A storied financier of startups expands -- but its new businesses have yet to take root.
A year ago, when venture capital firm Sequoia Capital ordered its portfolio companies to slash costs in the face of a sick economy, even healthy businesses, such as LinkedIn and Zappos.com, complied.
As word of the edict spread, many non-Sequoia startups also trimmed their budgets -- a testament to the venture firm's influence in Silicon Valley MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Oct 23, 2009 7:00 AM ET
Apple (AAPL), for reasons known only to itself, does not report the number of iPod touches it has sold.
But it lets you do the math, and on Tuesday COO Tim Cook casually mentioned, in response to a question about the App Store, that the total installed base of iPhones (26.4 million) plus iPod touches (X) is now 45 million.
So where are those 18.6 million iPod touches?
Nearly 12 million are in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 23, 2009 8:04 AM ET
See the blue slice in the pie chart at right? It represents the iPhone's share of U.S. smartphone traffic on the network maintained by AdMob, one of the companies that run those little ads that appear on the screen of your mobile phone.
We've been watching that slice grow over the past few months. In February it covered 51% of the pie. By April it had grown to 59%. And by MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 25, 2009 8:00 AM ET
What -- besides a two-year, $2,000-plus commitment to AT&T (T) -- makes a person who carries an iPhone different from one who's got an iPod touch?
From January to May, comScore tapped into AdMob's U.S. advertising network to conduct a survey of owners of both Apple (AAPL) mobile devices and drew some interesting conclusions, which it released Tuesday morning.
First, the comScore/AdMob survey, like last week's Forrester report, identified several ways both groups differ from MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 16, 2009 8:00 AM ET
Here's a pie chart that should warm Steve Jobs' heart.
That big blue slice covering 59% of the pie represents Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone traffic in April as measured by AdMob, the world's largest purveyor of ads on mobile apps and websites.
By the same measure, Apple also had the lion's share -- 43% -- of the mobile Web traffic worldwide.
The point of the "AdMob Mobile Metrics Report" for MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 27, 2009 8:36 AM ET
This comes from one Web metric among many, so take it with a grain of salt.
But according to AdMob, one of the largest mobile Web ad networks, Apple's (AAPL) handsets now dominate mobile Web traffic in almost every category.
According to AdMob's analysis of the billions of ad requests it saw in January:
The iPhone OS now represents 51% of U.S. smartphone traffic, leaving RIM's (RIMM) BlackBerry (19%) and Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 12, 2009 6:33 PM ET
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