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Tuition.io Picks Up A New Investor, As It Manages Over $1 Billion In Student Loans

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techcrunch.com - In the year since its launch, Tuition.io, the company billing itself as the Mint.com for managing student loans, has grown to manage over $1 billion in loans. The company, which provides a monitori...

KLM Airlines Gives Passengers the Ability to Network in the Air

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mashable.com - Business travelers have found a new way to make valuable connections thanks to KLM Royal Dutch Airline's social seating service Meet & Seat, which was launched in 2012 to introduce passengers with ...

Instacart Could Raise A Big New Round Of Funding Valuing It At $400 Million

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techcrunch.com - On-demand grocery startup Instacart is fielding term sheets for a big new round of funding, according to sources. We’ve heard the new financing could be led by a non-VC investor, and according to o...

Meet The 11 New Startups Launching At AngelPad’s Spring Demo Day

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techcrunch.com - AngelPad, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator founded by early Googler and tech investor Thomas Korte, is holding demo day for its Spring 2014 class in San Francisco today. Since its incept...

Beaconizing the Brand Experience - Brian Solis

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briansolis.com - Guest post by Gib Bassett, Global Program Director, Consumer Goods, Teradata There’s no question that the shopping journey has been disrupted by consumer behavior in online, social media and mobile...

Weibo Spikes 19.06% In Its Debut

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techcrunch.com - This morning Weibo went public, offering fewer shares than previously expected, though the bloc was priced at $17, in line with yesterday’s reporting. The company went gangbusters its first day of ...

Google's revenues surge but shares drop as it grapples with transition to mobile - Brand Republic News

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brandrepublic.com - The average cost-per-click of a Google ad decreased 9% over the first quarter of 2013 and the aggregate paid clicks decreased by around 1% over the fourth quarter of 2013. Nevertheless, the company...

FWAwebTV - The FWA - Nissan - "Hero"

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thefwa.com - Once a week Adobe presents The Cutting Edge award to the project that best highlights the newest capabilities of the modern web.

Facebook beats Twitter to most 'marketing friendly' social media site crown, says DMA - Brand Republic News

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brandrepublic.com - The DMA’s inaugural ‘social media scorecard’ asked 171 UK-based marketers to rate the social media platforms in the areas of campaign planning, execution and post-campaign analysis, with Facebook c...

Metro launches in-house branded content agency, Metro Story

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brandrepublic.com - Story will be led by the creative director, Sophie Robinson, and brings together members of its planning, insight, editorial, design, production and project management teams. The operation will wor...

Is Winter Coming? Hear More From Our All-Star Investor Panel At Disrupt NY

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techcrunch.com - VC money in the U.S is at its highest level since 2001, and valuations are soaring. The question on everyone’s mind is, are we in a bubble? Besides our obsession with Game of Thrones, there’s a rea...

US Airways Forgives Staffer for Pornographic Tweet

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10 fastest-growing emerging cities - Holy Kaw!

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holykaw.alltop.com - Huffington Post has a list of 10 cities in emerging countries that may soon start to challenge some of the world’s top business cities says a new report called Emerging Cities Outlook. Here’s what ...

TheFWA - Publicis Modem Paris

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thefwa.com - Publicis Modem Paris The official website of Publicis Modem France, the integrated digital agency of Publicis Group. http://www.publicis-modem.fr/ 01-NPUE.jpg 02-RGHT.jpg 03-AC63.jpg Publicis Modem...

Major League Gaming Snags New VP From Machinima To Further Grow Its MLG.tv Network

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techcrunch.com - Major League Gaming (MLG), one of the oldest e-sports companies out there, picked up a new hire today from Machinima, another well-known gaming content company. Ryan Wyatt will join MLG as its vp o...

General Mills Legal Policy Change Spooks Facebook Fans

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mashable.com - UPDATE April 17, 7:05 pm ET General Mills says a New York Times report cited in an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the company's legal policy change prevents consumers from su...

Digital Display Startup Enplug Raises $2.5 Million Seed Round

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techcrunch.com - Digital signage is increasingly being used by businesses as a way to promote new products, engage with customers, and serve up ads. Los Angeles-based Enplug thinks it has a better way to do digital...

