Dave McClure 500 Startups

The new 500 Startups class is the most international yet, and they’re zombies!

 500 Startups, the accelerator founded by angel investor Dave McClure, today announced its new class of 34 companies, Batch 002, its largest, and most international cohort to date. The group includes eight female founders, and 15 of the companies are from countries other than the U.S., with teams joining from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Japan, the Netherlands, and Portugal.

iPad launch put Chorus users in the mood for games

Envio just released the latest set of numbers from its popular iPhone app Chorus, which helps users find new apps by seeing what their friends are downloading and what they recommend (iTunes link). The big change: In March (the month covered by the new data), four of the top five paid apps were games.

Chorus iPhone users embrace Web browsers, brain aids

Chorus is an iPhone app that lets users show their friends which applications they’re downloading, and which they recommend. Not only does that help you figure out the next cool app for your iPhone, it also gives Chorus’s maker, Envio, some fun data about the App Store.