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Disney Goes After Clash of Clans With New Star Wars Game

Posted on: 22 Aug 2014

Move over Clash of Clans, the almighty Star Wars brand is ready to throw its hat into the arena. As Clash of Clans showed how lucrative mobile base-building games can be, a slew of pursuers are excited on cashing in on the latest fad. Star Wars: Commander was released today for the iPhone and iPad and the game is slated to be released on other platforms in the future. The game is a joint effort between LucasFilms and Disney. The game follows the classic format of players constructing bases while…

Instagram to Start Offering Ad Tools for Businesses

Posted on: 21 Aug 2014

It was only a matter of time, but it seems that the day of reckoning has finally come. Facebook-owned Instagram is finally offering businesses the tools needed to advertise on the picture sharing social media giant. Instagram’s upgrades offers businesses better insight and analytics to understand the reach their brands are having on the incredibly popular network. It also dissects the success of failure of paid ad campaigns. Businesses will now be greeted with a toolbar that includes options such as “Account Insights” and “Ad Insights.” The “Ad Insights” menu…

Sports Social Networking App Fancred Raises $3 Million

Posted on: 21 Aug 2014

Social networking has become not only mainstream, but to an increasing population also necessary. Facebook allows friends and family to keep in touch over great distances. SoundCloud allows musicians and fans alike to congregate and and share their music. Wiregrass, a new startup network, gives news junkies a meaningful opportunity to discuss and debate current events. So it would only make sense that a social network catering strictly to sports lovers would emerge eventually. It’s called Fancred, and it just finished a $3 million fundraising round. Currently only available for the…

Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft’s Board – Now Owner of L.A. Clippers

Posted on: 20 Aug 2014

If you haven’t heard, Steve Ballmer just became the newest owner of the L.A. Clippers. He also has officially stepped down from Microsoft’s board of directors. This follows his departure as the software giants CEO eight months ago. It is the first time in over thirty years that Microsoft is going without Ballmer’s direct hands on supervision. He took over as CEO in 2000. Still, Ballmer is currently Microsoft’s leading shareholder. Though he won’t have a direct say, his voice will still be heard. And after his recent $2 billion…

Food Delivery Startup OrderUp Raises $7 Million

Posted on: 20 Aug 2014

As far as the food delivery service game is concerned, big names like Delivery Dudes and Grubhub have already secured themselves as the industry leaders. They bring restaurant food right to consumers doorsteps and deliver from hundreds of different eateries. Now a new food delivery service is looking to serve up the competition. The new startup, OrderUp, provides essentially the same service as its competitors but with one kicker. It has become a success while avoiding large urban areas. Based in Baltimore, the delivery service is already in 35 markets…