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Google Patent Application: Wants to own social media invites to web services

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Hot on the heels of Facebook patenting the social news feed, Google-owned Mechanical Zoo, the company behind Aardvark, has filed a patent application which would see it owning the practice of using social status messages for word of mouth marketing.In the application, the company details how it wants to own...
Google Patent Application: Wants to own social media invites to web services

Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win

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Mobile payment start-up Square has built a huge following in part by appealing to artisans and creators of hand crafted products. But the company is not just serving those merchants, it’s almost built in their image. The company has pushed a very design-focused product that has an almost artistic approach...
Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win

Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

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Mixpanel, the analytics startup backed by Sequoia Capital, hasn’t yet succeeded in its goal of unseating established analytics services like Omniture — but momentum is building. Let’s start with the biggest number that co-founder Suhail Doshi shared with me this week. He says the company is now tracking 4 billion...
Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

How to Get Referrals From Clients

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How to Get Referrals From Clients is a post from Chris Pirillo Find more videos like this on Reviews, News, and How To GeeksThis is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of GoToAssist. All opinions are 100% mine.They say that word of mouth is the best form of...
How to Get Referrals From Clients

Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Shuts Down Following Craigslist C&D, But Says Slow Growth To Blame

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EggDrop, a mobile marketplace application with over half a million downloads, is shutting down. The company will inform its current user base via email on Friday. According to CEO Dan Zheng, EggDrop was the recipient of a Cease & Desist letter from Craigslist a few months ago, but that’s not the primary...
Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Shuts Down Following Craigslist C&D, But Says Slow Growth To Blame

Can A Pattern Recognition App Improve Your Creativity? InboundWriter Thinks So

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The best business software needs zero employee training, makes you more productive and saves novices from big mistakes. The secret to nailing all three might lie in the technology of pattern recognition. When a company's bottom line depends on your app working the right way, you just can't hand...
Can A Pattern Recognition App Improve Your Creativity? InboundWriter Thinks So

Yelp for Business: 4 Steps for Success

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.For local small businesses, Yelp isn’t just an option — it’s a necessity. People in urban centers use it to choose where to go to dinner,...
Yelp for Business: 4 Steps for Success

Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends

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As a former dog owner, I know how challenging it can be to find the best care for your four-legged-friend when going on vacation or taking a trip. While boarding dogs at kennels is an option, I always prefer to have a dog sitter at an actual home (or at...
Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends

RT @augieray: New blog post: Word of Mouth & Social Media: Tale of Two Burger Joints. Mentions @AJBombers, @katebarrie & @foursquare: http://ow.ly/1rTfz

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RT @augieray: New blog post: Word of Mouth & Social Media: Tale of Two Burger Joints. Mentions @AJBombers, @katebarrie & @foursquare: http://ow.ly/1rTfz
About face: Event platform Splash takes off, causing VCs to eat their words
Apple verdict cost Samsung $1 billion, but study suggests it's now 'buzzing' more than Apple

Android this week: HTC One arrives; TweetDeck gone soon; Galaxy Note 8.0 impresses

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The big HTC One launch date came and went this week, with two carriers selling the phone in stores on Friday. The Android handset is HTC’s flagship phone that has much riding on its success: HTC is hoping this hero can turn the tide of falling sales and revenue over...
Android this week: HTC One arrives; TweetDeck gone soon; Galaxy Note 8.0 impresses

130,000 Doctors Spend Six And A Half Hours A Day In This App

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Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard says that the 130,000-plus doctors who use the company's electronic health records system are spending an average of more than six hours per day in it. The trick to that engagement: Practice Fusion is free, and handles everything that a doctor needs during the...
130,000 Doctors Spend Six And A Half Hours A Day In This App

Grocery delivery startup Instacart adds Trader Joe's to its service, allowing for on-demand Two Buck Chuck

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Update: Unbeknownst to us at the time of posting, Instacart has temporarily suspended alcohol sales through its service. Thus, the title of this post is a bit off: you can’t yet buy wine from Trader Joe’s. The company told TNW that it is an issue it is working to solve,...
Grocery delivery startup Instacart adds Trader Joe's to its service, allowing for on-demand Two Buck Chuck
CONFESSIONS OF A ZYNGA ADDICT: I Spent $1,000 In A Year Playing A Stupid Facebook Game (ZNGA)

