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Language Learning Service Duolingo Launches Its First iPhone App

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The language learning service Duolingo currently has about 300,000 active users and continues to grow rapidly. Starting today, the service’s users will also be able to work through their lessons on their iPhones, as the company just launched its first mobile app. Just like the web version, the mobile app...
Language Learning Service Duolingo Launches Its First iPhone App

Ship First And Ask Questions Later: How Fondu Made Its Mobile App More Tasty

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No one cares where their cell phone thinks they should eat dinner. Too bad Gauri Manglik only learned that after spending a year developing SpotOn, a mobile app that provided people with personalized restaurant recommendations using data generated by Foursquare. The people who used the app snubbed its suggestions. They...
Ship First And Ask Questions Later: How Fondu Made Its Mobile App More Tasty

The Age of Bite-Size Entertainment

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As the world goes mobile, get ready for more movies, books and music that can be snacked on in a single sitting....
The Age of Bite-Size Entertainment

When you're selling "bite-size entertainment," what do you charge for the full meal?

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The Wall Street Journal has a package of stories this morning on “bite-size entertainment” — short movies, albums and serialized ebooks. These formats are optimized for mobile devices and aim to appeal to busy consumers with a lot of different media competing for their attention. But to me, the big question is...
When you're selling "bite-size entertainment," what do you charge for the full meal?

Disney launches Story for iOS, a photo and video sharing app aimed at families with young kids

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Disney Interactive announced today the release of Story, a digital storytelling app for iOS devices. Although targeted primarily to parents and families, this app allows anyone to capture photos and videos of any moment and assemble it into a nice collage that can be shared privately and on Facebook. Brook...
Disney launches Story for iOS, a photo and video sharing app aimed at families with young kids

Gadgetwise Blog: Blurring the Line Between iPad and TV

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A lot of Web video viewing is the entertainment equivalent of snacking - bite-size sessions that last no more than a few minutes. A San Francisco start-up called Remixation is trying to change that with an app for the iPad called Showyou....
Gadgetwise Blog: Blurring the Line Between iPad and TV
GREE goes after adults with Monster Quest

Warning: Consumer Video Game Warnings Are Inappropriate for Congress

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Would it help you when reading the ratings for a video game as determined by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, to read a warning that states violent video games have been linked to violent behavior? Would it help you if that warning appeared on all ratings for nearly all games,...
Warning: Consumer Video Game Warnings Are Inappropriate for Congress

Circa updates its iOS app with a refreshed design, share by email functionality and more

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News consumption service Circa has released an update to its iOS application that features a design refresh, share by email functionality, featured story marquee, and more. Started by Matt Galligan and Ben Huh, Circa takes the top stories happening around the world and displays it as bite-size chunks of useful...
Circa updates its iOS app with a refreshed design, share by email functionality and more

Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More

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Online educational technology startup Knewton has completed a $12.5 million round of funding led by New York City-based VC firm FirstMark Capital, after securing a $6 million Series B round of financing a little over a year ago. Returning investors include Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, and...
Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More

Meet the Internet boy genius with an app to transform the news

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At 12-years-old, Nick D’Aloisio began his career as an app developer when he downloaded the Apple Developer Kit. By 15, one of his hacks, an app known as “Trimit”, caught the eye of an investor in Asia offering to fund “the company’s” next project. What company? D’Aloisio, a school...
Meet the Internet boy genius with an app to transform the news

FXI Cotton Candy ICS-on-a-stick gets May release date, sweetened design

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Is that an Ice Cream Sandwich riding shotgun atop your Cotton Candy stick? It may sound like a delicious carnival delight, but munching on this bad boy will send you to the hospital faster than a family pack of deep-fried Oreos. Keeping up the confection theme, FXI has coined...
FXI Cotton Candy ICS-on-a-stick gets May release date, sweetened design

Ze Frank is back with a new crowd-funded version of his popular Web show

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Before the “YouTube Generation” of video stars that made bucks from ads for their rambling videos, there was Ze Frank. His appropriately titled “The Show” launched in 2006 and was a year-long experiment. While some of Frank’s videos included goofy commentary on current events, there was an underlying glue that...
Ze Frank is back with a new crowd-funded version of his popular Web show

Airbnb Hires the Team Behind Fondu Review App

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Airbnb has acqhired Fondu, maker of a “bite-size restaurant review” iPhone app. The Fondu team will join Airbnb’s product group in San Francisco, but other assets of the company were not purchased. The service, which focused on recommendations from trusted friends, is to be shut down Nov. 1. Fondu CEO Gauri Maglik...
Airbnb Hires the Team Behind Fondu Review App

Twitter Introduces Vine, a New Video Feature, But With Privacy Snags

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On Thursday, Twitter introduced Vine, a new video sharing service for the iPhone and iPod touch, but it came with a few privacy snags. Vine lets users create and share bite-size, looping video clips that are six seconds long or shorter....
Twitter Introduces Vine, a New Video Feature, But With Privacy Snags

Twitter isn't a platform. Yet.

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A platform is traditionally considered to be something on top of which you can build other applications. Last week Fred Wilson lamented that people really aren't making new applications on top of Twitter. There’s been a bit of uproar over Fred’s post, and then Twitter's aquisition of Tweetie including an...
Twitter isn't a platform. Yet.
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