July 2011 Archives
Monday, 18th July 2011
From games-on-demand company Extent, there comes a new distribution platform called GameTanium, the first unlimited subscription gaming offering on Android. With GameTanium, users can play all the games from participating developers for just $4.99 per month. By year-end, Extent says that there will be over 200 games on its network.
Social CRM Service Nimble Now Available in Google Apps
Nimble, the social CRM startup founded by Jon Ferrara (creator of Goldmine, one of the first CRM systems), has made its SaaS available through the Google Apps Marketplace. We previously profiled Nimble as a cloud startup to watch and took a deeper look at the product here.
Vertica, the Analytics Behind All the Zynga Games
So you want to buy a tractor? Build a house? Scrabble? So do the more than 62 million other gamers who play Farmville daily. That's why keeping its communities humming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and responding to issues in real-time is no game for Zynga. To get the job done, the company turned to Vertica, which is now owned by HP. Says…
Anonymous Starts Own Social Network
A Google Plus account by Your Anon News, a part of the hacktivist collective Anonymous, was banned from that social network as having content that violated Google's community standards, according to Time magazine's Techland blog. Your Anon New's Google profile and Gmail was also cancelled. Now, Anonymous has announced its intention of creating…
It's All About Who You Know: Realtor.com Acquires SocialBios
Real estate service provider Move, owner of Realtor.com and related sites, announced this morning that it has acquired SocialBios. SocialBios is the startup named the most promising new technology at the prominent annual Inman real estate industry event this year. SocialBios is a service that aggregates a realtor's social profiles from around…