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Art Green - who has written 186 posts on Frisky Mongoose.

Art is a Weekend Editor at Frisky Mongoose focusing on video games and the social media that surrounds them.

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Rock Out With Your iPhone Out

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Rock Out With Your iPhone Out

Tweet While you can get some simulated rock action on the iPhone with Guitar Hero, here comes a full fledged application that allows you to plug in a guitar and actually rock out yourself. It comes in two pieces–the iRig and AmpliTube. The iRig is a piece of hardware that connects your guitar to phone, while AmpliTube [...]

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Facebook Starts Testing Face Recognition

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Facebook Starts Testing Face Recognition

Tweet It appears that the days of manually tagging your friends in pictures might be coming to a close soon. Facebook has started a “limited test” of facial recognition software that will help in tagging your friends. The process is this, according to PCMag: You upload a picture and the software will scan the photograph, [...]

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iPhone 4 Restocking Fee is No More

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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iPhone 4 Restocking Fee is No More

Tweet In response to the reception fiasco for the iPhone 4, Apple has announced that it is waiving the $20 restocking fee that typically is given when a customer returns an iPhone. Now, if you’re not satisfied with the quality of the iPhone 4, you can return the phone within 30 days of purchase and [...]

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Why Tapulous Was Sold to Disney

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Why Tapulous Was Sold to Disney

Tweet Tapulous, the developer behind Tap Tap Revenge, was recently sold to Disney. Bart Decrem, co-founder of Tapulous, recently sat down with VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi to explain why he sold his company to Disney. “We have done very well on the App Store as you know. In the last few months, we have been watching [...]

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Twitter Publishing Shopping Deals Through Advertising Account?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Twitter Publishing Shopping Deals Through Advertising Account?

Tweet There have been a number of questions as to how Twitter might be able to monetize the monstrous user base it has. It has looked at a number of solutions, but this might be the best one yet: Setting up what are essentially advertising accounts that broadcast various shopping deals. It current has an [...]

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Pro Zombie Soccer For iPhone Just in Time For World Cup

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Pro Zombie Soccer For iPhone Just in Time For World Cup

Tweet As the World Cup rages on and the world (sans America) waits on the edge of their seat for who will win the tournament, there comes a particularly impressive football game on the iPhone for you to bide the time between matches: Pro Zombie Soccer. According to Slide to Play, Pro Zombie Soccer is [...]

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Social Game “Whales” Important For Game Developers

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Social Game “Whales” Important For Game Developers

Tweet Increasingly, there appears to be some evidence that instead of simply looking at the monthly active user list of a social game, you should increasingly look at how many “whales” the game can attract to it. By whales, we’re not referring to anyone’s weight here–we’re talking about the amount of money these players spend [...]

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Rixty Announces Partnership With Facebook to Sell Credits

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Rixty Announces Partnership With Facebook to Sell Credits

Tweet Rixty and Facebook have announced that you can now purchased Facebook credits through Rixty. Rixty is an online service that allows players to purchase virtual currency for use in 100s of MMOs and social games. Speaking on the partnership is Joel Andren, director of marketing for Rixty: (As quoted by Social Times) I think [...]

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8-Bit Twilight Eclipse Parody Video Back on YouTube

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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8-Bit Twilight Eclipse Parody Video Back on YouTube

Tweet Earlier this week an 8-bit Twilight parody video was removed from YouTube citing copyright concerns. However, the video has been resurrected from the dead and is now viewable again on the site. According to Mashable, the 13-part video created by The Fine Brothers was initially removed by Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the Twilight [...]

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Light A Candle For Microsoft’s Kin

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Light A Candle For Microsoft’s Kin

Tweet The Microsoft Kin had a pretty darn short life. For those of you out there (and apparently there were not many of you) that enjoyed the device, a website has been erected for you to pay your respects to the ill-fated social networking focused device. According to KinRIP.com, (via IntoMobile) the site’s was created [...]

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Top 25 Facebook Games: July 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Top 25 Facebook Games: July 2010

Tweet Over at Inside Social Games, they’ve posted a list of the top 25 Facebook games for this month. First, here’s the chart: As the site notes, older games with a larger installed base have slowly, but steadily been bleeding players. In particular, FarmVille is the title that is seeing a monthly outflow of players. [...]

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YouTube Announces “1 For All” Contest Celebrating First Amendment

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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YouTube Announces “1 For All” Contest Celebrating First Amendment

Tweet It’s appropriate during this Fourth of July weekend that YouTube would announce a first amendment contest called “1 For All,” which asks YouTubers to submit a 30 second video about the freedom to speak and assemble. According to the contest, it is “a national nonpartisan program designed to build understanding and support for First [...]

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