21 October 2014

Thismoment Receives $17.6M in Funding for User-Generated Content Marketing
Individual.com - 21 Oct 2014 06:49
Thismoment has closed a $17.6 million Series D funding round led by Sierra Ventures, Trident Capital and UMC. According to a release, the new funding will be used to advance the development of...

 

Jill Abramson Is Working on a Journalism Start-Up With Steve Brill “He and I will be doing one big story a year.” New York Magazine - 21 Oct 2014 08:48
FOLLOW: “He and I will be doing one big story a year.” In a talk with former colleague David Carr at Boston University, fired New York Times executive...

 

Tech researchers earn grant for social media research to combat addiction
Collegiate Times - Leslie McCrea, multimedia editor - 21 Oct 2014 14:55
A $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health has been awarded to Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) professor and director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center,...

Apple Pay arrives in the US and social media goes crazy

Breaking News.ie - BreakingNews.ie - 21 Oct 2014 12:14
Apple fans and tech nuts hit the streets to try out the new payment method that’s built right into your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. CEO Tim Cook told us that Apple Pay would change the way we pay for...

 

FX Networks Hires AMPTP's Jesse Hiestand for PR Post
Variety - Dave McNary - 21 Oct 2014 02:53
Jesse Hiestand , longtime spokesman for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers , has become the director of corporate communications for FX Networks and FX...

 

Here’s what we know about Magic Leap, the Google-backed company that just grabbed $542M
Venturebeat - Ruth Reader - 21 Oct 2014 15:54
Image Credit: Magic Leap Magic Leap, an augmented reality company shrouded in mystery, just announced today a raise of $542 million led by Google. Little is known about the company or product, but here’s what we do know: Founded in 2011, Magic...

 

Google beefs up 2-step verification with physical USB Security Key option in Chrome
Venturebeat - Emil Protalinski - 21 Oct 2014 14:36
Google today announced it is beefing up its two-step verification feature with Security Key, a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website. The feature is available in Chrome: Instead of typing in a...


Mobile Marketing Company Fiksu Takes On $10M In Debt Funding From Silicon Valley Bank
Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 21 Oct 2014 15:25
Mobile marketing and ad tech company Fiksu announced this morning $10...

 

How Best Western Uses Personalized Marketing to Improve Customer Emails
Skift - James O'Brien, Skift - 21 Oct 2014 12:11
The Best Western hotel on the Nanaimo waterfront in Vancouver. Doug Hay / Flickr Earlier this month we launched a new free Skift Travel Trends Report, The Future of Personalized Marketing In...

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