Pando

July 2012

  1. You Might Be A Smanker If...

    Smanker: noun, 1. a social media wanker. 2. someone who claims to possess influence but in reality just complains a lot and does nothing.

    By Francisco Dao , written on

    From the News desk

  2. iSpeech Hits 13K Developers in Just 10 Months

    As Siri continues to frustrate its users with her incoherent replies, there’s another contender eyeing her spot. iSpeech has been lurking around calmly responding to all your queries, and can dress in whatever accent you select – and understands whatever accent you ramble in.

    By Andrew James , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Rightster Studio: Seeking an Online Video Series

    Rightster first made news last year by live-streaming Rupert Murdoch’s grilling at the Levenson inquiry direct to Facebook. Now, the digital video company is announcing the launch of Rightster Studio.

    By Andrew James , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Teacher's Pet BenchPrep Raises $6 Million to Grow its Interactive Learning Platform

    Interactive learning platform BenchPrep has raised $6 million in Series B financing to disrupt the high school, college, and professional certification self-study markets.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  5. IDIncu Takes Market Research Mainstream, Targets America From Seoul

    Today I met with one of South Korea's most promising startups. IDIncu offers a slick mobile market research product that is almost unbeatable on price and delivers results at lightning speed.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  6. "Zombies, Run!" Gives New Life to Fitness Apps, Expands to Windows

    At eight bucks, Zombies, Run! is one of the most expensive apps on the market, but its success proves that people will pay a bit extra for innovative experiences. Zombies, Run! adds zombified audio to the average workout routine app. In other words, think RunKeeper with the sound of moaning zombies hot on your heels. The app has well over 100,000 downloads since its February launch on iPhone and iPod Touch, and recently expanded onto Android and, this week, Windows.

    By Whitney Phaneuf , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Love Match: How VCNC Plans to Take On Pair from South Korea

    Compare and contrast: Pair is a Y Combinator grad and raised $4.2 million in seed funding from a group that includes Dave Morin, Paul Buchheit, Yuri Milner, Gary Vaynerchuck, and Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Ventures. Based in Silicon Valley, it provides a private communications app for couples. The app launched in March and has been available for Android since May. By then, it had been downloaded about 220,000 times. It is available only in English.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Forget "Friends" and "Contacts," Nextdoor Is the Social Network for Neighbors

    Do you know your neighbors – and the rest of the 'hood – as well as you would like? If you're in the 26 percent of people that don't know their neighbor's names, the answer is probably "No."

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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