10 Early Stage Start-up Pitches [LIVE BLOG] #gstartup

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Live notes on start-up pitches. 16Fun (China) Focuses on mobile games imitating virtual reality Features include playing games with friends Business model: Virtual currency, in-app purchases, linking game with business owners Distribution strategy: […] Related posts: Global Mobile Internet Conference, Day 1 Live Blog Live updates from the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing,… East Ventures Jakarta Ventures Night [LIVE …

Eminem Chrysler Ad Wins YouTube Blitz

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YouTube announced that the winner of its Ad Blitz contest is Chrysler, for its Super Bowl commercial, which featured Eminem driving around Detroit. The contest was based on viewer votes.  "It’s been about two weeks since the Super Bowl aired, but our ears are still ringing from the noise of advertisers jockeying for position in Ad Blitz, YouTube’s contest to …

Game On, Groupon. LivingSocial Makes a Splash

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UPDATE: Looks like Google is about to get in on the game, too. This fact sheet uncovers Google Offers. That didn't take long, after Groupon famously rebuffed Google's $6 billion buyout offer. In one swift motion, LivingSocial emerged this week as Groupon’s most serious competitor. On Wednesday morning, January 19, LivingSocial… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

5 Entertaining Angry Birds Videos on YouTube

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Love Angry Birds? Then you will love the videos below. Angry Birds has been phenomenal this year. The classic drag, pull and catapult game has racked up more than 6 million paid downloads via the iTunes App store and 7 million free downloads on Android (Its Android version is supported by ads). Rovio, the architect behind Angry Birds […] Related posts: …

Hey Google, Groupon is Just Not That Into You

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Let's put all the Google buyout rumors aside for just a moment and focus on actual Groupon news. Then we'll dig into why Groupon will not be selling to Google. Groupon is launching two new initiatives and they are nothing short of game-changing for merchants and consumers. Groupon Stores lets merchants set up virtual storefronts where… [[ This is a …

Microsoft’s Project Natal to Launch in October

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Microsoft’s upcoming Project Natal is a full-body motion controller, promising an incredibly immersive gaming experience and biting into the market first tapped by Nintendo Wii, back in 2006. Now, Project Natal was all but confirmed for October launch by Microsoft Saudi marketing manager Syed Bilal Tariq in an interview with GamertagRadio. “It is going to be somewhere in October. We …

Playing Games on the iPad…With 11 Fingers

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If you’re an avid iPhone gamer and you’re considering an iPad, here’s one reason why it’s better for gaming: more points of contact. Popular game Plants vs. Zombies, for example, has 5 points of contacts on the iPhone version, meaning you can simultaneously play with five fingers – more than enough for iPhone’s small screen. iPad’s screen, however, can accommodate …

Celebrate Earth Day, Dr. Seuss Style

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Just in time for Earth Day, Oceanhouse Media has released two special iPhone and iPad apps based around Dr. Seuss’s classic book, The Lorax. First published in 1971, The Lorax was written by Dr. Seuss to teach children about the value of caring about the environment. Like the other Dr. Seuss apps for the iPhone and iPad, the spirit of …