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CrunchBase Reveals: The Average Successful Startup Raises $25.3 Million, Sells For $196.8 Million. Most investments fail but the few successful ones more than make all the money back — or so startup investors hope.

CrunchBase Reveals: The Average Successful Startup Raises $25.3 Million, Sells For $196.8 Million

But what sort of returns do these profitable exits bring in? According to a new analysis of all the exits listed in CrunchBase, the average successful company has raised $25.3 million, and sold for $196.8 million, for investor profits of 676% (if you assume the investors own 100% of the company, which they normally don’t). Meanwhile, IPO-bound companies generated lower percentage returns, but made a lot more money per exit. The average one raised $580.3 million while private, then went public with a market cap of $2.3 billion on its first day of public trading for 303% profit on investment (yes, investors probably aren’t selling all their stock on the first day, this is just one way to measure IPO exits). 10 Best Upcoming Web Design and Development Conferences in 2011. Attending Design and Development Conferences is a part of a designer or a developer life nowadays.

10 Best Upcoming Web Design and Development Conferences in 2011

Learning from the masters are the best way to gain more knowledge and by this conferences you can easily mingle, interact with fellow designers/developers and learn new things beyond your imagination. So in today’s article, we listed the Top 10 Best Upcoming Web Design and Development Conferences in 2011. We do hope that you can attend one of the conferences listed below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS-feed and follow us on Twitter — for recent updates. You may also want to read the related posts below. 1.

When: January 20, 2011 Where: Nottingham, England — New Adventures brings you an affordable, punchy, carefully-curated schedule: ten presentations, two debates and plenty of audience input. 2. When: February 14-18, 2011. The Sims Social débarque sur Facebook. Apparu pour la toute première fois sur PC en 2000, Les Sims s’est tout simplement imposé comme étant l’une des séries les plus rentables de l’histoire du jeu vidéo.

The Sims Social débarque sur Facebook

Avec pas moins d’une cinquantaine d’épisodes (extensions comprises), Les Sims ont réussi à mettre d’accord toute la famille en proposant un concept simple et addictif à la fois : mener une vie virtuelle. Apparu pour la toute première fois sur PC en 2000, le jeu « Les Sims » s’est tout simplement imposé comme étant l’une des séries les plus rentables de l’histoire du jeu vidéo. La page 404 la plus originale. News Corp. finalizing $30M sale of Myspace.

Myspace’s parent company News Corp. is in the final stages of selling the under-performing social network for $20 – $30 million, reports All Things Digital.

News Corp. finalizing $30M sale of Myspace

News Corp. is apparently in a rush to complete an acquisition deal by Thursday — its fiscal year-end. The media giant probably doesn’t want MySpace to blemish its 2012 financial records, especially given the lackluster revenue predictions. Backing up earlier information, the report indicates that significant cuts in staff and operating costs will be made to Myspace depending on who the buyer is. News Corp. might also retain a small minority stake in the company, according to the report. Specific Media and Golden Gate Capital are at the top of the list of companies that could acquire Myspace. News Corp. purchased the California-based social network in July 2005 for $580 million. Le marché des serveurs en 2011 - Journal du Net Solutions. Paye tes fautes de frappe avec Donate a Word. Ebooks & Piracy.

Ian Rankin, creator of Rebus, is among those writers to voice their concern about the trend.

Ebooks & Piracy

The theft of books before they reach the shops in download form threatens to send publishing the same way as the music industry, which was almost killed off by bootlegging. Internet counterfeiters have begun to pirate the works of bestselling authors such as Jeffrey Archer and Wilbur Smith prior to their official release. The Publishers’ Association has already sent out 32,000 warnings to those infringing copyright this year alone, and the problem is likely to increase as ebooks begin to form a larger part of publishers’ revenue.

E-Books See Triple Digit Growth As Paper Book Sales Dive. A report from the Association of American Publishers reveals that e-books sales experienced “powerful continuing growth” as they colorfully put it, and paper books of all types dipped, compared to the same period (January-February) from last year.

E-Books See Triple Digit Growth As Paper Book Sales Dive

This isn’t surprising news, mainly because it isn’t news — and even if it were, it’s just history repeating itself; we’ve seen the same thing happen to music. The parallels are clear, though the situations and reactions of the RIAA and AAP are somewhat different. Mostly in that the AAP and other booksellers aren’t being dragged kicking, screaming, and suing into the future, but are embracing it despite its implications.

The attempt to push through that big deal with Google seemed to indicate willingness on the part of the publishers to be part of the new order of things. Piracy will in fact be a part of the bookmaker’s lot soon, as well; indeed, it’s already a problem, according to some. Spotify No Longer Too Unlimited* The Double Rainbow phenomenum. La stratégie 2011 de Meetic: le virage social et affinitaire. Meetic vient de présenter ses nouveaux axes stratégique pour 2011 avec notamment une refonte totale du site Meetic.com, le navire amiral du groupe.

La stratégie 2011 de Meetic: le virage social et affinitaire

Face au succès de Meetic Affinity et de son modèle de « matchmaking » (rencontre affinitaire), Meetic.com va s’éloigner de son modèle historique de dating pour prendre visuellement des allures de Facebook de la rencontre. La nouvelle version entièrement repensée sera lancée en fin T2, fera la part belle aux codes des réseaux sociaux et intégrera des applications externes (Last.fm, Allociné et Worldcat pour le livres) afin que la nouvelle dimension de matching se fasse autour des goûts culturels notamment. Dis-moi ce que tu écoutes, lis ou regardes, je te dirais qui te ressemble ! Joliprint transforme vos pages web et vos tweets en articles de journaux.

Vous êtes réaliste ou idéaliste ?  Pragmatiques VS Idéalistes : la Fracture du Community Management. Premium Quality Real Christmas Trees Delivered. Un moteur de recherche d'eBooks. Tout savoir sur un site web en un coup d'oeil. The Anatomy Of A Great Idea. Wikipedia va mettre en place un indice de fiabilité par couleur. La question de la pertinence et de la validité des informations fournies par Wikipedia est certainement le sujet qui donne le plus fréquemment des insomnies à ses fondateurs.

Wikipedia va mettre en place un indice de fiabilité par couleur

Pour la St-Valentin, offrez du chocolat dans un iPad. La marque iChocolate offre pour la Saint-Valentin la possibilité de combiner l'amour du chocolat et des iPhones ou iPads.

Pour la St-Valentin, offrez du chocolat dans un iPad

Elle propose des boîtes de chocolats sous forme d'applications iPhone. Porn Industry Could Get a. The porn industry is rumored to win a major battle this week with the possible approval of the .xxx domain.

Porn Industry Could Get a

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which doles out the .com, .net and .biz suffixes for website URLs, could approve the domain name on Friday, according to Politico. The report goes on to say that such domains would be available for purchase this summer. Reps from ICANN could not be reached for comment. However, reports of the .xxx top-level domain (TLD) for adult websites have circulated before. Last June, ICANN was poised to approve the domain, according to multiple reports, but it didn't happen. The domain name, originally proposed by a company called ICM Registry in 2005, had been held up by the Bush Administration, which had bowed to pressure by religious groups that opposed .xxx.

The DeathList 2011. Des figures publiques simples par Ali Jabbar. Calculez et évaluez votre salaire mensuel - suis je bien payé - service gratuit de calcul de salaire - rémunération. IE6 Countdown. Firefox 4 Twitter Party. Pi Day. Prezi for iPad.