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All-You-Can Eat Movie Service MoviePass Launches A Mobile App And Prepaid Debit Cards

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The movie industry is facing a bit of a crisis: Attendance is down, as the high price of going to the movies, combined with a general crappy selection of films to actually go to, threatens studios and exhibitors. Enter MoviePass, a startup that has created a new business model based...
All-You-Can Eat Movie Service MoviePass Launches A Mobile App And Prepaid Debit Cards

Groupon sees big growth in North America, 25% of deals now bought via mobile

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Deal discovery and daily deal pioneer Groupon is at Mobile World Congress, providing us with some fresh insight into how well its mobile platform is performing — and it’s going well for them, particularly in North America. Groupon today announced that its mobile apps broke records in December 2011, with...
Groupon sees big growth in North America, 25% of deals now bought via mobile

Harman, Rinspeed partner on Dock + Go dashboard concept

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Harman is kicking off the Geneva Auto Show by unveiling its new dashboard concept for cars of the future. The Dock + Go system turns your dashboard into a "learning," Aha cloud-connected platform that'll try to eliminate traffic jams, or at least you're kept entertained in line. Your smartphone...
Harman, Rinspeed partner on Dock + Go dashboard concept

Google to crowdsource Indian mapping data, offers swag to top contributors

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What's the best method of finding your way in a foreign land? Just ask the locals, and that's exactly what El Goog is doing in India with its Mapathon 2013 competition. The contest is running from February 12th through March 25th, and is asking residents of the Asian nation...
Google to crowdsource Indian mapping data, offers swag to top contributors

MasterCard, ING Trialling Yet Another Way To Pay On Mobile: Browse On Your Tablet, Buy Via Your Phone

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As if there wasn’t enough going on in the mobile payments space already, what with NFC, dongles, wallets and cloud apps. Now payments company MasterCard and ING Group have teamed up on a payment trial that mixes mobile and internet payments — to cover off the use case whereby someone browsing...
MasterCard, ING Trialling Yet Another Way To Pay On Mobile: Browse On Your Tablet, Buy Via Your Phone
Google Offers brings its daily deals to the iPhone

Engadget Giveaway: win an iPad, courtesy of YesVideo!

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Despite what may be announced next week, the third-generation iPad is still one of the finer tablets money can buy, and it's even better when we just simply send one to you in the mail. This time around it's YesVideo doing the honors, handing out a 16GB iPad with...
Engadget Giveaway: win an iPad, courtesy of YesVideo!

Facebook Offers enjoys a Groupon moment, sends 3m users to Australian deal offering 50 vouchers

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Facebook’s Offers service may only be a couple of months old (and only available to select number of partners) but the sheer size of the social network has proved difficult for one small business owner, with 3 million people engaging with an accommodation deal that offered just 50 vouchers. The deal was...
Facebook Offers enjoys a Groupon moment, sends 3m users to Australian deal offering 50 vouchers

AT&T opens trade-in program for old smartphones

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AT&T is now accepting smartphone trade-ins as vouchers toward new phone purchases on its network, according to a press release from the company in Monday. Customers who bring in old smartphones can receive “at least $100” off of a new smartphone. Even better, the discounts are stackable, even off-contract....
AT&T opens trade-in program for old smartphones

LivingSocial wants to make your holiday gifts fabulous, thanks to a partnership with Fab.com

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Daily deals site LivingSocial and online retailer Fab.com have partnered up this holiday season to help bring some flair to your gift giving. Starting today, all 24 million LivingSocial members in the United States will have access to purchase 50 Fab products, with 50 more to be added next week,...
LivingSocial wants to make your holiday gifts fabulous, thanks to a partnership with Fab.com

How ICT tools are improving efficiency of agricultural development

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Data collection and monitoring and evaluation through mobile apps is fast taking over traditional methods of collecting and using information - and the results are impressiveData collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are a vital part of development work, as the results determine where public services are most needed, and...
How ICT tools are improving efficiency of agricultural development

Bookseller offers readers vouchers to dump Kindles

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'Amnesty' in Sydney store announced to fight back against Amazon's market dominanceAn Australian bookseller has announced that he will no longer stand "passively by while Amazon steals our customers and steals their reading choices", and is urging readers to throw their Kindles in a specially provided bin.Pages and Pages, one...
Bookseller offers readers vouchers to dump Kindles

Boomerang Pivoting Away from Gtrot to Launch a Social Gifting Service

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Boomerang, a local gifting platform that enables Facebook users to give their friends vouchers for local services, today formally launched in its hometown of Chicago. Wikipedia As part of the announcement today, Boomerang has secured $1 million from Lightbank, the investment fund created by Groupon’s founders. The concept behind Boomerang...
Boomerang Pivoting Away from Gtrot to Launch a Social Gifting Service

