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The ‘Brief History Of Graphics’ Video Series Is Your Monday Morning Pong Pick-Me-Up

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 12.04.13 PM A video series by Stuart Brown of XboxAhoy has created one of the nicest mini-documentaries I’ve watched in a while. The five-part series that looks at computer graphics from Pong to Galaxian to Street Fighter and beyond. The whole series – complete with Brown’s soothing brogue – is a great look at the history of game graphics and the tools that programmers used to… Read More

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Apple’s iPhone 6 Sales Drive App Downloads Sky-High In October

iphone-6-plus-front-landscape-hand Apple has likely handily broken sales records with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and new app download numbers from app marketing firm Fiksu give us even more reason to believe that’s true. Fiksu’s October App Store Competitive Index found that app downloads through the month were up 42 percent over their September total, and up 39 percent year-over year, reaching a record high of 7.8… Read More

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24Nov/14Off

Meet & Jam Could Help You Form Your Next Supergroup (Or Simply Book A Rehearsal Studio)

Meet & Jam When you think about what it’s like to be in a band, you probably think sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. I think schlepping it around London playing in half-empty venues, continually having to recruit a new drummer, and spending too much time organising evenings spent in a hot, sweaty and dingy rehearsal studio. If only Meet & Jam existed back in my rock ‘n’… Read More

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Salesforce Wants Desk.com App Hub To Be One-Stop Shop For SMBs

Women working in small customer service center. Salesforce.com announced an update today to Desk.com, their customer service product aimed at small businesses. They have created a Desk.com app store called the App Hub that includes a bunch of partner apps chosen specifically for SMBs to give them a one-stop shop for the cloud applications they need –and they have created a way to integrate those apps directly into Desk.com. Among… Read More

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SendMyBag Arrives In The U.S. To Take Your Luggage When Airlines Won’t

SendMyBag SendMyBag has come a long way since being unceremoniously rejected by investors on the BBC TV show Dragon’s Den. Shortly after, the Northern Irish startup, which offers a shipping service that picks up the slack left by airlines who no longer want to take your luggage, raised a modest seed round. Meanwhile, in the last 18 months, the company has transported over 100,000 pieces of… Read More

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Real Estate Joins Brazil’s Big Startup Industries

7621633614_cf63a6806c_o Editor’s note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com.  Add real estate to the industries that have captured the attention of venture investors in Brazil. Real estate marketplace VivaReal recently raised a $41.3 million Series C with Spark Capital and Lead Edge Capital. The raise is one of the largest venture capital investments in Brazil… Read More

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Open-Source Chat Platform Scrollback Raises $400,000 Seed Round

scrollback-widget-jsconfasia Scrollback, a free open-source chat platform for online communities, has raised $500,000 Singaporean dollars (about $400,000) led by Jungle Ventures, with participation from Singapore’s National Research Foundation, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner, and other angel investors. Read More

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Convergence Accel Launches $25M Fund Focused On Indonesian Startups

Convergence Accel partners Adrian Li and Donald Wihardja Despite a very promising market opportunity, Indonesian startups still have to deal with many drawbacks, including lack of venture capital funding and mentorship. Convergence Accel wants to change that. The Jakarta-based VC firm just announced a $25 million fund that will focus on early stage startups in Indonesia. Read More

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23Nov/14Off

Snapchat’s Newest Money Maker Is A Sponsored Our Story For Samsung And The AMAs

AMA Our Story Snapchat took its first shot at monetizing its Our Stories collaborative livestream feature tonight with a Samsung-branded look at The American Music Awards. We were tipped off to the AMA Our Story, and Snapchat confirms to me that it was paid by Samsung for the promotion. The AMA Our Story intersplices “Sponsored”-tagged Samsung photos and videos from behind the scenes at the… Read More

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Crowdfunding Ain’t The Bank

From the movie We in the games trade like the crowdfunding avenue in so far as the money that it brings, but we still struggle to not hold our communities at one remove as we might investors. As a result we are often mistreating fans even when we don’t mean to. We need to get better at the skill of community. Read More

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