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On this Labor Day, as we in the tech world gear up for the busy fall season, I’m struck by the fact that there really didn’t seem to be a summer slowdown this year. From my perspective, the funding rounds, product releases, acquisitions, IPO filings and corporate scandals didn’t take a vacation. Perhaps there were fewer tech conferences in August, but it’s not like we had time to take off work early for the beach.
Maybe it’s just that it was frigidly cold in San Francisco for most of the last few months. Or maybe it’s that those dang super angels haven’t heard about how in August all venture capitalists are supposed to take their kids to the South of France — or at least Tahoe. Not that I’m complaining; I much prefer writing about real news than making something up!
In case you did take off to an island somewhere, or if you want to reminisce about how gosh-darn hard we all worked for the last three months, here’s a sprinkling of highlights from our top summer stories:
- June 11: How Much Is a Facebook Fan Really Worth?
- June 16: Technology Quiets the Vuvuzela in Real Time
- June 19: App Creep and the Case for the Mobile Browser
- July 7: My iTunes Account Was Hacked for $375 — By My Own Kids
- July 20: Flipboard Buys Ellerdale, Launches Social Digital Magazine
- July 21: Fred Wilson: Apple is “Evil” and Facebook is “a Photo-sharing Site”
- July 24: 7 Reasons Why Techies Love Inception
- July 16: Apple: iPhone 4 Issues Blown out of Proportion
- July 27: Leaked Facebook Movie Script Paints Zuckerberg as Vindictive and Naive
- August 2: Android Sales Overtake iPhone in the U.S.
- August 2: How Big is Amazon’s Cloud Computing Business? Find Out
- August 9: Skype Files for IPO
- August 9: Tech Companies, Google Sold You Out
- August 13: Demand Media Faces Harsh Spotlight En Route to IPO
- August 18: The Facebook Location Perspective, Then and Now
- August 25: Why Motorola Bought 280 North
- August 31: VMware Goes Beyond Data Centers to Control the Cloud