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The Maker Of Angry Birds: We Want To Be Bigger Than Disney

[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.
The Maker Of Angry Birds: We Want To Be Bigger Than Disney
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The Mobile Gold Rush Is Not Even Close To Peaking

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 […]
The Mobile Gold Rush Is Not Even Close To Peaking
Lifestyle

9 Perfect Hotels For Anyone Headed To Business Insider’s Ignition West

[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 […]
9 Perfect Hotels For Anyone Headed To Business Insider’s Ignition West
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Apple Chipmaker Will Tell Us The Future Of Mobile

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 […]
Apple Chipmaker Will Tell Us The Future Of Mobile
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So How Will Foursquare Make Big Money In Mobile?

[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: […]
So How Will Foursquare Make Big Money In Mobile?
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Here Are Three Reasons Why YouTube Could Be The Best In Online TV

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 […]
Here Are Three Reasons Why YouTube Could Be The Best In Online TV
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Instagram Founder: How To Make Mobile Apps That People LOVE

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. 
Instagram Founder: How To Make Mobile Apps That People LOVE
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Will The iPad 3 Beat Other Tablets?

[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 […]
Will The iPad 3 Beat Other Tablets?
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How To Meet The Silicon Valley 100

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.
How To Meet The Silicon Valley 100
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How Will The Huge New 1.5B Fund For Startups Be Spent?

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. […]
How Will The Huge New 1.5B Fund For Startups Be Spent?
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What Zynga, Disney And Rovio Have In Common

[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, […]
What Zynga, Disney And Rovio Have In Common
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Finally! The Agenda Is Up For IGNITION West And It’s Pretty Cool

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 […]
Finally! The Agenda Is Up For IGNITION West And It’s Pretty Cool
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Hey Apple: Here’s A Company That’s Already Disrupting Education

[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 […]
Hey Apple: Here’s A Company That’s Already Disrupting Education
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Are We Trying to Reunite TechCrunch? Not Quite.

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.
Are We Trying to Reunite TechCrunch? Not Quite.
Tech

BLODGET and ARRINGTON — Together At Last!

[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 […]
BLODGET and ARRINGTON — Together At Last!
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After CES, You Can Follow Mobile At IGNITION West

[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 […]
After CES, You Can Follow Mobile At IGNITION West
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How Will Angry Birds Continue To Grow? Find Out At IGNITION West

[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 — […]
How Will Angry Birds Continue To Grow? Find Out At IGNITION West
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