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Badgeville Raises $12M Series B Led by Norwest

Badgeville, The Social Loyalty Platform, today announced it has closed a $12 million Series B round led by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and El Dorado Ventures, with participation from existing institution Trinity Ventures and Webb Investment Network. Badgeville’s patent-pending Dynamic … Continue reading

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sFund Gamification Summit

Top venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ sFund is a $250 million initiative set up to invest in social applications and services. Strategic partners in the fund include Amazon.com, Facebook and Zynga as well as Comcast, Allen & Company … Continue reading

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The Gamification of Car Insurance

A new type of “pay-how-you-drive” car insurance has recently been introduced in the UK for young drivers. These schemes require drivers to have a GPS telematics device installed in their vehicles which tracks acceleration, braking, cornering and speed, as well … Continue reading

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Having Fun with Finances

Mark Frauenfelder Editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine and the founder of the popular Boing Boing weblog has taken a look at the beta of payoff.com, a new personal finance service that makes use of  gamification, for the credit.com website. He was … Continue reading

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VC’s – Next Stop, Gamification.

In 2010, VentureBeat’s analysis found that 91 game companies raised $1.05 billion in 2010, up 58 percent from a year earlier. With the VC landscape appearing favourable we were interested to hear what three of the most active players in … Continue reading

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