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Tadaa Hits 1,000,000 Downloads

It’s been a busy time since we started Ballpark Ventures earlier this year, so I thought I’d update you on some of the companies I’ve been involved with recently, either as an investor, mentor, advisor or Non-Exec Director (or a combination of any of these roles). First up is, who topically enjoyed their millionth […]

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More Good App News: The Symbian Meta-Publisher

Symbian has announced its Horizon program, which will get developers’ apps into multiple stores with a single submission. Symbian already has a deal in place with stores from Nokia, Samsung and AT&T, and it’s in talks with several more. Basically, instead of submitting their app to each one separately, developers can submit it to Symbian […]

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PR Gets Into Apps, Too

I pointed out a couple of weeks back that simply getting your app in an app store isn’t a marketing strategy. Apparently the team at VSC Consulting were thinking the same thing, as they’ve now launched AppLaunchPR, a division of their PR firm dedicated to building awareness and driving downloads of mobile apps. Interesting stuff, […]

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Developers: An App Store Isn’t A Marketing Strategy

App stores abound these days: Apple’s well-known effort has been joined by BlackBerry’s App World, and more recently, Nokia’s Ovi Store, while pretty much every operator, handset vendor and used-car dealer has said they’re going to set up their own shop. A lot of this is based on the huge number of downloads by iPhone […]

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mjelly Launches Mobile Service Directory

Got an email in from James over at mjelly this week, letting me know they’ve launched a new directory of “mobile 2.0” services and applications, both on the PC web and on mobile at While it’s just getting started, it looks like a useful tool to find some great mobile sites and services, so […]

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