gamesbeat-2011

Here are our latest speakers for GamesBeat 2011

Today we’re revealing the fifth set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our slate of speakers will include Rich Wong, partner with venture capital firm Accel; Chris Bergstresser, executive vice president of online game portal Miniclip; and David Marcus, founder and CEO of mobile payment company Zong.

Etsy lands $20M, bringing valuation to nearly $300M, hires ex-Googler as COO

It’s a busy time for e-commerce site Etsy, which focuses on handmade arts and crafts. The company announced yesterday that it has snagged $20 million in its fifth round of funding, led by Index Ventures. And just this morning, it was revealed that former Google international executive Adam Freed (pictured) is joining the company as COO, reports All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher.