Anthony Ha

Kiip Rethinks Mobile Gaming Ads

In April, startup Kiip announced a new advertising platform for mobile games, offering what it called "real-world rewards for virtual goods." Today CEO Brian Wong is announcing a new twist on the idea, called the Swarm, with Walt Disney Studios

Foodspotting Begins Looking for Business Models CEO and co-founder Alexa Andrzejewski has said she's currently more interested in building an audience than making money—but the social food recommendation startup is beginning to experiment with business models.

AOL Backs Ad Startup Appssavvy

Appssavvy, a startup promising an alternative to traditional online advertising, has secured new funding from big names in the media world.

Investors Underwhelmed by Zynga IPO

It looks like investors weren't scrambling to buy a piece of FarmVille.

Social Gaming’s Big IPO

Zynga, the maker of social gaming hits like FarmVille and CityVille, is set to start trading on the Nasdaq today at a price of $10 per share, valuing the company at $8.9 billion.

Dow Jones Launches a Wordnik-Powered Financial Dictionary

Dow Jones-owned has launched a new tool to educate its readers about the world of personal finance—with help from online dictionary startup Wordnik.

Miso Takes Social TV Beyond Check-Ins

If you've ever watched a TV show and reached to look up something on your smartphone, social TV startup Miso is unveiling what may be the most seamless way to get your answers—and in the process, it's offering a persuasive response to the question, "Why bother with all these social TV apps?"

SAY Media Acquires Tech Blog ReadWriteWeb

SAY Media has acquired popular tech blog ReadWriteWeb.Founded in 2003 by Richard MacManus, ReadWriteWeb became one of the most-respected news sites in the tech world, establishing a voice that's often more serious and in-depth than its competitors. Makes Facebook Pages More Mobile Friendly

More and more companies are relying on Facebook Pages to connect with their fans, but CEO Dalton Caldwell says there's something missing: A simple way to connect those Pages to a company's smartphone apps.

Survey Points to App Marketing Flaws

A popular tactic for promoting smartphone apps may not actually be paying off, according to a new survey commissioned by mobile ad startup Pontiflex.