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Chris DeWolfe Talks SGN And The Mobile Gaming Gold Rush [TCTV]

Bloomberg Government Founder Leaves For Weather Channel

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Chris Walters, who led Bloomberg LP’s recent move into government information, is leaving the company for the Weather Channel where he will be Chief Operating Officer. The move comes barely a year after Bloomberg Government opened shop as a subscription service targeting both business and political types. Bloomberg launched...
Bloomberg Government Founder Leaves For Weather Channel
Aussie pioneer crosses country seeking out truth about American startup scene
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MyCustomizer: If mass customization is the future, here's the tool to create it

Boku lands $35M from Telefonica, NEA to expand mobile payments

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And the mobile payments gold rush continues. Boku, a company best known for its carrier payment offering, announced today that it has received an additional $35 million investment led by Telefonica Digital and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The funds will be used to expand Boku Accounts, the company’s white...
Boku lands $35M from Telefonica, NEA to expand mobile payments

Meet Tuxedo Kittie and Zombiegram

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It’s springtime on a Friday afternoon, why the hell not? Here are two ridiculous apps that, while not free, are at least worth a 99 cent giggle if you’re into either cats or zombies. I know many of you are. In that spirit, I give you Tuxedo Kittie. Add a...
Meet Tuxedo Kittie and Zombiegram

Appsplit Is Crowdfunding For Apps

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If Appsplit is any indication, either crowdfunding is the future of everything or there’s a crowdfunding gold rush. I’m going to bet it’s a little of both. This new service allows programmers to crowdfund their projects. Why not use Kickstarter, you ask? Beats me, but here’s what’s up. Appsplit is...
Appsplit Is Crowdfunding For Apps
PopCap bets on Facebook casino-game gold rush

Hashable, The Startup That Was Going To Kill Business Cards, Has Died

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Hashable, a startup that promised to make exchanging contact information painless and business card-free, has died.Founder Mike Yavonditte plans to create a new mobile advertising company instead. "There's nothing next for Hashable. We're heads down building something new in ad tech, new company, slightly different team," Yavonditte tells us via...
Hashable, The Startup That Was Going To Kill Business Cards, Has Died
Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 3 [TCTV]

Today in Tech: Meet the cool kids of enterprise tech

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Also: What Tim Cook said a Town Hall meeting; Is Quora just a content farm reborn? The enterprise cool kids [TECHCRUNCH] But the hype is changing. Conversations about "the next Instagram" at Coupa, The Creamery or on Caltrain have been replaced with staid assessments about the future of Big Data, storage and the...
Today in Tech: Meet the cool kids of enterprise tech
Opscode boosts scale, adds Active Directory support to Chef

Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool

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    It’s tough being a journalist, especially if you’re covering technology and living in Silicon Valley, because it seems as if everyone around you is getting fabulously rich while you’re stuck in a job that will never, ever make you wealthy. What’s worse is that all these people...
Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool

So you've created an app; now why hasn't anyone discovered it?

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You’ve gone through the Apple’s app review process and patiently waited (sometime very patiently) for a green light. Your new app is now live. You look at your server logs — no explosive growth. You look at your iTunes connect report the following day — no magical revenues. You scroll...
So you've created an app; now why hasn't anyone discovered it?

Where's My Billion Dollar Check, I Wonder

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When a blockbuster deal happens, a lot of people get excited. The press is all over it, money comes pouring into startups in search of the next one, people quit jobs and school to get in the game. It's a gold rush. But there's another reaction that I have heard...
Where's My Billion Dollar Check, I Wonder

Microsoft opens Windows Phone Dev Center, limits in-app purchases to Windows Phone 8

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It's a day of mixed blessings if you're a Windows Phone developer. The upside? Microsoft has shelved its old App Hub in favor of the heavily reworked Windows Phone Dev Center: along with being simpler and more reliable, it now lets app designers offer their apps in four times...
Microsoft opens Windows Phone Dev Center, limits in-app purchases to Windows Phone 8

