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Amazon exec falls victim to Tom Petty scam, still gets Tom Petty to play his wedding

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This is Tom Petty playing at Brian Valentine’s wedding in Seattle, according to the Smoking Gun. This is one of the most incredible stories we’ve run across in a while, and it involves a legendary member of the Seattle tech community, Brian Valentine — the Amazon senior vice president who...
Amazon exec falls victim to Tom Petty scam, still gets Tom Petty to play his wedding

How I Became A 19-Year-Old Associate VC

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Editor’s note: Alex Banayan is an associate at Alsop Louie Partners, an early stage technology venture capital firm based in San Francisco, CA. He is nineteen years old (and thus this post could really use a #humblebrag in the title). To stay connected with Alex, sign up for his newsletter...
How I Became A 19-Year-Old Associate VC

Beauty and the Beast 3D – review

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In 1992 I called Trousdale and Wise's film "the best full-length animated movie from the Disney studio for 50 years", and the 3D revival sees this witty, dramatically inventive version of a familiar story wearing well. Belle, the daughter of an eccentric inventor, is an intelligent, resourceful, assertive heroine, a...
Beauty and the Beast 3D – review

20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Hangouts, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, Justin's World, Haunting Melissa, Star Trek Rivals, Sago Mini Sound Box and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It covers apps and games, with the prices referring to the initial...
20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week
Lover.ly Weds Nordstrom and Other Brands to Enable Shopping within Curated Wedding Search Engine

Don’t Wait for a Breakthrough Moment: Create One!

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Potential and PossibilitiesWe’ve all had breakthrough moments in our lives. Moments when a switch flicked, a light went on and a door to a new world of potential and possibilities opened up for us. For most of us, the door was always there to be opened but, for a range...
Don’t Wait for a Breakthrough Moment: Create One!

Penguin takes children's fiction to Google+ with Storytime Hangout app

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Webcam feature puts children (and parents) into the hooves of the Three Billy Goats GruffWho's that trip-tapping across my Google+ profile? A child with the face of one of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Thankfully this isn't a strange, social-networking nightmare fuelled by one-too-many views of Goat Lucky on YouTube.It's...
Penguin takes children's fiction to Google+ with Storytime Hangout app

Kourtney and Kim Take New York Season 2 Finale: Divorce Is On

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We all know how Kim Kardashian's “fairytale” marriage to Kris Humphries ended: divorce after just 72 days. The drama leading up to that played out on her reality show, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, which aired the final episode of season 2 last night. Below is one of the...
Kourtney and Kim Take New York Season 2 Finale: Divorce Is On

LG Hopes Its Latest Smartphone Is More of a Fairy Tale and Less of a Nightmare

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Korean smartphone maker LG is looking to rebound off a pretty rough year in which it found itself overshadowed by its rivals. Its U.S. presence has become more common at the low-end of the Android market and at prepaid carriers as the high-end market has been dominated by the likes...
LG Hopes Its Latest Smartphone Is More of a Fairy Tale and Less of a Nightmare

Once upon a time..... - a set on Flickr << Hugh Comstock's fairytale cottages in Carmel, CA

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Once upon a time..... - a set on Flickr << Hugh Comstock's fairytale cottages in Carmel, CA

Little Red Riding Hood by Nosy Crow - app review

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Traditional fairytale gets a modern, beautifully-crafted update for iPhone and iPadWhy are we encouraging kids to waste their time on apps? They should be reading books!Arguments on these lines often crop up in the comments section when I write about children's apps for The Guardian. The concern being that digital...
Little Red Riding Hood by Nosy Crow - app review

Free-to-play children's apps: it's time for a proper debate

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Zombies vs Ninja furore should remind developers why £69.99 IAP in children's apps is unacceptableNews that Apple has refunded the parents of a boy who ran up a £1,700 bill playing iPad game Zombies vs Ninja should be taken as a final reminder for children's app developers to get their...
Free-to-play children's apps: it's time for a proper debate

Shrek game for iOS promotes IAP at the end of its tutorial

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Shrek's Fairytale Kingdom also includes £69.99 bundles of coins and magic starsBack in 2010, Smurfs' Village was one of the first freemium games on iOS to cause controversy for its use of in-app purchases, as parents complained their children were buying its Smurfberries virtual currency on their iTunes accounts without...
Shrek game for iOS promotes IAP at the end of its tutorial

Temple Run: Brave; DaWindci – review

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iOS, App Store, 69p, Disney; iOS, App Store, £2.49, Reality TwistMovie tie-ins are usually rightly dreaded – cheap cash-ins designed purely to fleece fans of a few extra quid. However, there's been a recent trend towards innovative, and enjoyable, mobile games to accompany big cinema releases, of which Temple Run:...
Temple Run: Brave; DaWindci – review

Guest Post: How to be profitable with less than $20,000 in marketing per game

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Editor’s note: The following article comes from Sridhar Muppidi, CEO of mobile social developer YesGnome, and offers advice to smaller developers on how their social/mobile titles can still be profitable even without massive marketing spends to drive them up the charts. YesGnome develops games for iOS and Android devices, specializing in...
Guest Post: How to be profitable with less than $20,000 in marketing per game
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