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Toronto-based SaaS Enterprise Safety Company Field ID Acquired By Security Hardware Maker Master Lock

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Master Lock has acquired Toronto-based software-as-a-service enterprise security solution provider Field ID in a deal the terms of which weren’t disclosed. We’ve heard the deal involving the five year-old startup was in the tens of millions, however, and that the company’s angel investors were very pleased with the arrangement. The...
Toronto-based SaaS Enterprise Safety Company Field ID Acquired By Security Hardware Maker Master Lock

Spriggle Wants To Let Parents Shop For Science-Friendly Kids' Toys Through Tupperware-Type Parties

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Spriggle made its debut last week out of the NewMe Accelerator with the aim of building a new, super social way for parents to test out and shop for kids’ toys — by bringing the experience into in-home playdates that are already a way of life for so many families...
Spriggle Wants To Let Parents Shop For Science-Friendly Kids' Toys Through Tupperware-Type Parties

Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)

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Aaron Levie grew up in Microsoft's backyard. Today, Box's young CEO faces a strange problem with Microsoft. Redmond is Box's biggest competitor AND one its most important partners. Box's mainstay is a secure file-sharing and collaboration product. One of Microsoft's key products is SharePoint, which is, yes, a file-sharing and...
Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)
Is This ‘Warby Parker for Hearing Aids’ Disruptive, or Too Good to Be True?

51% Of All American Households Now Own At Least One Apple Product (AAPL)

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Half of all U.S. households own at least one Apple product, according to CNBC’s All-America Economic survey. That’s more than 55 million homes with at least one iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac computer. And one-in-10 homes that aren’t currently in that group plan to join it in the next year. But Apple [AAPL] doesn’t...
51% Of All American Households Now Own At Least One Apple Product (AAPL)

Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology

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Edtech is a tricky beast for many reasons. One major challenge I’ve focused on during our online education month is the business model. Plenty of edtech startups have built brilliant products that leverage technology to improve the way teachers teach and kids learn. But, as we’ve outlined, the fremium,...
Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology
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After Ad Reorg and Seth Departure, Yahoo Likely to Get Product Team Rejiggering Next

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You probably could see this one coming — given that the honeymoon part of new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s tenure at the Silicon Valley Internet giant is most definitely moving into a much more realistic phase. Thus, here come more reorgs! So far, new COO Henrique de Castro was...
After Ad Reorg and Seth Departure, Yahoo Likely to Get Product Team Rejiggering Next

With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter

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When you think Twitter, you may think realtime news, or CRM, or brand marketing, or maybe even Justin Bieber, but “eCommerce”? Probably not. In the social network landscape, Facebook is generally seen as being the most eCommerce-inclined, what with its “F-Commerce,” but up to this point, consumers really haven’t fallen...
With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music Sales To Twitter
Apple and four publishers agree to terminate 'agency' sales model in Europe
Bootstrapping Your Startup: 7 Hard-Earned Tips From Real Entrepreneurs

HBO considers U-turn on cable-free access to HBO Go

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Reuters reports that HBO may be considering a reversal of its previous position of not allowing access to GBO Go without a cable subscription. HBO Go was launched three years ago to allow subscribers to watch shows on iPads and other mobile devices, but the service is so far restricted...
HBO considers U-turn on cable-free access to HBO Go

Evine: Former HSN CEO Takes On The Bigs, Launches Interactive Shopping Platform For Women

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For over a decade, if you were to say “home shopping,” you were likely referring to the experience of viewing products on your TV set, and ordering over the phone. After launching in the ’80s, it wasn’t long before television networks like QVC and The Home Shopping Network (HSN) had...
Evine: Former HSN CEO Takes On The Bigs, Launches Interactive Shopping Platform For Women
What Now: Scaling the Sales Organization

BetterWorks: Major Layoffs Signal Trouble in Paradise

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PandoDaily has learned that much heralded LA startup BetterWorks executed significant layoffs this week. The employee perks platform terminated all of its sales and marketing staff and half of its operations team on Tuesday. The list of departing senior executives includes VP of Sales Kevin Gaither, VP of Marketing Greg...
BetterWorks: Major Layoffs Signal Trouble in Paradise

Android this week: Nexus tablet confirmed; Galaxy Note sales; Use fewer bits when browsing

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The rumors of a Google Nexus tablet took another step towards reality this week, with a Wall Street Journal report confirming Google’s plans. The idea is for Google to try a direct to consumer sales model for the second time; it tried this in 2010 with the Nexus One, but...
Android this week: Nexus tablet confirmed; Galaxy Note sales; Use fewer bits when browsing

Can Yell turn online around with self-serve marketing?

