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With $1M, Boomerang launches locally-focused social gifting platform

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Backed by Lightbank, the investment fund created by Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, Chicago-based Boomerang aims to provide a social gifting platform centered around local merchants. The startup, which has raised nearly $1 million from Lightbank, MediaBank, InnerWorkings and Echo Global Logistics, launches Tuesday to let Facebook users send...
With $1M, Boomerang launches locally-focused social gifting platform

Google to Bring Web Store Gift Cards to Retailers

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Brick-and-mortar retailers will soon offer Google Play gift cards for sale, the company announced Tuesday. They’re akin to akin to Apple’s iTunes cards; customers purchase the cards from physical retailers, then use them to buy digital media online through Google’s Web store. The cards will come to Target, GameStop and...
Google to Bring Web Store Gift Cards to Retailers
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Google Play gift cards make their way to the U.K.

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The gift cards will go on sale in U.K. brances of Tesco and Morrisons, and will allow customers to buy anything from music to apps. [Read more]...
Google Play gift cards make their way to the U.K.

Apple adds Passbook-enabled gift cards to its store app

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People who receive a digital Apple store gift card via e-mail can add it to their Passbook app and use it at their local Apple retail store. [Read more]...
Apple adds Passbook-enabled gift cards to its store app

Digital Gifting Startup GiftRocket Hits Profitability, Announces API And Reduced Fees

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GiftRocket, a 2011 Y Combinator grad, is a simple P2P digital gifting service that lets users send and receive digital gift cards via email. Originally, the startup was focused around location-based gifting, allowing friends to send each other digital gift cards that could be accessed once they checked-in to a...
Digital Gifting Startup GiftRocket Hits Profitability, Announces API And Reduced Fees

Google Play birthday app offers, gift cards out in UK

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Google is celebrating the one year anniversary of rebranding the Android Market to Google Play, by offering discounts and free downloads to users of Android tablets and mobile devices. The celebratory offers come at the same time as Google makes available its Google Play gift cards in retail stores in...
Google Play birthday app offers, gift cards out in UK

VMK preps Africa-designed Elikia smartphone with $170 price, fast track for apps

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Congo-based VMK has been blazing a trail for mobile devices in Africa: its Way-C tablet proved that the continent could go its own way without leaning on Asia or Europe. The company promised several months ago to address the same gap with smartphones, and the result is here in...
VMK preps Africa-designed Elikia smartphone with $170 price, fast track for apps

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

Friendgiftr Lets You Buy and Send Gift Cards on Facebook

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark.Name: FriendgiftrQuick Pitch: This app allows you to send...
Friendgiftr Lets You Buy and Send Gift Cards on Facebook

Apple Looking to Boost iPhone Sales With New Retail Store Trade-In Program

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Bloomberg reports that Apple will for the first time begin accepting trade-ins on iPhones in its retail stores, encouraging users to upgrade to the latest models and seeking to boost sales. Apple will be partnering with recycling firm Brightstar to offer the program.Used iPhones collected in the U.S. will only...
Apple Looking to Boost iPhone Sales With New Retail Store Trade-In Program

Exclusive: Daniel Kim Stepping Down As Nexon America CEO

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After three years running Nexon’s U.S. office, Daniel Kim is stepping down as CEO to join his family in Korea. Nexon confirms to AllThingsD that effective Sept. 1, Min Kim, Nexon’s SVP of live games will be replacing Daniel Kim. The announcement was made in front of the company’s 200 U.S....
Exclusive: Daniel Kim Stepping Down As Nexon America CEO

Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

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You may be more than the sum of your parts, but to Klout, you're just a number. The analytics company monitors your interactions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond. It then sorts through the data to generate a numeric score that purportedly "measures a person's overall online influence" on...
Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

Restaurant Check Wallet Cuts Waits For Waiters, Takes Your Data With The Tip

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We've all fallen victim to that period between finishing a meal and trying to flag down a harried and distracted waiter for the check. And some of us have also fallen victim to the estimated 70% of credit card skimming that happens at restaurants each year since it's one of...
Restaurant Check Wallet Cuts Waits For Waiters, Takes Your Data With The Tip

