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Beard Hats, PBR Bracelets, And Beef Empanadas: Payvment Is Taking The Impulse Buy Social With "Lish"

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Impulse is a powerful emotion in retail. It's why stores often bombard you in the checkout line with careful arrangements of inexpensive-but-unnecessary items: the brightly colored socks; the chocolate bars; the glossy magazines; the As Seen On TV sunglasses. It's a longstanding trick of brick-and-mortar stores that their online counterparts...
Beard Hats, PBR Bracelets, And Beef Empanadas: Payvment Is Taking The Impulse Buy Social With "Lish"

Social Sports Game Start-Up Scores Funding From Drew Brees, Others

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As social gaming continues to evolve on Facebook, companies are beginning to look beyond the very successful — yet tapped out — stay-at-home female demographic. One new area that start-ups are flocking to exploits the exact opposite: men and their love for sports. “We are about guys and sports and...
Social Sports Game Start-Up Scores Funding From Drew Brees, Others
Chris Dixon: 3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing, Social Media Startups Are Facing "General Fatigue"

Singapore-based mobile loyalty startup Gimmie raises $520,000

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Singapore-based mobile rewards platform Gimmie has closed a SG$639,000 (circa US$520,000) round of investment led by local firm Wave Maker Labs, in partnership with the National Research Foundation, Tech In Asia reports. The funding is being raised to help the company expand across Southeast Asia and, with that in mind, Jakarta-based Ideosource also participated in the...
Singapore-based mobile loyalty startup Gimmie raises $520,000

MASSIVE: This Stat Tells You All You Need To Know About The Size Of The Mobile Ad Opportunity

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If there's one statistic that describes the massive untapped opportunity that is mobile advertising, it's the number of dumbphones—"feature phones" in industry parlance—that are still on the market: Six billion. That's 6 billion devices that only make calls, texts and little else, which will one day fail (or their owners...
MASSIVE: This Stat Tells You All You Need To Know About The Size Of The Mobile Ad Opportunity
The future of music is boring – and that’s exciting!

Ford: Telecom Companies and Auto Industry Have to Work Together to Avoid “Global Gridlock”

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Bill Ford Jr., the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company used his keynote address at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last night to lobby for a stronger cooperation between mobile tech companies and the auto industry to avoid "global gridlock." Given numerous predictions that we will see global...
Ford: Telecom Companies and Auto Industry Have to Work Together to Avoid “Global Gridlock”
Sumpto Wants To Be The Klout For College Students

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: One Billion Smartphones Shipped By 2016

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Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up here for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Mobile Can Lead The Way To The Rebirth Of Print Media (AdAge)Consider the smart...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: One Billion Smartphones Shipped By 2016

Amazing Ants surpasses 1M installs in one week, ranks in the top 5 on the top free iPad apps chart

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Indie mobile game developer Twyngo revealed to Inside Mobile Apps that their first game, Amazing Ants for iOS, surpassed the 1 million install mark in one week since the title’s launch on Jan. 10. “It’s been very gratifying to see the degree of enthusiasm and success about the game, Twyngo co-founder...
Amazing Ants surpasses 1M installs in one week, ranks in the top 5 on the top free iPad apps chart

The DIY Renaissance: U.K. Accelerator Springboard Launches Dedicated Bootcamp For Hardware Startups

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Move over software, the London and Cambridge, U.K.-based accelerator, Springboard, is launching a dedicated program for hardware startups, focusing on the Internet of Things. The new three-month accelerator bootcamp — called Springboard Internet of Things — is backed by program partners ARM, Unilever, Neul and Raspberry Pi, who will play an active role...
The DIY Renaissance: U.K. Accelerator Springboard Launches Dedicated Bootcamp For Hardware Startups
Ozon: Russia's Answer To Amazon Prepares For Clouds, Won't Tackle 'Kindle' Soon, Says CEO
Looking Beyond 4G: U.K. Telecoms Regulator Prepping Spectrum Release Plan for 5G, Sees "Untapped Opportunity" For Wi-Fi Hotspots

China Mobile's profit rises 0.3 percent

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China Mobile, the country's largest wireless carrier, reported weak profit growth in the first quarter as it struggled to squeeze more revenue out of existing customers.For the quarter ended on March 31, China Mobile said its net profit reached 27.9 billion yuan (US$4.5 billion), 0.3 percent up on the...
China Mobile's profit rises 0.3 percent

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms cellular version of iPad mini coming to China in late January

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the cellular version of the iPad mini will arrive on the mainland in late January. Cook tipped the upcoming release on Thursday in an interview with Chinese reporters. His visit to Beijing has included meetings with high-ranking government officials, visits to Apple stores...
Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms cellular version of iPad mini coming to China in late January

Study: Only 6% of top online retailers include a Facebook login button

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Social Labs today released its findings regarding how online retailers implement Facebook’s Login Button. The company examined how the top 500 online retailers integrated the plugin as an alternative option for their account creation, site registration, and site login processes. The 14-page study titled “Log In With Facebook and the...
Study: Only 6% of top online retailers include a Facebook login button

Former DailyCandy CEO Pete Sheinbaum Launches Link Management Startup LinkSmart, Raises $4.7M

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You may not think much about the links that punctuate nearly every piece of online content (including this one), but Pete Sheinbaum, the founder and CEO of a new startup called LinkSmart, says they present an untapped opportunity. “The text link is this little innocuous thing that’s been on the...
Former DailyCandy CEO Pete Sheinbaum Launches Link Management Startup LinkSmart, Raises $4.7M
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