Pando

August 2012

  1. You Write Code For a Tablet, Now Try Coding On One

    Most developers consider the iPad a device that you code for, not one that you code on. Kodiak PHP, released today, is one of the latest applications that wants to prove that developers can write code with their tablet.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Landlord Takes Foursquare Mayorships to the Next Level

    A top complaint of Foursquare has always been the "now what?" question. You check in, you are excited to learn you've earned a badge, you earn a few more, and eventually you're left thinking "ok… and?"

    By Erin Griffith , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Avril Lavigne Chooses Invested.in to Power Her Philanthropic Crowdfunding Project, the Rockstar Room

    Not all crowdfunding is about financing the latest technological innovation or artistic endeavor. In fact, with equity crowdfunding tied up in governmental bureaucracy, some of the most interesting uses of crowdfunding has been for philanthropic causes. Yesterday, the Avril Lavigne Foundation partnered with Los Angeles crowdfunding backend as a service startup Invested.in to launch The Rockstar Room ahead of her September birthday.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  4. SoundCloud Skips the Election Hub Bandwagon to Lay the Tracks for Content Creators

    This year's electoral race feels like high school all over again. Not because of the mud-slinging or the juvenile nature of politics, but because every media company seems to be rushing to create an "election hub," a one-stop source for the latest gossip (and that's what it is, gossip) about the Presidential race.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  5. "Every Time Technology Changes, It Changes What People in the Plot Can Do." An Interview With Margaret Atwood

    With apologies to the Dos Equis man, Margaret Atwood might be the most interesting woman in the world.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Gift Cards Bring Physical Customers to the Digital World

    Earlier today, Etsy announced a gift card program which will serve as a proprietary payment processing system. Also today, Spotify announced that it would be selling physical gift cards in stores across the United States. This follows companies like Facebook, Apple, and Zynga, that have all sold gift cards at one point or another, all redeemable for virtual goods. More recently, it follows startups like Livrada and larger companies like Google, who are all trying to cash in on the gift card market.

    By Trevor Gilbert , written on

    From the News desk

  7. First Round Capital Opens Portfolio Company Services to the Community with +Startup Series, Starting with Design

    Venture capital firms differentiate from one another by promising a laundry list of services to potential portfolio companies. They'll make introductions; they'll give advice; they'll do your PR; they'll help you recruit talent. As angel investors and crowdfunding options have disintermediated the VC game in recent years, many firms have made their "value add" programs official.

    By Erin Griffith , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Mobile Revenues Surging for Companies Like One Kings Lane While Traditional Ecommerce Remains Clueless

    On a recent Friday night, One Kings Lane CEO Doug Mack was passively monitoring his company's real time sales, catching up on some of that never-ending CEO work that slips through the cracks during a week of building a growing company.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

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