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  • Mobile payment startup Fortumo targets the long tail of virtual goods

    Mobile payment startup Fortumo targets the long tail of virtual goods

    [Estonia] Fortumo, the mobile payments provider, has launched FortuMoPay, a new service designed for selling credits in "online games, web applications and social networks." It differs from competitors such as Zong (which recently signed a partnership with Facebook) and boku, says the company, in the way it targets small and medium-sized businesses (or even individuals) by making it quick and… Read More

  • Finally, a spoon built with food-flinging in mind

    Finally, a spoon built with food-flinging in mind

    Not since the invention of the Spork has such a masterpiece of meal-time enjoyment rocked dinner tables worldwide. Enter, the Zing! Spoon – a spring-loaded spoon with handy finger mount. Let your family know that you know about being cut out of the will with a nice glob of mashed potatoes to the forehead. Tell your girlfriend it’s not her, it’s you with some healthy oatmeal all… Read More

  • A Look at Supernova 2007 Connected Innovators

    A Look at Supernova 2007 Connected Innovators

    At Supernova’s 2007 Connected Innovators session, 12 young startups (well, 13 if you count the fake one planted to keep the audience on their toes), pitched their products to an audience at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco with punditry by Kevin Werbach and Michael Arrington and supporting color from Josh Kopelman, Julia Hanna Farris and Paul Kedrosky. Here’s a look at the 13… Read More

  • Meet the 2007 Connected Innovators

    Kevin Werbach and I are pleased to announce this year’s finalists to present at the Supernova 2007 Conference, on Thursday, June 21, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco. We had a record number of submissions this year, which made it extremely difficult to select the finalists. Many of the selected companies will be showcasing new products for the first… Read More

  • The Zing Player has WiFi, Smaller than the Sirius Stiletto

    If you were looking forward to the Sirius Stiletto to listen to Sirius radio, you’ve got an alternative now. The Zing Player also uses WiFi to snatch access to internet and Sirius channels. It’s quite small as well, especially compared to the Sirius. There’s also a dock and a click-wheel, which wasn’t touch-based but still pretty cool. No pricing and availability… Read More