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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 »


Why Is Candy Crush So Addictive?

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Candy Crush Saga has created madness among users. It is still one of the most popular mobile games and it’s believed to earn over $600,000 per day for its makers, King. This game’s level of popularity has beaten almost all records. Users have actually crossed the limits of addiction. Candy Crush makes you feel relieved and carefree; there is… 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 »


PowerInbox Makes Games Work Inside Email, Launches Contest for Developers

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PowerInbox today launched the Games in Email contest for game developers who integrate their software, which allows games to work inside email. “We see games in email as enabling game developers to take back control from Apple and Facebook by leveraging the one asset their players control – their email address,” says founder and CEO Matt Thazhmon…. Read more »


HEX3: Augmented reality first person shooter and pinpoint accurate digital drawing

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You’re no stranger to digital peripherals. You’ve likely used a mouse, keyboard, touchpad, or touchscreen plenty of times. You’ve also likely played at least one mobile game or tried to draw something digitally. But did you ever feel limited in your interactions? Maybe mobile gaming or digital drawing just didn’t really emulate the accuracy in real life, but what if it… Read more »


BOISE STATE SPINS OUT GOGO LABS, AN EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE COMPANY

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Boise State University, along with other research universities, has officially launched GoGo Labs, a startup company that developed educational gaming platform 3D GameLab. GoGo Labs founder Dr. Lisa Dawley, a national expert on learning environments and a former professor and chair in Boise State’s Department of Educational Technology, developed the software with educational technology faculty… Read more »


oneLIVE: Real online casino gambling at your fingertips

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Have you ever spent time visiting nearby attractions instead of sitting at the casino table? I know I have, especially in Las Vegas. Not limited to the grand musical shows by the Blue Man Group, the dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment of Cirque du Soleil, the magnificence of Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef,… Read more »


Personalized News App Offers Fun Games and Real World Rewards

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The powerhouse team behind the upcoming news sensation NewsUp has put hours of effort towards changing the way Americans inform themselves. Through experiences at companies and corporations including ChangeUp Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, NASA, Connect AI, Aramak, Ignition 72, 4Ten Technologies, and Starwood Resorts, NewsUp has an extremely impressive resume of leadership behind it in… Read more »


GoGo Labs: Transforming Classrooms into Living Games

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Since recent Pew Internet Reports show that up to 97% of all teens play video games, it’s little surprise that game-based learning is seen as a promising way to transform education. GoGo Labs, a disruptive learning technology lab, seeks to enhance learning by providing a platform intended to transform classrooms into living games. GoGo Labs’… Read more »