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Orange Rolling Out Facebook To All Phones In Africa

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Mobile phone users in Africa may be saying, “Orange you glad we can get on Facebook now?” France Telecom’s Orange service provider announced that the social network will soon available on any phone within its footprint across the continent, potentially giving Facebook’s mobile user count a huge boost. Orange, which...
Orange Rolling Out Facebook To All Phones In Africa

Strikingly raises $1.5M from SV Angel, Index Ventures, FundersClub, others for its DIY site builder

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Strikingly, the do-it-yourself (DIY) website creation service, has raised a $1.5 million seed round. The investments came from prominent venture capitalists including SV Angel, Index Ventures, Funders Club, Infinity Venture Partners, and Innovation Works. Company founder David Chen tells us that the money will be used to help grow his...
Strikingly raises $1.5M from SV Angel, Index Ventures, FundersClub, others for its DIY site builder

Fleksy closes a $900,000 funding round to bring its keyboard for the visually impaired onto new platforms

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Fleksy, a keyboard app with astonishingly accurate predictive text capabilities for the visually impaired, has closed of a seed funding round worth $900,000, its parent company announced today. The fresh batch of investment included participation from angel and venture capital investors from the San Francisco Bay Area. Syntellia, the company...
Fleksy closes a $900,000 funding round to bring its keyboard for the visually impaired onto new platforms

Chinese game developer CocoaChina hires Keepsy co-founder as engineering VP for US expansion

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After rising to become one of China’s top mobile game developers, CocoaChina, also known as Chukong Technology, is aiming to reproduce its success in the US and beyond with the hiring of Keepsy co-founder Kai Zhao as its VP of Engineering. According to the company, Zhao will “lead the technical direction...
Chinese game developer CocoaChina hires Keepsy co-founder as engineering VP for US expansion

Facebook platform industry hires: HootSuite, Kenshoo, Work4 Labs

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Social media management platform HootSuite has a new VP of marketing, Digital marketing software company Kenshoo recently hired a director of marketing research. And Work4 Labs, which builds recruiting applications integrated with Facebook, made a few new hires this month. HootSuite Dee Anna McPherson, Vice President of Marketing – former VP...
Facebook platform industry hires: HootSuite, Kenshoo, Work4 Labs

Yandex becomes default search engine on WP8 smartphones in Turkey, other countries may follow

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Russian Internet giant Yandex is expanding its mobile search service. The company has confirmed to TNW that Yandex has become the default search engine for Windows Phone 8 smartphones not only in Russia, but also in Turkey, the company’s other key market. This strategic partnership may help Yandex to conquer...
Yandex becomes default search engine on WP8 smartphones in Turkey, other countries may follow
Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga's Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming

JOB OF THE WEEK: Director, Digital Business Development

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Director, Digital Business Development The Washington Post Washington, DC Why it’s cool: The Washington Post is one of the most...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Director, Digital Business Development

SquareTrade Hires Former Expedia Exec Michael Adler as CFO

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San Francisco-based SquareTrade, which offers protection plans on consumer electronics, has added two new executives to its management team. Michael Adler has joined the company as CFO, having previously held the same role at Expedia for almost six years until leaving late last year. Dina Furash will become SVP of...
SquareTrade Hires Former Expedia Exec Michael Adler as CFO

Balanced nabs Eventbrite exec Patrick Breitenbach as Operations chief to boost its global expansion

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Balanced, the payment service that’s designed to help facilitate all the financial issues a marketplace typically needs to worry about, has picked up Patrick Breitenbach as its Vice President of Operations. Previously, he held the Operations role at event planning service Eventbrite. The company says that Breitenbach was brought on...
Balanced nabs Eventbrite exec Patrick Breitenbach as Operations chief to boost its global expansion

Reddit Hires Former Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao to Work on 'Strategic Partnerships'

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(Photo: Kleiner Perkins) Kleiner Perkins partner Ellen Pao, who made headlines last year for suing the company in a widely publicized gender discrimination suit, is gainfully employed once more. After reportedly being fired from KPCB in October 2012, she has now taken a gig at community site Reddit, where she’ll be “helping...
Reddit Hires Former Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao to Work on 'Strategic Partnerships'

Exclusive: Nexus 7 monetizes better than other Android tablets, says TinyCo

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Mobile game developer TinyCo’s monetization data finds that Google’s Nexus 7 tablet generates 50 percent higher ARPU than the average Android tablet. “It’s super encouraging for us,” says Mike Sandwick, TinyCo’s manager of strategic partnerships. “We sort of have a reputation that’s pretty unique in terms of our commitment to...
Exclusive: Nexus 7 monetizes better than other Android tablets, says TinyCo
Shoutlet brings Facebook ad creation to marketing platform, partners with Kenshoo

Holy Strategic Partnerships, Batman! A Brief History Of Nokia’s Batman Obsession

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The Nokia Lumia 900 The Dark Knight Rises Edition handset has made its way on the interwebs recently and it’s nothing short of a beauty, with a black polycarbonate unibody frame and a laser-etched Batman logo across the back. Moreover, the phone — which is usually limited to either a...
Holy Strategic Partnerships, Batman! A Brief History Of Nokia’s Batman Obsession

A Key YouTube Exec Has Moved To Google Fiber (GOOG)

