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RJMetrics has moved its offices from Camden to 13th and Walnut, according to a post at PhillyTechNews. The company checked in on Foursquare, complete with a photo, and it looks pretty swanky. Challenge them to some ping pong.
Philly virus software provider Ascentive used deceptive marketing tactics to sell its product, violating Washington’s Computer Spyware Act, a Washington attorney contests. The company settled with a $20,000 civil penalty and $58,000 in legal fees, TechFlash reports. [h/t PTN]
GIVE A GLANCE
This one’s off-the-radar now, but it looks like a TicketLeap intern let this one slip: TicketLeap has evolved its mobile check-in service. Soon, event organizers can use an Android app to scan QR codes printed on tickets to check-in patrons. In recent weeks, the company has been moving quickly on innovations like these. The Google cache of the original blog post is here.
New Philly startup Ryzing was promoting its Bingo Facebook game over the holidays, according to a release. Players played and voted to give $1,000 to one of 25 charities. St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Tennessee walked away with the winnings.
Langhorne’s eGames, Inc. is partnering with Quepasa Corporation to cross promote a handful of online gaming titles, according to a release.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Netflix has invested $42,000 into Poptent’s users for its viral marketing service. The company will choose 5 videos from contributors to try to convert YouTube viewers into customers.
RailBandit announced in late December that it plans to release an Android version of its mobile transit app.
Azavea head Robert Cheetham was on Radio Times two weeks ago to discuss 2010 census data and the politics behind it. Listen to it online, now.
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