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Here are GamesBeat’s 2011 startup standouts

VentureBeat’s GamesBeat conference features a competition for gaming companies that have some kind of innovative or disruptive technology. This year, the competition features a lot of cool hardware and social games.

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Welcome to MobileBeat 2011!

One of VentureBeat’s biggest conferences kicks off today in San Francisco, Calif. — MobileBeat 2011. We’re convening the brightest minds from across all sectors of the industry to explore who will win what we’re calling “the 4G Nirvana.”

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GamesBeat 2011: Meet the moderators

We’ve collected some of the finest journalists covering the game industry to moderate the 28 different sessions at GamesBeat 2011, which takes place July 12-13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Our full agenda is here. Please meet the cast of characters.

And we’re signing up even more great GamesBeat speakers

Today we’re revealing the eleventh group of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our newest batch of speakers illustrates the wide variety of speakers and topics we’re getting for our event on July 12-13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. We’ve got 66 speakers signed up and more are coming soon (see agenda).

GamesBeat 2011 speakers to discuss raising a big pile of money

Today we’re revealing the eighth group of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. They’re the oddballs fo the group because they aren’t necessarily from the mobile game industry, which is the focus of the conference. Rather, these folks all have experience with their panel topic, Raising a Big Pile of Money.

Angry Birds exec will swoop into GamesBeat 2011 for fireside chat

It’s hard to say anything about mobile gaming these days without discussing Angry Birds, the bird-slingshotting game that has been downloaded more than 200 million times. That’s why we’ll have an executive from Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, at this year’s GamesBeat 2011 conference on July 12-13 in San Francisco.

Free-to-play mobile games to be highlighted at GamesBeat 2011

Today we’re revealing the sixth set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our newest slate of speakers will be part of a panel on the free-to-play mobile gaming market. They include Jeferson Valadares, general manager of games at Flurry; Gabe Leydon, chief executive of Addmired; Lou Fasulo, chief operating officer of Z2Live, and Dave Casteluovo, CEO of Bolt Creative.

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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.

And our latest and greatest speakers at GamesBeat 2011

Today we’re revealing the fifth set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our slate of speakers will include Neil Young, founder and CEO of Ngmoco; Andrej Naborgoj, CEO of Outfit 7, the maker of Talking Friends; and Jason Citron, chief executive of OpenFeint, which was recently acquired by Gree.

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More new speakers for GamesBeat 2011

Today we’re revealing the fourth set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our slate of speakers will include Tim Merel, managing director of Digi-Capital, Sana Choudary, co-founder of YetiZen game startup accelerator, and Jennifer Lu, director of business development at TinyCo.

Our next set of speakers for GamesBeat 2011

Today we’re revealing the second set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our slate of speakers will include David Ko, senior vice president of mobile games at Zynga, the world’s largest social game company; Si Shen, chief executive of mobile social platform company PapayaMobile; and Peter Relan, founder of YouWeb, the incubator that has created such social/mobile gaming companies as OpenFeint, CrowdStar, iSwifter and Sibblingz.

Announcing first speakers at GamesBeat 2011 conference on mobile games

Drum roll please. The first announced speakers at our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference include Steve Perlman, chief executive of games-on-demand firm OnLive; Bart Decrem, head of mobile games at Disney and former chief executive of Tapulous; and Trip Hawkins, chief executive of Digital Chocolate. This trio is the first of numerous speaker announcements we’ll have as we release more details about VentureBeat’s GamesBeat 2011, which will take place July 12-13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Pitch your hot mobile startup at MobileBeat 2011!

It’s that time of the year again: VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2011 conference is coming up on July 12 – 13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This year our theme is “Who wins in the 4G nirvana?” We’ll be focusing on the rise of 4G and what it means for every aspect of the mobile industry.

Pitch your startup at the “Who’s Got Game?” contest at GamesBeat 2011

Our GamesBeat 2011 conference is coming up on July 12-13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This year’s conference is focused on the meteoric rise of mobile games and looks at best cases for money-making and growing user bases in mobile games. We’re calling it Mobile Games Level Up. And it will feature our third annual edition of the “Who’s Got Game?” contest that highlights the best game startup.