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Children's publisher turns back on Amazon

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Refusing further business, Barefoot Books says retail giant has undermined its commitment to 'grassroots values'An award-winning children's publisher has cut its ties with Amazon, saying that the online retail giant has turned its books into commodities and undermined its way of doing business.Citing her commitment "to diversity and to grassroots...
Children's publisher turns back on Amazon

Telefonica's Tu Go shows that, finally, a telco has figured out the value of the app

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Mobile carriers have been fighting against so-called over-the-top (OTT) apps for quite some time now. These are generally third-party apps we’re talking about here, that are called “OTT” because they run on top of the carriers’ data services. The carriers hate OTT apps because – they claim – they don’t...
Telefonica's Tu Go shows that, finally, a telco has figured out the value of the app

TOWIE star criticised by ASA for tweet

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Watchdog rules that promotional tweet for hair salon by Gemma Collins should have been labelled as advertisingThe Only Way Is Essex actor Gemma Collins has become the latest celebrity to break rules for not telling the public her tweets were ads, while Nike has lodged an appeal to overturn the...
TOWIE star criticised by ASA for tweet
Urban Compass, Still In Stealth Mode, Is Now Hiring 'Neighborhood Specialists' To Collect Data For Its Ambitious City Database Vision

Google looks to be staffing up US call center for Nexus devices

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A report at Geek.com surfaced this morning featuring a leaked e-mail from Randstand Staffing, looking for folks who "REALLY LOVE" Android products to come work at a new Mountain View-area call center. The e-mail states that the job is for a "confidential client" looking to provide support for a newly released...
Google looks to be staffing up US call center for Nexus devices

At Queens Tech Meetup, CornellNYC Answers Whether They Serve the Nerds or the Socially Adept

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Dean Huttenlocher. (Photo: Jukay Hsu, via Instagram) October’s Queens Tech Meetup began with a statistic. Coalition for Queens founder Jukay Hsu announced that, since the inaugural June meeting, the group has grown to more than 800 members. While it didn’t look like everyone had turned out on Wednesday night, Long Island...
At Queens Tech Meetup, CornellNYC Answers Whether They Serve the Nerds or the Socially Adept

Celebs must clearly identify sponsored tweets, UK body says

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Here’s a warning to brands using celebrities as Twitter advertising vehicles – UK regulators say such tweets must be clearly identified as marketing. Two English football players have fallen foul for these tweets for Nike… My resolution – to start the year as a champion, and finish it as a...
Celebs must clearly identify sponsored tweets, UK body says

YouTube Is Looking For The Next Vlogging Star

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YouTube is announcing a new program to nurture the next generation of video bloggers. The Next Vlogger initiative is part of YouTube Next Creator — where, as the name implies, the site tries to find and mentor future YouTube stars. It already held similar programs for cooking and fitness, as...
YouTube Is Looking For The Next Vlogging Star

Evernote CEO Phil Libin is pretty sure he's running the fastest-growing company ever, kinda

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“I’m pretty sure that we’re the fastest growing company ever in terms of new users, that’s not growing virally or paying for new customers.” That’s how Evernote CEO Phil Libin describes his company. Put that down as a vague, difficult-to-measure honor if you like, but as the company rolls out...
Evernote CEO Phil Libin is pretty sure he's running the fastest-growing company ever, kinda
Wahooly Leverages Your Social Rep For A Piece Of The Next Instagram

With Less Than 2 Weeks To Go, 50% Of Kansas City Neighborhoods Haven't Reached Their Google Fiber Goals Yet

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With just under two weeks to go during Google’s Fiber “rally” in Kansas City, only about 50% of Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS neighborhoods have reached their pre-registration goals to get access to the company’s new gigabit Internet connection and TV service. On the Kansas side of the...
With Less Than 2 Weeks To Go, 50% Of Kansas City Neighborhoods Haven't Reached Their Google Fiber Goals Yet

Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

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This post is brought to you by HP Elite. Find out more at hp.com/elite. It’s simple fact that there is no better form of advertising than organic word of mouth marketing. There is no recommendation like the one that comes from a trusted or loved one – those that...
Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

Taking a minute to enjoy some art on World Art Day

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Today is World Art Day and it's around two years since we launched Google Art Project. In honour of this and all our partners, large and small, traditional and modern, let’s take a quick look at how people are interacting with art online. The Internet brings paintings to life and...
Taking a minute to enjoy some art on World Art Day

