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Beta Quotient TheNextWeb 2012
Shocking news (from a betalogical point of view): only 10% (2 out of 19) of the startups which presented themselves at the Startup Rally of the The Next Web Conference have been released in beta* (falling from 53% in 2012 and and 60% in 2008). Oddly enough the tracks have been called ‘Alpha Rally’ and ‘Beta Rally’…
Minor update: I’ve added a custom search engine which searches within many cool and/or useful blogs (list below).
blog before you think
guardian technology blog
like it matters
signal vs. noise
the next web
under the radar
MoMB 5 | 9000 Betas
The MoMB turned five today and coincidentally also just crossed the 9000 betas mark (the 9000th app listed is the super sharp DropGallery.)
A few fun charts:
As most of you know we focus on plain vanilla public betas (78.6%). But we also collect sites in alpha (4.7%), sites which have not publicly launched yet (private alphas, private betas, sites in stealth mode, …) and require some sort of invitation to get in (14.3%), or sites which come in some other beta-ish (gamma, zeta, feta, labs, …) flavor (2.4%).
Google has launched only 2.3% of all betas.
We’ve seen quite a bunch of Twitter Apps lately, unfortunately only 18% of them have been released in beta.
Startup launches since 2004. The peak was in August 2007 with 487 new launches, overall I’m tracking about 22,000 sites.
It has been another interesting year, tons of apps I can’t imagine living without now – if you’ve been hanging in here for a while I hope you’ve been discovering some cool sites too. A big thanks to all of you and to all the wonderful startups.
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(see also MoMB 4 | 7777 Betas, 5555 Betas, MoMB 2 | 4000 Betas, 2001: A Beta Odyssey and 1000 Betas)