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 …

Even Tiger Woods is Hopping on the Virtual Currency Bandwagon

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The promise of virtual currency has proved an effective way to get users to engage with their friends in social games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars. Now, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online – the web-based version of the popular console game from Electronic Arts – is giving this concept a shot, offering users $10,000 of in-game currency for each of …

Twitter: The Killer Box Office Predictor?

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Twitter can predict box-office takings better than other industry-leading data sites, according to research just released by HP. Between the sentiments expressed and the rate at which buzz builds, the microblogging service outperforms other forecasting mechanisms for the film industry. When compared to industry favorite The Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX), Twitter trumps on predicting real-world outcomes. The HSX is essentially …