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RetailNext nearly doubles funding with $15m round from StarVest, Nokia and others

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Software company RetailNext, which helps brick-and-mortar retailers analyze how shoppers behave inside their stores, has raised $15 million in a Series C round of funding led by new investor StarVest Partners. Prior backers August Capital, Nokia Growth Partners and Commerce Ventures participated in the round as well. The Series C...
RetailNext nearly doubles funding with $15m round from StarVest, Nokia and others

Has Nick Denton really reinvented comments?

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Gawker Media and founder Nick Denton got a lot of attention earlier this year, including some from us at GigaOM, when the blog network launched a new commenting system called Kinja. At the time, Denton said he had grown dissatisfied with the state of comments — both at Gawker...
Has Nick Denton really reinvented comments?

Kickstarter Shows Off Their Beautiful Faces on New Team Page

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Whoa (Photo: kickstarter.com) There are some hotties spread across the board in New York’s tech scene, but no one holds a candle to the collective attractiveness of the Kickstarter team. Seriously, their staff is a little too beautiful, like the shirt folders of the local Abercrombie in our high school days. Luckily, we can...
Kickstarter Shows Off Their Beautiful Faces on New Team Page

TNW Conference Latin America is back: Join us in São Paulo on 28-29 August

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Our events team is only just recovering from last month’s sold out TNW Conference Europe and already they’re looking forward to the next big project. On August 28th & 29th 2013, we’re returning to São Paulo for the second edition of The Next Web Conference Latin America. Last year, our Brazil event saw...
TNW Conference Latin America is back: Join us in São Paulo on 28-29 August

People Will Think Less of You When You Show Them Your BlackBerry Z10

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In 2006, I came to college and I had a flip phone, which did not make me feel inadequate because in 2006, almost every other college student had a flip phone, except this one kid in my French class who was very tall and thin and an American Apparel model....
People Will Think Less of You When You Show Them Your BlackBerry Z10

Kiip, The Mobile Ad Rewards Network, Has Raised Another $8-10M To Conquer Games And Beyond

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We’ve been kiiping an eye on Kiip – a platform that replaces straight display ads with reward incentives in mobile apps to create a better level of engagement with its users — and it looks like we might not be the only ones. The company, which now serves its rewards-based ads into...
Kiip, The Mobile Ad Rewards Network, Has Raised Another $8-10M To Conquer Games And Beyond

New eBoy-designed Engadget shirts on sale: shipping now to stocking stuffers worldwide

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For those who picked up one of our eBoy-engineered tees from last fall, we've some good news for you: the new line is out now! Just in time for the holidays, one of the world's finest 8-bit artists has kindly provided us with a new range of t-shirts, and...
New eBoy-designed Engadget shirts on sale: shipping now to stocking stuffers worldwide

Amazon’s Woot takes it in the shorts over change in its shirts

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Woot, the daily deal company acquired by Amazon.com two years ago, announced plans overnight to shift away from its longtime t-shirt supplier, American Apparel, and start using short-sleeved shirts made by Anvil in Honduras for the popular original designs sold by its Shirt.Woot site. Suffice it to say that the...
Amazon’s Woot takes it in the shorts over change in its shirts

Birchbox For Children’s Clothes Wittlebee Wants To Automate Your Kid’s Wardrobe

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Because I am going to be an awesome and Mom, I will totally keep my ears open to the best possible options for my kids, because I’ve totally set my sights on that, focusing on family and career and all. Obviously. Until hell freezes over then, I will be buying my...
Birchbox For Children’s Clothes Wittlebee Wants To Automate Your Kid’s Wardrobe

WEIRD: Video Game Characters Are Now Modeling Prada

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The characters from Final Fantasy XIII-2 are taking on a new look when they serve as models for Prada's Spring/Summer 2012 men's collection in British fashion mag Arena Homme+'s 12-page fashion spread. Because when Lightning, Noel, Snow, and company aren't vanquishing evil and whatnot, they're lounging around in silk blouses and...
WEIRD: Video Game Characters Are Now Modeling Prada

Mac Users Are More Easily Persuaded to Part With Their Cash, Orbitz Realizes

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Bet you big bucks that cardigan cost more than that suit. (Photo: EOnline) Even as we speak, you are leaving digital bread crumbs scattered all over the Internet, there for the taking by marketers. Nor do the details have to be anything particularly consequential to translate into a money-making opportunity....
Mac Users Are More Easily Persuaded to Part With Their Cash, Orbitz Realizes

How To Lie, Cheat, And Manipulate Your Way To Social Media Dominance

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Ryan Holiday is a media mastermind, at least the way he tells it. The college drop-out quit school at 19 but went on to become a PR advisor to Linkin Park and Tucker Max. He's best known as the main PR person for American Apparel. At 25, Ryan authored his...
How To Lie, Cheat, And Manipulate Your Way To Social Media Dominance

Want to know which companies you can expect to meet at #TNW2013? Here is a (small) list...

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There are hundreds and hundreds of companies attending The Next Web Conference Europe 2013 next week in Amsterdam, and they are all eager to do business with you. Want to add your name to this list? See your competitors on here? Get a ticket too so you can meet them...
Want to know which companies you can expect to meet at #TNW2013? Here is a (small) list...

