[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] Rovio’s game Angry Birds has had 700 million downloads so far, but it’s much more than a game company. Rovio’s new game, Angry Birds Space, launches tomorrow with a Walmart partnership for all merchandise related to Angry Birds at thousands of stores.
What should you say when someone asks you if crazy valuations in mobile technology mean we’re in a bubble?
In the speakers room at Ignition West (our conference in San Francisco today), there has been a lot of chatter about Zynga buying OMGPop, the maker of the smash-hit app game “Draw Something.”
Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz thinks founders should learn how to be the CEO of the company they founded.
Zynga is expanding its horizons way beyond Facebook, both launching its own platform at Zynga.com this month and revealing it may add in-game gambling to its repertoire. Meanwhile, insanely popular app-maker Rovio — member of the 1-billion download club — sends people to China so it can rip off the […]
When Apple opened up the iPhone API in 2008, I wrote an article about how a major modern-day gold rush was igniting, as developers rushed to build addictive apps. Now, one popular iOs app, Draw Something, generates 6 figures of revenue daily and has hit 20 million downloads in five […]
[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://www.oyster.com/san-francisco/hotels/roundups/oysters-hotel-guide-to-business-insider-ignition-west/”] If you’re one of the lucky people headed out to San Francisco for Business Insider’s Ignition West, and you’re not from Silicon Alley, you’re going to need a place to sleep after all that mobile media talk.Our friends at Oyster.com put together a list of the best […]
How do you find out the future of mobile? Ask the folks who make what’s inside, like Broadcom. The $20-billion market-cap company makes cool technology, like the board that powers the new $25 computer or the chips that connect mobile phones to the Web. Including the ever-popular iPhone. (Perhaps that’s […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/lloydcrew” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lloydcrew/3745394623/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] As co-founder Naveen Selvadurai departs Foursquare to do something new, the mobile check-in and deals service is continuing to innovate towards a crucial question: where’s the money in mobile? Beyond buzz, mobile apps and services must be profitable at some point to stay in business.There’s one caveat: […]
I love videos of cats playing pianos. And of lemurs. And of talking fruit. OK, truthfully I don’t much care for that last one, Dane Boedigheimer’s “Annoying Orange” YouTube show. But he doesn’t need me. He has 1.6 million subscribers and could be making six figures annually off YouTube, according […]
The list is a “who’s who” of hot tech companies: Pinterest. Facebook. Fab. AirBnB. Groupon. Instagram.
The iPhone app Instagram grew from 1 million to 15 million downloads in 2011, thanks to the way it makes your (sometimes crumby) photos look artsy and special. But that’s not the only growth driver. The app’s social network has boosted adoption too, with mobile users sharing and rating.
[credit provider=”fedro” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fedro/4535840651/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] rumours of an upcoming iPad 3 launch are swirling, with a possible date of early March. So will the device — if it arrives — continue to up the bar for elegance? Or will it fall short of expectations and lose market share to devices with cheaper […]
The new Silicon Valley 100 List is now live, documenting people who did the coolest things in 2011. And Business Insider has a way to hang out with the innovative folks on it.
Business Insider is preparing to host the IGNITION West conference on March 21, and this week we promised free tickets to 10 VentureBeat readers who could make a good case for going.
Three years ago, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz founded their eponymous venture firm. And as of yesterday they’ve raised 2.7 billion to fund new companies. So how will they spend it?Find out more from Horowitz at IGNITION West, Business Insider’s major conference taking place March 21, 2012, in San Francisco. […]
[credit provider=”Zynga”] As Zynga considers clocking another $5 billion in revenue – according to JP Morgan estimates – by adding gambling to its games repetoire, the world of mobile gaming just got more interesting.Find out what’s next in games at IGNITION West, Business Insider’s conference on the future of mobile, […]
It’s not real until you can see and measure it, right? That’s why we’re excited to announce we’ve posted the agenda for IGNITION West, Business Insider’s major conference taking place March 21 in San Francisco, focused on the future of mobile. Here it is, coffee breaks, keynotes n’ all.Tickets are […]
[credit provider=”Om Malik via Instagram” url=”http://instagr.am/p/KIHV/”] Apple’s just-announced software to allow authors to upload textbooks to the iPad is nifty. But is it disruptive? Unvetted books on pricy iPads may not trigger fast adoption from school boards and education aparatus, who lack market incentive to jump on board. (And Apple’s […]
Will Pando Daily be the site-of-record for Silicon Valley? Sarah Lacy, former TechCrunch editor who just launched the new tech blog with that tag line, is hoping so. Lacy will be speaking at IGNITION West, Business Insider’s major conference on mobile, taking place March 21, 2012, in San Francisco.
[credit provider=”Flickr / Joi” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/2660886123/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] It’s a long story, but the short version is that I’ve never met Mike Arrington.I’ve spoken to Mike, and I’ve competed with Mike, and I’ve been annoyed by Mike, and I’ve been blown away by Mike, and I’ve been bludgeoned by Mike, and I’ve been […]
[credit provider=”Scott Beale” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/924537712/”] iPad chairs. Waterproof tablets. Would-be competitors to Android and iOs. Undercover Apple employees. How will you keep up with developments in mobile — from gimmicks to market-movers — after CES winds down this week? Join Business Insider at IGNITION West, an intense daylong conference March 21 […]
A major competition is under way for your digital attention span. Which content do you consume and when do you decide to share? Which devices do you own? The heat is on for your brain cells.
[credit provider=”Business Insider / Matthew Lynley”] Game-maker Rovio’s addictive gaming app Angry Birds serves 10 billion ad impressions each month, according to CMO Peter Vesterbacka. Yes, that’s right: enough ads for everyone on earth and then some. Rovio also predicts sales of 20 million plush toys this holiday season — […]
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