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Percolate Raises $24 Million From Investors, Including WPP

Percolate, a social media management firm for brands to track online conversations, announced a $24 million fundraising round today.

QuizUp Tops 1 Million Downloads on Android, Too

QuizUp has more than one million Android signups since being made available on the mobile operating system on March 6, according to the count on Google’s Pla

What Fast-Growing Trivia App Didn’t Have an Android Version Until Today?

QuizUp, the mobile trivia game, launched on Android today after becoming a fast hit on the iPhone last year. The Iceland-based Plain Vanilla Games also launched QuizUp on the iPad last month, and CEO Thor Fridriksson said that he has been bombarded with potential users asking for the Android version.

Mobile Gaming Ad Network Chartboost Raises $19 Million

Over the past two years, Chartboost has built its own business by helping mobile game developers run ads in each others’ games to attract players and revenue. That business can be best described as an ad network for mobile games, but “advertising is a word we don’t even use internally for Chartboost,” said co-founder and CEO Maria Alegre.

Are Startups Thinking Too Small?

Defying the broader economic doom-and-gloom, startup CEOs, marketers, and investors packed the halls at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Monday. But some of the event's speakers weren't entirely optimistic about where the industry is going.The big complaint? Too many startups with too few ideas.