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Articles tagged with: startups

LEAKED: Facebook’s New Photo Sharing App

Facebook is expected to launch it sown iPhone photo-sharing service that will go head to head with Instragram and Path. 50MB of data has already been gathered about Facebook’s project, including documents and images of the work in progress.

The service is called WithPeople or Hovertown, internally, and people believe that it will be launched as a built-in feature to its existing Facebook iPhone app or as a separate application, altogether.

Google Buys Tech Startup, Sparkbuy

A Seattle startup named Sparkbuy has just announced that it has been swallowed up by Google. The purchase comes just one month after Dan Shapiro started the company which had an online service allowing users to compare prices and features of various electronics gadgets. This is the second company Dan Shapiro has sold or merged in the past 18 months.

It is quite common for well known companies to swallow startups, usually more so for the human capital than any products built. As part of the deal however, Google will be shutting down Sparkbuy’s service.

YouTube Documentary of id Software – How It Happened

You probably have heard of their titles even if you don’t play video games. Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake are just a few of their games and the company that transformed the industry “id Software” is a fascinating one. Their games revolutionized the one man shoot them up videos games and even made history as they were released for free on the Internet.

Now the story of the company that created those great titles is on YouTube for everyone to learn how they did it. The story and history of the company is just as entertaining and the YouTube videos let you get a glimpse how it all happened.

The Massive Transformation Of SXSWi

According to CNET, the first time Steve Jang went to a South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSWi) was in 2006. Back then, SXSWi was a small community of geeks and he went trying to launch a music social-networking service, called Imeem. Although South by Southwest was known to be a quirky gathering of friendly dot-commers, making an impact as a start-up was a routine procedure.

Jang says “Back then, it was a very concerted thing….You got a booth, you put together a team, and everyone wore the t-shirts, and you hired a PR firm, and you really wanted to do a big product debut. It was a big tent-pole effort.”

Some of the other companies, however, started as small start-ups in 2006 and have gotten enormous. Social media transformed…

Social Network That Operates A Digital Currency

Hub Culture is a social network which manages a digital currency and the first to merge the digital and physical worlds. Members create online profiles and tag themselves to areas of expertise and knowledge. They also build groups to manage projects with wikis, file sharing, discussions and event planning, or exchange the virtual currency to acknowledge favors and benefits that come from sharing information. The site has dedicated representatives in over 60 locations worldwide, including Bermuda, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, San Francisco and Singapore, according to Wikipedia.