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TV ratings giant Nielsen eyes startup scene through marketing-centric VC

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As people move to new platforms on the web and mobile for entertainment and other content, ratings giant Nielsen is turning to startups as a new source to help understand this audience’s changing behavior. The company, which is best known for measuring TV audiences,  is now backing Pereg Ventures, a...
TV ratings giant Nielsen eyes startup scene through marketing-centric VC

Offer: Sign Up Now For IGNITION And Get A Special Report On Mobile Usage

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The mania for the iPhone 5 is the latest evidence of how mobile devices are central to consumers' lives. What's next? Find out the latest market intelligence on mobile hardware, payments, publishing, and advertising at Business Insider's IGNITION: Future of Digital conference, taking place Nov. 27-28, 2012, in New York....
Offer: Sign Up Now For IGNITION And Get A Special Report On Mobile Usage

So How Will Foursquare Make Big Money in Mobile?

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As co-founder Naveen Selvadurai departs Foursquare to do something new, the mobile check-in and deals service is continuing to innovate towards a crucial question: where's the money in mobile? Beyond buzz, mobile apps and services must be profitable at some point to stay in business. There's one caveat: for...
So How Will Foursquare Make Big Money in Mobile?
Retail needs a reboot to survive
Pioneer Square Tech Map: Where are tech companies hanging their shingles?

"We don't own the ecosystem because we've chosen up to this point not to innovate in that..."

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"We don't own the ecosystem because we've chosen up to this point not to innovate in that direction." - Justin Denison, Samsung's VP of strategy and market intelligence, talking to Michal Lev-Ram of Fortune (or CNNMoney or Money or something -- who the hell is in charge of this branding?)....
"We don't own the ecosystem because we've chosen up to this point not to innovate in that..."

InCrowd Raises $2.2M From Nauta Capital So That Your Doctor Can Take Marketing Surveys In Real-Time

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Now, I don’t pretend to know very much about the relationship between big pharmaceutical companies and healthcare professionals, except that I do know it’s complicated. A huge amount of money is spent on R&D in the Life Sciences, and in turn, more money is spent marketing the resulting drugs and...
InCrowd Raises $2.2M From Nauta Capital So That Your Doctor Can Take Marketing Surveys In Real-Time
Conversion rates up, spending habits down among social gamers

Practice Fusion pulls back the curtain on its electronic health data - for a fee

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With an electronic medical records (EMR) system that serves more than 150,000 U.S. physicians, Practice Fusion is sitting on mounds of interesting prescription data – from information on the medications doctors prescribe to the reasons why they switch between treatments and the ways their patients in various demographics are responding....
Practice Fusion pulls back the curtain on its electronic health data - for a fee

Beyond The Buzz: What Are The Best Bets In Social Commerce Now?

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If you're looking to invest in social commerce, you know that buzz alone won't win online dollars or build an enduring brand. In the social space, what differentiates the next great company from a one-hit wonder? Find out what factors spell profitability and value in social commerce at Social Commerce Summit,...
Beyond The Buzz: What Are The Best Bets In Social Commerce Now?
LTE smartphone shipments will grow nine-fold by 2016, researchers say

To Angel or LP: Investing Guide for New Tech Millionaires

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Facebook's S-1 caps an amazing last few quarters of tech wealth creation with LinkedIn, Zynga, Groupon and Pandora going public and small/medium acquisitions continuing to occur at a healthy pace. Many of these new millionaire employees will likely become angel investor hobbyists, using their wealth to kickstart the next generation...
To Angel or LP: Investing Guide for New Tech Millionaires

MBAandCo Scores $1.2M In Round Led By MMC Ventures To Scale Up Its Elance-For-MBAs

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The recession has fuelled a boom in mobile workers as businesses down-size to consultants and freelancers. So there has clearly been an upsurge in platforms to aggregate that talent in marketplaces. Back in 2009 Daniel Callaghan and Adam Riccoboni created MBA & Company to aggregate all those business school graduates...
MBAandCo Scores $1.2M In Round Led By MMC Ventures To Scale Up Its Elance-For-MBAs

Amazon's Kindle Fire Edges Up in the Tablet Race

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Amazon doesn’t disclose Kindle Fire sales data, but that hasn’t stopped market intelligence companies from attempting to quantify them anyway. The latest to do so, IDC, which figures second-quarter Kindle Fire shipments were decent enough to give Amazon a third-place ranking in the global tablet market behind Samsung and iPad...
Amazon's Kindle Fire Edges Up in the Tablet Race

Android smartphone activations hit 331m in Q1 2012, says report

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On the same day Google’s head of Android Andy Rubin took a rare foray onto Twitter to rebut claims that he’s leaving Google whilst simultaneously declaring its latest activation figures, a new report from MarketResearch.com indicates that Android smartphone activations passed 331m in the first quarter of 2012. Rubin is...
Android smartphone activations hit 331m in Q1 2012, says report
Swipp emerges from stealth to launch ambitious social sentiment platform

Smartwatch Market Could Be A Third The Size Of The Netbook Market This Year (Maybe)

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It’s almost like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft have actually launched smartwatches. Except of course they haven’t. But who cares! Analyst house ABI Research has been stroking its collective beard and come up with a forecast for the size of the nascent smartwatch market. And — drum roll please! —...
Smartwatch Market Could Be A Third The Size Of The Netbook Market This Year (Maybe)
Marketing is dead, long live marketing

Here Are Three Reasons Why YouTube Could Be The Best In Online TV

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I love videos of cats playing pianos. And of lemurs. And of talking fruit. Okay, truthfully I don't much care for that last one, Dane Boedigheimer's "Annoying Orange" YouTube show. But he doesn't need me. He has 1.6 million subscribers and could be making six figures annually off YouTube,...
Here Are Three Reasons Why YouTube Could Be The Best In Online TV
Onavo Insights taps real user data to see how mobile apps perform
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