5 Innovations That Will Transform India in the Next 5 Years

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mashable.com - MUMBAI, India — Following the United States and China, India is the world’s third largest Internet population. The country is projected to be home to 243 million Internet users by June 2014 -– but ...

Data Analytics Startup Beckon Raises $8M As Marketers Look Beyond Generic Tools

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techcrunch.com - Beckon, a California-based startup that helps marketers track their spend using data analytics, has raised $8 million in Series A funding from August Capital and Canaan Partners. The latest funding...

Health Startup Healthberry Soft launches Beta To Measure Patient Feedback

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techcrunch.com - UK-based health startup HealthBerry has soft launched its beta. Pitched as a “better way to engage with patients” the startup uses social media as a way for national health services to measure pati...

In An Effort To Legitimize Its Business, Airbnb Offers To Pay Hotel Taxes In NY, Hotel Lobby Says ‘No Thanks’

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techcrunch.com - After years of complaining about how Airbnb doesn’t compete on a level playing field, apparently the hotel lobby in New York now wants to ensure that the peer-to-peer hospitality startup isn’t held...

CrunchBase Daily

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static.crunchbase.com - Palo Alto-based personal health assistant service Better has raised $5 million in seed funding from Social+Capital Partnership and The Mayo Clinic. Better delivers medical information to users via ...

The 12 Most Expensive Cars at the New York Auto Show

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mashable.com - From futuristic designs to energy-saving technologies, the New York International Auto Show is something of a who's who of automotive geniuses. The show opens to the public on Friday, but Mashable ...

Lending Club Raises $115M In Debt And Equity, Buys Financing Company Springstone Financial For $140M

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techcrunch.com - Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Lending Club is announcing new funding and an acquisition this morning. The company raised $65 million from T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., Wellington Management Co...

Weibo Stock Rises 19% on First Day Despite Investor Concerns

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mashable.com - This story was updated most recently at 4:02 p.m. ET on April 17. Weibo stock closed at $20.24 a share, an increase of just under 20% on the day, despite investor concerns leading up to the initial...

SpringCM Scores $18M In Funding; Plans To Expand Sales And Marketing

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techcrunch.com - SpringCM, which has been doing hosted content management since 2005, long before we called it The Cloud, announced today it has received $18M in venture funding. CEO Greg Bucholtz told me he plans ...

Twitter Introduces Mobile App Install Ads And Integrated Ad-Buying With MoPub

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techcrunch.com - It looks like Twitter is hoping to earn more ad dollars from mobile app publishers and developers. The company is announcing several new features today that Vice President of Revenue Kevin Weil des...

Work4 Raises $7M To Take On Job Boards With Its Social Network-Based Recruitment App

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techcrunch.com - Work4, an online recruitment startup that uses social networks to advertise and find leads for jobs, has picked up another $7 million in funding that it plans to use to expand further into markets ...

Nokia Halts Lumia 2520 Tablet Sales In Europe Amid Faulty Charger Product Recall

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techcrunch.com - A bit of a setback for Nokia in the early days of its tablet strategy. It’s announced today that it has had to halt sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in Europe amid a recall of the charger that is sol...

Danny Kuo Wants His MBA Diploma Before Getting His Insider-Trading Sentence - Businessweek

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businessweek.com - Here’s proof that there is life after securities fraud: Danny Kuo, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to swapping illegal stock tips, asked a judge on Tuesday to delay his sentencing so he can attend next ...

PlayStation 4 Sales Top 7 Million Worldwide

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mashable.com - Sony's PlayStation 4 console sold 7 million units since its launch Nov. 15 last year, the company announced. In addition, PlayStation 4 games have sold 20.5 million copies at retail stories and thr...

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Editor's note

'For the first time in five hundred years, emergent behaviour is running ahead of the so-called hegemony of understanding communications. Essentially, people are back to being at the centre of the solar system and a brand that doesn't understand this, and can't surround the individual in the centre with different platforms of activity, will lose traction and meaning' Richard Seymour. His sentiment captures the theme underpinning evolutionRevolution.