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Former Tumri CEO Calvin Lui Joins Unified As President And Chief Strategy Officer

On “aggressively personal” social app Path, the average user has only 6 connections [Video]

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This post is part of a series sponsored by Internet Explorer 9. Learn more here. Path has captured the hearts of the early adopter set since it relaunched with its app aimed at sharing with your closest friends. At SXSW, Courtney Boyd Myers caught up with its VP of...
On “aggressively personal” social app Path, the average user has only 6 connections [Video]

Another Former Zynga Executive Has Joined A Startup

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Wilson Kriegel, formerly the top business executive at social-games maker OMGPOP, is taking a president and chief operating officer role at video-chat startup Paltalk. Zynga bought OMGPOP for $180 million earlier this year--a deal which rapidly soured, prompting Zynga to take a big writeoff. At Paltalk, Kriegel's going to work...
Another Former Zynga Executive Has Joined A Startup

Big e-reader is watching you

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Your e-reader knows how long it took you to finish The Hunger Games and where you stopped reading Wolf Hall. Publishers are thrilled with the new data – but what does it mean for the rest of us?Big Brother, wrote George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, is watching you. Would Orwell...
Big e-reader is watching you
Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga's Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming
Nine publishers ready to embrace Zite’s mobile news app

The Inside Network Job Board: 12 Gigs, Wooga, PaeDae and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: 12 Gigs, Wooga, PaeDae and more. 12 Gigs Mobile Games – Back-End Software...
The Inside Network Job Board: 12 Gigs, Wooga, PaeDae and more

BlueStacks' App Player For Mac Launches Beta: Now You Can Run Over 750,000 Android Apps On Mac

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BlueStacks, the startup known for bringing Android applications to desktop PCs, is today releasing its App Player for Mac into beta, following its previous Mac alpha release in June. At the time of the original Mac launch, the selection of apps was limited – there were only a handful of...
BlueStacks' App Player For Mac Launches Beta: Now You Can Run Over 750,000 Android Apps On Mac
Yahoo’s Mobile Sales Head Joins Ad Startup Drawbridge

Gigwalk raises $6M from August Capital, signs deal with Microsoft to place 100k Gigs in 3,500 cities

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Gigwalk, the mobile workforce application, is announcing today that it has raised $6 million from August Capital for its Series A round of funding. This round will allow it to extend their work to help give businesses “instant access to talented, smartphone-enabled workers across the country”. Launched in 2010, it...
Gigwalk raises $6M from August Capital, signs deal with Microsoft to place 100k Gigs in 3,500 cities

Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

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We knew CrunchBase was big. We knew because there are 2 million people using the startup database each month. We knew because more than 120k people have contributed 1.6MM data points on companies, entrepreneurs, fundings, exits and more. What we didn’t know, however, was what the investment community thinks about...
Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

Gamification Startup SessionM Raises $20M Led by Charles River Ventures

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SessionM, a startup led by Quattro Wireless co-founder Lars ALbright, just announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding. The round was led by Charles River Ventures, with participation from past investors Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. CRV partner Jon...
Gamification Startup SessionM Raises $20M Led by Charles River Ventures

Business Development In Silicon Valley Is Now API-Centric, Not People-Centric

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The rise of the Growth HackerThe new job title of “Growth Hacker” is integrating itself into Silicon Valley’s culture, emphasizing that coding and technical chops are now an essential part of being a great marketer. Growth hackers are a hybrid of marketer and coder, one who looks at the traditional...
Business Development In Silicon Valley Is Now API-Centric, Not People-Centric

Amazon To Launch In India As Junglee.com

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MediaNama has learned from multiple, reliable sources that Amazon is launching in India as Junglee.com. At the time of writing this report, Junglee.com doesn’t load, but sources in at least two Amazon partners have confirmed the development. The company, as we had reported in November, is expected to launch a marketplace,...
Amazon To Launch In India As Junglee.com

