MonkeyParking founder Paolo Dobrowolny now considers himself a true disrupter. In a missive posted on Linkedin, Dobrowolny publicly reflected for the first time on his experiences launching the MonkeyParking app in San Francisco over the summer.
Image Credit: Eko Devices True story: When I was 15, I went in for a sports physical and the primary care doc heard a heart murmur that concerned him.
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Above: Rick Thompson of Signia Ventures. Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeat SAN FRANCISCO — The mobile-gaming gold rush is over, according to one of the people responsible for it.
Above: Simon Khalaf, chief executive of Yahoo-owned Flurry, speaks at VentureBeat's 2014 GamesBeat conference in San Francisco on Sept.
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A relatively undiscussed part of healthcare reform is the government’s requirement that health providers give patients access to their patient records.
Above: Nexon President & CEO, Owen Mahoney Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeat SAN FRANCISCO — According to game publisher Nexon CEO Owen Mahoney, a game lives and dies by its “fun factor.” It’s an obvious point to make, but as Mahoney sees it, this is a point that developer cannot overemphasize, given — as he sees it — the lack of creativity from 2009 to early 2014.
Above: Google's gaming boss Bob Meese. Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeat SAN FRANCISCO — To reach every corner of the world with the games on its Android platform, Google is thinking about how people pay.
Image Credit: Dylan Tweney/VentureBeat Fresh off his bravura performance at the Flint Center in Cupertino where he unveiled the new iPhone 6, a smart watch, and a proprietary payment system, Apple chief Tim Cook blasted the current state of television … while appearing on not-network TV.
Above: Peter Levin, left, president of interactive ventures and games at Lionsgate, speaks with Chris Petrovic, head of corporate development at Kabam, at VentureBeat's 2014 GamesBeat conference in San Francisco on Sept.
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Google has released its latest transparency report on government requests for data, claiming a 150 percent surge in demand for more information.
Above: Michael Pachter at GamesBeat 2014. Image Credit: GamesBeat Enjoying your new console? Well, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter thinks it’ll soon be obsolete, and he thinks that Xbox maker Microsoft knows it.
Above: Unity chief executive David Helgason. Image Credit: Michael O'Donnell/VentureBeat SAN FRANCISCO — The man in charge of one of the most popular game-creation tools in the world prefers chaos over order.
Image Credit: Illustration by Eric Blattberg / VentureBeat Healthcare bills are often long and confusing affairs. Patients can be overwhelmed with a litany of line items for services from various departments or providers — so much that they often neglect to pay their full bill.
Image Credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr Cloudyn, a startup with web-based software that tracks how much money companies spend on public clouds and suggests ways to optimize cloud usage, has taken on its first venture round, totaling $4 million.
Above: EA CEO Andrew Wilson speaking at GamesBeat 2014. SAN FRANCISCO — You need to steal. That’s what Electronic Arts chief executive officer believes about humans, and that belief led to the creation of the company’s recently introduced subscription service.
Above: Sidecar promotional photo Image Credit: Sidecar On-demand car service Sidecar today announced a new $15 million funding round led by Avalon Ventures.