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Figure Of Speech Is Cards Against Humanity For Your Phone [VIDEO]

By | Mar 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Since it was first introduced to our society in 2011, Cards Against Humanity has rapidly catapulted itself as one…



AuManil Reveals Hidden Insights in Game Players’ Activity

By | May 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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…


Rachel Cook of Seeds on the Intersection of Microlending and Gaming [Video]

By | Jan 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Imagine a world where gaming lead directly to social good.  This is the reality that Rachel Cook, founder and CEO at Seeds, is in the process of creating.  In Kenya, microlending services such as Safaricom’s M-PESA have accounted for more than 20% of the country’s GDP….


Startup Updates from Personal, Buyvite, Ness, Grantoo, Dwolla, and SceneTap

By | May 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Two of the startups that were showcased at our SXSW #StartupLife Celebration this year; one launched a new app, and the other … launched.  Personal released its iPhone app earlier this week, which joins their Android, web and mobile web apps to keep your…


Eksa: Isle of the Wisekind: A Social Puzzle Game Focused on Exploration and Collaboration

By | Mar 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

As I discussed in one of my previous posts, social gaming is the current trend in video games.  It is very interesting how more games are beginning to incorporate social gaming as part of their main mechanics (successful games such as Zynga’s Farmville or…


Team Building Exercises Go Mobile (and Off the Wall) with GooseChase

By | Feb 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Anyone who has been through team building exercises before knows how truly painful they can be.  Someone tosses a NERF football at you, you nervously dig through your memory bank for a story that makes you stand out from the crowd, while simultaneously learning…


Pottermore: 8 Components The Harry Potter Social Gaming Network Will Include

By | Aug 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

While one of this weekend’s Twitter Trends was rather disturbing, another trend emerged from excited throngs of passionate Harry Potter fans. Across Twitter, hashtag #pottermore has spread like wildfire and Twitter username @pottermore racked up almost a quarter of a million followers. And the frustration at waiting…


San Francisco

Zynga Files For IPO To Raise As Much As $1 Billion

By | Jul 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Today social gaming giant Zynga filed a form S-1 with the SEC. The document shares a number of insights with the public for the first time since their rise to online gaming domination. The filing has Zynga to raise almost $1 billion from the…


Los Angeles

Meet New People and Build Relationships With the Social Gaming Platform Gickup

By | May 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

In an age where gaming has become one of the biggest activities in the world, it is easy to forget how anti-social it can actually be. It is one thing to speak with someone else through a microphone but actually conversing with another person…



Play 20 Questions Online–Anytime, Anywhere

By | Apr 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Is it a person?  How about a place?  Actually, it’s a new online game you can play with anyone, anywhere. 20 Questions is a new take on the world’s favorite guessing game.  You may remember playing it in the car on family road trips,…



SocialSmack: Social Consumer Reviews With a Gaming Twist

By | Oct 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Social media tools have given us the power to share comments and thoughts on whatever we like, and often times those comments are directed at brands and companies with which we interact. These comments, positive or negative, can be a great resource for someone…



Family Game Night Goes Mobile with Famigo

By | Oct 3, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Have you ever had a game night at home with your family? Have you ever wished it wouldn’t end? Well now family games can be played anywhere at anytime thanks to Famigo – a new destination for online and mobile family media. With Famigo,…



SCVNGR Turns Life Into One Big Mobile Location-Based Scavenger Hunt

By | May 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm

We all recall doing classic scavenger hunts growing up. Now, Boston-based SCVNGR is a startup that makes it easy to create a scavenger hunt from a simple mobile device. SCVNGR is the brainchild of Seth Priebatsch, a 21-year-old who founded the company while a…