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iZettle introduces support for Star Micronics printers and improved merchant analytics

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Sweden-based mobile payments startup iZettle has boosted its offering for merchants after the Mastercard-backed company announced support for Star Micronics wireless printers and added a range of new analytics to its app for merchants. Star Micronics has been working with Apple — to supply printers to its stores worldwide — and now...
iZettle introduces support for Star Micronics printers and improved merchant analytics

Auto Industry Giant Backs Mobile Parking Solution QuickPay

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San Francisco startup QuickPay announced today that it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding for its mobile parking solution, which debuted in October 2011. The funding comes from Fontinalis Partners, a Michigan-based investment firm focused on the transportation industry that counts Bill Ford Jr., the Chairman of Ford Motor Co.,...
Auto Industry Giant Backs Mobile Parking Solution QuickPay

Haters Gonna Hate, But Facebook Is Still a Buy, Analyst Says

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Ever since its disappointing Nasdaq debut last month, Facebook can’t seem to catch a break. Its shares tumbled from day into the following weeks, and analysts and investors the world around have called into question Facebook’s potential for long-term monetization. At least one market research firm isn’t concerned with the...
Haters Gonna Hate, But Facebook Is Still a Buy, Analyst Says

VeriFone Nixes Mobile POS And Square Competitor Sail, Citing "Razor Thin Margins" And "High Attrition"

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A reminder today that big companies often have trouble mirroring the efforts of companies disrupting their spaces: Payment industry giant VeriFone is killing its Square competitor Sail, which just launched in May, thanks to costs that didn’t make the “razor-thin margins” it was seeing from its small merchant customers worthwhile....
VeriFone Nixes Mobile POS And Square Competitor Sail, Citing "Razor Thin Margins" And "High Attrition"

Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal 300 Employees, 13,000 Customers

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Through the hard-fought battle to represent the world’s top brands, social marketing platform Wildfire has stayed quiet. But today, it revealed to TechCrunch that it has 13,000 paying customers, more than any company in the space, and has grown from 7 to 300 employees since the start of 2010, making it...
Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal 300 Employees, 13,000 Customers

5 Reasons Google Shut Down Its Affiliate Network

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Industry veterans will tell you that affiliate marketing is about relationships. So when the head of the Google Affiliate Network (GAN), J. J. Hirschle made a brief announcement that Google planned to shutter the network just shy of its fifth birthday, it shouldn’t surprise anyone since relationships have never been...
5 Reasons Google Shut Down Its Affiliate Network
The implications of the Honeywell-Nest lawsuit

Ex-Apple marketing guru Kawasaki signs on as Motorola consultant

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Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist, announced on Wednesday that he would be taking on an advising position at Google-owned Motorola, saying the troubled smartphone manufacturer is ripe for innovation much in the same way that industry giant Apple was back in 1998....
Ex-Apple marketing guru Kawasaki signs on as Motorola consultant

WeddingLovely Takes On TheKnot With Stress-Free Wedding Planning Service

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WeddingLovely, a 500 Startups-backed wedding planning service, is opening its doors today in an effort to “humanize” the wedding planning experience. It’s no small feat to take on wedding industry giant TheKnot.com, but co-founder Tracy Osborn believes there’s potential to do exactly that because many find TheKnot “overwhelming, confusing and...
WeddingLovely Takes On TheKnot With Stress-Free Wedding Planning Service

Smartphone ownership passes 50% in Korea, as authorities salute the productivity benefits

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Despite a late start, smartphones have now passed 50 percent penetration among South Korea’s mobile phone owners, according to new data released by the Korea Communications Commission, which praised the associated benefits. The comission’s findings revealed the industry-wide statistics, which are reported by The Chosunilbo: According to the three mobile service providers...
Smartphone ownership passes 50% in Korea, as authorities salute the productivity benefits

Enterprise Flash Storage: It's About More Than Just Speed

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Guest author Ed Lee is lead architect for virtualized storage vendor Tintri. Virtualization and flash memory are disrupting the staid storage industry. First embraced in slick consumer products like the iPod, flash memory is now the new darling of enterprise IT. One reason is speed.  Flash is more than 400 times...
Enterprise Flash Storage: It's About More Than Just Speed
Cable providers continue rapid takeover of American ISP landscape

Exclusive: Dell in Talks to Hire Former HP Networking Chief Marius Haas

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As Dell prepares to report its quarterly earnings at the close of markets today, the company may be close to making what could turn out to be an important hire for its enterprise business. Sources familiar with the matter tell AllThingsD that Dell is talking to Marius Haas, the former...
Exclusive: Dell in Talks to Hire Former HP Networking Chief Marius Haas

White House Admits it Was Targeted by Hackers

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Screenshot from http://zone-h.org/archive In response to a right wing website’s allegation they sustained a cyber attack from Chinese hackers, the White House has admitted to Politico that the attack occurred. However, the Obama Administration insists no data was stolen and classified systems were not compromised. An unnamed official told Politico...
White House Admits it Was Targeted by Hackers

Yahoo to focus on search -- and Google

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says the company plans on a big comeback in the Internet search business, which means directly taking on industry giant Google....
Yahoo to focus on search -- and Google
As mobile payments boom, Braintree raises $35 million to take on PayPal
Beauty and the beast: big fashion meets big data (so you'll never wear the wrong makeup again)

Google adds social advertising startup Wildfire to its ad tech stack

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Yet another social media management startup is off the market. Google today announced that it has purchased the Redwood City, Calif.-based Wildfire, which helps marketers manage campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. In a blog post, the tech giant said the four-year-old company founded by Victoria Ransom...
Google adds social advertising startup Wildfire to its ad tech stack
An in-depth look into how HP lost its way

Yelp IPO Wants To Raise $107.25M At A $898.1 Million Valuation

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Tomorrow morning comes the moment  Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman’s been waiting for seven years.  According to the NYT, Yelp will drop on the NYSE under the YELP ticker tomorrow morning. Yelp will be offering 7.15 million shares at $15 dollars a share, wanting to raise about $107.25 million in its...
Yelp IPO Wants To Raise $107.25M At A $898.1 Million Valuation

Zero Charges Forward: Electric motorcycle company hires top talent from Buell

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Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorcycle, Electric The Zero DS steps into the spotlight - Click above for high-res image gallery You may have read our latest report regarding the future of recently canned Buell Motorcycles. Everyone's favorite American sportbike company hit the chopping block a few months back at the hand...
Zero Charges Forward: Electric motorcycle company hires top talent from Buell
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