Engadget Primed: The rise (and rise?) of Bitcoin

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Ask anyone about why Bitcoin has suddenly risen to prominence and they may offer one of a number of theories. Perhaps it'll be the one about Cypriots smuggling money out of their country, or the promise of a digital gold rush, or perhaps the tale of a disruptive new...
Engadget Primed: The rise (and rise?) of Bitcoin

With Uppsite you can turn your site into a multi-platform app within minutes

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If you remember the 90′s, you’ll no doubt remember the gold-rush felt by businesses to get on the Web. Consultants were making serious bank by telling every mom and pop store in the world that they “needed a website”. It turned out to be true, because when someone tells me...
With Uppsite you can turn your site into a multi-platform app within minutes

'First Legal' Online Gambling Site Launches in the U.S., But Only For Nevada Residents For Now

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Want the fun of losing your wallet without the free drinks and oxygen high? Now Nevada residents can legally gamble online at ultimatepoker.com, which could roll out nationwide as more states legalize the practice. Since the infamous 2011 “Black Friday” that took down PokerStars and the online gambling cottage industry,...
'First Legal' Online Gambling Site Launches in the U.S., But Only For Nevada Residents For Now

VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty

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The narrative that international venture capitalists were looking to the Far East for the next big thing appears to have changed, as investments in China are down, both in terms of dollars and deals, as noted by the San Jose Mercury News. 2012 saw $3.7 billion dollars invested and 202 deals...
VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty
With $3.2M In Funding, 'Real-World Operating System' Startup Dekko Refocuses To Build Its Own Augmented Reality Apps

Silicon Valley Finally Gets the TV Treatment It Deserves, From The Dude Who Wrote 'Beavis and Butt-head'

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(Photo: MTV) If the sunny, overblown drama of Bravo's Start-ups: Silicon Valley has left you aching for a bleaker take on Valley culture, then we have some wonderful news for you. Deadline reports that HBO has just greenlit a new pilot called Silicon Valley, produced by cult comedy icon Mike Judge. The...
Silicon Valley Finally Gets the TV Treatment It Deserves, From The Dude Who Wrote 'Beavis and Butt-head'

In new downturn, subscription salvation for some, ad gold rush for others

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By now, the world was supposed to have emerged from the worst of the global economic storm that strangled advertising dollars through 2008 and 2010. But lingering European concerns suggest the ad dip is back, according to several company earnings disclosures this week. As it returns, some publishers are congratulating...
In new downturn, subscription salvation for some, ad gold rush for others

James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

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Planetary Resources will reportedly announce later today that it's developing and selling low-cost spacecraft to mine asteroids close to the Earth. The space exploration and natural resources venture is led by X-Prize creator Peter Diamandis and NASA's former Mars chief, Eric Anderson -- with cash backing from James Cameron,...
James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

Chinese government's proposed regulations for mobile apps threaten app industry gold rush

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The end of a ‘Wild West’ gold rush era for mobile application developers in China could be near, if the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) follows through on plans to create a country-wide assessment system that would require real-name verification. Drafts of the proposed laws first appeared this...
Chinese government's proposed regulations for mobile apps threaten app industry gold rush

An Apple luminary’s next big thing

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Lars Albright helped build the tech giant’s innovative mobile ads. Now, he’s turned to something very different: making apps more fun. By Sierra Jiminez, reporter FORTUNE — The app gold rush continues. Gross revenues in the mobile app market hit $3.6 billion in 2011. By the end of this year,...
An Apple luminary’s next big thing

What the iPad Could Mean for Connected Cars & Greener Transit

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The iPad represents many things: a potentially lucrative opportunity for developers, Apple’s next gold rush and catnip for 300,000 Apple fanboys, to start. According to Luke Schneider, chief technology officer for Zipcar, the device also has implications for fleet management and car sharing, affecting how vehicle networks operate and how consumers interact with organizations...
What the iPad Could Mean for Connected Cars & Greener Transit
Analyst: Just 25 Developers Grabbed 50% Of App Revenues On U.S. App Store, Google Play Last Month; Earning $60M Between Them
Startup accelerator Tandem Capital rolls its new capital into mobile technology and games
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