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Updated Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m.: Rob Yoegel is leading Monetate’s internal content initiatives, not client initiatives.
According to an email newsletter, superfluid, a social network to connect creative types and a marketplace for the barter exchange of creative work, is closing shop so its leadership can focus on the forthcoming Philadelphia Game Lab, which aims to create a physical space for Philadelphia game developers to connect, and Academe.io, a yet-to-be-launched social research tool. The group says that superfluid will live on in a new product called “thecoCreate,” but details are not yet available.
eGames Inc. in continuing its focus on acquiring the rights to integrate legendary celebrities in a new Facebook game it will call Retro World, to be released next month, with the announcement that Dick Clark will provide content for a tutorial to the game, Hollywood Reporter reports. Over the past few months, the company has made deals with the Elvis Presley and John Belushi estates.
According to a press release last week, Monetate has strengthened its content team by adding Rob Yoegel, formerly of Philly’s NAPCO, as a Content Marketing Director who will share best practices with Monetate for its content strategy.
GIVE A GLANCE
myYearBook made the top spot in Deloitte’s 2011 Greater Philadelphia Fast 50, according to a press release. Also included in the list were Qliktech, AppLabs, CardioNet, eZanga, StarCite, SofterWare, NextDocs and more. The full Philadelphia Fast 50 list is here.
Inquirer’s PhillyInc covers two events this week focused on social entrepreneurship, the Investors’ Circle and Social Venture Network.
The University City Science Center announced this week a monthly “Office Hours” program to connect entrepreneurs with seasons professionals, which launches this afternoon with Morgan, Lewis and Bockius attorneys Jeff Bodle and Ken Davis. The program is by reservation only.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
DreamIt’s CloudMine, which helps developers locate the right APIs for the job, gets TechCrunch treatment. The company was also featured on LAUNCH, DuckDuckGo is now a default choice in Opera web browsers next to the likes of Google, Bing and Yahoo.