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 using smartphone apps and QR codes, the startup hopes to get around the barriers that most companies face with doing in-store mobile payments.
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.
The marketing software company has attracted some big names for its Series D funding round, including Salesforce, Google Ventures, and Sequoia Capital.
Facebook's single sign-on, announced today, will replace Facebook Connect to log you onto partner sites and services using your Facebook credentials.
The LG Optimus V is a great entry-level Android smartphone if you want to go the prepaid route.
The handset maker recognizes that select Galaxy S devices in the United States are not meeting performance expectations.
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."
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?
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.