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Messaging App GroupMe Gets Into Commerce (No, Really!)

How The Weather Channel Keeps Consumers Obsessed With It

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Curt Hecht, chief global revenue officer at The Weather Channel Companies, spoke at Business Insider's Mobile Advertising Conference in New York City today, and he shared some of his company's secrets to success as technology continues to progress. The Weather Channel has a few very important advantages, which have certainly...
How The Weather Channel Keeps Consumers Obsessed With It

Bondsy Is A Social Network For Friendly Transactions And Trades

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A new mobile social network of sorts has launched out of beta today at the TechStars NY Demo Day, looking to make transactions between friends a bit easier. Truth is, people have lots of stuff that they don’t need, but it feels wasteful to throw it away and it’s exhausting...
Bondsy Is A Social Network For Friendly Transactions And Trades

Timehop Has A Delorean, Real Time Memories and My Favorite Daily Email

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If the words “favorite” and “daily email” can actually co-exist, Timehop has cracked the code. The startup’s messages are a digest of Foursquare checkins and tweets from this day one year ago. Opening them can be emotional, hilarious and, for those of us who are getting old, surprising. Now at...
Timehop Has A Delorean, Real Time Memories and My Favorite Daily Email

How The Weather Channel Makes So Much Money

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that The Weather Channel makes a ton of money. It does, after all, reach 100 million subscribers through its ever-popular cable channel.  "We're a four screen company -- cable, web, iPad, phone, and I don't know how many companies have that," Weather Channel global CRO...
How The Weather Channel Makes So Much Money

From Disrupt NY To A $43 Million Skype Acquisition, GroupMe Tells All

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They have raised $11.45 million in both Angel and Series B funding since launch, acquired a company called Sensobi, and have been themselves acquired by none other than Skype (which was acquired by Microsoft). There may not be a wilder tale of a Disrupt success (though plenty of startups would...
From Disrupt NY To A $43 Million Skype Acquisition, GroupMe Tells All
GroupMe launches group event planning service
The Instagram Of Social Publishing? Belgian Checkthis Moves To NYC, Gets A $910k Seed Round From Lerer, SV Angel, Index + More

25 People Every New Founder Should Meet In New York Tech

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New to the New York startup scene? Don't know a soul but in search of funding, press and good people? Make your first 25 meetings with these well-connected people in New York. They're the gatekeepers to everything a founder could need.Nikhil Kalghatgi, Senior Associate at SoftBank Capital Kalghatgi meets with...
25 People Every New Founder Should Meet In New York Tech

Why online advertising will get easier for publishers (and why it won't)

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The concept of selling digital ads is basic enough — offer up a piece of screen and invite brands to buy it. But for publishers, the ad tech industry can feel like a mix of quantum physics and witchcraft. Instead of simple transactions between publisher and buyer, digital ad sales...
Why online advertising will get easier for publishers (and why it won't)
Weather Channel poaches another top Vivaki executive

How To Make 40,000 People Use Your App In One Weekend

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Two years ago, GroupMe gained significant traction at one of the world's most popular tech conferences, South by Southwest. South by Southwest (SXSW) is a gathering of technology, music and film professionals who fly to Austin, Texas to attend panels, network and party. It's where Foursquare and Twitter got off...
How To Make 40,000 People Use Your App In One Weekend

INRIX names ex-Blue Nile CEO to board, strengthens management team

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INRIX is bolstering its board and management team as the Kirkland provider of traffic data continues to add new customers, and possibly positions for an initial public offering. The spin out of Microsoft Research today named former Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine  to the board, tapping a proven executive with...
INRIX names ex-Blue Nile CEO to board, strengthens management team
GroupMe 'Experiences' Helps Friends Discover, Plan, and Split the Bill for Fun Events, Starting with New York

GroupMe Branches Out Into Group Buying, Launches New "Experiences" Service Into Beta

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The team at GroupMe has certainly had an impressive ride so far — after winning the Disrupt NY Hackathon in 2010, they quickly locked up some funding, and were eventually acquired by Skype. So what’s next for GroupMe co-founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci? As it turns out, they’re looking...
GroupMe Branches Out Into Group Buying, Launches New "Experiences" Service Into Beta
Can CheckThis carve out a publishing niche between Twitter and traditional blogging?

The Weather Channel Is A HUGE Business

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The Weather Channel is a hugely successful business. Global CRO Curt Hecht stopped by our Mobile Advertising Conference last month and brought to light just how big of a business The Weather Channel is. After finding success on cable television and the web, The Weather Channel is now leading the...
The Weather Channel Is A HUGE Business

The Weather Channel Is On The Cusp Of Something Big

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Through a partnership with PlaceIQ, The Weather Channel is letting brands innovate with geo-targeted ads. Advertisers can essentially target specific locations where their ads will run on The Weather Channel mobile app. The Weather Channel global CRO Curt Hecht explains why geo-targeted ads is a gamechanger below. This interview was...
The Weather Channel Is On The Cusp Of Something Big

It's Raining Money At The Weather Channel

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On the TV, web, and mobile front, it's raining money at The Weather Channel. Mobile revenue, in fact, is growing "through the roof," according to Weather Channel global CRO Curt Hecht. During last month's Mobile Advertising Conference, Hecht sat down with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget to explain how The Weather...
It's Raining Money At The Weather Channel

Insurance Agencies Offering Patent Troll Insurance

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Digital marketing trade association SoDA is offering tech firms an intellectual property insurance package designed to combat "Patent Trolls." One of the world's most prominent digital marketing trade groups has launched an anti-patent troll insurance policy. SoDA's new intellectual property defense insurance program is designed for digital marketing agencies...
Insurance Agencies Offering Patent Troll Insurance

SkyGiraffe Raises Seed Round From 500 Startups Partner And Original .Net Creator For Mobile App Platform

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SkyGiraffe, an enterprise mobile platform provider, has raised a seed round from well-known investors, including Parker Thompson, a partner at 500 Startups and Yuval Neeman, a former corporate vice president at Microsoft, who started and led the company’s .Net development. SkyGiraffe makes a platform called SkyGiraffe Studio that connects data...
SkyGiraffe Raises Seed Round From 500 Startups Partner And Original .Net Creator For Mobile App Platform

CheckThis Raises $910,000 From Lerer Ventures To Be The Fine Line Between Nothing And A Blog

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After four months of pitching investors, CheckThis has raised a $910,000 seed round from Lerer Ventures, SV Angel, Index Ventures, Betaworks and Seedcamp. Angel investors Taavet Hinrikus, Steve Martocci and Jared Hecht also participated. The site walks a fine line between nothing and a blog. CheckThis is a quick way...
CheckThis Raises $910,000 From Lerer Ventures To Be The Fine Line Between Nothing And A Blog
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