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Take a Bite out of Granny Smith, Available Now on iOS and Android

The creators of Sprinkle are back with a frantic, fruit-filled adventure

MALMÖ, Sweden – August 30, 2012 – Mediocre, the team behind last year’s award-winning Sprinkle, is excited to announce today the launch of Granny Smith on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices, featuring exclusive effects on NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 devices. A whimsical blend of racing and platforming, Granny Smith puts players in the skates of a radical grandma as she rolls, soars and crashes through walls to get her stolen apples back from a chubby little thief. With 36 hand-crafted levels, three playable characters and integrated leaderboards, Granny Smith offers hours of fun to gamers of all ages, including the approximately 6 million players who downloaded the paid and free versions of Sprinkle and Sprinkle Jr. in the past year. Continue reading

Atari and Internet Explorer Launch Star-studded Game Lineup in HTML5-based Social Arcade


Modern ‘Atari Arcade’ Experience Features Fresh Graphics, Social Connectivity and Tablet Touch Gameplay, Play Now for Free at

LOS ANGELES – August 30, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today announced a partnership with Internet Explorer to launch the Atari Arcade. The browser-based portal is a next-generation collection of Atari’s classic games reimagined in HTML5 with fresh graphics, gameplay and integration with Facebook and Twitter. Atari Arcade shines in Internet Explorer, but also works well in other modern browsers. Because of the quality of the IE experience, an ad-free version is made available to all Internet Explorer customers when they play Atari Arcade.

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Haier Selects SoftKinetic to Bring Full-Body Interaction to Smart TVs

3D Camera Tracking on Haier TV Sets Demonstrated at IFA Berlin

SoftKinetic logoBERLIN – August 30, 2012 – Haier, the leading solution provider of brown goods, and SoftKinetic™, the leading developer of end-to-end gesture recognition solutions, have today announced a new partnership to bring 3D cameras to smart TVs for the first time. At IFA Berlin this week, Haier will demonstrate motion-controlled games on smart TVs using SoftKinetic technology.
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NatureShare Hires Kyle Girard as Director of Software Engineering

Former hearforward partner leads technology development as outdoor digital company furthers social platform

WOODSTOCK, Vt. – August 29, 2012 - Market leader in nature and outdoors lifestyle mobile apps, NatureShare today announced the hiring of Kyle Girard as Director of Software Engineering.  Girard previously acted as managing partner and lead software architect at Burlington, Vermont-based hearforward, prior to its acquisition by in August 2012. In his new role at NatureShare, Girard will oversee the development of the company’s social platform for the outdoor vertical. NatureShare’s newest hire comes as the company builds out its technology team following a $1.5 million round of fundraising.<!–more–

“Kyle brings us great technical expertise as we scale our mobile and web offerings,” said NatureShare CEO, Brendan Cahill.  “He understands how to grow a social company and his experience will be instrumental to realizing our goal of being a leading social platform for the outdoor vertical.”

“Joining NatureShare allows me to combine my love of the outdoors with my experience in social software development,” said Girard.  “There’s an incredible opportunity here to tap into the ever-growing nature community and to amplify the way it interacts with the outdoors via technology and mobile platforms.”

In just over a year, Girard helped hearforward achieve a reputation as a rising player in the social marketing space, improving the company’s growth each quarter. Girard brings over seven years of experience in providing technical strategy and support for leading New England companies such as Burton, King Arthur Flour, and Seventh Generation, where he has utilized new technologies to increase business efficiency.

About NatureShare
NatureShare is an innovative social platform for the outdoor vertical and the leading publisher of mobile applications for nature and outdoor lifestyle. NatureShare, previously known as Green Mountain Digital, was founded in 2009 in Woodstock, VT. The company has designed and published more than 30 award-winning mobile apps including Audubon Birds of North America, Orvis Fly Fishing: The Ultimate Guide, GardenMinder, and Sailing World: Knots and Splices for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, and other mobile operating systems.

Media Contact
Ellen Manuszak, TriplePoint for NatureShare

Fall Fashion: GUNNAR Optiks Introduces Three New Styles of Computer Eyewear

Protect Your Eyes in Style With Brand New Ready-to-Wear Frames – Haus, Joule and Vinyl

SAN DIEGO – August 29, 2012 – GUNNAR Optiks, the world’s leading manufacturer of computer eyewear, today announced the launch of three new Fall-fashion styles for its computer line: Haus, Joule and Vinyl. The rectangular Haus is available in Onyx, Onyx Fade and Tortoise, the oval-shaped Joule in Onyx, Tortoise and Amethyst, and Vinyl in  Onyx, all priced at an MSRP of US$99. Available in 20/20 or prescription (facilitated by Carl Zeiss Vision) with GUNNAR’s patented lens technology, the new additions combine form and function with style to reduce eye fatigue and stress, common side-effects of computer vision syndrome and digital eye fatigue that affects over 100 million Americans today.

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nFluence’s Brand Sorting Technology Gains Meffys Awards Nomination in Consumer Trust Category

Innovative Technology Behind nFluence’s dealBoard App Recognised for Transparency and Privacy in First Year of the Consumer Trust Award

SEATTLE and LONDON – August 28, 2012 – nFluence Media, a Seattle and London leader in consumer-driven preference technology, is pleased to announce that its Brand Sorting technology, which powers dealBoard, its personalised daily deals app, has won a nomination in the influential Meffys awards under the new consumer trust category. The Meffys are the official awards of the MEF, the global trade association for monetization within the mobile industry, and the winners will be announced at a gala event on the 12 September 2012.
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Chartboost Expands Kiosk Program, Creates New Revenue Opportunities for Mobile Game Developers

Key Partners GREE, Booyah, Kabam and Crowdstar Kiosks Now Available to Game Developers

SAN FRANCISCO – August 28, 2012 – Chartboost (—the platform for game developers to reach more gamers and make more money without the need of a traditional ad network—today announced the launch of its expanded Kiosk program. Chartboost’s Kiosks enable any game developer to increase revenue by engaging with major mobile game companies GREE, Booyah, Kabam and Crowdstar. Continue reading

Bust Out Your Move: Lights, Camera, Party! is Out Now on PlayStation® Network

QUEBEC CITY – August 28, 2012 - It’s going to be the party of the year! Frima Studio, Canada’s largest independently owned game developer, is pleased to announce that Lights, Camera, Party! is now available on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation Move. Powered by the Unreal Engine, this unique, fast-paced PS Move party game will have friends and family jumping out of their seats to best each other in an array of zany mini-games.

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