TIME Names Steve Jobs One Of The 20 Most Influential Americans Of All Time (AAPL)

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TIME's list of the 20 most influential Americans of all time is out now. Steve Jobs makes the list along with George Washington, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Henry Ford. We can't help but notice how most of the people on the list are innovators in science and technology. Very cool....
TIME Names Steve Jobs One Of The 20 Most Influential Americans Of All Time (AAPL)

Extole turns regular customers into brand ambassadors, raises $10M

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Nearly every company has a social presence these days, but personal recommendations are often a more powerful way to boost sales. If you’ve never heard about a company before, but your friend has, you’ll likely trust her opinion over that of a complete stranger. But keeping track of how much...
Extole turns regular customers into brand ambassadors, raises $10M

Brandividualism: Dilema or Opportunity?

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Many business owners and managers are perplexed by the social web. The effect of customer participation with social media on brands is undeniable. The effect of employee participation with social media can be a bit of a quandary.  The range of acceptance for social web activity runs the gamut from IT...
Brandividualism: Dilema or Opportunity?
YC-Backed Vayable Launches Destinations To Crowdsource Interesting Things To Do In Cities Around The World

Evernote looks to educate fans on growing portfolio

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Evernote started out as a note-taking application but over time, it’s built up a portfolio of products through acquisitions and internal development. Now, it’s increasingly looking at how to educate people on the many uses of Evernote and its family of products. That’s one of the big themes of...
Evernote looks to educate fans on growing portfolio

How to Convert Your Facebook Superfans Into Brand Ambassadors http://bit.ly/bpeFPY

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How to Convert Your Facebook Superfans Into Brand Ambassadors http://bit.ly/bpeFPY

BillMyParents raises $4.86 million in equity funding to help teenagers spend money responsibly

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BillMyParents, a company that promotes responsible teen spending through a prepaid SpendSmart MasterCard, has announced today that it has raised net proceeds of $4.86 million, following a deduction of fees and expenses which came to just under $622,000. Mike McCoy, CEO and chairman of BillMyParents, said the company will be...
BillMyParents raises $4.86 million in equity funding to help teenagers spend money responsibly

Online sales: how social networks offer fresh ways of sealing the deal

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The party selling technique pioneered by brands like Tupperware is drawing in web-savvy consumers for whom the social side of buying goods is a bonusThierry Goupil leads a double life. Based in south-west France, he spends a few hours a week compering promotional events in supermarkets. The rest of the...
Online sales: how social networks offer fresh ways of sealing the deal
BandPage & Ning team up to help musicians create 'fan communities'

Fan-to-brand-ambassador company Needle installs ex-Amazon Webstore chief as President and COO

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Needle, the chat startup for business that connects fans with brand ambassadors, has hired Amazon’s former general manager Scott Pulsipher as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he will help evolve the company and help lead it to realize its big vision — being able to...
Fan-to-brand-ambassador company Needle installs ex-Amazon Webstore chief as President and COO

Road trip: NY eyewear startup Warby Parker is taking its mobile showroom to 9 cities in 6 months

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Warby Parker, the social good startup making waves in the custom eyewear space is looking for far more on-ground exposure than its recently opened SoHo showroom can offer. The company is going on a road trip across the US, traveling in a renovated, retrofitted school bus that’s apparently been re-imagined...
Road trip: NY eyewear startup Warby Parker is taking its mobile showroom to 9 cities in 6 months

Majestic SEO Now Supports 9 Languages

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Majestic SEO announced that their SEO toolset is now supported in 9 different languages. The languages they currently support include English, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese and Russian. Who helped translate the popular SEO tool? The Majestic SEO ambassadors... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full...
Majestic SEO Now Supports 9 Languages

Twitter can be used to promote community volunteering

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Founder of riotcleanup says it takes just one person to step outside their front door and start doing something, and others soon get involvedIt started with a patch of waste ground near my childhood home and a pair of rusty shears. One corner of Worthing's Maybridge estate had been forgotten...
Twitter can be used to promote community volunteering
For women, conferences can be a powerful career booster
OtterBox Acquires Rival Protective Case Maker LifeProof
TechCrunch's Picks From The ERA Demo Day In New York

Offline over the weekend? Here's what you missed.

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If you spent the weekend doing things other that being glued to the Internet, here’s what you missed on The Next Web and beyond: The news Yesterday we reported that Samsung had flown bloggers to Berlin to cover its new device announcements at IFA but expected them to act as...
Offline over the weekend? Here's what you missed.
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