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Elevator Pitch: TwoChop Makes a Game Out of Web Content

In this episode of Elevator Pitch, host Alan Meckler meets with TwoChop founder Mo Lam and AppAddictive CEO Mike Onghai about their gamification venture, TwoChop. If you run a blog or other content oriented website containing text, music, or images, TwoChop will make a game from the content.

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Elevator Pitch: Moonit App Finds Friends, Lovers Using Astrology

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler chats with the co-founders of Moonit, a social discovery app that connects people using astrology.

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Elevator Pitch: Jux Is Blogging Without the Crap

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler chats with Jux CEO Ted Metcalfe. Jux is a personal publishing platform that allows users to create immersive, full-screen collections of photos, videos, and words. The startup says it’s like blogging without all of the crap.

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Watch: Jonah Peretti Describes Launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed

In the final part of our three-part “Media Beat” interview with Jonah Peretti, the internet entrepreneur talks about launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed.

“I wasn’t sure if it would be a big success,” Peretti admits, remembering the days leading up to the launch of The Huffington Post. “A friend of mine asked me if he should invest, and I was like ‘I’m not sure’… I didn’t really want to risk my friend’s money.”

He also offers advice for those wanting to launch their own startup, explaining that entrepreneurs shouldn’t worry about what tech blogs are covering.

Part 1: BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: ‘Our Reporters Are Doing the Kind of Work Reporters Love to Do’

Part 2: Jonah Peretti On What It Means To Go Viral

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Elevator Pitch: Sonar Helps You Meet People Nearby

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler chats with Sonar founder Brett Martin. Sonar is a mobile app that helps you uncover the social connections you may have with people nearby. Martin talks about how he got his first round of funding at SXSW and describes his vision for the future of social interaction.

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Elevator Pitch: Piictu Founder Pitches Photo App

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler meets with piictu founder Jonathan Slimak. Piictu is a mobile app that allows people to collaborate using pictures. It’s also one of the “What’s Hot” and “New & Noteworthy” apps in Apple’s app  store.

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Elevator Pitch: Kogeto Brings 360º Video to iPhone

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Kogeto founder and CEO Jeff Glasse about the Dot, his company’s panoramic video iPhone attachment, which was built with funding from Kickstarter.

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Guns & Patriots and Daily Caller Prep for Shootout

Guns & Patriots, a weekly newsletter and online site associated with conservative newspaper Human Events, just got some competition. This morning The Daily Caller launched Guns and Gear, a new vertical with “the latest news about armed citizens defending themselves and their property,” says a press release. G&P covers a similar beat.

The twist: Guns and Gear is functioning under the leadership of Mike Piccione, the former founding editor of G&P. He left the publication earlier this year to work at the United States Concealed Carry Association. Neil W. McCabe is now editing G&P.

We asked McCabe if he’s worried about Piccione over at the new Guns and Gear. “I have not seen his new venture, but I wish him the best,” McCabe said. “It is my guess that we will not compete on the same planes and, like a lot of websites, we will complement each other, as he does his thing and we do ours.”

Piccione wasn’t immediately available for comment, but we’ll update if he gets back to us.

On a side note, McCabe called me a “bastard” when I told him I couldn’t include a promotional link in this post to a new software G&P is offering. I’m 50 percent sure he was kidding.

UPDATE: In an email, Piccione told us Guns and Gear won’t compete with G&P because Guns and Gear “is a much larger publication.” He said G&P was “more of a cottage product” when he was its editor.

Elevator Pitch: Meporter Makes Everyone a Reporter

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Andy Leff about his startup Meporter, a local news site that empowers citizen journalists to share stories as they’re happening (not to be confused with Stephen Colbert’s meReport 6700).

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Elevator Pitch: BillGuard Aims to Protect Your Money

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler grills entrepreneur Yaron Samid about his company BillGuard, a credit card protection service that recently closed a $10 million round of financing.

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