Alau.me Wants To Fix iOS Marketing With Bit.ly-Like Links And More

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People are always complaining about the difficulty of getting found in the Apple App Store, so a new startup called Alau.me (pronounced “allow me”) is trying to tackle the problem through a Bit.ly-like link service with referral tracking. Co-founder Brian Sabino says the team has built iOS apps itself, and it...
Alau.me Wants To Fix iOS Marketing With Bit.ly-Like Links And More

AmazonLocal sells 1 million gift cards in 17 hours

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The online retailer's service posts the second-fastest selling daily-deals promotion ever, in a bid to acquire customers to better compete with Groupon. [Read more]...
AmazonLocal sells 1 million gift cards in 17 hours

Google Wants To Add One Of Apple's Newest iPhone Features To Google Wallet (GOOG)

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Google wants to expand its mobile payments app, Google Wallet, to include more than just credit card transactions.  In a YouTube Q&A session, Google Wallet's product manager Robin Dua said the app will eventually evolve to let you store your gift cards, boarding passes, concert tickets, etc.  MobileBurn first picked...
Google Wants To Add One Of Apple's Newest iPhone Features To Google Wallet (GOOG)

Gyft opens up to developers, offers sign-up page for APIs

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Gyft, the mobile platform that lets users buy, send and store virtual gift cards, is now giving developers a crack at its APIs. Launched late last year on Android and iOS, the service currently counts its retail partnerships in the hundreds and is looking to extend its reach to...
Gyft opens up to developers, offers sign-up page for APIs

Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

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In an effort to get more people using Skype Credits and paid services on the site, today the Microsoft-owned internet calling giant Skype is expanding its Gift Cards: as of today these are now live to buy online in 44 countries. The company is also gearing up to expand its...
Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

8 Things The iPhone 5 Still Can't Do (AAPL)

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In terms of specs, performance, and features, the iPhone 5 is Apple's best to date. This doesn't mean it's as good as it could be, however. If Apple wants to truly offer a "superior" phone, here's a look at what competing phones already offer (and have for a while!).Pay for...
8 Things The iPhone 5 Still Can't Do (AAPL)

Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies

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It's only September, but Facebook is already getting into the gift-giving spirit with a new feature that lets you send physical items such as cupcakes, gift cards, stuffed animals, and magazine subscriptions to your Facebook friends. The new feature, dubbed Facebook Gifts, recently started rolling out to profiles and...
Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies

Briefly: $50 Best Buy gift card promo, iKey StreetCase

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Best Buy is currently offering complimentary $50 gift cards to all customers that active a new mobile phone. The offer is valid on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile phones activated with a two-year agreement at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile or BestBuy.com. To receive the gift car customers must first...
Briefly: $50 Best Buy gift card promo, iKey StreetCase

SessionM's Lars Albright discusses the state of mobile ads

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SessionM credits its recent success in driving engagement to its rewards-based ad network. Users who interact with an ad on the SessionM network receive virtual currency which they can then redeem for gift cards, sweepstake entries or donations to a selection of charities. SessionM co-founder and CEO Lars Albright spoke...
SessionM's Lars Albright discusses the state of mobile ads

Spotify is no longer offering new music download purchases to its users

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Popular music streaming service Spotify will no longer be offering new music purchases to users, after the company began blocking the download option in its desktop app and redirecting users to a newly created FAQ page detailing the fact, notes Pocket-lint. Inside the Spotify desktop app, the company now blocks music...
Spotify is no longer offering new music download purchases to its users
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iPhone TV Show Streaming with MobiTV

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iPhone TV Show Streaming with MobiTV is a post from Chris PirilloThis is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of MobiTV. All opinions are 100% mine.Is it time to download the free MobiTV iPhone app? Perhaps these reasons are enough:MobiTV provides full-length video entertainment, live or on-demand, without...
iPhone TV Show Streaming with MobiTV

Facebook shares new documentation for local currency pricing, sets migration for Q3

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Facebook today provided updates regarding its transition from Credits to local currency pricing. The company offered new documentation for game developers and announced that migration will occur in Q3 this year. Facebook decided to phase out Credits in favor of a user’s local currency — dollars, pounds or yen, for example...
Facebook shares new documentation for local currency pricing, sets migration for Q3

Apple offering up to $320 for iPad 2 trade-ins

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The company's Reuse and Recycling Program will offer gift cards in exchange for the various flavors of your used iPad 2. [Read more]...
Apple offering up to $320 for iPad 2 trade-ins
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