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hbo logo thumb HBO & Walmart promotion apps come on board the App Storewalmart logo thumb HBO & Walmart promotion apps come on board the App Store

HBO and Walmart released their apps for the iPhone in efforts of reaching a wider market. HBO came out with its ‘HBO Snowman’ app – which runs clips from popular HBO shows. Whereas Walmart’s app is called ‘Walmart – BlowAKiss’.

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global thumb thumb comScore release: Global Internet Audience goes past 1 billion visitors

comScore provided an insight into stats of the global Internet audience recently. The report states that ranging from 15 and older (home and work computers) the total global Internet audience surpassed 1 billion visitors in December 2008. The Asia-Pacific region holds 41 percent of the total where China ranks the largest Internet population in the world.

Europe came in at 28 percent, North America: 18 percent, Latin-America: 7 percent and the Middle East & Africa: 5 percent.

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online banking thumb Report: Top U.S. Online Banks looking for different marketing tactics

The recent economy has forced a lot of businesses to format their business plans and strategies – this includes banks. comScore released a report about how online banking is transforming through this recession, as top U.S. online banks look towards creative and cost efficient marketing strategies.

Marc Trudeau from Financial Services – comScore Inc. states:

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daily fill thumb DailyFill makes a good start with its Gossip News

DailyFill, the gossip site launched about two months ago, has shown a lot of progress – as Quantcast stats show that the site already has 1.7 million unique visitors. DailyFill was created by Slingshot Labs and seems promising enough to, perhaps, match up to TMZ and Yahoo’s OMG.

xactly home thumb Xactly Corp. acquires Centive Inc.

Xactly Corp., a provider of sales compensation & performance management software acquired rival company Centive Inc. The transaction was undisclosed. Christopher Cabrera, president and CEO of Xactly Corporation said:

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Addictive IPhone Word Game – Stitch’em Words – video powered by Metacafe

Checkout this video of a new iPhone app on the App Store: Stitch’em Words. The game’s quite addictive and is a good activity when you’re bored and have nothing else to do, as it’s both entertaining and doesn’t let your brain snooze off. When asked about the app, Syed Ali Jafri, the developer - a graduate from McMasters’, mentioned the app’s description:

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screentoaster home thumb ScreenToaster adds new features

ScreenToaster recently launched some new features adding to its easy way of rapidly creating and sharing tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more.

As covered before by StartupMeme, ScreenToaster is a free web-based screen recorder designed to capture screen activity in real-time then embed videos in blogs and websites. It works in all browsers and doesn’t require any download. The new features are:

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imvu home thumb IMVU raises $10M in Series D funding

IMVU Inc. raised $10 million in Series D funding, led by Best Buy Capital and joined by Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital and Bridgescale Partners. The virtual (3D) dating network will utilize the funds in developing its 3D virtual community further. It has already reached 30 million registrations, where people use online 3D avatars to meet new people. Shawn Carolan, Managing Director of Menlo Ventures stated:

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adtechglobal logo thumb Adtech acquires Steelbox Networks

Adtech Global Solution (AGS), a worldwide service & engineering organization, bought out IP assets of Steelbox Networks Inc. in a foreclosure sale. Steelbox, a video surveillance company, gives AGS an industry-leading technology that will cater to the needs of the growing market. Tim Shadburn, AGS’ CEO stated:

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cloudswitch home thumb CloudSwitch Raises $7.4M in Funding

CloudSwitch raised $7.4 million in Series A funding round, which was led by Atlas Venture and Matrix Partners. CloudSwitch, which is looking to make cloud computing safe for enterprise, was founded by Ellen Rubin (CEO) and John Considine – who works as the CTO. On the note of present work underway, Rubin stated:

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