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Circles is a multiplayer, weaponized version of Simon Says for iOS that benefits Alzheimer's research

Bing Fund picks up matchmaking startup LikeBright, noting its "innovative approach to online dating"

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The Bing Fund family continues to grow, today adding LikeBright to its roster of companies. In December, Bing Fund picked up its third startup, Selectable Media. By our count, LikeBright takes the fund to four members. According to the LikeBright, its goal is to “eliminate loneliness using the shared social ties...
Bing Fund picks up matchmaking startup LikeBright, noting its "innovative approach to online dating"

AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

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AngelList, the matchmaking site for start-ups and investors, facilitates all sorts of early stage technology funding deals. But the site is free and mostly open, so it often doesn’t get formal recognition for its role. Today AngelList announced that start-ups had raised $12 million on AngelList in the past 30...
AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

Diablo III digital purchases can be limited for up to 72 hours

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Say what you will about Blizzard, but the company seems committed to trying to protect the sanctity and security of the Diablo III experience, sometimes to the annoyance of legitimate players. The company's latest effort to prevent in-game fraud involves restricting players who purchase the downloadable "Digital Edition" of the...
Diablo III digital purchases can be limited for up to 72 hours

Exitround Creates a Marketplace for Tech Talent Acquisitions

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Exitround today launches an online matchmaking platform to help funded technology startups — some of which will inevitably stall out — find buyers. Exitround founder Jacob Mullins In a way, the site is a natural companion to the oh-so-many many crowdfunding platforms, startup accelerators, and sites like AngelList that help...
Exitround Creates a Marketplace for Tech Talent Acquisitions

Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $630,000

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  Shopspot, a startup out of Thailand with a mobile shopping app, has won $630,000 (S$779,000) after switching its shopper matchmaking app to a more traditional shopping interface. Its earlier app focused on connecting individuals keen to sell their wares. The app would pair sellers and their goods with buyers...
Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $630,000

Ridejoy Collects $1.3M for Matchmaking Roadtrippers

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A good way to raise start-up funding these days seems to be saying you do “collaborative consumption.” (It’s about helping people share underutilized resources; probably the best-known example is Airbnb.) The latest such deal is San Francisco-based Ridejoy‘s seed round of $1.3 million from Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel...
Ridejoy Collects $1.3M for Matchmaking Roadtrippers
With $40m Series B, Momo Proves Huge Market for Casual Hook-ups in China

Are You Interested Makes 2M Connections Through New Friends Of Friends Matchmaking Feature

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Are You Interested has been in the online dating game since 2007, predominantly focused on the Facebook platform as a way to connect people through the internet. The company has been relatively quiet in the past year, but is now speaking up after launching a new feature in the past...
Are You Interested Makes 2M Connections Through New Friends Of Friends Matchmaking Feature

Call of Duty: Black Ops II to feature League Play livestreaming through YouTube

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Activision announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops II, to be released on November 13th, will have a livestreaming feature that is the result of a partnership with YouTube. Players will be able to stream their matches directly from their Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles to YouTube. There’s...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II to feature League Play livestreaming through YouTube
AngelList makes startup compensation trends searchable with new Salaries dashboard

Steam Launches for Mac

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Steam Launches for Mac is a post from Chris PirilloBeginning today, Steam for the Mac became available from the folks at Valve. This is a move that has been long-awaited by thousands of people, and one that is much welcomed by all of the Mac gamers in our community. The...
Steam Launches for Mac
Google to launch 'Google Play Games' platform services for game developers

TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

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A new class of entrepreneurs is getting ready to take on the Windy City. On Thursday, TechStars Chicago, which was formed earlier this year when the Boulder-based TechStars program joined forces with the local Excelerate Labs, announced its first cohort of startups. Troy Henikoff, the program’s managing director, said the...
TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing
Google Play Games details leak ahead of I/O 2013 with huge Google Plus tie-ins

