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India’s E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Replenishes Its War Chest With New $700M Round

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techcrunch.com - Flipkart raised $1 billion at the end of July, and less than six months later the Indian e-commerce giant is rounding of the year with a new $700 million round. The round includes money from existi...

Issue 41 – Contagious Magazine

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magazine.contagious.com - LATEST ISSUE Ten Years of Contagious Paul Kemp-Robertson & Gee Thomson / Contagious Founders The Contagous Decade: a Primer The past ten years have been a glorious mash-up: evolution and revolution...

SoDA 2015 Digital Marketing Outlook Survey

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surveygizmo.com - Thank you for agreeing to participate in this survey from SoDA - The Digital Soceity, conducted by Econsultancy. This survey should take no more than seven to nine minutes of your time. In return f...

Small-business growth: How to hire your first employee

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smartblogs.com - By SmartBrief Editor on December 4th, 2014 | Comment on this post Looking for hiring tips? Here’s what you need to do before hiring your first employee: Check with your attorney and CPA to verify t...

Chrysler to recall 2.9 million vehicles over air bag defect

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mashable.com - DETROIT — After resisting for several weeks, Chrysler is bowing to government demands to expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the entire nation. The company says in a statement...

TheFWA | People's Choice Award 2014

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thefwa.com - The FWA People’s Choice Award (PCA), first awarded in 2002, will be decided by FWA visitors and FWA newsletter members. Each newsletter member will be notified via a special news item of their chan...

Ad Spending for 100 Largest B-to-B Marketers Nears $5 Billion - LookBook: Advertising Agency Directory - Advertising Age - LookBook

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adage.com - 100 largest business-to-business advertisers last year spent an estimated $4.9 billion on U.S. b-to-b ads. And the fastest-growing b-to-b measured medium last year was internet display advertising,...

How to Create a New Category for Your Product

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Guy Kawasaki

inc.com - When we hear of the hottest new startups gaining traction, it's surprising how simple the concepts are. Many times, it's small problems that are approached in a different way that leads to major su...

Venture Investors Light Up Cannabis Startups

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techcrunch.com - Editor’s Note: Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase. As American lawmakers legalize cannabis in a handful of states and decriminalize it in others, “potrepreneurs” are emerging from the shad...

Bitcoin Falls Even As Some Russians Turn To Cryptocurrency

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techcrunch.com - Bitcoin fell to $307 overnight and is now hovering at about $311, a move that analysts are attributing to panic selling. At the same time, BTC-to-ruble transactions rose to 230%, from 230 trades in...

Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

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techcrunch.com - Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mo...

Are SaaS Companies Just Misunderstood?

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techcrunch.com - Depending on whom you ask, companies that sell their products on a subscription basis are either companies that are veritable giants of growth, or firms that hide their business models’ inherent we...

Instagram is worth $35 billion, according to Citigroup

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mashable.com - When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012, the price tag came as a shock to many. A little more than two years later, Citigroup said Instagram is worth $35 billion, a number that ...

David Connor

David Connor is CEO of eightytwenty, Ireland's Digital Creative Agency of the Year and a regular presenter on the digital and communications industry.

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.