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Kiva’s Crowdfunded Loans Platform Chalks Up 1M Borrowers & $400M Lent, After Seven Years Of Micro-Lending To Alleviate Poverty

Kiva’s Crowdfunded Loans Platform Chalks Up 1M Borrowers & $400M Lent, After Seven Years Of Micro-Lending To Alleviate Poverty

Kiva.org, a not-for-profit organisation that’s been matching micro-lenders with low-income borrowers since 2005, has announced it’s passed the one million borrowers mark. The total value of the crowdfunded loans, which have been spread across 65 countries mostly in the developing world, is $ 400 million, Kiva said today. The loans typically back individual economic activity to help … Continued

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After Pushing Silent Update To Some, Facebook Releases Updated Android App For All On Google Play

After Pushing Silent Update To Some, Facebook Releases Updated Android App For All On Google Play

Facebook, in its quest to dominate mobile, has just released an incremental update to its Android app through the Google Play Store. The update lets users change their profile pictures direct from the app (which is something iOS has been able to do for quite some time). Also within the update, Facebookers on Android can … Continued

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After Recruiting Founding StubHub CTO, Buzzmob Overhauls Its Social Events App To Help Brands Connect With Fans

If you’ve been to a live event recently, like a football game or a, you’ve probably noticed that the majority of people around you spent most of their time huddled over their smartphone. It’s true of life now, too, as people now interface with the world through Instagram rather than their eyeballs, but this even … Continued

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Instagram Hits 100 Million Monthly Users 28 Months After Launch

From just two guys at rented desks to a $ 715 million sale to Facebook, a second wind on Android and a mess of privacy scares, Instagram today announced 100 million people use it every month to share the way they see the world. The startup hedged its bets by being acquired just as it … Continued

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After 25 Titles & 5M+ Installs, Game Closure Goes Public, Open Source With Its HTML5 Game Development Kit

Over the last year, it seems that we kept hearing that quality, legit HTML5 gaming was right around the corner. Well, here we are two months into 2013, and the market is still yet to see a single, widely adopted (or even slightly adopted) flagship HTML5 title. However, there has been some progress. The W3C … Continued