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Penny Arcade raises $528k on Kickstarter, no home page ads for a year

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What the Penny Arcade home page will look like without ads, thanks to the Kickstarter campaign. Chalk up another big milestone for the crowdfunding phenomenon. Penny Arcade raised more than $528,000 from its fans in a Kickstarter campaign that ended yesterday, clearing the way for the Seattle-based webcomic and events...
Penny Arcade raises $528k on Kickstarter, no home page ads for a year

Real-world analytics firm Euclid secures $17.3 million Series B funding to expand its customer base

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Real-world shopping analytics firm, Euclid, has secured $17.3 million Series B funding to serve its growing customer base. The round was led by Benchmark Capital with participation from NEA, Harrison Metal and Novel TMT Ventures. Along with the cash injection, Bruce Dunlevie, general partner at Benchmark Capital is joining Euclid’s...
Real-world analytics firm Euclid secures $17.3 million Series B funding to expand its customer base

Nuji announces new partnerships to offer even more to loyal online shoppers

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Today Nuji takes to the stage at The Next Web Conference Startup Rally. The commerce service that has been dubbed ‘Pinterest with rewards‘ is announcing new partnerships with French Connection and Red Wing shoes. Visitors who come to see the Startup Rally action will be presented with a link on...
Nuji announces new partnerships to offer even more to loyal online shoppers

Going Direct

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Every few months, I like to share some analytics on this blog's audience. Here's the google analytics refer logs for the past thirty days: The thing that jumps out at me is the magnitude of the direct audience. If you add the direct category, this blog's RSS feed (Feedburner), and...
Going Direct

Amazon moves to reduce Appstore app fragmentation with new Device Targeting feature

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Recognising that developers consistently push different versions of their apps in mobile marketplaces on different platforms, Amazon has today introduced a new ‘Device Targeting’ feature, providing opportunities to push different versions of an app and reduce fragmentation on its marketplace. With Device Targeting, Amazon says developers can offer different Android APKs (the...
Amazon moves to reduce Appstore app fragmentation with new Device Targeting feature

Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

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Metaps, a Japanese company that provides an advertising and promotions platform for Android, has raised a 1 billion yen (approximately $11 million) round of Series B funding that will help accelerate its expansion across Asia and beyond. The platform operates in a similar fashion to US-based rewards-based platform Kiip —...
Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

Streamlining its brand, Jingdong's 360buy.com renames to JD.com

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China’s Jingdong announced today that, in order to streamline its brand, it is renaming the B2C e-commerce site 360buy.com to JD.com. 360buy’s focus has been on communication, computers and consumer electronics. It boasts around 80 million registered users. The move is not so much a restructuring as it is perhaps...
Streamlining its brand, Jingdong's 360buy.com renames to JD.com
Google Wallet's not just for credit cards; here's what it might hold in the future

Modder Makes SimCity Capable Of Offline Play Which Works Flawlessly

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This SimCity debacle can only be described as an onion. Every time you peel back another layer, you just find yet another bitter layer underneath to make you cry. It all started, as you no doubt know, when EA decided to make the game with an always online requirement. The...
Modder Makes SimCity Capable Of Offline Play Which Works Flawlessly

The 28 Most Valuable Brands In The World

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After an incredible increase in sales, Apple is once again the most valuable brand in the world.  Apple's brand value is $182 billion, an incredible 19 percent increase from last year, according to the list from BrandZ.  BrandZ and Millward Brown Optimor calculated value based on branded earnings and a...
The 28 Most Valuable Brands In The World

Sprint Product Exec: Launching LTE Devices Before Network Just Makes Sense

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Sprint isn’t too concerned that it is selling LTE devices but has yet to officially launch the high-speed service anywhere in the U.S. “I think it is much to-do about nothing,” Sprint VP Fared Adib told AllThingsD in an interview on Tuesday. Customers sign up for two-year contracts, Adib said,...
Sprint Product Exec: Launching LTE Devices Before Network Just Makes Sense

Fun Friday: Where Do You Get Your News?

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We are treading quite close to real work on this fun friday topic, but it will be good fun anyway. I haven't read a newspaper in at least a decade. We still get one delivered to our home and the Gotham Gal reads it religiously. She also is a crossword...
Fun Friday: Where Do You Get Your News?

