Also known as, 10 Most Popular Betabeat Posts of All Time (exempting slideshows). Betabeat launched in March of 2011, just after South By Southwest Interactive as a New York City-based tech blog nested in the belly of the iconic salmon-colored paper of literary, irreverent record, The New York Observer. “Nothing sacred but the truth,” is The Observer’s credo, and Betabeat has tried to do the same for tech news (see here, here and here), peeking behind the scenes of major deals, spotting trends early, watchdogging your venture dollars and talking about the scary and sad things as well as the good news and the happy fun things. We’ve also tried to write the narrative of Silicon Alley’s culture with bigger trend pieces (as in this, this, this, this, this and this, and oh, you get the idea). And let’s not forget the multi-part saga of Jerry Guo.
Yep, Betabeat has had a good 3/4 year. We created a web series, launched a newsletter, started a Tumblr, punked a panel and brought on two killer bloggers, the illustrious @weareyourfek and the too-clever-for-her-own-good @nitashatiku, breaking New York tech news all along the way. (But we’re always trying to improve! Keep sending us your feedback, thoughts, and of course news tips.) Check out the top 10 stories of 2011, as determined by your clicks.