Wednesday, August 29, 2012


by Tyler Loechner
San Francisco-based VerticleResponse, a self-service marketing solutions provider for small businesses, won gold in two categories at the International Stevie Awards. VerticleResponse was nominated for 14 awards and won a gold, silver, or bronze in all 14 categories. In addition to the two golds, the company was awarded four silvers and eight bronze awards. Read the whole story »
by Mark Walsh
Popular newsreader app Flipboard today announced hitting 20 million users two years after launching as a way for people to aggregate content in a magazine-style format. In the last year, the Palo Alto-based app was extended from its original home on the iPad to the iPhone and Android and BlackBerry devices. Read the whole story »
by Tyler Loechner
Emeryville-based Appsnack, a mobile advertising solutions provider, was nominated as a finalist as "one of the best mobile start-ups in the media and marketing landscape" by iMedia's "Next Wave Challenge." This nomination comes just three months after Appsnack's inception. Read the whole story »
by Mark Walsh
Bay Area Internet radio service Pandora on Wednesday reported that revenue rose 51% in its fiscal-year second quarter, nearly doubling its mobile revenue from a year ago. Read the whole story »
AROUND THE NET
Los Angeles may be the next Silicon Valley. In 1995, before the Internet bubble was in full swing, Southern California attracted $1.3 billion of venture capital investment, second only to Silicon Valley with $1.8 billion. New England was a distant third with $0.8 billion. Then the tide shifted to New England. But over the last five years Southern California closed the gap with New England. This year SoCal again attracted more investment than any other region outside of Silicon Valley. More than New England and nearly twice as much as New York. Read the whole story »