Pando

August 2012

  1. Turf Geography Club Launches with $600K from RRE, Vaizra, Lerer

    If you follow the cool kids of New York tech on Twitter, you might have noticed a proliferation of tweets about an app called Turf. Today, it's finally available to the rest of us. Turf, aka Turf Geography Club, is a mobile location-based game for exploration and, unsurprisingly, turf wars.

    By Erin Griffith , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Connexity Raises a $3 Million Seed Round for Audience Optimization Platform

    Everyone’s fighting to deliver the right ad, to the right person, at the right time. That's the ad industry's mantra, and no one knows it more so then Dave Gross, the CEO and founder of audience optimization digital advertising company Connexity.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Rocket Boosters: Copycat Samwers Find Friends in Asia

    PandoDaily is on the record as being pretty appalled by the Samwer Brothers' blatant cloning of successful Internet products and businesses for repurposing in other markets. Rocket Internet deserves the criticism, and straight-up stealing of ideas should be openly excoriated at every opportunity. But the view of Rocket from here in Asia isn't necessarily so negative.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  4. China Internet Doyen Kaifu Lee "Tweets" Private Info of US Swim Coach

    Twitter over-reacted by suspending the account of a British journalist who Tweeted the email address of an NBC executive, but here in China, Kaifu Lee – nothing less than an Internet hero in these parts – has taken misuse of microblogging to a whole new level.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Twitter Has Been Shredded Into Slices – Just What It Needed

    In June, I pleaded with Twitter to institute premium accounts to help me sort through the daily rubble that populates my Tweetstream. Unsurprisingly, I'm not the only one who thinks the service could be much better.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  6. CoLoft Is the Cheers of the LA Tech Ecosystem, Now With Night School

    As startup ecosystems germinate and blossom, they often do so around a single location. In some cases this epicenter is a late stage startup that spins off talent or even capital. In others it’s an incubator or dominant VC firm. In Los Angeles, at the earliest stages of the current tech renaissance three years ago, this focal point was the upstart co-working space CoLoft.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  7. iRise Visualizations Partners with SAP to Provide Enterprise Solutions

    iRise offers a range of solutions to bring visualization software into enterprise companies. Their platform allows large companies to create workable mockups of apps before they lay down a single line of code. It even offers the ability to layer solutions overtop of existing designs to see how the layout will function relative to the design. It's an important aspect that's often overlooked, resulting in countless and expensive re-workings for designers and coders.

    By Andrew James , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Pandohouse Rock Vol 2: What Will the $2.5B Mars Rover Actually Do?

    If you liked our first installment of Pandohouse Rock "Thanks for the Cash, Mr. Bubble Man" this post is going to make your day. The Explainer Music team has put together our second installment of Pandohouse Rock, and this one is about what the Mars Rover will actually do.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

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