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Yell.com and Yellow Pages operator Yell Group is acquiring UK point-and-click website builder Moonfruit, as it tries to salvage even digital classifieds that are in reverse. Over five million sites, including 230,000 e-tail stores, have been created using Moonfruit since its 2000 launch, according to the buyer. Yell is a...
Can Yell turn online around with self-serve marketing?
Virgin Mobile opening retail stores to showcase prepaid iPhone

The Forgotten Secrets Of The Enterprise Giants: Virality, Word Of Mouth, And Other Radical Experiments

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Editor’s note: David Barrett is founder and CEO of Expensify. Follow him on Twitter @expensify. I would strongly encourage everybody who competes with Expensify to study Roman Stanek’s latest article, “Forget Virality, Selling Enterprise Software Is Still Old School”. To everyone else, I’d offer an opposing view: Enterprise sales is undergoing the most radical...
The Forgotten Secrets Of The Enterprise Giants: Virality, Word Of Mouth, And Other Radical Experiments

Here's One Big Reason Oracle's Hardware Biz Is Tanking (ORCL)

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With every quarter, Oracle's $7.5 billion purchase of Sun looks like a bigger failure. Analysts say that Oracle simply doesn't know how to sell hardware, and it doesn't know how to treat the people that should be doing the selling for it -- its partners. Oracle "put direct people...
Here's One Big Reason Oracle's Hardware Biz Is Tanking (ORCL)
Online-only retailers look to offer better customer service by opening offline stores

51% of US Households Own An Apple Product

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A new survey commissioned by CNBC is as good a reason as any of why Apple's stock price has been on such a tear in recent years. More than half of all US homes own an Apple product, according to CNBC's All-America Economic survey -- and 1 in 10 homes...
51% of US Households Own An Apple Product
AppDynamics nets $50M from IVP, Greylock, & others to dominate app performance management

JustFab Raises $76 Million to Cement Fashion Ecommerce Lead, Pushes International Expansion

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If “money talks,” investors are shouting praise from the rooftops for ecommerce fashion retailer JustFab. The company is announcing $76 million in new financing today in an enormous Series B round led by Rho Ventures with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, and JustFab parent company Intelligent...
JustFab Raises $76 Million to Cement Fashion Ecommerce Lead, Pushes International Expansion

ShopLocket Deploys Embeddable Micro-Shops to Kill the Storefront

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Katherine Hague had a plan worthy of ninjas. She had seen a video on The Onion that depicted a parade of ninjas so stealthy no-one even knew they were there. Inspired, Hague started a company called Ninja Parade and ordered a bunch of T-shirts from the printers. Unfortunately, once the...
ShopLocket Deploys Embeddable Micro-Shops to Kill the Storefront

Chirpify lets you buy stuff on Instagram

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Social media commerce service Chirpify moves its Twitter-based sales model to Instagram and snags a few celebs and brands in the process. [Read more]...
Chirpify lets you buy stuff on Instagram
Why The Traditional Sales Model Can't Sell Enterprise Software

Did Apple's ebook sales model help lower costs for consumers by attacking Amazon?

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The European Commission and US Department of Justice allege that Apple and several publishers have been collaborating to raise the price of ebooks, but The Wall Street Journal argues that if anything, Apple and others are trying by break Amazon's own monopoly on the ebook market. In the past...
Did Apple's ebook sales model help lower costs for consumers by attacking Amazon?
Luvocracy raises $11M in venture capital to power social commerce

Gorup-Payments Startup Payumi Poised to Launch After Seed Round

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The whole area of making payments as a group of people, whether it be for joint gift purchases (weddings), or even simple things like housemates paying bills etc. has been an area several startups have tried to tackle. ShareAGift in the UK focuses on joint gift purchases, but is more...
Gorup-Payments Startup Payumi Poised to Launch After Seed Round
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