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Margaret Healy, who oversaw strategic partnerships at Google's YouTube, is moving to work on an ambitious new project at the company: Google Fiber. Google Fiber is a service that offers extremely high-speed Internet to homes. Right now it's in Kansas City, but there's every indication that Google plans to offer...
A Key YouTube Exec Has Moved To Google Fiber (GOOG)
Apparently, An Apple Lawyer 'Dismantled' A Google Exec In Court Yesterday (AAPL)

Mobile app news roundup: Angry Birds, Cut the Rope and how many mobile gamers are willing to pay

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30 percent of mobile gamers pay — A new study from the NPD group states that about 30 percent of mobile gamers are willing to pay for an upgrade or make an in-app purchase. The study also found that $3 — not $0.99 — was the best price for...
Mobile app news roundup: Angry Birds, Cut the Rope and how many mobile gamers are willing to pay

Industry Moves: Hearst; WebCollage; AccentHealth; Magnetic

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—Hearst Newspapers: Lincoln Millstein has been promoted to EVP and deputy group head of Hearst Newspapers, from SVP of digital media. His promotion fills the spot created when Mark Aldam was upped to president of Hearst Newspapers in March 2011. Prior to joining the company in 2005, Millstein was...
Industry Moves: Hearst; WebCollage; AccentHealth; Magnetic

Google Executive's Testimony Weakens Justice Department's Case Against Apple in E-Book Price Fixing Trial

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Just days after the U.S. Department of Justice presented its opening arguments against Apple in the antitrust e-book price fixing suit filed filed against Apple last April, the DoJ called Google's director of strategic partnerships Thomas Turvey to add credibility to its allegation, reports The Verge. According to The Verge's...
Google Executive's Testimony Weakens Justice Department's Case Against Apple in E-Book Price Fixing Trial

Another Facebook Home Staffer Flies The Coop; Android Head Of Product Bubba Murarka Joins DFJ As General Partner

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After losing mobile product head and Facebook Home team member Charles Jolley to Battery Ventures, Facebook is facing another departure from a previous Home staffer. Draper Fisher Jurvetson announced today that Facebook’s head of product for Android, Bubba Murarka, has joined the firm as General Partner and Managing Director. Murarka...
Another Facebook Home Staffer Flies The Coop; Android Head Of Product Bubba Murarka Joins DFJ As General Partner
Beyond the meme: "Harlem Shake" hitmakers partner with crowdfunding site PledgeMusic
Health accelerator gets $16M to find cures for rare diseases

Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

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Japanese mobile phone operator Docomo announced today it has completed its investment in Baidu Yi Xin Network Technology, its joint venture with Chinese search engine Baidu. Originally spotted by TechCrunch, Docomo’s $22.5 million investment gives it a 20 percent ownership stake in the new mobile content distribution platform. According to...
Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

LeanLaunchLab is Bringing Lean Startup Tools to Enterprise

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Ben Mappen had an idea for a company and he wanted to begin funding to get it off the ground. He met with Shawn Carolan of Menlo Ventures, pitched his idea, and got the go-ahead. Carolan also suggested that Ben meet with Steve Blank over lunch and discuss a possible...
LeanLaunchLab is Bringing Lean Startup Tools to Enterprise

Deezer Takes Aim At Spotify With New App Studio, APIs, Echonest And Songkick Deals And App Updates

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Deezer, which earlier this year announced a $130 million round of funding to ramp up its music streaming business internationally. But to make sure that its service can compete against Spotify and others on the product level, today adding a bunch of new bells and whistles: it is launching a...
Deezer Takes Aim At Spotify With New App Studio, APIs, Echonest And Songkick Deals And App Updates
OneID develops ring of strategic partnerships to keep identities top secret

Fiz Raises $305K For Its Social Discovery App To Find Places To Visit Based On Things To Do

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Fiz, the UK startup behind the “social discovery” app for iOS and Android that helps you find places based on things to do, has closed a seed round totalling £200,000 (~$305k) to further develop its platform and build its community. The funding comes from the company’s two co-founders — husband...
Fiz Raises $305K For Its Social Discovery App To Find Places To Visit Based On Things To Do

Belkin to take Linksys from Cisco for an undisclosed sum

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It’s been a big week for deal-making over at Cisco Systems. One day after announcing the blockbuster purchase of tiny Israeli mobile networking startup Intucell for $475 million, Cisco is turning around and selling one of its biggest former acquisitions, Linksys, to home-networking competitor Belkin. No financial details were revealed....
Belkin to take Linksys from Cisco for an undisclosed sum

SAP Plans to Dominate Enterprise Mobile Apps with HTML5 and New Partnerships

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One of the largest software companies in the world just made a series of moves that could make it one of the most powerful enterprise mobile developers in the world. Hidden within SAP's Hana database platform announcement yesterday was the fact that the company signed three strategic partnerships with leading...
SAP Plans to Dominate Enterprise Mobile Apps with HTML5 and New Partnerships

Centri lands $4.5 million to boost mobile data delivery, add security layers

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Centri Technology has raised $4.5 million in fresh funding in a deal led by Matthew Pritzker Company. The funds will be used for product development, strategic partnerships and hiring. Founded in 2009 and led by entrepreneur Vaughan Emery, Centri has developed a technology known as BitSmart that helps companies and mobile...
Centri lands $4.5 million to boost mobile data delivery, add security layers
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