How RocketSpace Is Building A ‘Hit Factory’ For Tech Startups

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RocketSpace, the San Francisco co-working space for tech and new media startups, has attracted a strong set of tenants in the 14 months since it first opened its doors. Uber, Zaarly, Giftiki, Spotify, and GeekList are just a few of the more than 100 companies who have called RocketSpace...
How RocketSpace Is Building A ‘Hit Factory’ For Tech Startups
Google Launches Play Games Services API For Android And iOS For Multiplayer Gaming, Saving Games In The Cloud

Bungie Regrets Not Including Matchmaking in Halo 3: ODST

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Bungie Regrets Not Including Matchmaking in Halo 3: ODST

Google To Take On Apple's Game Center Soon, Leaks Suggest

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Games dominate the mobile app ecosystem. Seriously. It’s easy to forget that as we all search for the next big, hype-worthy app of the moment, but it’s the truth. Eight out of the ten most purchased apps last year were games. Nine of the ten highest grossing apps in the...
Google To Take On Apple's Game Center Soon, Leaks Suggest

Amy Webb: Why data is the secret to successful dating. Visualised

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Amy Webb took a new approach to online dating: gaming the system to find a partner. See how she did it - and find out how to create our own dataset for loveThese days, we're promised true love via algorithm. Log on to a website, enter in some data and...
Amy Webb: Why data is the secret to successful dating. Visualised

Hugely Popular Dating App Tinder Just Launched A New Killer Feature

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Tinder, the extremely popular iPhone dating app, just launched a new matchmaking feature. Matchmaker allows users to create a match between any two of their Facebook friends for any reason. Once the couple has been matched the two friends can then chat in Tinder without sharing contact information, unless they choose...
Hugely Popular Dating App Tinder Just Launched A New Killer Feature

Rumble ready to roll out Nightmare Guardians to tablets, preps multiplatform publishing

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KingsRoad developer Rumble Entertainment activates on its multiplatform strategy with a second game, Nightmare Guardians, launching on tablets in early 2013. The company has an aggressive growth strategy aimed at being both developer and publisher right from the point of launch. Rumble secured a $15 million first round of funding...
Rumble ready to roll out Nightmare Guardians to tablets, preps multiplatform publishing
How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses

With $1.5M From Adecco, Path.To Wants To Be The EHarmony For Jobs In Silicon Valley And Beyond

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The job-hunting market today is getting a little more social: Path.to, a kind of About.me-meets-LinkedIn service that lets people create image-filled, sleek professional profiles for themselves online, is today relaunching itself as a network to connect those professionals with job openings. And taking a pro-tip from the matchmaking site eHarmony,...
With $1.5M From Adecco, Path.To Wants To Be The EHarmony For Jobs In Silicon Valley And Beyond

Google Play adds cloud saves, leaderboards, matchmaking

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New features will save and sync game progress across devices, and new matchmaking works between Android and iOS. [Read more]...
Google Play adds cloud saves, leaderboards, matchmaking
Google Play Games allegedly leaks with achievements, cloud saves, and in-game chat

Online dating spend grows by 60% on last year, and the industry can only get bigger

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Regardless of your personal opinions on online dating, there’s little question it has emerged from the lonely shadows of the Web’s dark-side and become embedded in the mainstream’s consciousness. As the barrage of Valentine’s Day-themed press releases show no sign of letting up, it’s certainly as good a time as...
Online dating spend grows by 60% on last year, and the industry can only get bigger

Okay, Cupid! How to Bring More Diversity to Online Dating

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In 2002, Wired made a prediction: "Twenty years from now, the idea that someone looking for love won't look for it online will be silly, akin to skipping the card catalog to instead wander the stacks because the right books are found only by accident."  As more and more...
Okay, Cupid! How to Bring More Diversity to Online Dating
Google Play game services is a Xbox Live-like mobile network -- and offers cross-platform gaming

Finally, A Way To Only Date People Who Agree With You On Politics

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Alex Fondrier doesn't think politics should be the proverbial "third rail" in a relationship. In fact, Fondrier points to a study from the Journal of American Politics which found that, next to religion, political compatibility is the second most important criteria in a lasting relationship. That's why last year, Fondrier...
Finally, A Way To Only Date People Who Agree With You On Politics
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