Halo 4 Limited Edition, Spartan Ops mode announced

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The Halo 4 box art, revealed after many fans pieced a puzzle together Microsoft unveiled the Halo 4 Limited Edition on Wednesday, which will include several features geared toward broadening the multiplayer experience. The company also announced that the game will include weekly, limited edition episodic multiplayer experiences called...
Halo 4 Limited Edition, Spartan Ops mode announced
Google Offers app now available on iPhone for U.S. users

TransferWise Kicks Off $100M Campaign To Help European Startups

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Editor’s note: This article by Nina Fowler originally appeared on VentureVillage, the digital news outlet for the international, English-speaking digital community with a base in Berlin. The globe-trotting, border-crossing life of a young European tech company: run a development team in Tallinn, open an office in London, jet to a...
TransferWise Kicks Off $100M Campaign To Help European Startups

Groupon pays $8.5M in settlement over voucher expirations at Nordstrom, other retailers

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Groupon has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that expiration dates and other restrictions on the company’s vouchers violated federal and state law, and unfairly prevented consumers from receiving products and services purchased through the daily deals service. Notifications of the settlement were emailed to...
Groupon pays $8.5M in settlement over voucher expirations at Nordstrom, other retailers

Another Piece In Twitter's Money Puzzle: Teaming Up With HootSuite To Cross-Sell Ads

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When Twitter published its latest thinking on how its API would evolve, and what developers it wanted to leave behind, it noted one of the areas it wanted to emphasize more was enterprise. Today we get more of a clue why: HootSuite, an enterprise-focused Twitter client that actually got a...
Another Piece In Twitter's Money Puzzle: Teaming Up With HootSuite To Cross-Sell Ads

Briefly: AmazonLocal, Google Drive, Stitcher Radio

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Amazon's AmazonLocal iOS app debuted in the iOS App Store last week. The app allows users to locate deals and specials in their area and purchase them through Amazon. Users can redeem deals directly through their iPhones without printing vouchers, use the app for navigation assistance to find deals, directly...
Briefly: AmazonLocal, Google Drive, Stitcher Radio

Mastercard previewing smartphone internet payment system with in-person security strength

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Mastercard is already a big fish in the still tiny NFC contactless payment pond, and now it wants to take that same technology to a veritable ocean -- internet sales. The plastic purveyor is tag-teaming with ING in the Netherlands for PayPass-based smartphone internet payments that would have a...
Mastercard previewing smartphone internet payment system with in-person security strength
Kim Dotcom will sell you a Mega membership for just half a bitcoin

Apple is either really stupid.. or really good at turning a blind eye

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Using the AppStore outside the US to shop for iPad apps is useless, especially when the iPad is not yet available internationally. But, with stats showing that only 35% of the iPads sold on eBay were for US customers, that begs the ultimate question: How are iPad owners outside the...
Apple is either really stupid.. or really good at turning a blind eye

Amazon's Gift Card Promotion Nets $5 Million and Lots of New Subscribers

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In just 17 hours yesterday, AmazonLocal sold one million Amazon gift cards for $5 million, making it the company’s most successful promotion in the daily deals space to date. That’s not a big surprise given it was essentially giving away cash — each $10 gift card cost five bucks! But it’s...
Amazon's Gift Card Promotion Nets $5 Million and Lots of New Subscribers

Groupon launches Breadcrumb iPad app, vows to not be a typical POS

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Yesterday, Groupon POS appeared in the iTunes Store, but was quickly pulled. Now we know why. Breadcrumb POS, which is the official name of yesterday's leaked point-of-sale iPad app, is now officially available, bringing a simple interface and a handful of financial incentives. The application, which can be downloaded...
Groupon launches Breadcrumb iPad app, vows to not be a typical POS

Microsoft Stores quietly offer Surface RT vouchers

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Your local Microsoft Store may have a stash of secret vouchers that let you jump the line to buy a Surface with Windows RT (Surface RT) tablet on launch day, October 26, the same day Windows 8 launches. The vouchers first became public after WPCentral forums user jdevenberg posted...
Microsoft Stores quietly offer Surface RT vouchers

Google Offers comes to iOS so users can buy and redeem deals on the go

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Google is getting serious about commerce, announcing that its Google Offers product is now available for iOS. Today we’re announcing the new Google Offers app for iPhone. Now, iPhone users can discover, buy and redeem Google Offers, as well as deals from our partners, on-the-go. Some of the features of...
Google Offers comes to iOS so users can buy and redeem deals on the go
Vibram Boss: IP Enforcement Is A Waste Of Time; You're Better Off Building A Relationship With Customers
Groupon is threatening small merchants with lawsuits
Google Offers app now available on iPhone for U.S. users

Office Perks Startup BetterWorks Will Shut Down On May 31

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BetterWorks, the employee perks startup led by Los Angeles entrepreneur and investor Paige Craig, has told its customers that it will be shutting down May 31. The company offered tools to help businesses manage discounts and rewards programs for employees. In the past few months, BetterWorks still seemed to be...
Office Perks Startup BetterWorks Will Shut Down On May 31
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