Smile for the Camera: New Data Shows People Are Four Times Nicer When They Post Pictures on Social Media

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SAN FRANCISCO – June 5, 2014 – Chute, a visual-marketing company, which helps brands discover and publish consumer photos and videos, has released results from a study showing how consumer sentiment differs by social media format. The study, which examined almost 6,000 posts and tweets about 30 leading consumer brands, found consumers are overwhelmingly more positive about brands when posting images instead of text on Twitter and Instagram.  The results provide powerful insights for marketers trying to optimize their brands’ social media presence. Continue reading Smile for the Camera: New Data Shows People Are Four Times Nicer When They Post Pictures on Social Media

Social Events Platform DoubleDutch Adds Renowned Industry Expert to Board of Directors

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Marco Giberti Joins Mike Maples and Byron Deeter on DoubleDutch Board, Bringing More Than 20 Years of Event Industry Experience to Fast-growing Event Tech Startup

SAN FRANCISCO — June 4, 2014 — DoubleDutch, the leading provider of mobile event applications, today announced that Marco Giberti has joined its board of directors. Giberti will bring more than 20 years of experience in the events industry to the DoubleDutch board, which already boasts a strong group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists that grace the Midas List including Mike Maples, early investor in Twitter and Lyft, and Byron Deeter, investor in Box and Eloqua. Continue reading Social Events Platform DoubleDutch Adds Renowned Industry Expert to Board of Directors

Adventures in Breaking the Mold: Broken Age Available Now on OUYA

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Act One of Double Fine’s Epic Adventure is an OUYA Console Exclusive

SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA MONICA, Calif. – May 30, 2014 – OUYA and Double Fine Productions, Inc. today announced that the first act of critically acclaimed adventure game Broken Age is now available on OUYA. Launched earlier this year on PC, Mac, and Linux, the console version of the game will be an exclusive on OUYA and, for the first time, be available for purchase as two separate parts. You can see Broken Age’s trailer here: http://vimeo.com/95777431 Continue reading Adventures in Breaking the Mold: Broken Age Available Now on OUYA

Me, Myself, and I: So Many Me Coming Exclusively to OUYA and Steam This Summer

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – May 30, 2014 – Extend Interactive today announced that So Many Me, their delightful new puzzle-platform game, will be coming exclusively to OUYA and Steam this summer. Brimming with character, So Many Me puts players in control of their own company of clones to solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and save a world threatened by an ancient evil. You can find a trailer for So Many Me here: http://youtu.be/MyIxtMuxbL4 Continue reading Me, Myself, and I: So Many Me Coming Exclusively to OUYA and Steam This Summer

Whispers in the Night: Whispering Willows Now Available on OUYA

WW_banner_364x80Haunting Horror Puzzle Game “Whispering Willows” Coming to PC June 17

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – May 27, 2014 – Whispering Willows, the award-winning original title from Night Light Interactive, is now available for purchase on OUYA for $14.99. The game immerses players in a grim, atmospheric environment rendered in strikingly stylized 2D visuals and ushers them through a mysterious world that plumbs the darkest depths of the human spirit. Continue reading Whispers in the Night: Whispering Willows Now Available on OUYA

SETI Institute Astronomers to Take to the Skies to Verify May 23 Meteor Shower Prediction

SETI_LogoSenior research scientist and comet expert Peter Jenniskens to investigate meteoric mystery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. May 23, 2014 Ten years ago while writing the book “Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets,” SETI Institute scientist Peter Jenniskens with colleague Esko Lyytinen of Finland first predicted that the Camelopardalid meteor shower would appear on the evening of May 23. With tonight’s event, Jenniskens hopes to solve the mystery of the comet’s past activity, which may provide insight into how many of our other meteor showers are created. Continue reading SETI Institute Astronomers to Take to the Skies to Verify May 23 Meteor Shower Prediction

DoubleDutch Introduces Partner Program

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Event App Leader Launches Referral and Reseller Programs for Registration Systems, Agencies, and More

SAN FRANCISCO – May 15, 2014 – DoubleDutch, the leading provider of mobile event applications for tradeshows and conferences, today launched a partner program that offers new ways for event organizers, marketing agencies, and event technology providers to work with DoubleDutch. The program includes opportunities for partners of all sizes, and demonstrates the ongoing commitment of DoubleDutch to improve every event with its social, data-driven event applications. Continue reading DoubleDutch Introduces Partner Program

Feathers Will Fly in DUCK GAME, Coming to OUYA May 13

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – April 29, 2014 – OUYA today announced that DUCK GAME, a fast-paced local multiplayer battle royale, will be coming to OUYA on May 13. With frenetic head-to-head combat, a smorgasbord of weapons, and a dedicated button for quacking, DUCK GAME is the ultimate couch multiplayer game for settling a score. Continue reading Feathers Will Fly in DUCK GAME, Coming to OUYA May 13