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SCVNGR at SXSW--high-flying, or head in the clouds?

First keynote speaker at SXSW festival, Seth Priebatsch of Google-backed SCVNGR, talks of changing the world by making everything more like a game. Could he use a dose of skepticism?

By March 12, 2011

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SXSW shocker: For LevelUp, business strategy trumps buzz

LevelUp skipped dog-and-pony-show antics for a far more practical strategy that is drumming up dollars instead of buzz at South by Southwest.

By March 12, 2013

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How LevelUp aims to shake up mobile payments

By using smartphone apps and QR codes, the startup hopes to get around the barriers that most companies face with doing in-store mobile payments.

By January 30, 2012

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Google tests game-mechanics strategies with Recyclebank

Its Google Analytics product will be testing a new beta in partnership with eco-rewards company Recyclebank, as a means of testing the limits and promises of "gamification."

By April 6, 2011

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Time to hit reload on Web 2.0 Expo?

As interest in the start-up world has grown and the attendance at many annual conferences has swelled, this one has stayed static. But here's why that might be a good thing--if the conference organizers know how to handle it.

By April 1, 2011

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Diller on tech bubble: 'We're puffing it up pretty nicely'

The IAC founder and chairman was a relatively cynical, curmudgeonly presence at the SXSW conference, which is better known for dreamy futurists and wacky big ideas.

By March 14, 2011

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HubSpot raises $32M from Google Ventures, others

The marketing software company has attracted some big names for its Series D funding round, including Salesforce, Google Ventures, and Sequoia Capital.

By March 8, 2011

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Author Jane McGonigal explains why 'reality is broken' (Q&A)

45 Minutes on IM: With her new book, the well-known game designer delves into the question of why life makes people unhappy and how games might well be the answer. She also tells CNET about her new start-up and the game that saved her life.

By January 26, 2011

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Facebook introduces single sign-on for mobile apps, services

Facebook's single sign-on, announced today, will replace Facebook Connect to log you onto partner sites and services using your Facebook credentials.

By November 3, 2010

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Reporters' Roundtable: How game mechanics are infecting everything

From Green Stamps to Foursquare, game concepts and philosophies have been getting into economic and social apps for years. What's new in the field?

By September 24, 2010