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Feature: The Vita game guide: impressions of 14 launch titles

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Sony is launching the Vita with one of the largest launch lineups in console history—25 day one titles running the gamut across genres and styles. It's a lineup dominated by ports and sequels of varying quality, as well as a few wholly original gems (and clunkers). After spending a...
Feature: The Vita game guide: impressions of 14 launch titles

Casual gaming vets raise cash for UpTap, focusing on a new class of tablet-based games

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Daniel Bernstein is back in the startup game. The Seattle area entrepreneur, best known for founding Sandlot Games, has formed a new company by the name of UpTap that’s focusing on tablet-based games, GeekWire has learned. The 2-month-old company just landed a seed round of $645,000 from Seattle angel investors,...
Casual gaming vets raise cash for UpTap, focusing on a new class of tablet-based games

Apps Rush: Pocket, Sketch Nation Studio, Metal Hammer, Kingdom Age, Goal.com, Dubstep Tebow and more

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What's new on the app stores on Wednesday 18 April 2012A selection of 15 new apps for you today:PocketReading app Read it Later accumulated 4.5m users as a paid app on iOS and Android. Now it's rebranded as Pocket and gone free. The idea remains to save articles, videos and...
Apps Rush: Pocket, Sketch Nation Studio, Metal Hammer, Kingdom Age, Goal.com, Dubstep Tebow and more

Shuffler.fm shuffles onto Spotify, bringing its Flipboard-for-music app to the music-streaming masses

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“Shuffler.fm is a music discovery service designed to help users navigate the music shared by blogs in a visual way,” wrote TNW way back in 2011, just as it had launched on the iPad. It essentially brought a Flipboard-esque browsing experience to those seeking to discover new music on their...
Shuffler.fm shuffles onto Spotify, bringing its Flipboard-for-music app to the music-streaming masses

Amazon Studios will select and develop original comedy and children’s series for Amazon Instant Video

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Amazon Studios is launching a call for original comedy and children’s series projects, Amazon announced today. Once selected, the best ones will be distributed through Amazon Instant Video, Amazon’s digital video streaming service. As we reported, Amazon Studios is the proof that Amazon wants to take a new approach to content sourcing, by...
Amazon Studios will select and develop original comedy and children’s series for Amazon Instant Video

Humble Bundle Mojam happens this weekend: vote on a game, see it made in 60 hours for charity

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The Humble Bundle organization has done a fairly impressive job of raising money for charities with its name-your-price game bundles (also benefiting game developers, of course), but it's doing something a little different this weekend. It's enlisted the help of Minecraft creator Mojang for the Humble Bundle Mojam, a...
Humble Bundle Mojam happens this weekend: vote on a game, see it made in 60 hours for charity

Netflix's Recommendation Engine Drives 75% Of Viewership (NFLX)

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Netflix is pulling back the curtain in a two-part blog post to reveal some behind-the-scenes workings, such as the fact that 75% of the content watched on the service comes from its recommendation engine. No, the company doesn't reveal its recommendation algorithm (which we imagine to be quite complex), but...
Netflix's Recommendation Engine Drives 75% Of Viewership (NFLX)

Sonos Multi-room Music System Review: S5, ZoneBridge, Controller 200

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It’s pretty incomprehensible that until about two weeks ago, I had never used a piece of Sonos equipment. Heard about it, and read about it? Sure, but never used it. What MP3s did for personal audio enjoyment 5 years ago, Sonos does for your home, office, or wherever you...
Sonos Multi-room Music System Review: S5, ZoneBridge, Controller 200
Netflix offers details on its recommendation engine, says it guides 75 percent of viewership

Love IPOs? Here's how different tech genres have performed after their public moment

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According to a study by Emergence Capital, initial public offerings (IPOs) executed by Software as a Service (SaaS) companies are generally successful over the long term, and business to business (B2B) offerings trump business to consumer (B2C) stock debuts when their following performance is considered. Emergence compiled information on 103...
Love IPOs? Here's how different tech genres have performed after their public moment

DoubleTwist enters streaming music market with Magic Radio

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DoubleTwist is throwing its hat into the personalized streaming music market with the launch of Magic Radio. Differing from the usual method of creating a station from a single song, employed by such services as Pandora, Magic Radio uses existing playlists, favorite genres, keywords, and mood to personalize stations as...
DoubleTwist enters streaming music market with Magic Radio
Level capping truly, unapologetically sucks
251 Million People Play Facebook Games, Up 11% This Year As Genres Diversify And It Fights Spam

'Colour Tracks' vinyl record set keeps electronic music organized by color

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House and techno producer Benjamin Brunn has created a new, color-coded set of vinyl records aimed at making it easier for DJs to pick and choose what kind of music they want to play. The set, called "Colour Tracks," covers 19 different genres of electronic music and each one...
'Colour Tracks' vinyl record set keeps electronic music organized by color

