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Tiger Global Raises $2.5 Billion For New Deals

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techcrunch.com - Investment firm Tiger Global has been hunting down deals all year, and now it has a lot more cash to run down new prey. According to an SEC filing, the firm closed $2.5 billion in new funding, that...

The Snowden Effect, Quantified

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techcrunch.com - The failure of the USA Freedom Act in the Senate earlier this month was a disappointment to many in favor of reforming the National Security Agency. The bill, far from perfect, and certainly incomp...

How Saudi Arabia (via OPEC) plans to hurt US oil on Thanksgiving Day - Holy Kaw! - Holy Kaw!

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holykaw.alltop.com - I just saw a really interesting interview with Marin Katusa, an energy investment strategist, on Business News Network during which he said that OPEC is meeting tomorrow (US Thanksgiving for those ...

Customer experience is meant to be evocative, not reactive

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networkingexchangeblog.att.com - We are entering an era of customer-centricity, mostly because we have to. But also, because employing a customer focus is the right thing to do. I guess businesses lost their way at some point. Bla...

BBC plots £18m media consolidation - Brand Republic News

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brandrepublic.com - The newly consolidated account is expected to be worth £18 million per year, and will run for two years with an option to extend for two further years. Both the World Service and Global News remits...

Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital

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techcrunch.com - Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones, has raised $6 million Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital. The Singaporean startup’s exi...

GlobeScan - Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Samsung, Tata, Unilever and Nestlé Top List of World’s Most Responsible Companies

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globescan.com - GlobeScan is a research consultancy providing global organizations with evidence-based insights to help them set strategy and shape their communications. Companies, multilateral institutions, gover...

Asset Managers Share Regulatory Outlook

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smartblogs.com - Executives from PIMCO, TIAA-CREF and Neuberger Berman discussed the changing forces of regulatory policy on the asset management industry at the 2014 SIFMA Annual Meeting Monday in New York City. T...

Social Marketing Startup Tiger Pistol Raises $3.1M As It Plans For US Growth

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techcrunch.com - Tiger Pistol, a startup offering social marketing tools for small businesses, is announcing that it has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding. The company started in Melbourne, Australia, and I f...

Panelists say systemic risk not solved yet

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smartblogs.com - When it comes to systemic risk, experts at CME Group’s 7th annual Global Financial Leadership Conference remain skeptical about whether policymakers have the right tools, let alone know what to do ...

4 things your tech incubator is probably missing

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mashable.com - This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. Incubators were once a niche ...

Pop-Up Shops Startup Appear Here Raises $7.5M, Led By Balderton Capital

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techcrunch.com - Appear Here, a marketplace for retail space aiding and abetting the fashionable craze of ‘pop-up’ shops, has raised a significant $7.5 million of new funding, in a round led by Balderton Capital. E...

Chat App Line’s User-Generated Sticker Program Nets $30M In Its First Six Months

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techcrunch.com - Stickers are more than just glorified emoticons, they’re big business don’t you know? While games account for the lion’s share of chat app Line’s revenues, it’s banking $10 million per month from s...

Rocket Internet-Backed Jumia Raises $150M For Its African E-Commerce Business

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techcrunch.com - Rocket Internet-backed Jumia is in the money today, after the Africa-based e-commerce company announced it has raised €120 million ($150 million) in new funding. The company confirmed that the roun...

Eyeing Up O2, BT Is Also In ‘Exploratory Discussions’ To Buy EE

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this week, it emerged that BT was eyeing up buying a mobile carrier to expand its existing fixed line business, and that O2 was one of the two under consideration. Today we have confirmatio...

Uber Continues To Bleed Cash In India To Pick Up Market Share

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techcrunch.com - Uber raised $1.2 billion in funding in June, so you might justifiably ask why it is reportedly closing in on $1 billion more less than six months later. The answer may just be an aggressive interna...

After 96 Loan Rejections, This Guy Built A $750 Million Marketplace For Business Loans - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - Sam Hodges, co-founder and US managing director of Funding Circle, used to run a chain of successful fitness gyms in 2007. That's when he realized the US banking system was broken for small busines...

Ranked: The 12 programming languages that will earn you the most | VentureBeat | Dev

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businessinsider.com - Computer programming has quickly become one of the most lucrative industries in the US. The average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high as it approaches $100,000. But there a...

CrunchBase Daily

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static.crunchbase.com - Appear Here is a London-based marketplace for renting short-term retail space that currently sees over 10,000 brands searching its database, which offers over 600 properties available for short-ter...

Report: Uber to raise new funding at a monster $40 billion valuation

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mashable.com - Uber is close to raising a new round of funding which would bring the company's valuation to $40 billion, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing insider sources. Uber is reportedly looking to raise a...

Will the sharing economy eventually turn us all into contractors?

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newrepublic.com - The last few years have brought an explosion of startups, like Uber and TaskRabbit, that effectively act as middlemen. These companies don't actually employ the workers who ferry passengers around ...

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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.