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Delivery Hero Gobbles Another $85M To Fuel A Price War With Just-Eat

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techcrunch.com - On the heels of online food delivery company Just-Eat’s successful IPO in London earlier this month, its big, still-private rival Delivery Hero has raised another mammoth round of funding: a Series...

Brian Solis and Altimeter Group Publish New Research on Enterprise Digital Transformation - Brian Solis

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briansolis.com - Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group, released brand new research that explores the impact of disruptive technology on consumer behavior and in turn how businesses are adapting market ...

Microsoft Hotline Helps Entrepreneurs in India Build Tech Startups

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bloomberg.com - Microsoft has offered tech support by phone for decades, from guiding business customers through a tricky Windows installation to making sure grandmas successfully locate Solitaire on the Start men...

Leaked document shows Nokia to be rebranded as Microsoft Mobile - Brand Republic News

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brandrepublic.com - The memo, seen by site NokiaPowerUser, reveals the renaming of Nokia Oyj – the Finnish company’s name – to Microsoft Mobile Oy. The memo states: "Please note that upon the close of the transaction ...

David Einhorn Just Cried Bubble And Let Slip The Shorts Of War

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techcrunch.com - David Einhorn, a hedge fund manager worth north of a billion dollars, isn’t bullish on technology stocks. In a letter to his investors sent today, Einhorn described the current market environment a...

New Details On Tactus’ Funding | Exclusive

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techcrunch.com - On the heels of its announcement with Wistron last week, Tactus chief executive Craig Ciesla stopped by TechCrunch to talk about its future plans. Ciesla said that the company raised $13.5 million ...

Absolute's Anthony Abbott becomes digital product director at Bauer Media - Brand Republic News

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brandrepublic.com - Abbott's remit will incorporate developing a coherent product vision for Bauer's website and mobile apps, with a clear consumer approach and innovative commercial opportunities. He brings 14 years'...

Meet The New CrunchBase

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techcrunch.com - Since it was first launched in 2007, CrunchBase has been an invaluable source of information about major companies, startups, investors and executives in the tech ecosystem. Today we’re proud to in...

Diageo David Beckham whisky account goes to Adam&Eve/DDB - Brand Republic News

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brandrepublic.com - It is understood that the agency won the business following a competitive pitch against undisclosed agencies. Diageo announced the launch of Haig Club earlier this month. The drinks giant claims th...

Brand Republic Digital Awards shortlist revealed - Brand Republic News

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brandrepublic.com - The judges had to whittle down more than 400 entries on the day to determine the very best of the sector’s creative work. Rachel Bull, chair of judges and editor of Brand Republic, said: "I’ve neve...

WhatsApp 500 Million Users - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - The company said that it saw tremendous growth in Russia, India, Mexico, and Brazil. Also, users now share over 700 million photos and 100 million videos ever day, according to the announcement. Fa...

WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Active Users

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mashable.com - Mark Zuckerberg has said repeatedly that he fully expects WhatsApp to reach one billion users. Now, the mobile messaging service is officially halfway there. WhatsApp announced Tuesday that it has ...

Xappmedia Raises $3M For Interactive Audio Ads

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techcrunch.com - Xappmedia is announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding for its recently launched audio advertising platform. The first part of a Xappmedia spot can sound like a regular ad, but then ...

「つながる消費者」台頭 企業は新たな体験提供を (徳力基彦) :日本経済新聞

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nikkei.com -  アメリカの広告業界でトップ10に入るほどの影響力を持つブログを運営しているコンサルタント、ブライアン・ソリス氏。そのソリス氏に先月、インタビューする機会があったので紹介したい。ソリス氏は最新テクノロジーやソーシャルメディアを組み合わせた新しいPRの概念などに精通しており、多数のベストセラー本も書いている。 《ポイント》 (1)ソーシャルメディアにより常に友人らとつながる消費者に注目。 (2...

Apple Marks Earth Day by Trolling Samsung in Newspaper Ad

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mashable.com - Apple usually refrains from attacking its rivals in ads these days, but the company has made an exception for Earth Day. A full-page ad in some newspapers on Tuesday invited competitors to copy its...

WOBI : World of Business Ideas

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wobi.com - Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group, Brian is recognized as a thought leader on new technology and the impact of emerging media.

90% of U.S. Vacationers Don't Leave Home Without Their Cellphones

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mashable.com - In the U.S., a whopping 90% of travelers say they use their cellphones while on vacation, according to a survey by TripAdvisor released Wednesday. When you consider that 90% of American adults own ...

75% of Brands' Facebook Posts Are Photos, Study Says

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mashable.com - Ever since Facebook officially launched Timeline for businesses in 2012, brand marketers have found increasing success at engaging their audiences on the social network. But what do brands actually...

