App Annie, a Hong Kong-based provider of app store analytics and marketing intelligence for Apple’s App Store, has raised an undisclosed amount in a Series A funding round led by IDG Capital Partners, the China-focused VC fund backed by IDG and Accel.
First launched in March 2010, App Annie lets app developers and publishers track sales, downloads, rankings, and reviews. The fledgling company… → Read More
BizArk, a Chinese e-commerce company specialized in international trading solutions, has now made its debut and announced that it has secured ‘tens of millions of dollars’ in financing from IDG Ventures (up to $40 million according to several reports).
The press release announcing the investment is one of the strangest I’ve ever read. → Read More
For marketers, social networks offer a goldmine of data about topics and brands. But there’s actually too much data to easily parse for most companies to get at the most valuable data. That’s why IDG has built Social Scout, a new service powered by Networked Insights.
The idea is to be able to filter through some of the noise associated with social media. This in turn helps b2b marketers learn … → Read More
The Industry Standard—the once high-flying, and then hardest-falling, magazine of the dotcom era—is relaunching today in a public beta, nearly seven years after the original media outlet went bankrupt. It would be all too easy to write this off as a counter-indicator signaling that the current Web 2.0 mania has peaked. And perhaps that is exactly what it is. The brand carries with it so much… → Read More