Join Us for SF TechCrunch 5th Birthday Meetup This Friday

Happy 5th birthday, TechCrunch! This Friday, TriplePoint is sponsoring the San Francisco TechCrunch 5th birthday meetup along with TriplePoint client Social Gold and their neighbors at Twilio. They’ll have food drinks, games like TechCrunch Jeopardy, Powerpoint Karaoke & Halfbaked, and a conference call with other TechCrunch meetups from around the US. This event is one …

Gamescom 2010 Exhibitor Registration Open

Gamescom has opened exhibitor registration for the 2010 event. Exhibitors can save up to 10% on stand rent if they register before February 15th. Open to both the press and public, Gamescom is one of world’s largest gaming conventions. Last year’s Gamescom 2009 was attended by 458 exhibitors, 17,000 trade visitors and 245,000 members of …

Facebook Pages and Business: How to Promote Your Company on the World’s Largest Social Media Network

As social media continues to dominate headlines, businesses are investing significant time and resources to social media outreach. One of the the most talked about sites is Facebook, with over 350 million active users and a worldwide reach. Facebook “Pages” are the primary way that businesses can interact with other users. According to Facebook’s own statistics, …

GDC Austin Starts September 15th

GDC comes to Austin next week from September 15-18th. The Game Developers Conference® Austin is focused on connected and online games including virtual worlds, casual games, MMOs, and social networking game play. GDC Austin will also feature two day summits including Game Audio, Game Writers, Independent Games, and the newly introduced iPhone Games Summit. GDC …

GDC 2010 Submissions due August 14

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is calling for submissions for GDC 2010. GDC is the premier professional conference for creators of videogames and interactive entertainment. Speaking opportunities are available in six tracks: Audio, Business & Management, Design, Production, Programming, and Visual Arts. Presentation formats include lectures, panels, roundtables, posters and tutorials. Applications are due Friday, …

GameSpot Debuts East India Company Video Developer Diary

The first video developer diary for the upcoming PC title East India Company debuted on GameSpot today. The ongoing series be released bi-weekly on GameSpot leading up to the game’s launch. Lead designer Kim Soares of Nitro Games will give viewers a glimpse of East India Company‘s extensive features and share insights from the development …

GPS-based Game Seek ‘n Spell Debuts on the iPhone

The Retronyms released their new iPhone app Seek ‘n Spell on Earth Day! Seek ‘n Spell transforms iPhone gaming from a solo, sedentary experience to an active and social outdoor contest! Combining real outdoor spaces with virtual letters, Seek ‘n Spell is a word game where you and your friends compete to gather letter tiles …

Chinese Online Games Market Grew 63% In 2008 [Pearl Research via Gamasutra]

Gamastura reported today that Pearl Research’s new “Games Market in China” report forecasts the online games market in China will exceed $5.5 billion in 2012. The market grew more than 63% to reach $2.8 billion in 2008. According to Pearl Research: Many Chinese game operators continue to be optimistic in 2009, stating that the worldwide economic downturn has …