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Local Tween Designs App for iPhone & Raises Money to Fight Breast Cancer

Local Tween Designs App for iPhone & Raises Money to Fight Breast Cancer

Fort Wayne based Giggle World Productions, LLC today announced the recent update of Giggle Bear for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer will receive a total of $50,000 once the app reaches 500,000 downloads. With every paid download, Giggle World will donate money to support breast cancer research. Giggle Bear is available on iTunes and includes the Giggle World animal creation activity and four different games to play.

300,000 Users in 3 Months - Halftone 1.5 Raises the Bar for Photo Fun

300,000 Users in 3 Months – Halftone 1.5 Raises the Bar for Photo Fun

Sammamish, Washington – Today, Juicy Bits released version 1.5 of their popular Halftone photography app for iPhone and iPod touch. With over 300,000 users in only 3 months and an average rating of 4.7 (out of 5), Halftone is a fun way to add aged printing and comic-style effects to photos to give them a unique, vintage look. Including over 20 paper styles, nine layouts, two caption formats, six different speech ballon shapes, over 20 stamps, and three licensed fonts, photos can be customized, then saved to the photo album, sent via e-mail, shared with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and printed.
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Flurry Raises $15M Series C - Boosting iOS App Dev Monetization Services

Flurry Raises $15M Series C – Boosting iOS App Dev Monetization Services

San Francisco, California – Flurry Inc., a leading provider of mobile application analytics, discovery and monetization solutions, today announced that it has closed a $15 million Series C round of financing. The round was led by Menlo Ventures with participation from existing investors, including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest, First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures. Sonja Hoel Perkins, Menlo Ventures Managing Director, will join Flurry’s board of directors.
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Pic2Shop Raises the Bar(code) in the iPhone Barcode Scanning Wars

Pic2Shop Raises the Bar(code) in the iPhone Barcode Scanning Wars

Wavre, Belgium – Vision Smarts, developers of cutting-edge image and video analysis software, announced today the re-launch of pic2shop, a free real-time barcode scanning application for all generations of the popular Apple iPhone (many similar products are limited to working with the iPhone 3Gs due to its auto-focusing camera). Using the iPhone’s camera, users are able to scan barcodes and compare tens of millions of products online. US users are also given access to local prices for items based on their current location, conveniently displaying them on a map for quick access. Going beyond just retail, Pic2shop will also tell you if a scanned book is available at your local library.
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