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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

Upworthy generated 200 million Facebook video views with a nine-person team
/ February 5, 2016 11:49 am
Upworthy generated 200 million Facebook video views with a nine-person team

Digiday reports "In January, Upworthy topped 200 million views on Facebook for the first time, according to Tubular Labs. In fact, the publisher’s Facebook video audience has more than tripled over the past few months, up from 64.2 million in November 2015, according to Tubular. Compare this to YouTube, where Upworthy has nearly 154,000 subscribers and did just 209,000 views in December.". Read More

Both WhatsApp and Gmail top 1 billion users
/ February 5, 2016 11:41 am
Both WhatsApp and Gmail top 1 billion users

Mashable reports "Facebook and Google both just reached a significant milestone. Google's Gmail and Facebook's WhatsApp both claim more than 1 billion monthly active users, the companies announced Monday. News of both milestones came at nearly the exact same time. Gmail's milestone was announced during Alphabet's Q4 earnings call, with WhatsApp's news coming just minutes later." . Read More

Messaging app Wiper raises $2 million to launch movie subscription service
/ February 5, 2016 11:36 am
Messaging app Wiper raises $2 million to launch movie subscription service

Venture beat reports "Wiper announced today that it has raised another $2 million, bringing its total seed round to $4.5 million as the messaging app expands into entertainment. The company has also launched a $4.99 monthly streaming service for independent films, along with an Apple TV app." . Read More

5 ways to boost user engagement 300%
/ February 5, 2016 11:29 am
5 ways to boost user engagement 300%

Venturebeat reports "Relevance is the biggest factor when it comes to moving the needle. But “the reality is that for most companies, the majority of your visitors are unknown,” says Andrew Jones, analyst at VentureBeat. A recent VentureBeat Insight report shows that this number hovers as high as 95 percent." . 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

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