“But when comparing 2011 numbers to 2010 numbers, VC investments in New York are rising 64.3% in terms of dollars and 10.2% in terms of deals, while investment in California is only rising 24.4% in terms of dollars and 5% in terms of deals.”—VentureBeat (via nycdigital)
100 million checkins from 2 million users seems unlikely (they also mention 350M total checkins, comments, and ratings). Users going from 750K to 2 million (~2.6X) but checkins grew 1000% (10X) is also hard to reconcile. Not all 2 million users are active, many connect via FB or twitter and never use the service. I’m supposed to believe an average of 50 checkins per user (plus another 125 “interactions”) and a 4x increase of engagement.
How you define success can be a very tenuous thing.
If you have not heard, there was this campaign called Code Year ran by a NYC startup called Codeacademy. The idea was to help people make a New Year’s resolution to learn how to code. By simply providing an email address, people receive a…
According to Census 2010 data, the median age in the United States was 37.2 years of age. Given all the recent talk about the productivity of the Texas economy I am intrigued by the finding that the median age for Texas was 33.6, almost four years younger.
In 2004, Brach’s Confections, Inc. was on track to sell 2 BILLION kernels of candy corn and, according to the National Confectioners Association, sales of candy corn was about 20 million pounds per year.
I had not really paid much attention to KC-based Sprint stock recently. With the iPhone topic/issue flying about the news and social media streams lately I wanted to check it out. Link is sourced via Google Finance.