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Game developer Rocket Jump had already proved its mettle with the hit Major Mayhem. But the company's location in Wellington, New Zealand meant its team often felt isolated from the resources they needed to build an even bigger hit. MavenSay, a social recommendation app, just got a surge of unplanned downloads coming from Indonesia, and its founders are moving quickly to include Southeast Asia in its expansion plans, as a result. Real-time parking startup ParkMe wants to help find you parking -- in real-time. The company, which originally started out on the Web, has been making a big push behind mobile apps, which is really smart, because most times when you're looking for parking, you're not on a PC, but you have a smartphone nearby. HasOffers, a startup that helps mobile app developers see which ad efforts are actually paying off, is announcing that it has raised a $9. Google Checkout is being sunsetted as the company focuses on shaping Google Wallet into a viable PayPal rival. Founders Fund, the firm founded by Peter Thiel and other PayPal executives, famously declared that it wants to back companies with big, ambitious visions (not just dinky web startups). Does my music do better on Facebook or Twitter? Where should my next tour be? Is my new song too repetitive? Musicians can get free answers to these questions and more from BeatDeck, a Y Combinator analytics company launching today. Automated Insights, a startup that translates raw data into plain English, is launching a new product that could make analytics data a lot more accessible. The bookend to Yahoo's Big News Day -- a major refresh of its photo sharing site Flickr -- will see the company drop is Flickr Pro pricing tiers as part of a bid to compete better with Facebook/Instagram and the rest of the crowded market in the online photo space. It's easy to forget that Yahoo has had a long on-again-off-again love affair with online video. But you might not remember that, because other online video platforms long ago left Yahoo in the proverbial dust.