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Zynga Looks To Revive Draw Something With A Sequel That’s Much More Of A Social Network

Zynga Looks To Revive Draw Something With A Sequel That’s Much More Of A Social Network

Zynga’s biggest acquisition to date — the $ 180 million deal to buy Draw Something-maker OMGPOP last year — was the one it ended up being the most pilloried for. At its peak, Draw Something was beating Zynga’s longstanding Words With Friends franchise, a sore point for a company that positioned itself as the dominant … Continued

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How Shutting Down Google Reader Could Affect Businesses

<img class="size-full wp-image-42070 aligncenter" title="google-reader-shutting-down” src=”http://www.ad-via.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/fd354__google-reader-shutting-down.jpg” alt=”” /> This week Google announced that it will be shutting down Google Reader — along with seven of its other products — as part of its “spring cleaning” efforts. Launched in 2005, Reader made it easier for people to discover and keep up with their favorite websites and … Continued

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Mention raises $800,000 to build a ‘Google Alerts’-esque service for the social Web

Mention raises $800,000 to build a ‘Google Alerts’-esque service for the social Web

Web and social media monitoring app maker mention launched its service less than a year ago and has attracted more than 50,000 users from 46 countries so far. Today, the French company is announcing that it has closed a “flash seed round” – more on that later – to the tune of $ 800,000 from … Continued

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Singaporean-Finnish Startup Nonstop Games Raises $2.9M For Core Gaming On iOS, Android

Singaporean-Finnish Startup Nonstop Games Raises $2.9M For Core Gaming On iOS, Android

Nonstop Games, a Singaporean-Finnish gaming company (yes, really), just picked up $ 2.9 million from two Scandinavian venture firms, Creandum and Lifeline Ventures, to build out core games for iOS and Android. The company’s team has an interesting backstory. Henric Suuronen was a head of studio at one of Europe’s biggest social gaming companies Wooga, … Continued

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Facebook Isn’t Holding Back Their Growth: MessageMe Raises $1.9M And Grabs 1M Users

Facebook Isn’t Holding Back Their Growth: MessageMe Raises $1.9M And Grabs 1M Users

MessageMe, <a target="_blank" href="http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/15/facebook-messageme/”>the multimedia messaging app that got smacked by Facebook last week, isn’t letting that hurdle set back their growth. The company said today that it has more than 1 million users, is sending 500 notifications now per second and recently picked up $ 1.9 million in funding from a large syndicate of … Continued

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Following Analytics, Pinterest Begins Rolling Out Its New Design

<img class="size-full wp-image-42231 aligncenter" title="pinterest-redesign-rollout” src=”http://www.ad-via.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/fc721__pinterest-redesign-rollout.jpg” alt=”” /> After three months of testing, Pinterest announced today that it will begin rolling out its new site design to all of its members. Introduced in January, the new design is focused on better discovery and increasing engagement among members. This was done through new discovery features and … Continued

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Google+ Introduces New Hangouts App Called Capture, To Snap Pics Of Special Moments As They Happen

Google+ Introduces New Hangouts App Called Capture, To Snap Pics Of Special Moments As They Happen

Today, Google introduced a new app for one of its most popular products, Hangouts. While Hangouts let you chat with multiple people over video, there are those moments when someone makes a funny face, does something ridiculous or just makes you want to, well, capture something. This is a feature that is making its way … Continued

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More moolah for content recommendation company Taboola: Pitango VC leads $15m round

More moolah for content recommendation company Taboola: Pitango VC leads $15m round

Israeli venture capital firm Pitango has led a $ 15 million Series D financing round for NYC-based video and other digital content distribution, recommendation and monetization expert Taboola. Prior backers such as Evergreen Venture Partners, WGI Group and Marker also chipped in for the round, which brings Taboola’s total funding to date to $ 40 … Continued