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'Change My School' raises money for schools with monthly video contests

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When his dream of becoming a professional baseball player didn’t pan out, Seattle native Bryce Anderson decided to switch his career path to business. Bryce Anderson, 24 But year after year, spreadsheet after spreadsheet, the 24-year-old began to grow weary of his jobs in insurance and real estate. One day in...
'Change My School' raises money for schools with monthly video contests

Objective-Sea: A Reality Show About Tech Geeks That Won't Make Us Question Humanity, Maybe

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Thanks to a breathless, bikini-powered new promo trailer, the Internet has universally accepted that Bravo's new tech-centric show, Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, is going to be a hot mess. And, no thanks to Bravo, it's also understood that we've officially entered the era of developers-as-rock-stars, brought to you in all their...
Objective-Sea: A Reality Show About Tech Geeks That Won't Make Us Question Humanity, Maybe

Top Domains: ViSalus Dishes Out $825K To Buy “Challenge.com” & “Vi.com”

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Domain names are important, and some might even say that a premium, memorable domain name is priceless. It’s become increasingly difficult to argue against businesses scooping up those short, relevant, easy-to-remember domain names when they’re available. Doing so can give your business, customers, and search engines a simple and quick...
Top Domains: ViSalus Dishes Out $825K To Buy “Challenge.com” & “Vi.com”

Glu Mobile to offer cash for gaming

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The company says that it will use the Skillz platform on its hunting-simulation title Deer Hunter Reloaded to offer cash prizes for marksmen. [Read more]...
Glu Mobile to offer cash for gaming

Ford puts a $50,000 bounty on fuel efficiency apps

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The automaker is offering cash prizes for apps that help drivers to optimize their vehicle's fuel economy using the OpenXC platform. [Read more]...
Ford puts a $50,000 bounty on fuel efficiency apps

Microsoft announces the 106 finalist teams of its student ‘Imagine Cup’ competition

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It’s always pleasant to see major corporations working to engage youths and students, spurring them to learn more, try new things, and of course, excel. Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global challenge, today announced the 106 teams, from 75 countries around the world, that made this year’s finals. This is the...
Microsoft announces the 106 finalist teams of its student ‘Imagine Cup’ competition

Gamesys acquires Virgin Games to bolster real-money and social gambling games portfolio

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According to trade publication eGR Magazine (paywalled), game development company Gamesys has acquired Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Games for an undisclosed sum. In addition, eGR (exclusively) reports that Gamesys has signed a ‘long-term deal’ to develop real money and social gambling properties, globally, under the Virgin brand. Originally started in...
Gamesys acquires Virgin Games to bolster real-money and social gambling games portfolio

FTC selects winners after putting out competition to filter robocalls

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Agency awards $50,000 in cash prizes as it turns to the private sector for help eradicating long-running annoyance of the technology era. [Read more]...
FTC selects winners after putting out competition to filter robocalls

Sponsor post: DeveloperWeek brings largest app incubator to SF, Feb. 1-7

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Calling all developers, programmers, IT professionals and C-level execs: Join us in February, as San Francisco is turned into the largest weeklong app incubator at the DeveloperWeek Conference & Festival 2013 (Feb. 1–7, 2013). DeveloperWeek is where you — and over 1,000 other attendees — will build web and mobile...
Sponsor post: DeveloperWeek brings largest app incubator to SF, Feb. 1-7
The TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon Is On And Poppin'
Google wants to give kids a peek at how it makes its Google Doodles

How A Hacker Stole My Phone Number And Why I'm Thankful He Did

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I woke up at 2:30 a.m. earlier this week to the sound of my ringing phone. Sleepily answering it, I heard a computerized voice call me out by name: "You, Dylan, are a frightfully decadent nose picker and a miserable orgasm-faking orgy of indecency." Huh? I called the number back...
How A Hacker Stole My Phone Number And Why I'm Thankful He Did

Facebook strikes deal with 888 to launch more real-money gaming apps in the UK

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After gently testing the waters with online gambling holding Gamesys earlier this year, social networking giant Facebook has now announced a similar deal with 888 Holdings (888), a huge Gibraltar-licensed but UK-listed online gaming operator. In a statement, 888 says it will be next in line to launch a portfolio...
Facebook strikes deal with 888 to launch more real-money gaming apps in the UK

Intel dishing out $29K to Android developers in game app contest

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Intel is dishing out a total of US$29,000 in cash prizes to Android developers in an effort to encourage coders to write games for tablets and smartphones using Intel chips....
Intel dishing out $29K to Android developers in game app contest

