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LimeRoad, A Fashion Scrapbooking Site Based In India, Scoops Up $30M Series C

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techcrunch.com - LimeRoad, a New Delhi-based site that lets users create and share collages of fashion product, announced today that it has raised a $30 million series C led by Tiger Global, with participation from...

Auctionata Raises $45M To Take Its Live-Streamed Art Auctions To New Frontiers

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techcrunch.com - The tide is rising for live streaming services, and just as this is lifting apps, other kinds of streaming startups are seeing a boost as well. Today, Auctionata, a Berlin startup that broadcasts o...

XO Group CEO Michael Steib Talks About Reinventing A 20-Year Old Media Company

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techcrunch.com - New York-headquartered XO Group isn’t a company where you’d expect big, dramatic changes — after all, it was founded nearly two decades ago (with seed financing from AOL, which now owns TechCrunch)...

Quick Chat: Brian Solis, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group

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cmo.com - Brian Solis quite literally wrote the book on the future of business. As Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group, he’s a digital analyst, business strategist and futurist, specialising in change manag...

A Farewell To Jobs

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techcrunch.com - Few subjects elicit more skepticism than the so-called “sharing economy.” Kevin Roose argues: “The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About Desperation.” Catherine Rampell warns: “there’s a da...

Twitter hunts for UK marketer as it targets £180m ad revenues

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campaignlive.co.uk - The senior marketer will lead Twitter's strategic development, execution and measurement of consumer campaigns and marketing programmes across the UK. The role will be based in London but report in...

Land Rover to move global ad account into Spark44

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campaignlive.co.uk - Although set-up as Jaguar’s global communications and marketing partner, Spark44 has also been moving in on Land Rover’s creative assignments in recent months, acquiring Land Rover’s incumbent Aust...

Attempts to revive Loaded fail, magazine to close after 21 years

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mediaweek.co.uk - The April edition of Loaded, on sale now with Noel Gallagher on the front cover, will be the last issue of the monthly magazine. A statement from the publisher said: "As of the current April issue,...

Unpacking Etsy’s S1

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techcrunch.com - Editor’s note: Ezra Galston is a venture capitalist with Chicago Ventures and the former Director of Marketing for CardRunners Gaming. He writes the blog BreakingVC. As an investor in many digital ...

Crossing the Cybersecurity Trust Chasm

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techcrunch.com - Editor’s Note: Deepak Jeevankumar is an enterprise IT investor at General Catalyst Partners where he has a wide range of investments in cybersecurity, big data and storage startups. The opinions ex...

Mobile Payment Startup MyCheck Raises $5M From Santander’s Innoventures Fund

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techcrunch.com - MyCheck, another startup that wants to make it easy to pay your restaurant bill using your mobile phone, has closed a $5 million Series B. However, perhaps more noteworthy is the company’s new back...

The JOBS Act Is Progress But Much Remains To Be Done

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techcrunch.com - Editor’s note: Rory Eakin is the co-founder and COO of CircleUp.  We’re approaching the third anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, an omnibus bill of far-reaching financia...

Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks IPO Delay And Growth Strategies

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techcrunch.com - Aaron Levie won’t turn 30 until the end of this year, yet he’s been at the helm of Box for almost a decade. The company he launched in a dorm room with co-founder and childhood friend Dylan Smith i...

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.
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