What you need to know - 01/31/11

Ronny Kerr · January 31, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/167a

Android now biggest mobile OS in the world; the White House launches Startup America Partnership

Finally topping Symbian, Google’s Android has become the leading smartphone platform in the world, according to data published today by Canalys.


Apple's domination of the iPad market is slowly slipping, as market researcher Strategy Analytics published a report today demonstrating that Android devices captured 22 percent of global tablet shipments in the last quarter, up from 2.3 percent in the previous quarter.

AOL Europe has acquired the video distribution network goviral. 



KIT digital,  provider of cloud-based video asset management solutions (VAMS) for multi-screen delivery, has separately acquired KickApps, Kewego, and Kyte, for aggregate consideration of approximately $77.2 million.

LibreDigital, whose solutions power promotion, sales and delivery of digital book content, secured $4 million in additional capital.

Neuralitic Systems, provider of mobile data intelligence (MDI) solutions for mobile operators, closed an $8 million Series B round of funding.

ReachForce, provider of high-quality information about business professionals, closed $4.6 million in growth financing let by multiple investors.

As part of the Obama administration's strategy to stimulate economic growth and the creation of quality jobs, the White House has launched the Startup America Partnership, chaired by Steve Case, co-founder of AOL. The Partnership will aim to help develop blooming businesses in the startup world.

VatorNews' Faith Merino takes a look at what companies might go public this year and what an IPO in 2011 looks like compared to the IPOs of yesteryear.

DST's Yuri Milner has partnered with Ron Conway’s angel fund, SV Angel, to offer all 40 current Y Combinator startups $150,000.

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I am a professional writer with a decade of experience in the technology industry. At VatorNews, I cover the zero-waste economy, venture capital, and cannabis. I'm also available for freelance hire.

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