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    dmxplosive
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    iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by dmxplosive on Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:35 pm

    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/16/ifund-app-store-success-future-apps/

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) has started an iFund blog covering topics about its $100 million venture capital fund for iPhone developers. KPCB has currently funded five companies with about $30 million of investment capital. Those companies include:

    - Pelago social discovery and location sharing through an application called Whrrl which is live on the AppStore
    - iControl a home automation and monitoring solution available in Q1
    - ng:moco iPhone games launching its first titles this month
    - GOGII A new social interaction and marketing platform, launching in Q4
    - An unannounced venture launching in Q1

    The company is excited about the prospects of the App Store and note that iPhone application downloads for the first 30 days exceeded all other US carriers combined in a quarter.

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    ccording to our estimates and M:Metrics data, thats more iPhone application downloads in 30 days than all US carriers combined have in a quarter.* That means a relatively small base of handsets (~12M, mostly US) is dramatically outperforming the other 250M.

    KPCB also believes that a more sophisticated set of applications will arrive as developers become more familiar with the iPhone SDK, and claim to "know some of the apps in the pipeline" that will take things to a whole new level.

    Several prominent titles have recently been released to the App Store, including Star Wars The Force Unleashed and Spore. Meanwhile, SlingMedia has acknowledged that they are working on their media player for the iPhone. Despite demoing a version of their app for jailbroken iPhones, the company has made no further announcements. We've heard, however, that they are planning on launching a beta version later this year.

    http://ifundvc.com/
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    Re: iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by blade on Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:41 pm

    looking forward to the future apps


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    Re: iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by krypto on Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:32 am

    yeah, me2, seems like the app store is growing very quickly
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    Re: iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by dmxplosive on Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:52 pm

    yes it is. i don't see it slowing down anytime soon
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    Re: iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by krypto on Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:50 pm

    yeah, it's becoming an industry
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    Re: iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by twoodcc on Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:00 pm

    pretty much. and other companies are already trying to copy them
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    Re: iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by krypto on Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:18 pm

    yep, but they won't be as good, b/c apple came out w/it first
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    Re: iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by twoodcc on Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:54 am

    well, apple still has to stay sharp to stay on top
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    Re: iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by krypto on Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:23 pm

    yeah, i guess they can't just stop making apps for it
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    Re: iFund, App Store Success, Future Apps

    Post by twoodcc on Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:35 pm

    well other people make the apps

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