has been for a pretty good cause: Turns out that Five Stars has been busy...
Five Stars Hits 1.3 Million Check-Ins, Emerging As A Quiet Giant In Customer Loyalty

Vintage Leica sold for $2.79m, breaking the world record for the most expensive camera

thenextweb.com
As we’re impatiently waiting for more details on the latest Leica cameras to hit the market, a slightly older version of a Leica camera is making headlines too. A rare 0-Series Leica officially (and once again) has become the most expensive camera sold to date, as Leica Rumors reports. Forget...
Vintage Leica sold for $2.79m, breaking the world record for the most expensive camera

Korea’s FTC slaps a $40 million fine on Samsung, LG and operators over mobile price fixing

thenextweb.com
Finding the biggest domestic mobile manufacturers and operators guilty of colluding to fix prices and defraud consumers, South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has slapped Samsung, LG and the country’s operators with a combined fine of 45.3 billion won (US$40.1 million), reports Yonhap News. The companies involved were found to be...
Korea’s FTC slaps a $40 million fine on Samsung, LG and operators over mobile price fixing

Was Zynga’s Deal To Buy OMGPOP That Disastrous? Here’s Some Perspective.

techcrunch.com
Draw Something, the game that could do no wrong now seems like it can do little right, at least according to the blogosphere. There’s been a string of stories from virtually everyone saying that the OMGPOP acquisition is “haunting” Zynga because Draw Something’s daily active usage is down to 9.1 million...
Was Zynga’s Deal To Buy OMGPOP That Disastrous? Here’s Some Perspective.

Flat-panel TV shipments to fall for the first time ever in 2012?

www.engadget.com
The past fourteen or so years have been a great run for flat-panel TV sales, but according to IHS (formerly iSuppli), that run is finally going to turn in the down direction in 2012. The expected drop off is predicted to be five percent, which still leaves the total...
Flat-panel TV shipments to fall for the first time ever in 2012?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?