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Wink App from Copenhagen Allows Instant Photo Sharing with Nearby Friends

When people think about innovative startups, Denmark is probably not the country that comes to mind immediately. However, a quick look at some of the products coming out of Copenhagen might turn some heads. We caught wind of a new app out of Copenhagen called “Wink!” this week, and it looks like they have a…

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Cooliris Adds New Features to Popular Photo App, Includes Google Drive and Flickr Integration

The team over at Cooliris in Palo Alto has released a new update of their photo sharing application today with new support for Google Drive, Picasa/Google+, and Flickr. Cooliris is an app for iPad and iPhone that allows users to experience their photos and selectively share them all in one place. Since its launch four…

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WeChat Adds Web Grab Feature, Positioning for the Trend from PC to Mobile

Chinese tech companies are not always keen to simply follow trends, and more and more they are defining them. The move from laptop to mobile has already begun, and Tencent aims to grab a piece of that transition with its latest WeChat update. The news is that the newest version of WeChat, which was actually…

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China’s Beloved Dating App Momo is Now in English on iOS, Coming to Android Soon

China’s most beloved service for meeting strangers is finally available for international flirts, as this week location-based chatting service Momo has released their newest language installment for international users. Since its founding in 2009, Momo has managed to capture a vital market in China for dating and meeting other people through mobile services.  It is…

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User Acquisition & Virality: Tips to a Successful Product

As an iPhone and Facebook developer myself, the panel at GMIC SV on user acquisition and virality really hit home. It’s really hard to have a successful app if you have no users. I was lucky that Campus Maps (www.GetCampusMaps.com) went viral at the University of Maryland, but even now I am having difficulty gaining…

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GMIC SV: Kevin Chou, CEO of Kabam, Sees Great Opportunities on Social Gaming Front

With the Fireside Chat series of this year’s GMIC SV coming to a close, Douglas MacMillan, reporting for Bloomberg News, had the opportunity to speak with Kevin Chou, CEO of Kabam, about recent developments both at Kabam and on the social gaming forefront. We learned that in the year in which Zynga has struggled, Kabam…

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Facebook’s Vaughan Smith, VP of Mobile: “We Want to Be a Partner Focused Company”

It’s the first day of the Global Mobile Internet Conference Silicon Valley, and we just heard a keynote from Facebook’s Vaughan Smith, VP of Mobile Partnerships & Corporate Development. Vaughan began with the admission that one of the biggest reasons for Facebook’s success is that they have moved fast but that ironically not fast enough…

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GMIC SV: Middle East Digital Pioneers Tackle Rapidly Growing Web and Mobile Industries

N2V’s CMO Nagi Salloum announced: “there’s also digital outside desert, oil, and rich people in the Middle East.” N2V is one of the largest investment companies in Arabia focused on consumer web and mobile ventures. “There are revolutions, riots, and wars, but that’s not the only picture of the Middle East.” According to Mr. Salloum,…

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GMIC SV is One Month Away: Speaker Lineup Includes Facebook VP of Mobile and CEO of EA

GMIC SV is now just a month away. We are very proud to announce the following industry movers as recently added keynotes: Vaughan Smith, VP of Mobile, Facebook will be delivering a keynote on Facebook’s mobile strategy. Lei Jun, CEO, Xiaomi was recently highlighted in Forbes as the man with a smart phone giving the iPhone a run for its…

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Goodbye Renren? Mobile-heavy strategy risky, but smart long game for “China’s Facebook”

Renren is playing its long game. Oft-compared to Silicon Valley’s Facebook, Renren is changing its business model, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Good news for the Chinese social network; its posted two consecutive weak quarters and its user base growth is lagging in an explosive digital market favoring microblogs like SinaWeibo. How does…

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