Redfin on the radio: Online real estate firm experiments with ‘old media’

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Photo via Jamiecat Redfin has built its online real estate service over the years largely through word-of-mouth referrals and a very active public relations effort, one which landed CEO Glenn Kelman on “60 Minutes” a few years ago. But things are changing at the Seattle online real estate company, which...
Redfin on the radio: Online real estate firm experiments with ‘old media’
Facebook works on game quality, social to keep users from calling it quits
How To Use One Superfan To Spread The Word To Millions

Alau.me Wants To Fix iOS Marketing With Bit.ly-Like Links And More

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People are always complaining about the difficulty of getting found in the Apple App Store, so a new startup called Alau.me (pronounced “allow me”) is trying to tackle the problem through a Bit.ly-like link service with referral tracking. Co-founder Brian Sabino says the team has built iOS apps itself, and it...
Alau.me Wants To Fix iOS Marketing With Bit.ly-Like Links And More

Boot up: Evi saved?, improving Android, making money, the patent mess and more

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Plus be careful what you link to, the Android radar and moreA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSources: Apple not pulling Evi app, working with developers to avoid confusion >> The VergeDespite what True Knowledge told TechCrunch, the app remains...
Boot up: Evi saved?, improving Android, making money, the patent mess and more

Japanese Hi-Tech Toilet Maker Says One Day Everyone Will Want One

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They are found in more than two-thirds of Japanese households and visitors to the country have marvelled at their heated seats, posterior shower jets and odour-masking function. But for the company that has sold over 30 million high-tech toilets, commonly known as Washlets, global lavatory domination remains elusive, especially among...
Japanese Hi-Tech Toilet Maker Says One Day Everyone Will Want One

Netflix Sees Overseas Losses Doubling To $118 Million This Quarter

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Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) expects overseas losses to double in just three months, as it spends more and more on vital local video content and marketing. In Q4, its overseas costs doubled to $89 million, while revenue rose by a third to $29 million. International loss came in better than...
Netflix Sees Overseas Losses Doubling To $118 Million This Quarter

The Social Commerce Attribution Problem: IBM Says Twitter Referred 0% Of Black Friday Traffic

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There’s a huge problem with social commerce attribution. Twitter and Facebook usually aren’t the last click before an ecommerce buy, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t inspire or influence the purchase. Yet IBM’s Black Friday report says Twitter delivered 0% of referral traffic and Facebook sent just 0.68%. To lure...
The Social Commerce Attribution Problem: IBM Says Twitter Referred 0% Of Black Friday Traffic
Pressly Goes DIY: Will Turn Tumblr, WordPress & Twitter Into Touch-Friendly Websites

Add a New Dimension to Your Business with Microsoft Tag

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Microsoft Tag is an interesting way to add a new dimension to your current business. By creating a tag, you can connect your audience in the real world to a virtual experience via their mobile phone. Creating tags is free and scanning tags is possible from just about any phone...
Add a New Dimension to Your Business with Microsoft Tag
Why crowdfunding is disruptive to angels, but not to VCs

Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

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THQ's global head of communications takes us through a demo of the Metro 2033 sequel, and talks about the reception of this fringe successHuw Beynon is a very serious man. All of his responses are carefully measured, punctuated with a series of pauses that makes dictaphone recordings of them refreshingly...
Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

Promoting Companies On Social Media Could Ruin Your Friendships

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Getting paid to Tweet or post on Facebook sounds like an incredibly easy side hustle. But whether it's worth the cost of our friendships is a lesson consumers might learn have to the hard way.  We first spotted the trend on fashion apps/sites like Fancy and Pose, as well as...
Promoting Companies On Social Media Could Ruin Your Friendships
Com2Us rides the Kakao mobile games wave and expands to the U.S.

Escape from the 35 rooms with DOOORS

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DOOORS is iOS game from Japanese developer 58works.  Although originally released in December, in March the game has been consistently showing up near the top of the free app charts. The game appears to have climbed the chart based on word-of-mouth, since its received almost no attention from the mainstream...
Escape from the 35 rooms with DOOORS
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