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Apple Gives iOS an Entirely New Look and Feel

Apple’s long product silence ended this morning at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote with the debut of a number of new …

Xbox One Playoff Face Off lets you predict NFL games for prizes

The National Football League added a new feature to its Xbox One app today, allowing users to predict the results of matches in the season for the chance to win prizes.<p>The Xbox One Playoff Face Off app allows users to answer up to 10 questions that predict upcoming player performances. The …

Why go to Tel Aviv? Jumpspeed Ventures will fund early-stage startups in Jerusalem (exclusive)

Israel is gaining a reputation as the largest technology hub outside of Silicon Valley and is often referred to by locals as the “Startup Nation.”<p>Technology startups have spread throughout the region, particularly in Tel Aviv and Herzliya. However, this week, a businessman is launching one of the …

Y Combinator Startups Now Have A Combined Valuation Of $13.7 Billion, Up $2 Billion Since June

In a conversation at the GMIC mobile conference this week, Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham gave the most recent stats on the seed stage incubator. Of the 511 companies that had passed through YC prior to its most recent Summer 2013 class, 306 had valuations tied to them. The total value of …

BuzzFeed, and 4 More Bad Startup Ideas that Look Like Good Ideas

Y Combinator staged its annual Startup School event last Saturday, attracting more than 1,700 young startup founders and would-be founders. …

New Equity Crowdfunding Rules Could Change Startup Game

Crowdfunding donors may soon be getting a perk with a bit more upside in exchange for their cash.<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday …

The top reasons startups fail, according to Kai-Fu Lee

<i>Editor’s Note: The piece</i> <i>originally appeared on LinkedIn, we reproduced it here under Kai-Fu Lee’s authorization. Lee is the founder of</i> <i>Chinese incubator Innovation Works ; he also served as Google and Microsoft VP.</i><p><b>Lack of focus:</b> Smart people want to try many new ideas, but a resource-constrained …

Calacanis plays God: How to go from zero to $1M in a weekend thanks to AngelList Syndicates

AngelList Syndicates has gotten a lot of people very excited lately, but probably none more than Jason Calacanis. The hyperbolic SV man about town …

OneClass Raises $1.6M To Expand Its Note Collaboration Platform Beyond Post-Secondary

Toronto-based startup and FounderFuel accelerator graduate OneClass today announced a new $1.6 million Series A round investment led by SAIF partners and including previous investor Real Ventures, as well as several angels. The education startup provides a collaborative note, lecture and textbook …

Apply to Y Combinator

If you want to apply, please submit your application online by <b>8 pm PT on March 24</b>. Startups that submit early have a small advantage because we have …

'European AngelList' Dealroom Gets New Features

NOAH Insider, the AngelList-style networking tool for European entrepreneurs and investors, is relaunching today as Dealroom. No longer associated with corporate finance boutique NOAH Advisors, Dealroom has new features allowing startups to share news and key milestones with potential investors in …

No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

Pinterest has raised an additional $225 million in capital, bringing its valuation to a whopping $3.8 billion.<p>The pinboard photo-sharing social network scored the funds in a Series E round, led by Fidelity Investments with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark …

Funding the future of mobile games - Kristian Segerstrale (Initial Capital) 22 Oct 2013

Keynote from GMIC 22 Oct 2013 covering the pros and cons of different forms of funding mobile games.

Bitcoin Market Summary - Spark Capital - Produced by Oxana Kunets

This is an analysis by Oxana Kunets, a Columbia GSB MBA that Spark Capital hired on HourlyNerd to study the Bitcoin market. It's a summary of: 1) what is bitcoin, 2) the companies in the space, and 3) concluding investment thesis recommendations.

My visit with the Lord of the Startups, Y Combinator's Paul Graham

After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was …

SparkLabs Unveils $30 Million Seed Fund | Inc.com

When SparkLabs launched, it was with the goal of nurturing South Korea's growing start-up community. Now the incubator is expanding that mission to include funding companies in Israel, Sweden, Germany, China, and even Southeast Asia.<p>That's according to TechCrunch's Catherine Shu, who reports that …

Startups

Webtoons are the New Stickers: Asia's Latest Toon Trend

<i>Sungwon Lee is co-founding member and programmer at Ultra, a Seoul-based tech company offering insights to the industry. He is a graduate of Seoul National University.</i><p>Web comics, referred to as webtoons, are enormously popular in Korea. As Chang Kim of 500 Startups explains, more than 10 million …

Mobile tech just had its biggest financing quarter ever

Venture capitalists invested $1.12 billion to U.S. mobile companies in last quarter, making it the biggest venture capital financing quarter in history for this sector.<p>Q3 also had the highest number of mobile deals ever in a quarter, and it was the first time mobile VC deal share eclipsed the …

With real instruments and lessons, Rocksmith 2014 seeks to banish faux guitar video games (preview)

The age of the plastic guitars is over, thanks to the death of the fad-like Guitar Hero and Rock Band games. Now it’s time for the age of real guitars in video games.<p>That’s the premise behind Rocksmith 2014, the second version of the guitar-learning game from Ubisoft. The French video game …

Big Fish adds the ability to play Android games through its PC and Mac apps

Some Android games are about to find a whole new audience.<p>Today, casual-gaming publisher Big Fish announced that it is adding the ability to play Android games through its Windows and Mac app.<p>“Big Fish is now able to offer Android games to the more than a billion consumer PC and Mac ‘devices’ …

MediaSpike reaches 20M monthly users with product placement in social-mobile games

MediaSpike brings product placement — like the branded soda cans you see in movies — into social and mobile games. And the company is reporting new progress on its mission today.<p>The company is announcing that it now reaches more than 20 million monthly unique users with its ad business, which …

Zynga Q3 Results: Numbers, Call And Comment

Zynga, the controversial, NASDAQ-listed social and mobile games company, announced its third quarter results for 2013 today, before discussing the results on a conference call, during which CEO Don Mattrick, speaking after his first full quarter at the helm after replacing Mark Pyncus, painted an …

20 Beautiful Inspirations of Typography Websites

Typography is not only arranging type but it does all the show and art for a beautiful website.<p>Selection of typeface with adjusting letters is a …

A Look at Microsoft, Google and Apple's Approach to Flat Design

Flat design has been a trend in user interface design for a few years now. It is basically simplifying the interface by retaining the essentials and …

Great Examples of Mobile Apps Interface Designs

October 4, 2013<p>The world of mobile applications is quite young, starting with the launch of the iPhone several years ago. Apple totally reinvented …

Apps

Badgeville looks beyond gamification, launches a behavior platform

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Badgeville has been synonymous with gamification, the idea of incorporating game mechanics to motivate employees and consumers …

Forget Angry Birds or Draw Something: making gamification work for you

I've used the same wallet for many years. This weekend it finally gave up, so I sifted through it, editing what to pass over to its replacement. Several loyalty cards, an out-of-date cinema ticket, a long forgotten gift from Love Film. Some receipts offering me discounts on future lunch purchases – …

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community

Down to the Wire: How Much GDPR Control Do You Really Need?<p>Will privacy rights stymie AI?<p>Make more of your time at HPE Discover by checking out one …

Hewlett Packard

Five Places Where You Thought Gamification Wasn't Possible

.By<p>Five Places Where You Thought Gamification Wasn’t Possible<p>Gamification is the buzzword in the Valley these days. Not really. It has been around …

Enterprise Gamification Best Practices

Enterprise gamification best practices, presented by Marta Rauch at HCII (Human-Computer Interactions International) 2013.