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Tmura: The Non-Profit that Uses Israeli Startup Exits to Do Good

Tmura, an Israeli non-profit, is closing on its 10-year anniversary. In a decade’s worth of work it has contributed a whopping $6.3M+ to educational programs. The extraordinary amount isn’t the result of efficient fundraising, rather, of having been allotted small amounts of options by early-stage startups. Tmura then exercises these options when the startups see a liquidation event. Ou...

08 Jul 11:25 AM 0 Read More...

8 Ways Mobile Developers Can Make The Most Money On Their Apps

Editor’s note: Mitchell Weisman is CEO at global marketing and digital advertising company LifeStreet Media. Have a mobile app? Wondering if advertising can help you make money from that app? Here are eight must-know tips to help you turn mobile app inventory into dollars. 1. It takes customers to make money While this is a piece about monetizing apps, the amount of money you can generat...

08 Jul 9:30 AM 0 Read More...

Bringing Technologies To Mobile Applications

Editor’s note:  GD (Ram) Ramkumar is a serial entrepreneur and computer scientist. He was founder and CTO of SnapTell (acquired by Amazon in 2009) and is now the Founder and CEO of Concept.io, a new mobile startup. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford. I started as a mobile entrepreneur in the pre-iPhone era in 2006 as the founder of SnapTell, the first successful mobile app ...

08 Jul 4:08 AM 0 Read More...

Could Cloud Gaming Kill The Next-Generation Video Game Console?

The current generation of game consoles is getting a bit long in the tooth, but signs point to late 2013 as the earliest that a replacement for either the PlayStation or Xbox consoles will come online. But then something interesting  happened this past week, which could change the way that console makers think about their hardware and software service: Sony bought cloud gaming company GaiKai...

07 Jul 11:00 PM 0 Read More...

Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S III

I said in my review that the Samsung Galaxy S III is the phone you’ve been waiting for, and the same holds true in this latest episode of Fly Or Die. John and I took a look at the various specs, namely the NFC-style features and S-Voice, and we both walked away with a warm, fuzzy feeling. To put it quite bluntly, the Galaxy S III is far and away the best Android phone you can buy today. ...

07 Jul 9:00 PM 0 Read More...

To Subscribe Or Not Subcribe? That Is The eCommerce Question

Editor’s note: Phineas Barnes is a partner at First Round Capital, worked at AND 1 from “day 2″ and founded a fitness video game company. According to my twitter feed subscription commerce is an overblown, shark jumping smoke screen and the companies that created the model are abandoning it left and right. The comparison to the flash sale model and to group buying seems to fit because ...

07 Jul 8:00 PM 0 Read More...

To Subscribe Or Not Subscribe? That Is The eCommerce Question

Editor’s note: Phineas Barnes is a partner at First Round Capital, worked at AND 1 from “day 2″ and founded a fitness video game company. According to my twitter feed subscription commerce is an overblown, shark jumping smoke screen and the companies that created the model are abandoning it left and right. The comparison to the flash sale model and to group buying seems to fit because t...

07 Jul 8:00 PM 0 Read More...

Is The Lumia 1001 Nokia’s First Windows Phone 8 Device?

With Windows Phone 8′s launch fast approaching, it not exactly a surprise to hear that Nokia is slaving away on some new hardware. The Nokia Lumia 910 — which some suspect is a Lumia 900 meant for T-Mobile USA — was recently spotted thanks to Nokia’s Remote Device Access service, but that’s not all the Finnish company seems to have in the works. A new device called the Nokia Lumia 1...

07 Jul 7:50 PM 0 Read More...

UserVOD Helps Mobile Developers (Virtually) Look Over Users’ Shoulders

It must be something in the air. A few weeks ago, ClickTale released a version of its visitor recording and activity heatmap product for the mobile web. On Thursday, we wrote about Delight.io’s service for recording user sessions in mobile apps. And now a startup called UserVOD is announcing the public beta of, yes, a product for recording user sessions in mobile apps. Co-founders Zahi Bou...

07 Jul 7:00 PM 0 Read More...

iPad Mini Said To Look Like A Large 3G iPod Nano, Be As Thin As A 4G iPod Touch

Watch out for iPad mini rumors! They’re dropping left and right, and odds are, at least a few of them are going to be on target. The latest state that the so-called iPad mini will be thinner than the Kindle Fire the overall thickness that of the iPod touch 4G. That would put the smaller iPad at 7.2mm, nearly 25% thinner than the new iPad. The device’s screen reportedly measures 7.85-inche...

07 Jul 3:22 PM 0 Read More...