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Just Sing It Raises $1M For Its iPhone Karaoke App, With Users Recording 500K Songs In Two Weeks


The makers of Just Sing It have announced that they raised $1 million in funding.

I wrote about the app when it launched earlier this month. At the time, CEO Alec Andronikov told me that his vision is to create a truly addictive social experience — users don’t just share karaoke performances, they actually play a game where they have to guess what the other person is singing, and they can win virtual coins that unlock additional content. Ultimately, he said he wants to use karaoke as the hook for a broader social platform.

In the first two weeks since launch, Andronikov said the app was installed 80,000 times. It reached number one in the App Store’s music category, and its users are pretty active, having recorded a total of 500,000 performances during that period. Oh, and apparently Lindsay Lohan is a fan.

The funding came from Tribeca Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures, m8 Capital, Eniac Ventures, Dennis Phelps of Institutional Venture Partners, and Bob Geiman of Redwood Technology Ventures. Just Sing It says it will use the money for further development of the app.

The parent company behind the app is officially called AnyoneGame, but it sounds like the team will be de-emphasizing that name in favor of the Just Sing It brand.

(VIA. Tech Crunch)


Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network


TechCrunch – Heyzap, a Y Combinator-incubated social platform for mobile games, is releasing a software development kit today allowing developers and publishers to introduce Heyzap ads to their games.


LinkedIn: How Does The Endorse Add On Work For You?

Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD +1.88) is the most sought after social media outlet for professionals to find jobs hands down. Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD +1.88) has hand selected a few job suggestions which you may find most interesting based on the interests already visible on your Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD +1.88) public profile.

Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD +1.88) has been built as a way for individuals to express their interests through online group and organizations. Like minded individuals are able to share information with one another and garner feedback from other colleagues on the subjects of their choosing.

Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD +1.88) has just recently added the endorse button to their social platform and the response has been nothing but high praise for the team of LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD +1.88). The endorse add on gives users the ability to suggest a persons skill such as HTML, Blogging or Social Networking and name them as an expert.

The Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD +1.88) endorse add on may be compared to Facebook’s ‘Like’ feature. The ‘Like’ feature on Facebook is similar to Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD +1.88) in a way that if you enjoy reading a friends post on Facebook you will hit the ‘Like’ button to let them know how you feel.

The same is now said for LinkedIn. If you see a past friend who has worked in the same field as you, perhaps you will endorse him for his ability to handle excel or Microsoft word.

Google Finance:

LinkedIn Corporation (LinkedIn) is a professional network on the Internet with more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Through the Company’s platform, members are able to create, manage and share their professional identity online, build and engage with their professional network, access shared knowledge and insights, and find business opportunities. Its platform provides members with solutions, including applications and tools, to search, connect and communicate with business contacts, learn about career opportunities, join industry groups, research organizations and share information. Its members create profiles that serve as their professional profiles and are accessible by any other member, as well as anyone with an Internet connection.


Three Tips To Drive Social Interaction

Social media is a proven and effective way to drive active engagement to your blog, website or platform. These three tips will help you to move forward in this online world we all strive for.

1.) Whether the network is Twitter, Facebook, Myspace or any other social platform you will need to realize the importance of a target audience who will be poised to listen. The wrong audience will never listen which is why finding the right people is key to grow an online presence.
2.) A strong audience is important but content will forever remain a king online. Good content is equal to more reads and more reads will give you a bigger network.
3.) Connecting with users at the right time is tough but do-able. For example, one of the best times to tweet is around four p.m. due to the high level of online activity.