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Aussie games company’s Roar-some MobileBeat win. (Awesome. Roar-some. See what we did?)

Australian company Roar Engine recently wowed ‘em Stateside at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2011. The mobile startup beat out 15 other hopefuls to win one of two coveted Tesla prizes. (Named after Nikola Tesla, the scientist who discovered early mobile communication. Obvs.) Roar Engine pulled off the flashy feat by building a social game in just four minutes. “What if you could build Farmville in a week?” co-founder Clint Walker asked the audience.

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It started with some WILD questions about building games for the emerging "social game" space. Crazy stuff, like what if you could build "Farmville" in a week? What if you could press a button and have a cross-platform, scalable, social game application layer instantly available? What if we could distill the core mechanics of social games into a highly configurable, easy-to-use system so that game developers could focus on creating amazing game experiences, rather than figuring out how to build complex server infrastructures...

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How to build a retail empire with James Webber [FREE REPORT]

Starting any new business is hard, but starting an online retail business is particularly hard. You see, this is one industry that combines technology, logistics and, of course, marketing – it’s a juggling act. To help us crack this hard nut, we sought the wisdom James Webber, CEO at Bookworld.

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Ever considered crowdfunding? [FREE REPORT]

Liz Wald is Vice President of International for Indiegogo.com. She has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model.  One of her successes...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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