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Robot news curator NewsCred launches human editorial team

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NewsCred, a tech-intensive news aggregator, is an up-and-coming force in the media industry thanks to licensing agreements with elite publishers like the Economist and Bloomberg. The company relies on these partnership deals and its own algorithms to ship quality stories to other publishers and to brands like Pepsi and Overstock...
Robot news curator NewsCred launches human editorial team

Hey @benrigby thx for your comment discussing @xprize & our benefits on @kanter's post on Pepsi Refresh http://bit.ly/aZVLfd

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Hey @benrigby thx for your comment discussing @xprize & our benefits on @kanter's post on Pepsi Refresh http://bit.ly/aZVLfd

Pepsi Throwbacks

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Pepsi Throwbacks

nFluence scores $1.6M to help brands figure out what consumers really want

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nFluence Media, a Seattle and London startup that allows big consumer brands to collect data on users, has raised an additional $1.6 million in venture funding from existing investors such as Voyager Capital and others. Total funding in the startup now stands at about $4.6 million, with venture capitalist Tom...
nFluence scores $1.6M to help brands figure out what consumers really want
Twitter launches 'Certified Products' to further encourage the apps it wants
After Hurricane Sandy, NY Startups Have To Find A Place To Get Back To Work

Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans

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When people watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, they may notice something different about the ads — many of them will be touting a new way to interact with the advertised brands. Shazam, an app that allows people to connect with extra TV content by listening to a few seconds...
Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans

You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

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I sound like a broken record at this point, what with my proclamations of advertising clinging to the life-preserver that is the mobile market. But I’ll say it again: Advertising, as it currently stands, is not going to continue to work. It’s not only inefficient and annoying for the viewers...
You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

And now, the VentureBeat staff will do a blind taste test of Pepsi’s newest soft drink

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This week, we cover a smattering of tech news in our weekly video round-up — but first, we conduct a blind taste test of Pepsi’s newest soda pop-style beverage. Irrelevant? Perhaps. But we were so excited that Pepsi picked us to taste the new hotness that we’re overlooking the...
And now, the VentureBeat staff will do a blind taste test of Pepsi’s newest soft drink

So What Is The Best Smartphone? (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, BBRY)

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Well, that's a loaded question. Apple had a huge head start with the original iPhone, and it took a good five years or so before others caught up and started making phones that were on par with it.  And more recently, we have a bunch of top-tier devices from various...
So What Is The Best Smartphone? (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, BBRY)

Steve Jobs' Lesson for Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg

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Tech moguls like Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg run public companies that are essentially private fiefdoms — they’ve structured their corporate control so that there’s no way that investors or board members can unseat them. Thank Steve Jobs for that, says Larry Ellison. The Oracle CEO, speaking at...
Steve Jobs' Lesson for Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg
Pepsi Puts A Pop Culture “Cheat Sheet” At The Heart Of Its New Campaign

Fat-blocking Pepsi a slimming soda in Japan

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Pepsi Special promises to reduce fat absorption while satisfying a thirst for sparkling soda. Would Michael Bloomberg approve? [Read more]...
Fat-blocking Pepsi a slimming soda in Japan
Newswire startup NewsCred picks up $15M, partners with NYT

SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

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Social media optimization technology company SocialFlow has made a change at the top. We’ve learned that its Co-Founder Frank Speiser has stepped down from the CEO position to make way for now former Managing Director of North Sea Partners, Missy Godfrey. The service is used by some of the biggest...
SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

Social Data: Gigya Launches User Management Platform To Put Marketers In The Driver's Seat

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Businesses understand the importance of implementing a social strategy in the Facebook Era — and not just because it’s cool, but because it can have a real effect on user engagement. Just ask Salesforce, which recently acquired Buddy Media for $643 million or Oracle, who followed suit by snatching up...
Social Data: Gigya Launches User Management Platform To Put Marketers In The Driver's Seat

