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Cvent buys Seed Labs to help manage $6B of events in 2012

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Cvent, probably the world’s largest cloud-based online registration and event management company, has bought mobile event apps maker Seed Labs for an undisclosed sum in its first-ever corporate acquisition. It’s the latest act in a stunning turn-around for the Virginia-based company, which was left for dead years ago after a high-flying...
Cvent buys Seed Labs to help manage $6B of events in 2012

Hubless Zigzain Bicycle Concept Powered by Simple Driveshaft [Bicycles]

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Would a drive shaft work in a bicycle? Possibly, and here's a BMX bike concept that takes the design and runs with it, sans hubs!The hubless wheels are a cool touch, I'll admit, but I have my doubts about whether the tiny driveshaft will replace today's venerable chain configuration. Whatever...
Hubless Zigzain Bicycle Concept Powered by Simple Driveshaft [Bicycles]
Can GiveForward's Crowdfundraisers Kick Down The Cost of Health Care?

ESPN, Twitter Expand Collaboration

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ESPN and Twitter Inc. are announcing a major expansion of their collaboration to post sports-related videos on the short-messaging service—part of a growing wave of tie-ups as TV networks and Twitter hunt for new advertising revenue. ESPN, which is majority-owned by Walt Disney Co., plans to show video-highlight clips on...
ESPN, Twitter Expand Collaboration
For brands on Facebook — 6 ways to push beyond the “Like”

Ads Everywhere! Tremor Video Runs Four-Screen Ad Campaign For GoPro

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Very few advertisers are able to take advantage of the ability to reach viewers on multiple screens. In the days leading up to and during ESPN’s X Games in Los Angeles, Tremor Video showed how it was done, with a four-screen ad campaign for video camera maker GoPro. GoPro’s campaign...
Ads Everywhere! Tremor Video Runs Four-Screen Ad Campaign For GoPro
Twitter teams up with Fox and ESPN to bring more video and ads to your timeline

Mountain Dew Truck Does Kickflip, Spill Automatically Transforms Freeway Into Chill Skatepark

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(Screencap: wpxi.com) Yesterday morning, a truck carrying America's greatest export, Mountain Dew, turned over on freeway I-70 in Pennsylvania, causing hundreds of bottles of the deliciously caffeinated nectar to clutter the road and back traffic up for hours. As if out of nowhere, hundreds of skateboarders descended on the scene,...
Mountain Dew Truck Does Kickflip, Spill Automatically Transforms Freeway Into Chill Skatepark

GoPro's WiFi BacPac and Remote available for helmets and wrists everywhere (video)

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We all know how annoying it is when you're trying to land a tre flip, and trigger your GoPro at the same time. That's no doubt why they came up with the WiFi BacPac and remote combo we saw at CES. Well, they are finally out in retailers in...
GoPro's WiFi BacPac and Remote available for helmets and wrists everywhere (video)

ESPN and Twitter widen their deal for in-tweet video highlights

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Twitter would really, really like to make ad-driven TV experiences central parts of its service, and it just confirmed that laser-like focus through an expanded deal with ESPN. The sports broadcaster will soon show in-tweet video highlights of football, soccer and the X Games; Twitter, in turn, gets a...
ESPN and Twitter widen their deal for in-tweet video highlights

Chatterbox: Thursday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterAnd here we go into Thursday; what will this day bring? Well so far, Mass Effect is in development for wii U. Oh and there's going to be a Metal Gear Solid movie. Will you be able to access flashback...
Chatterbox: Thursday

GoPro Sends Reviewer A DMCA Takedown Notice, Internet Explodes - But Wait! It Was An "Unfortunate Miscommunication"

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Word travels fast on the Internet. Especially when you don’t want it to. Early this morning, DigitalRev (a hybrid blog/photography store/photo sharing social network) replaced a review of GoPro’s Hero 3 with the text of a DMCA takedown they’d received. “@GoPro is bullying us with DMCA. We’ll have to remove...
GoPro Sends Reviewer A DMCA Takedown Notice, Internet Explodes - But Wait! It Was An "Unfortunate Miscommunication"
Heads Up! This Was Google’s Apple Moment

NeoGeo X games console to be priced from $200

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The NeoGeo X Gold gaming console may have missed its promised spring launch date, but now there is both a new launch date and a price for the retro-themed device. Tommo Inc., the US distributor, and SNK Playmore that will sell it elsewhere in the world revealed the console will...
NeoGeo X games console to be priced from $200

Cvent Continues Mobile Acquisition Train, Snaps Up CrowdCompass for $10M

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Online event management provider Cvent today announced its second multi-million dollar acquisition in less than a week; this time, it bought three-year old Portland-based event app creation company CrowdCompass. The acquired company, which Cvent paid $10 million for, specializes in making apps for enterprise events that allow attendees to...
Cvent Continues Mobile Acquisition Train, Snaps Up CrowdCompass for $10M

Mophie Outride review: action-cam case for iPhone can't replace dedicated shooters

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Over the years, Mophie has become synonymous with extending the iPhone's battery life. The outfit's range of battery-filled iPhone cases has garnered rave reviews across the industry, and even I religiously used one on an iPhone 3G. In more recent days, the company has cautiously expanded into a few...
Mophie Outride review: action-cam case for iPhone can't replace dedicated shooters

ESPN, Twitter expand partnership by bringing video highlights in-stream, growing new ad source

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Twitter and ESPN have enhanced their partnership in a move that will see the sports entertainment channel distribute highlight clips from major sporting events through Twitter’s platform. The Wall Street Journal reports that the this new deal is part of an attempt by the social network (or rather, media company)...
ESPN, Twitter expand partnership by bringing video highlights in-stream, growing new ad source

ESPN is killing off its 3D sports channel, blames 'low adoption' of 3D TV sets in the home

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Over the last three or four years manufacturers have been pushing 3D TV sets as the next big hardware innovation. The technology hasn’t taken off though and as a result, ESPN announced today that it will be closing its ESPN 3D channel. Katina Arnold, Vice President for Communications at ESPN...
ESPN is killing off its 3D sports channel, blames 'low adoption' of 3D TV sets in the home

SloPro - 60fps Slow Motion Video

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With its rugged-looking interface and sample videos depicting slowed-down mountain biking and ski jump shots, SloPro seems to cater to a particular set of X Games surf/snowboard/skater enthusiasts. But even if you don't generally shoot fast action sports videos, SloPro is fun to use. With a few taps, you can...
SloPro - 60fps Slow Motion Video

Amazon carves new niche, sponsors pro skateboarder

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Andy Macdonald Microsoft’s sponsorship of professional sports is pretty well known in these parts, with its Bing logo adorning the jerseys of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and its Xbox 360 logo on the chest of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders. But now another tech titan from Seattle is getting in...
Amazon carves new niche, sponsors pro skateboarder

Aurora Feint Debuts Social Gaming App For The iPad

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Aurora Feint the comprehensive social gaming platform behind OpenFeint, is getting into the iPad game today with the launch of release of Aurora Feint 3, a free-to-play massively multi-player social gaming app based around virtual goods. Unsurprisingly, the game leverages OpenFeint X, which allows game developers to create Zynga-like...
Aurora Feint Debuts Social Gaming App For The iPad
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