Manpacks, American Apparel, and startup arbitrage

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We love Manpacks here at TNW. The idea, the team, and the execution are all too good to ignore. That we need the service is simply icing on the cake. If you want a full look at the company, and its origins, head here. It’s worth reading. However, today we...
Manpacks, American Apparel, and startup arbitrage

Hooded Swimsuits and Other WTFs from American Apparel

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Hooded Swimsuits and Other WTFs from American Apparel

Giveaway: Four Free Disrupt SF Tickets, T-Shirts & Skullcandy Earbuds #DataNerd

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Hey guess what? It’s Friday! This year’s Disrupt SF is going to be action-packed, filled with interesting talks with amazing speakers and special guests, a stellar Startup Battlefield competition, unforgettable after parties, and much more. We’ve partnered with New Relic (who already disrupted their corner of the enterprise software market) to...
Giveaway: Four Free Disrupt SF Tickets, T-Shirts & Skullcandy Earbuds #DataNerd
Qualcomm Extends Vuforia Augmented Reality Platform To The Cloud (Video)

Fashion blogging is creating a new era of influencers

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You don’t have to be Paris Hilton or Anna Wintour to have a say in the fashion world anymore. Nowadays, “regular” people from all over the world are becoming the biggest voices in fashion, and it all starts with a fashion blog. With hoards of Twitter followers, Facebook likes and...
Fashion blogging is creating a new era of influencers

At Adland's Most High-Tech Conference, Old-Fashioned Sex Still Sells

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Most people have never heard of the Ad:tech conference in San Francisco, which occurred April 3-4. Go straight to the slideshow > It's billed as a networking event for executives in the digital advertising world. The speakers include  big-hitters such as Lisa Utzschneider, vp of global ad sales at Amazon...
At Adland's Most High-Tech Conference, Old-Fashioned Sex Still Sells

Maybe, this Facebook IPO / Coca-Cola story may potentially be possibly over the top

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The impending Facebook IPO is a sizeable one. Scratch that. It’s fricking gigantic, that’s what it is. No wonder financial media worldwide are quietly slipping into frenzy mode. A little too deep perhaps, actually. Take this StreetInsider article, which suggests Coca-Cola’s share price is getting a boost simply because...
Maybe, this Facebook IPO / Coca-Cola story may potentially be possibly over the top
The Pinterest Pivot
Very Cool: “Get It Now” Allows SF-ers To Have Any Product Delivered In Less Than An Hour

James Van Der Beek Is The Face Of The HTC Phone [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Turner Broadcastingand Funny or Die joined forces to make short-form comedy sketches starring James Van Der Beek -- aka Dawson from "Dawson's Creek" -- to promote the HTC smartphone. The videos will roll out later today. "Funny or Die is an...
James Van Der Beek Is The Face Of The HTC Phone [THE BRIEF]

American Apparel CEO Gets $10 Million Raise Despite Sex Slave Lawsuit (APP)

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American Apparel CEO Dov Charney got a $10 million raise last year, according to a pre-proxy filing with the SEC, even as a lawsuit alleging he imprisoned a girl in his apartment as a sex slave went into arbitration.The suit isn't new—it's been dragging on for months. Plaintiff Irene...
American Apparel CEO Gets $10 Million Raise Despite Sex Slave Lawsuit (APP)

Kiip, Interpublic enter strategic partnership

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Mobile rewards platform Kiip today announced it entered a strategic partnership with global advertising holding company Interpublic (NYSE: IPG). The partnership includes an investment by IPG during Kiip’s latest $11 million round of funding, which included additional investments from Relay Ventures, Hummber Winbald, True Ventures and Digital Garage. Kiip...
Kiip, Interpublic enter strategic partnership

DailyDirt: Journalism FAIL

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While journalists are expected to follow a certain set of standards or code of ethics, that's not always the case. Every now and again, someone breaks the rules and gets away with it -- if only temporarily, since they usually get caught in the end. One famous example is former...
DailyDirt: Journalism FAIL

Rewards provider Kiip grabs $11M to go after consumers

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Kiip, a mobile reward network, has been doling out rewards to users who reach milestones and moments in mobile apps. But the San Francisco startup has largely been a B2B company, working with developers and brands. Now that it’s announcing it has raised $11 million, it’s looking to become more...
Rewards provider Kiip grabs $11M to go after consumers

Google Talks About Being Excluded From Facebook Exchange [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Google talks about being barred from FBX even though AOL, Adobe, and all the other cool kids are on it. "[Google's] DoubleClick Bid Manager is used by hundreds of agencies and businesses to buy inventory across dozens of private and publisher exchanges...
Google Talks About Being Excluded From Facebook Exchange [THE BRIEF]

Just in time for spring cleaning, startups take aim at the home cleaning business

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It might be snowing on the East Coast, but it’s almost spring here in San Francisco, which makes it a great time to think about cleaning your house. Or so I hear. Several startups have been cropping up in the Bay Area recently that are specifically targeting the young, affluent professionals who...
Just in time for spring cleaning, startups take aim at the home cleaning business

Mind This, Gap: Online-Only American Giant Brings Clothes Manufacturing Back To The U.S.

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The former head of Chrome Bags, Bayard Winthrop, thinks he can build a menswear brand to rival Gap and J.Crew by skipping the brick-and-mortar route.United States clothing companies outsource manufacturing because they believe it's one of the only places where they have wiggle room on the enterprise's cost structure. But...
Mind This, Gap: Online-Only American Giant Brings Clothes Manufacturing Back To The U.S.
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