(Reuters) – Only about half of Twitter’s 200 million-plus registered members log on daily but the microblogging website is chalking up growth of 40% every quarter in mobile device usage, Chief Executive Dick Costolo said on Thursday. Twitter, one of a coterie of Internet social networking services like Facebook and Google Inc.’s embryonic “Google+”, is [...]
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Top Slideshows this Week Focus on Q2 Investment Trends, Fundraising Tips, Winners in Dunkin’ Donuts IPO
1. Top 10 Sectors Backed by VCs in Q2; the Internet Isn’t the Only Game in Town, by Mark Boslet
2. Don’t Let Momentum Slip–And Other Top Fundraising Tips, by David Toll
3. Texas County & District’s Top-Performing Funds, by David Toll
4. Who’s Investing Faster — DST or Andreessen Horowitz?, by Connie Loizos
5. Who’s Getting Rich Off of the Dunkin’ IPO? Here Are the Top Shareholders, by Luisa Beltran
6. More Money Flows into Mobile Ad Startups, by Joanna Glasner
7. Seed/Early Stage Investments Hit 12-Year High in Q2, Fueled by Internet Deals, by Mark Boslet
8. Playing The Field: PE And Pro Sports, by Gregory Roth
Zynga registered with the SEC for its highly anticipated IPO today, finally offering a look inside the social gaming powerhouse. We now know the answers to some burning questions, such as whether it is profitable (yes, it posted net income of about $90 million last year). For most of us, the most intriguing question has [...]
I couldn’t help reposting the news from Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch blog that Russian investor Yuri Milner purchased a $70 million home in Silicon Valley. This isn’t because the news is surprising. It’s not a shock that Milner would want a base of operations in California’s venture heartland. This founder of the Moscow investment firm DST [...]
Groupon, the daily coupon site, issued a corrected release late Monday that made changes to its investor list. Mail.ru did not participate in the current investment round that raised $950 million in financing. However, DST did, according to the release. Earlier Monday, Group issued a statement listing a slew of investors contributing to the near $1 billion round, including Andreessen Horowitz and Battery Ventures.