Intel Dishing out $29K to Android Developers in Game App Contest

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Intel is dishing out a total of US$29,000 in cash prizes to Android developers in an effort to encourage coders to write games for tablets and smartphones using......
Intel Dishing out $29K to Android Developers in Game App Contest

Finally You Can Achieve Something Useful By Playing Addictive Online Games

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A San Francisco startup called Grantoo bets it can make a killing on millennials' addiction to playing online games.  On the site, students play customized, branded games like virtual Scrabble and poker for cash prizes between $75 and $5,000. And here's the kicker: They can put that prize money toward paying off...
Finally You Can Achieve Something Useful By Playing Addictive Online Games
FanDuel raises $11M for daily fantasy sports contests
DraftDay raises $875K round for daily fantasy sports web site

Skillz enters beta with an Android gaming platform that let players compete for real money

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For those tired of competing just for points and virtual currency in mobile games, a new startup, Skillz, is about to ramp things up with its new platform for adding real-money tournaments to Android games. Developers add Skillz as the multiplayer element of their mobile games. Players then sign up for...
Skillz enters beta with an Android gaming platform that let players compete for real money

How crowds, not doctors or supercomputers, could diagnose rare diseases

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When it comes to serious medical conditions, you probably want a doctor – or at least a medically-trained supercomputer – delivering your diagnosis. But CrowdMed, a startup launched in public beta at TEDMED on Tuesday, is showing that the collective intelligence of the crowd can be just as good at getting to the bottom...
How crowds, not doctors or supercomputers, could diagnose rare diseases

RIM offers cash, prizes to developers in BB10 porting drive

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Research In Motion is preparing to offer developers rewards for porting games to BlackBerry 10. Starting on November 16th and lasting 36 hours, the Got Game Port-a-Thon will provide cash and prizes to developers who successfully put their app on the platform, with the value of prizes on offer increasing...
RIM offers cash, prizes to developers in BB10 porting drive

How To Web shines a Spotlight on some of Central and Eastern Europe's brightest new startups

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The team at How To Web do a great job of drawing international attention to the startups in their native Romania and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe. Their annual conference in Bucharest draws entrepreneurs, investors and press from across the continent and beyond to meet and share wisdom...
How To Web shines a Spotlight on some of Central and Eastern Europe's brightest new startups

Win $15k in Appcelerator's Mobile Developer Challenge

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This sponsored post is produced by Appcelerator. Join Appcelerator’s first-ever Mobile Developer Challenge! They will be awarding over $25,000 in prizes and giving the top two apps the chance to present their app on stage at CODESTRONG 2012 in San Francisco…plus, the top two apps will have the opportunity to...
Win $15k in Appcelerator's Mobile Developer Challenge
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Designer Fund And The White House Challenge You To Redesign The Electronic Medical Record

Facebook launches virtual bingo game offering real cash prizes

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Controls will prevent anyone aged under 18 from gambling on Bingo Friendzy, insists US social networkFacebook has made its first move into online gambling in the UK, launching a virtual bingo machine that offers real cash prizes.Britons aged 18 and over will be able to stake real money on the...
Facebook launches virtual bingo game offering real cash prizes

Tongal Raises $15M For Platform That Lets Anyone Compete To Make Branded Video Campaigns

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Tongal has raised $15 million for its video content and social platform, which rewards people for making video advertisements for consumer brands. With the investment, which was led by Insight Venture Partners, Tongal plans to build out its global creative community. Tongal, founded in 2008 and based out of Los Angeles, has...
Tongal Raises $15M For Platform That Lets Anyone Compete To Make Branded Video Campaigns

DraftKings raises $7 million Series A led by Atlas Venture for its daily fantasy sports service

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One year after launch, fantasy sports platform DraftKings has closed a $7 million Series A round led by Atlas Venture to help it build out and market its mobile and Web offerings. The funding comes as the startup has finished up a strong first year. It topped 1 million users...
DraftKings raises $7 million Series A led by Atlas Venture for its daily fantasy sports service

COMMON, an accelerator for social change, needs innovators for Pitch Milwaukee

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Back in December we wrote about COMMON, a creative community for accelerating social change, and COMMON Pitch NYC. That event highlighted the brightest ideas for collaborative consumption — the ways social technologies help us to borrow, share and trade everything we need. Now, COMMON is back in our sights, following its Threadless typography competition, with a...
COMMON, an accelerator for social change, needs innovators for Pitch Milwaukee
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