"Sousveillance, however, is rarely but a Pyrrhic success"
We don’t pretend we’re gay.
We always feel that way,
Because we’re filling the world with sunshine.
With I.B.M. machines,
We’ve got the finest means,
For brightly painting the clouds with sunshine.
—from “Painting the Clouds with Sunshine”
Daily chart: Even Luddites know that the largest internet firms reside in America. The upcoming public offering of Alibaba, an e-commerce giant, will drive home the point that China is catching up fast. But what about the rest of the world? Our interactive chart plots the top three most valuable startup companies across the world.