GameLaunched debuts its international crowdfunding site dedicated to video games

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After opening up its beta site back in December 2012, GameLaunched has now properly launched its international crowdfunding platform for video games of all genres. Gaming projects, which range from mobile apps to desktop and social games, are now live and ready to welcome financial backers. By now, you’re probably...
GameLaunched debuts its international crowdfunding site dedicated to video games

Facebook builds knowledge graph with info modules on community pages

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Facebook has added a number of new modules to the site’s unofficial community pages about people, places and things. Information from Wikipedia has been compiled into different sections that help users understand topics at a glance. For example, a page about public figure will include an “about” section listing the...
Facebook builds knowledge graph with info modules on community pages

Senate Passes Netflix-Backed Revision Of Privacy Law, Paving Way For Facebook Sharing

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The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that will make it easier for Netflix users to share what movies they have watched with their Facebook friends. The new legislation has already been passed by the House of Representatives, so it just needs the president’s signature before you start seeing updates about your friends’...
Senate Passes Netflix-Backed Revision Of Privacy Law, Paving Way For Facebook Sharing
Song Pop Hits 2 Million Daily Active Users, Many Of Them Probably Flirting

YouTube’s Next New Creator Program Is Meant To Bring In The LOLs

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Over the past year, YouTube has been busy with outreach to its community of independent creators through its YouTube Next program. The idea is to identify the next big YouTube stars and to provide them with the resources they need to improve the quality of their content, as well as...
YouTube’s Next New Creator Program Is Meant To Bring In The LOLs
Watch This: PBS 'Off Book' explores the world of competitive video games

All your .lol are belong to Google

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ICANN's application window for top-level domains closed today, and Google wrote a blog post announcing they had applied for a couple choice TLDs. While the list of requested suffixes has not been published in full yet, Google gave hints about which dot-whatevers it hopes to purchase. Google said it applied...
All your .lol are belong to Google

ReverbNation adds feature to let artists compare their Facebook ad campaigns to those in similar genres

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ReverbNation, which provides online tools for artists and music venues to connect with fans, today introduces an update to its Facebook ad platform so artists can understand how their campaigns perform compared to others in similar genres. Promote It is ReverbNation’s platform that simplifies advertising terms and frames Facebook campaigns...
ReverbNation adds feature to let artists compare their Facebook ad campaigns to those in similar genres

Seevl surfaces new music on YouTube, based on artists' relationships and friends' recommendations

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Last August we brought you a neat plugin for Google Chrome called ContexTube, which was built on a platform called Seevl. It worked like this – as you’re watching YouTube videos, the extension throws up a sidebar on the right that pulls in information about the band or group that you’re...
Seevl surfaces new music on YouTube, based on artists' relationships and friends' recommendations

Amazon.com buys rights to 3,000 romance, mystery and western book titles

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Amazon.com continues to gobble up book titles, this time sealing deal for some 3,000 backlist titles from Avalon Books in the romance, mystery and western genres. The deal, terms of which weren’t disclosed, follows the company’s purchase late last year of 450 children’s book titles from Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books. Founded...
Amazon.com buys rights to 3,000 romance, mystery and western book titles
Exfm 2.0 for iOS and Android adds more genres and browsing options

5 Ways To Share What You Love Online

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These days you can share just about anything online. Sharing your personal taste with the world might seem a little egocentric, but it’s also a great way of getting recommendations from others too.From TV shows to mobile apps, here’s our guide to sharing what you love online.TV shows and moviesMiso...
5 Ways To Share What You Love Online

Amen launches 'Thanks', an app to help you find what is best in life

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Opinion graph service Amen has officially launched its sister app Thanks, which strips away the “Hell No!” option from opinions and offers up just the best answers for a specific category or question. The premise behind the app is that it offers easy discovery via high-quality recommendations. It’s a smart...
Amen launches 'Thanks', an app to help you find what is best in life

Interest Lists Add More Personalization For Users (And Visibility For Marketers)

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Last week we reported on Facebook Interest Lists that were reported in the wild.  Today its official – Interest Lists have launched.  In an effort to help users personalize, tidy up and subscribe to pertinent genres of information users can now search for and create custom targeted lists.... Please visit...
Interest Lists Add More Personalization For Users (And Visibility For Marketers)

E-Book Sales For Kids And Teens Surge

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New monthly stats from the Association of American Publishers show strong growth for both print and e-books in January 2012. The AAP is beefing up its monthly reports with data from many more publishers—1,149 for January 2012 compared to under 100 in past months—and more detailed reporting on specific...
E-Book Sales For Kids And Teens Surge
These Are The Highest-Rated Facebook Games Of 2012 (FB)
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