Dusten Carlson of SocialNewsDaily reports, “Gamer social startup gamesGRABR has been selected as an alternate finalist in the Entertainment and Gaming Technologies category of this year’s SXSW Accelerator competition… gamesGRABR is a social network created for both casual and hardcore gamers, and is dedicated to gaming culture. The network is built around direct links to retail goods as well. Think of it as Pinterest-meets-Amazon for gamers… Over 500 companies submitted to present at the marquee event for SXSW Interactive Festival’s Startup Village, which hosts 56 finalists showcasing some of the best new tech innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience.”

Carlson continues that CEO Tony Pearce “told us that he’s ‘over the moon’ regarding gamesGRABR’s selection, and we asked him a bit about what’s next for the startup. ‘gamesGRABR only launched 4 weeks ago and is still in Beta 1.1, so it’s very early right now, however so far it has wildly exceeded our expectations,’ he said of site traffic… ‘We will be launching Beta 2.1 next month which includes comments, search by title, top 20 across all platforms and a brand new GRAB button which uses Semantic Bookmarking Technology – it’s very clever tech!’”

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