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82 Percent of Time Spent with Mobile Media Happens Via Apps

Analysis of the share of time spent across apps and browsers revealed that even though these access methods had similar audience sizes, apps drove the lion’s share of engagement, representing 4 in every 5 mobile media minutes. Analysis of the top properties also revealed widely varying degrees of time spent between app and browser access […]

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First Employees: Eli & Alin

Our first employees are here: Elisabeta Marinoiu and Alin Popa. Both of them are software engineers with strong educational background in Computer Vision and Machine Learning, and they also have technical and research experience using Kinect. They also teach some computer classes at University of Bucharest. They are currently working on two amazing Kinect projects that […]

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‘Draw This Brand’ [Zynga's New Ad Pitch for Draw Something]

Zynga’s latest big-ticket acquisition has already figured out how to draw in users, but now Draw Something has an ad model that brings brands into the picture. Until recently, the Pictionary-like game had only run spammy banner ads in its free mobile app that, including the paid no-ads version, has amassed a staggering 50 million […]

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App developers meet Microsoft Kinect technology

There’s a chance that at the time this post reaches our dear readers, our website’s header still says “Mobile Branded Apps” and “iOS Developers”. Now, even though we still haven’t come up with three clever words to sum up everything we love to do, we think it’s time to show a bit of the work […]

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‘Everything is a Remix’

“Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.” Part4 – The system starts to […]

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Who Are Social Gamers? Our Moms! [infographic]

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SOPA and PIPA Protest Facts [Infographic]

via http://americancensorship.org/

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YC – School for Startups: Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen of Palantir Technologies, the Palo Alto startup that makes data analytics and visualization software for the counterterrorism community and other customers, says he knew the company was on the right track after a demo presentation in 2005 when “two quintessentially government guys in gray flannel suites turn to each other and give each […]

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Digital Buzz with Diana Dragomir (Business/Co-founder of Mind Treat Studios)

Digital IQads: Who are the clients in Mind Treat Studios portfolio now, 5 months after the launch of the agency? Diana Dragormir: We have started with a strong partnership with Lürzer’s Archive advertising magazine; we have developed for them no less than three apps: for iPhone, iPad and Facebook. We have also worked on the […]

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Worldwide Mobile App Market

Lithuanian-based GetJar, an independent mobile phone application store with more than 60,000 mobile applications for major mobile platforms such as Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile, commissioned a study that predicts a huge surge in the number of mobile app downloads and the overall size of the mobile app market. According to the study, created by […]

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Sharing [Infographic]

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Mobile Phone Dependency [Infographic]

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XMas Party

5:00 PM – Making the Tree (timelapse movie) 7:00 PM – Party Started X:00 AM – The party was a blast (pictures on facebook) Thank you everyone!

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A Century of Christmas Toys [Infographic]

 

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YC – School for Startups: Ashton Kutcher

Besides being a hot single man, Ashton Kutcher is an angel investor and founder of Katalyst Media. He spoke about how a switch often turns off in his mind when entrepreneurs are pitching him and quickly jump from the problem they are trying to solve to who they’re looking to be and what they’re looking […]

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New Office, Great Fun

                    Starting the holiday season in a new office! Happy, happy, joy, joy!

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YC – School for Startups: Matt Mullenweg

Something had the hackability of b2, elegance of textpattern, Enlist your friends Be your most passionate user “Be, or be sleeping with, someone who users your software everyday” Details matter “WordPress 1.0 was ugly, but I was really into typography” Texturize – “So good it makes your quotes curl” “Fake it until you make” “If […]

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YC – School for Startups: Drew Houston

Mostly he spoke about how you size up opportunity cost when deciding to start a startup. A topic that he answered on Ouora too: “I agree with the spirit of the two other current answers (“just take a leap of faith” and “if you don’t know you’re not excited enough.”) You’ll never have all the […]

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YC – School for Startups: Max Levchin

Max Levchin was a co-founder of PayPal, which was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002 and the Founder of Slide. He talks about co-founders picking and argues that starting a company requires an entrepreneur to be unemotional about every aspect of it except their passion for the product. Other advices: – “You don’t […]

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YC – School for Startups: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Y Combinator’s Startup School in a candid interview with Y Combinator Partner Jessica Livingston. If you have some time to spare, it’s well worth a look. Zuck revealed a number of fascinating things about entrepreneurship, founding Facebook, and product development, but one of the more […]