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Glu Mobile Pins Its Hopes On New Taylor Swift Game
/ February 5, 2016 11:59 am
Glu Mobile Pins Its Hopes On New Taylor Swift Game

TechCrunch reports "Glu Mobile, the mobile gaming company behind recent app store hits like the once-viral “Kim Kardashian” Hollywood,” and who recently took a stake in top trivia game QuizUp, is hoping it has another potential breakout title on its hands thanks to a newly announced deal with pop star, Taylor Swift.". Read More

Netflix Faces Challenges as It Plans a Global Launch, Particularly in Asia
/ February 5, 2016 11:57 am
Netflix Faces Challenges as It Plans a Global Launch, Particularly in Asia

Variety reports "Netflix’s announcement this month that it is planning a global launch suddenly puts the U.S. streaming video giant on the map across the Asia-Pacific region, but along with a host of local rivals, it faces challenges over content, pricing and regulation. What’s more, one of the biggest obstacles for Netflix in Asia is the sheer size of the region — and the economic and developmental gradients it must negotiate.". Read More

Totino’s turns to Twitch for its Super Bowl marketing
/ February 5, 2016 11:45 am
Totino’s turns to Twitch for its Super Bowl marketing

Digiday reports "On Super Bowl Sunday, pizza rolls brand Totino’s is hosting a three-and-a-half hour gaming competition on Amazon’s live streaming gaming platform Twitch. Popular Twitch gamers like iijeriichoii, summit1g, TimTheTatman and GoldGlove will go head-to-head in a series of contests where one gamer sits on a regular couch and the other on the “Bucking Couch,” which will spin, roll and buck based on chat commands sent in by viewers. Pizza rolls will be on the set; players may or may not munch on them during battle.". Read More

Why Bitcoin Will Thrive First in the Developing World
/ February 5, 2016 11:20 am
Why Bitcoin Will Thrive First in the Developing World

Wired reports "Explaining the appeal of bitcoin to the average American isn’t easy. Here in the US, it’s not terribly hard to save, spend, and send money. Most people have bank accounts and credit cards, and when they need to send money to a friend, relative, or acquaintance, they can use any number of online services, from PayPal and Square to SnapChat and Facebook. For most people, bitcoin and other digital currencies looks like a solution in need of a problem—a technological end-run around big banks and big government that interests only geeks, drug dealers, and crazed libertarians.". Read More

Spotify wants $500 million just for safe-keeping and isn’t worried at all
/ February 4, 2016 11:36 am
Spotify wants $500 million just for safe-keeping and isn’t worried at all

Tech News Today reports "The music streaming battle continues to heat up and Spotify, the current leader, wants more funds -- to the tune of $500 million. Recently, Deezer announced that it had managed to raise $109 million and now Swedish news media Svenska Dangbladet reports that Spotify is looking for funds in the form of convertible notes." . Read More

Startups Can Escape Their Cash Crunch by Going to Mexico
/ February 4, 2016 11:20 am
Startups Can Escape Their Cash Crunch by Going to Mexico

Wired reports "During a recent business trip to the Mexican state of Jalisco, I became intrigued by the number of foreign young professionals that I saw from the moment I deplaned at the airport in Guadalajara. I asked a local associate if this was normal or if an international convention was going on in town. He said that while large-scale events were a daily occurrence, most of these folks were Americans either working at one of Jalisco’s high-tech multinational companies or running their own startups.". Read More

In Industry Shift, Sharp Looks Outside Japan for a Buyer
/ February 4, 2016 10:36 am
In Industry Shift, Sharp Looks Outside Japan for a Buyer

The NY Times reports, "On Thursday, Sharp said it was leaning toward a takeover offer from Foxconn, the massive Taiwanese contract manufacturer that assembles iPhones and other products for Apple." . Read More

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