Late January brought the Crunchies, our annual awards fest where we gave Dropbox the nod for startup of the year. We were also treated with the hip hop of Booby Hammer, son of the noted VC, Mr. MC Hammer. Seriously.
In March, rumors of The iPad 3 came true and its Retina goodness amazed MG.
Anthony Ha railed against SoLoMo which, I believe, is a type of Italian salami. Creepers could use SoLoMo to find Girls Around Them and we launched our TC/Drama vertical which, thankfully, has been surprisingly quiet.
Matt detailed how citizens of his hometown, Flint, Michigan, started using social media help save the city.
March also brought us the near death of Best Buy but an anonymous store manager assured us that everything was fine on the floor. Speaking of lost causes, Matt told us to believe in BlackBerry again. A tweet told us otherwise.
Colleen worked out with a device strapped to her, resulting in a leaner, meaner Taylor. The Winklevossi became WinkleVCs. Samsung rose while Nokia fell while we all got drunk on interesting beer. Nintendo (Nintendo!) saw profits fall. Some analyst said Apple was Sony.
Kickstarter seemed to be hiding failed projects (but it wasn’t). Microsoft plopped out a release preview. Google Glass started popping up all over. What’s happening over at Apple? They’re looking for a connector design engineer!
John, Matt, and Jordan hit the road in two Honda Pilots and toured the Southern startup scene drawing huge crowds in Savannah, Atlanta, Durham, Charlotte, and Greenville. Crunchbase is a treasure. Apple won the Flash Wars.
Bezos walked into a bar.
This is a LEGO wheelchair. Seriously.
Did we mention iPhone 5?
If there are no keyboards, how will we type?
We kept typing.
November brought us Sandy and a huge mess. Thousands were out of power along the Eastern seaboard and we finally saw the effect of global weirding.
Darrell asked us if we all want to make comic books. We do. Then A child’s toy became a cheap mine-clearing robot.
More problems at Apple. But are they real problems? Alex brought the science with his look at AWS.
On the 21st the world didn’t end. Instead, Snapchat nearly destroyed it but Jordan helped explain what was up.
Happy New Year.