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3 Ways To Get Your App Featured On The App Store

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The value of becoming featured on the App Store cannot be understated. For a startup company that is developing a smartphone or tablet app, receiving this kind of support from Apple is essentially the Holy Grail. It puts your product on the front page of the store and brings it to the attention of millions… Read more »


The Gift for the One Who Has Everything: Support a Kickstarter

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Holiday shopping is about to begin. The ads are everywhere, telling you just how early on Thursday – on Thanksgiving! – you can arrive to battle the Black Friday crowds. Well, don’t do it, I say. Support a Kickstarter on behalf of someone who would think that the product you’ve found is a really good idea. You… Read more »


Candy Crush Introduces New Fashion Line with Zara Terez

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The Candy Crush Saga gaming experience is coming to life as part of a new fashion line from Zara Terez. The Collection “Candy Crush” will include women’s full-length printed leggings, skirts and dresses, according to a press release. The line launched on October 21st and is giving people the chance the wear characters and candies… Read more »



Miami-Based SWOL Joins Mobile-First Accelerator Momentum in San Francisco

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SWOL (Soccer Without Limits), a South Florida engagement platform for international soccer fans, has been chosen to be part of a new accelerator and fund Momentum, founded by Mobile Monday Silicon Valley’s Mario Tapia and Ryan Bloomer, as well as Hidden River Ventures‘ Todd Parker. Momentum helps mobile startups connect with industry ‘strategics’ to speed… Read more »



Can’t make it to the World Cup in Brazil? Why Not Play a Match with Podolski On Your Phone Instead

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With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, passionate soccer fans everywhere are counting down the days. The tournament, starting on June 12th, has created more buzz than most being that it’s in the home of soccer, Brazil. With expensive flights and difficulty finding affordable accommodation, soccer-mad fans might find it… Read more »



7 Apps to Connect You With Santa

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Growing up, my parents never really fell for the whole Santa Claus thing. I can’t even tell you the number of times my brother and I left milk and cookies out for the big guy every Christmas Eve, only to find that it had remained untouched by the next day. One time, my father bluntly… Read more »


The Ten Most Funded Kickstarter Projects

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Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly common way for new business owners, artists and creators to finance their projects in a simpler and more personal way. There are now over 500 crowdfunding platforms and growth has been dramatic, at 60 percent in 2012. The majority of these platforms are based in the US, where almost 200 are… Read more »



Decode Global: Engaging Youth Through Social Impact Games

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Angry Birds is about the present genocide of green pigs, in retaliation for past grievances committed against the birds in 1748, right? Okay, so maybe not, but what if mobile gaming could be utilized to narrate modern, global issues and mobilize (see what I did there?) youth activism? Well, that’s what Angelique Mannella hopes to… Read more »


AuManil Reveals Hidden Insights in Game Players’ Activity

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Bart Bohn founded AuManil to assist the $40 billion online games market by collecting social gaming data to reduce whale churn, increase whale conversion, improve whale acquisition, and managing whales across a portfolio of games. In the gaming world, “whales” are big money spenders and fanatical users. However, the specific social gaming data regarding these… Read more »