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17 Extravagant Ways Big Brands Promoted Themselves At SXSW

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South by Southwest isn't only a great platform for startups. Brands that want to interact with tech influencers made themselves present in big ways around Austin. From pop-up skate parks to hosting a live Jay-Z concert, here's how brands went big at SXSW.Nike pushed NikeFuel and set up a...
17 Extravagant Ways Big Brands Promoted Themselves At SXSW

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Visualized: Inside Rovio's HQ (video)

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When in Helsinki, or rather Espoo, there's only thing left to do after stopping by Nokia's glass House -- visit Rovio's HQ. That's right, the company made famous (and filthy rich) by flinging fowl is just a short walk away from Elop and co.'s waterside domain. And, in a...
Visualized: Inside Rovio's HQ (video)

Beverage Giants Team Up in Campaign to Remove Soda From Schools

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- As the beverage industry comes under assault with proposed sugar taxes in several parts of the county, normally fierce rivals Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group have begun running print and TV ads touting their joint initiative to remove full-calorie soft drinks from schools across...
Beverage Giants Team Up in Campaign to Remove Soda From Schools

Everything Everywhere and Nokia Siemens team up to push smart vending machines across Europe

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Extending its network capabilities to more than just mobile devices, Everything Everywhere (the UK’s largest operator) and Nokia Siemens have teamed up to incorporate their mobile technologies into smart vending machines. That’s right, vending machines. Both companies are looking to offer vending machine owners a mobile-connected platform that can assist...
Everything Everywhere and Nokia Siemens team up to push smart vending machines across Europe

Rovio's Angry Birds soda now on sale in Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Spain, UK coming soon

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Expanding its merchandising and retail plans, Rovio has launched its bestselling (in Finland) Angry Birds soft drinks in Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Spain, with plans to bring the beverage to the UK “in the next few months.” Rovio’s “Might Eagle” Peter Vesterbacka confirmed the company’s sales spread into four...
Rovio's Angry Birds soda now on sale in Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Spain, UK coming soon

DailyDirt: Foods Unfit For Consumption

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Food science has come a long way and makes a lot of incredibly delicious foods that last longer and stay fresher and provide more vitamins/nutrients than previously thought possible. But just as any technology is a tool that can be used for either the benefit or to the detriment of...
DailyDirt: Foods Unfit For Consumption

Filipino Social Good Startups Win At IdeaSpace Competition

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The results are in for Filipino accelerator IdeaSpace’s startup competition, and the top ten picks have a heavy focus on social projects. A glance at the list reveals a strong emphasis on environmental and health-related projects, especially those that will likely benefit the developing nation’s poorer regions. Armtech – affordable...
Filipino Social Good Startups Win At IdeaSpace Competition
A New York police state of mind: Bloomberg's vision of a drone-filled city doesn't fly

Angry Birds pushes Rovio to a new record month as 263m people play its games in December 2012

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Rovio isn’t content with 1 billion Angry Birds downloads, or the 30 million it saw over Christmas. Building on its Christmas announcements, the company deemed it fit to share a new milestone: 263 million people played its games in December. That’s right, more than a quarter of a million people...
Angry Birds pushes Rovio to a new record month as 263m people play its games in December 2012

Everything You Thought You Knew About Pricey Health Foods Is Wrong

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If you skip the produce aisle for cheaper pre-packaged foods, you could be getting less of a bargain than you thought.  Low-cost health foods actually pack more nutrition per dollar than you're getting by opting for seemingly inexpensive foods with lower nutritional content, according to a new study by the...
Everything You Thought You Knew About Pricey Health Foods Is Wrong

Frank Quattrone: The Market Is Waiting For A “Category-Defining, Earthshaking” IPO

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Frank Quattrone, the Godfather of tech investment banking, sat down in a fireside chat with Michael Arrington today at Disrupt. Quattrone is back in tech boutique M&A with his new investment advisory firm, Qatalyst Partners. Recently, he advised Palm on its $1.2 billion acquisition by HP and two years...
Frank Quattrone: The Market Is Waiting For A “Category-Defining, Earthshaking” IPO

Welcome to Wall Street: The Instagram Buy Is All About Facebook's Investors

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When Pepsi realized it had converted as many Coca-Cola drinkers as it was going to, it started acquiring fast food chains, including Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken (which were later spun off as Yum! Brands). It made sense, on the surface: each chain's outlets were a...
Welcome to Wall Street: The Instagram Buy Is All About Facebook's Investors
Supercell is Accel's fastest growing company ever. (And it has a ball pit)

21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Auto insurer 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services has shifted its estimated $50 million U.S. media planning and buying account to WPP's Mindshare without a review. The account was previously run by Omnicom Group's Omnicom Media Group....
21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

Rovio's Mighty Eagle on Taking His Angry Birds Into the Real World

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While many gaming companies are working to move all-digital, Rovio is looking at ways to increase its real-world presence. Already, 30 percent of sales come from physical goods. “In a few years, more than half of our business will be physical,” Rovio marketing chief Peter Vesterbacka said during a panel...
Rovio's Mighty Eagle on Taking His Angry Birds Into the Real World

Rain Douses Austin as Crowds Flood Into SXSW

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It’s pouring in Austin, and my AT&T data connection is already choking. For the past few years, the wireless provider has added network capacity for SXSW. In response to my tweeted complaint this morning, AT&T just sent over a map of temporary Austin hot zones and cellular on wheels (see...
Rain Douses Austin as Crowds Flood Into SXSW
Aggregating Twitter data to answer the age-old question: soda or pop?

Amplify your iPhone's music using only a magazine

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Coca-Cola has teamed up with Capricho Magazine to invent a pretty ingenious way of boosting the volume of your smartphone. As you can see in the video below, the back cover of the publication (sponsored by Coca-Cola) has two carefully measured slits which means that once it’s been rolled up...
Amplify your iPhone's music using only a magazine

DailyDirt: Smarter Soda Machines

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Water fountains have improved somewhat over the years, but soda machines are really getting quite advanced. Not just limited to refrigerating sugary beverages, these vending machines are going to start tracking consumer behavior and offering some entertainment along with a frosty refreshment. Here are just a few examples of high-tech...
DailyDirt: Smarter Soda Machines

Spotify's new investor lineup: Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, and Coke

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According to a report in the New York Times, Spotify’s investors in its fresh $100 million round of funding include Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, and Coca-Cola. Goldman, the storied investment bank, put in $50 million — these numbers could be slightly off, fair warning — Fidelity $15 million, and Coca-Cola $10...
Spotify's new investor lineup: Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, and Coke

DailyDirt: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing...

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The Cola Wars have been over for a long time. As usual in war, there are no real winners -- just a lot of wasted spending. Now that we're giving peace a chance, here are just a few lingering concerns over these dark-colored soft drinks. Coca-Cola and Pepsi are going...
DailyDirt: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing...

Endorse Aims To Take The Pain Out Of Couponing, By Offering Discounts Through Mobile Apps

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The couponing industry is 125 years old, and in that time it hasn’t changed that much. Users are forced to go through a laborious process to save just a bit of money on groceries and other products. Well, Endorse is coming to consumers with a simpler way to get discounts...
Endorse Aims To Take The Pain Out Of Couponing, By Offering Discounts Through Mobile Apps

Five English businesses cash in as Angel CoFund invests more than $11 million in first round

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Two digital companies have cashed in as The Angel CoFund has announces the completion of its first five investments. A total of £7.2 million ($11.6m) has been committed to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across England in this round. Funds for each company range from around £360k ($580) to £3.6m ($5.8m)...
Five English businesses cash in as Angel CoFund invests more than $11 million in first round
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