Study Shows How To Build Gamer Loyalty Through Guilds And Customization

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In a study that could have ramifications on how we think of both online worlds including MMORPGs and online titles like Farmville, researchers at UB School of Management have found that users return to subscription-based games when there is an appearance of a constantly changing environment full of like-minded team...
Study Shows How To Build Gamer Loyalty Through Guilds And Customization

Audio Equipment Site Unique Squared Raises $1 Million

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Unique Squared, a music gear ecommerce company, has raised $1 million in venture backing, according to an SEC filing. The Atlanta-based company launched operations out of its founder’s basement in 2007 with a $6,000 investment and hit profitability later that year. Founders Paul D’Arrigo, Eugenio Fernandez and Richard Scalesse...
Audio Equipment Site Unique Squared Raises $1 Million

Leaked Sprint slides reveal Touch Wallet NFC app, Google Wallet eyes the door

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Sprint is reportedly developing its own wallet app to rival that of Google Wallet, slides leaked to Android Central reveal. Entering a four-digit code opens your handset to make payments, while tapping an NFC reader will let you directly access your credit cards. Loyalty options are also included, with...
Leaked Sprint slides reveal Touch Wallet NFC app, Google Wallet eyes the door

Viggle Acquires GetGlue, And Social TV Gets Bigger, Stickier

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When does the second screen become the first? Viggle, which considers itself a TV "loyalty service," has just revealed it's going to acquire social TV app GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48 million shares. Viggle will own the entire brand and employees, and operate both its own...
Viggle Acquires GetGlue, And Social TV Gets Bigger, Stickier

Robin Wauters: Damn, I Wish He Were Joining PandoDaily

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The last few days, the tech blogosphere has been munching on its own tail, with bloggers on all sides pissing and moaning about how awful a job everyone else is doing at covering the goings on in our little world. Today, though, something happened which — while still a tad...
Robin Wauters: Damn, I Wish He Were Joining PandoDaily

With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

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We last heard from Pirq when the company announced a nice deal with Apple to offer its employees a special app for discounts on food at restaurants near its offices in Cupertino — a relationship that just might develop into something further, according to sources at the time. Today, however,...
With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App
500friends raises $5 million to focus on "omnichannel." Really, though

Apps get better at retaining users, iOS more than Android

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App users are a flaky group, easily discarding apps in favor of the hot new thing. But new data suggests they are developing more loyalty toward apps, abandoning them less frequently and visiting their favorite apps more often, according to app analytics firm Localytics, which also found that iOS apps...
Apps get better at retaining users, iOS more than Android

Will Google Latitude Succeed As A Loyalty Platform?

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While Google will tell you that Latitude has millions of users, what the company doesn’t generally talk about is how many of those people are actively engaged with the product. The consensus appears to be that Latitude is languishing. However Mountain View has been tweaking, enhancing and... Please visit Marketing...
Will Google Latitude Succeed As A Loyalty Platform?
U.S. Cellular to Begin Offering Apple Products Later This Year

After Its Non-Merger With Viggle, GetGlue Brings Big Updates To Its iPhone App With New Feeds, Ads & Personalized Guides

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Fans of entertainment social network GetGlue have been subjected to a bumpy ride over the last few months. In November, the startup announced that it had agreed to merge with TV loyalty service, Viggle in a deal worth as much as $70 million. But the numbers didn’t look too good,...
After Its Non-Merger With Viggle, GetGlue Brings Big Updates To Its iPhone App With New Feeds, Ads & Personalized Guides

Nokia's Lumia 900 Gets a Price and Release Date

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The moment of truth has come for Microsoft and Nokia. They have set an April release date and $100 price tag for the Lumia 900, which runs Microsoft's new mobile operating system and will test Americans' loyalty to Apple's iPhone and phones running Google's Android operating system....
Nokia's Lumia 900 Gets a Price and Release Date

Man City Football Club furthers digital engagement as it partners with Foursquare

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Manchester City Football club has never been afraid to push digital boundaries to engage its fans. Today the club has announced a partnership with the location-based social network Foursquare. City supporters can now check into Foursquare at the Etihad Stadium, City Square, City Stores and official Heart of the City...
Man City Football Club furthers digital engagement as it partners with Foursquare

Sure Facebook has 900 million users, but its engagement is smoked by these other sites

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Whenever the question of which social network dominates the landscape is raised, it seems as if the same two or three major players are the only sites that ever earn a mention. If you’re judging social networks based solely on the number of users each can claim, this makes perfect...
Sure Facebook has 900 million users, but its engagement is smoked by these other sites
Consumers could pay higher switching costs in a data driven world
Chorus.im taps HTML5 to let you text anyone with a web browser
Report: Apple bumps Android from top spot in U.S. smartphone market on strength of iPhone 5 sales

EVRYTHNG launches to connect physical products with the web for smart marketing

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EVRYTHNG has been formally launched to make physical objects smarter by linking them to the Web. The Internet of Things has seen plenty of coverage online but until now it has been a little slow off the mark when it comes to making more things happen around us. In basic...
EVRYTHNG launches to connect physical products with the web for smart marketing
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