BuzzFeed Adds A Little Nostalgia To Your Facebook Timeline

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Facebook’s Timeline is a cool idea, but as a representation of my life, it doesn’t have much to say about my experiences before 2004. Now, in its own small way, viral content site BuzzFeed is trying to change that. Specifically, it’s adding buttons in a few posts to take advantage...
BuzzFeed Adds A Little Nostalgia To Your Facebook Timeline

Dozens Of Major Companies Failed To Secure Their Own Brand Names On Pinterest

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A host of major advertisers—including Coca-Cola and McDonald's—have failed to secure their own account names on Pinterest. The names have already been taken by individuals unrelated to the companies. With Pinterest fast becoming a crucial social media channel for marketing to women, the situation all but ensures widespread gnashing...
Dozens Of Major Companies Failed To Secure Their Own Brand Names On Pinterest

Foursquare Launching 16 New Badges For SXSW – Check Them Out Here

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Foursquare wants to be the biggest thing at SXSW this year, and they mean business. Just for the occasion they have created 16 new badges for users checking in at the festival, and have lined up a series of other goodies for to keep the buzz alive.Sample badges include the...
Foursquare Launching 16 New Badges For SXSW – Check Them Out Here

Facebook's Search Is Based On A 'Con' (FB)

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Facebook unveiled a new search engine this week called Graph Search.  Some think it might help the company eventually steal search advertising dollars from Google. But in a damning blog post, entrepreneur and engineer Steve Cheney argues that Graph Search will be basically useless. He says it's as useful as...
Facebook's Search Is Based On A 'Con' (FB)

Will the FTC Blink on the Google Antitrust Case?

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It may be Turkey Day on Thursday, but nobody wants to look like one. When everyone gets back from this week’s Thanksgiving break, many observers are expecting there to be some progress on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Google’s alleged anti-competitive activities. The crucial issue right now is...
Will the FTC Blink on the Google Antitrust Case?

“@HarvardBiz: How Coke and Pepsi Are Using Social Media to Build Their 'Trust Banks' http://s.hbr.org/a6tnrF” (client - pepsi)

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“@HarvardBiz: How Coke and Pepsi Are Using Social Media to Build Their 'Trust Banks' http://s.hbr.org/a6tnrF” (client - pepsi)

"Better Than Google" Claims: Why Doesn't Anyone Believe Them?

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Online Microsoft continues to run its Pepsi-Challenge style ads “Bing It On,” in which a majority of users prefer Bing in a a “blind comparison test” with Google. Despite the commercials and despite Microsoft reporting that after extensive testing users preferred Bing 2:1,... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
"Better Than Google" Claims: Why Doesn't Anyone Believe Them?

Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?

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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Ashton Kutcher: A-list celebs, sure. But they're also members of a Who's Who of new-age venture capitalists and product developers. That is, at least according to public perception. In recent years, an increasing number of startups and big-name companies have looked to celebrity backers...
Should Justin Bieber Invest In Your Enterprise Solution?

My Plans for SXSW

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Are you going to be in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest? So will I. So will Justin Levy and Colin Bower from New Marketing Labs. While we’re there, I’m definitely up for business meetings with people interested in talking about upcoming projects. I don’t like making set time...
My Plans for SXSW
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7 stories to read this weekend

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And I am back: after a week’s hiatus from the newsletter, I resumed my online reading and have put together a short list of articles for you to read this weekend. There is a little too much internet stuff this week, but it’s all good. Hope you enjoy. How much...
7 stories to read this weekend
Pepsi attempts to make its bottle more iconic with first redesign in 16 years
This Survey Says Tumblr Is a Ghost Town For Brands (YHOO)

Twitter now lets you read Tweets of verified accounts without seeing replies

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In what is an awesome tweak for verified accounts, Twitter now lets you choose to see only the Tweets put out by that user, rather than all mixed in with replies to the account. This lets you get a clean stream of just tweets made ‘out to the public’ from...
Twitter now lets you read Tweets of verified accounts without seeing replies
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?