MLB plans ad exchanges to target premium baseball fans

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Major League Baseball will start collecting more data about customers who visit its websites as part of a plan to create new premium categories for online advertisers and increase revenue from MLB’s media properties. MLB is also planning online ad exchanges in which brands can bid in real time to...
MLB plans ad exchanges to target premium baseball fans

Facebook: Here's Why Our Revenues And Profits Were Down This Quarter

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Facebook revenues and profits are down, according to a new filing with the SEC. Revenues are up from the same quarter last year, but down from the quarter just prior. Meanwhile, profits are down from quarter to quarter and year over year.   (Click here for the exact figures) Why...
Facebook: Here's Why Our Revenues And Profits Were Down This Quarter
ShopKeep POS banks $10M for iPad register system

Google Explains Why It Doesn't Have As Many Tablet Apps As Apple Does For The iPad (GOOG, AAPL)

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When Apple unveiled the iPad Mini two weeks ago, it spent a good deal of time trashing the competition: Google's Nexus 7 tablet. Most of the attention focused on Android's lack of tablet-optimized apps. (Many of the apps you use on Android tablets are blown up from the smartphone version.)...
Google Explains Why It Doesn't Have As Many Tablet Apps As Apple Does For The iPad (GOOG, AAPL)

Yahoo Poaches Key Googler As New Chief Operating Officer

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Yahoo announced today it has hired Henrique de Castro, currently vice president of Google’s worldwide Partner Business Solutions group, as chief operating officer (COO). It’s a major role: he’ll be overseeing Yahoo’s sales, operations, media and business development worldwide. According... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Yahoo Poaches Key Googler As New Chief Operating Officer
iPhone 5 sells record 5 million units, but fails to ignite the same app marketing frenzy of the 4S

Ex-tech blogger's new venture hooks up startups on both sides of the Atlantic

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Looking to expand your tech startup overseas, but not sure where to start? Entrepreneur and former journalist Courtney Boyd Myers [above] has launched an agency, dubbed Audience.io, to help young businesses with their digital marketing efforts as they move across the pond. More specifically, Audience.io will provide strategy around...
Ex-tech blogger's new venture hooks up startups on both sides of the Atlantic

DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

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Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures says smaller search companies, such as DuckDuckGo, will become more commonWhat of the future of search? Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures went out on a limb at the DLD13 conference on Tuesday to predict that Google will not be able to retain such...
DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

CHARTS: Facebook Is Becoming Bloated With Salespeople As Its Ad Business Slows

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Facebook shocked observers yesterday with Q1 2012 earnings that showed a sequential decline in revenue. It was seasonal—the ad business always slows after the holiday shopping season—but still, people have come to expect big things from Facebook. (Although B.I. Advertising predicted Facebook's Q1 would soften back on April 16 and...
CHARTS: Facebook Is Becoming Bloated With Salespeople As Its Ad Business Slows

GetGlue helps you find Taste Neighbors who like the same books, movies, and music

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GetGlue, the social recommendation service from startup Adaptive Blue, has been collecting data about what its users like since its launch in November. Now it’s taking using that data to help those users find others who like the same things. To do this, the service (which works through both the...
GetGlue helps you find Taste Neighbors who like the same books, movies, and music
Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook's mobile focus, Google Glass, and being 'bossy'
Why crowdfunding is disruptive to angels, but not to VCs

Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app

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Mobile now driving 12% of subscriptions to the newspaper's digital offeringThe Financial Times has attracted more than 2m users to its HTML5 web-app, 10 months after its launch.The app was launched in June 2011 in response to Apple's introduction of new rules governing subscription-based iOS apps.The sticking point for the...
Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app

ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

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The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise — with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs — so we will continue to see a focus on companies that try to combat these threats....
ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime
Brenda Spoonemore: 'A biz dev playbook for startups'
Office gossips, be warned. Yammer now tracks office-wide emotions
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