General Motors Is Trying to Limit Lawsuits Over Ignition Defect

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mashable.com - General Motors on Monday filed a motion to limit lawsuits from consumers related to a defect with its ignition system that has prompted a recall of 2.6 million vehicles and has been linked to 13 de...

Microsoft Will Pick Up 93.5% Of The Windows Phone Device Market When Its Nokia Deal Closes On Friday

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techcrunch.com - After delay and minor intrigue, the $7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal will close this Friday. With its conclusion, Microsoft will become the de facto Windows Phone OEM, building and shipping the li...

Foreign Startup Founders Face Unique Struggles To Break Funding Barrier

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techcrunch.com - It was either move to Silicon Valley or bust, according to Nitro CEO Sam Chandler. His startup base of Melbourne, Australia, didn’t have the resources back in 2008 to help him scale his cloud-based...

Fast Food CEOs Make 1,200 Times As Much as Their Workers

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businessweek.com - Economic inequality in the U.S. can be quantified in all sorts of ways. The 1% account for almost 40% of the country's wealth. The 0.1% account for more than 10% all by themselves. The combined wea...

YC Ends YCVC In Favor Of Raising From LPs, Will Now Invest $120K For 7% Equity

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techcrunch.com - Y Combinator is making some big changes today with its equity structure and YCVC program. The incubator will now end its YCVC partnership with Khosla, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, and Mav...

Apple Q2 Earnings: What to Expect

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mashable.com - During Apple's second quarter earnings call a year ago, CEO Tim Cook noted that the company would have "really great stuff coming in the fall, and across all of 2014." Apple made good on its promis...

Facebook Now Powers More Than Half Of All Social Logins

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techcrunch.com - Social logins are a convenient way to sign in to services without having to go through lengthy sign-up procedures and setting up yet another password. According to the latest data from social login...

Tapingo Adds Former Google And Yahoo Exec Jeff Hardy As Chief Revenue Officer

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this year, mobile food ordering startup Tapingo added $10.5 million in funding from Khosla Ventures to help it expand to more college campuses. Today it’s announcing that it’s hired former ...

Supreme Court: Aereo Case Could Affect All Internet Storage

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mashable.com - The future of TV was on trial Tuesday, as the Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments in the case of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.. Regardless of which side prevails, the...

Real Estate Marketing Platform Placester Scores $5.5M Series A, Plus A Deal With Hearst

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techcrunch.com - Real estate marketing platform and Techstars Boston grad Placester has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today, after having grown its business to power over 70,000...

AT&T Launches $500M Joint Venture To Invest In The Next Netflix

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techcrunch.com - There’s a new $500 million pool of potential capital floating around earmarked for the creation of over-the-top video services, thanks to AT&T and Chernin Group, who have collaborated on the new ve...

AT&T Expanding Fiber-Optic Internet to 21 Major Cities

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bloomberg.com - AT&T Inc. plans to extend its fastest fiber-optic Internet service to 21 major cities, further ramping up competition with Google Inc. and cable providers. The largest U.S. phone company said in a ...

Xiaomi Trims Its Domain To Mi.com As It Eyes Faster Growth Outside China

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techcrunch.com - Chinese Android devices startup Xiaomi has taken a pair of scissors to its domain name as it prepares to ramp up its global expansion plans — trimming those four tricky initial letters from the URL...

Talent Shortage And Old Immigration Laws Hold London Back, Says Study

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techcrunch.com - You may have heard of the boom in tech companies in London recently, but one thing that continues to hold the scene back is access to international talent. Today a study by an independent private s...

Cloud Sound Platform Audiboo Preps London AIM Float To Raise £4M

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techcrunch.com - Audiboo, the British cloud audio platform which once competed with Soundcloud but has found a niche working with media companies, has confirmed its plans for a small public listing on the London St...

Wall Street Cheers Netflix Price Hike, Customers Shrug It Off (For Now)

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mashable.com - Three years ago this July, Netflix announced plans to split its DVD and streaming services into two separate subscription options, effectively hiking the price by 60% for those customers who use bo...

Former Google And Yahoo UX Lead Irene Au Joins Khosla Ventures As Design Operating Partner

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techcrunch.com - Increasingly, startups need to have an understanding of design and user interaction to be successful. Those which are most successful are also those which have a solid experience. That’s why Khosla...

Electric Cloud Closes $12M Series E Round For Its Continuous Delivery Service

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techcrunch.com - Electric Cloud, a company that offers continuous delivery products, services and support to businesses that want to adapt this software design practice, today announced that it has closed a $12 mil...

AT&T Earmarks $500 Million for Its Own Netflix

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mashable.com - AT&T and media investment firm The Chernin Group are putting up $500 million for the creation and development of video streaming services. The companies would look "to acquire, invest in and launch...

Aereo's Day in Court: What the Case Means for the Major Players

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mashable.com - Aereo appears before the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a case that has far-reaching implications for everyone from the average consumer, to the largest media companies in the world. In one corner, th...

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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.