AdMonsters is proud to announce that Derek Dukes, CEO & Co-Founder of Dipity, will deliver the keynote session at its upcoming Publisher Forum US XXI to be held in Portland, August 16 – 19. Derek’s presentation: “Expecting The Unexpected – Ad Ops in Uncertain Times” will draw on his many years of experience and focus on innovation on the Internet and in Ad Operations. Derek will provide his unique perspective on what Ad Operations should be doing in these challenging times.
Heroes of Telara is an upcoming fantasy-style MMORPG from Trion World Networks, but that’s not what the developers are calling it: Company spokesman Dave Geffon told SCI FI Wire at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles Thursday that the game is a “massively social, fully dynamic server-based game.” Quite a mouthful, but it really is different.
We’ve seen much speculation in the past month about Facebook’s impending virtual currency tests. Its initial forays will be, by all accounts, relatively simple and small. But it’s the potential of “what Facebook could do” that has everyone talking. Yes, it’s cool that in the short-term, application developers will be able to use its “credits” currency to make money, and it’s nice to see Facebook making a smart business decision, but there’s a larger and more serious question: Can Facebook introduce a universal virtual currency that makes it easier and cheaper to buy/sell virtual and real goods?
The offices of Transonic Combustion are not going to win any design prizes. Located in Camarillo, California, the company occupies a line of anonymous rooms and padlocked garage workshops at the edge of town, where land is cheap and prying eyes are scarce. Alloy-frame bicycles lean against the walls of the computer-stuffed workspaces; wastebaskets overflow with empty Mountain Dew cans. So many nondisclosure agreements have spewed from the printers on the tables that they must be capable of producing them without human intervention.
Because gasoline has historically been inexpensive, U.S. consumers have had little reason to buy fuel-efficient automobiles, giving manufacturers little reason to make them. As a result, today’s cars are amazingly wasteful. Less than 20 percent of the energy in the gas consumed by typical passenger vehicles is used to power the wheels. Most of the rest is lost as heat or sent into the air as pollutants.
As companies implement virtual goods on applications in Facebook and other social networks, they need better tools for analyzing how people are buying and selling these goods and how to make more money.
As we continue our look at the Facebook Platform payments ecosystem, today we turn our attention to virtual economy payment and analytics platform Twofish. In fact, just this morning Twofish announced the launch of a new product called Twofish EasyElements, an easy to integrate toolkit for managing virtual currencies in social networks and online games.
DocStoc , the site that lets you post, share and embed PDFs, documents and other files — much like its prime competitor Scribd — has emerged from beta with a new look and a new business model . While the site is growing rapidly — now with 1.6 million unique monthly visitors — it’s still running to catch up.
The document sharing site Docstoc, now out of beta, is announcing that it will start splitting advertising revenue with users who upload content to the service, in a new program called DocCash.
Camarillo-based Transonic Combustion, the maker of new fuel injection technology it says could push gasoline engines to 100 mpg, has landed another round of funding.