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ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter Receives First External Funding, $63M

by Ranjan Yadavon August 27, 2014
ZipRecruiter, founded in 2010, is the easiest social networks job posting service online that automatically distributes to multiple job boards on the web. The global market for jobseeking and hiring services is projected to be worth around $85 billion. A startup named ZipRecruiter has recently announced a major round of funding that it expects will […]
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Tastebuds Acquires Music-Dating App, Moosify

by Ranjan Yadavon August 27, 2014
Tastebuds Media Ltd., the London based social dating network that connects users according to their music interests, is acquiring its U.S. competitor moosify. Moosify is a mobile-first “social dating” app that also connects people around music, it is a rival to Tastebuds. Terms of the deal are still not made public. Tastebuds co-founder Alex Parish […]

Amazon

Amazon Acquiring Twitch for Over $1 Billion

by Ranjan Yadavon August 27, 2014
Amazon, the Seattle, Washington based international e-commerce and online retailer, has confirmed acquiring Twitch, a live streaming video gaming platform, for $970 million in cash. Amazon’s recent quarterly report states that it had around $5.06 billion in cash and equivalents at the end of the period. Amazon is poised to spend around 20 percent of […]
DraftKings

DraftKings Raises $41M, Acquires StarStreet

by Ranjan Yadavon August 26, 2014
DraftKings has recently raised $41 million in Series C round of funding guided by The Raine Group. The gaming company has also announced its acquisition of rival StarStreet to create a bigger foot-print in the daily fantasy sports market. DraftKings is a Boston, Massachusetts based knowledge-oriented daily fantasy sports platform where users can play against […]

GoDaddy

GoDaddy Acquires Mad Mimi to Perk-up Email Marketing

by Ranjan Yadavon August 25, 2014
GoDaddy, a Scottsdale, Arizona based web hosting giant founded in 1997, is buying an Israeli startup Mad Mimi to ramp-up its Email marketing services and to compete with Google. The purchase price of the deal is not yet given by the companies. Mad Mimi was founded in 2008 in Brooklyn by Gary Levitt, an immigrant to […]
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Google Acquires Gecko Design for Google X

by Ranjan Yadavon August 24, 2014
Google has acquired Gecko Design Inc., a firm operating from Los Gatos, California, to shape its Google X special projects laboratory. Development of the layout engine now branded as Gecko started at Netscape in 1997 Gecko Design has performed design activities for various high-profile clients, viz. Aliph (Jawbone), Dell, HP, Slingmedia, OLPC and FitBit. It […]

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Google Wins Over VG Media at German Federal Cartel Office

by Ranjan Yadavon August 24, 2014
Google Inc. has emerged victorious against a complaint brought by VG Media, at the Federal Cartel Office, Germany. VG Media had filed an objection against Mountain View, California based Google for giving users access to their news articles without paying the publishers any penny. Various German publishers, also comprising Axel Springer and Burda, initiated the […]
AMRIS

Amris Acquires Social Recruitment Platform, Zao

by Ranjan Yadavon August 24, 2014
Amris, the UK e-recruitment firm, owned by The Internet Corporation Limited has acquired Los Angeles based social recruitment platform, Zao, as posted by Steve O’Hear on TechCrunch, Details of the deal are still undisclosed. Zao is revolutionizing social recruiting by allowing companies to offer referral rewards to their professional and personal networks for referral hires, […]
Oracle

Oracle Sued by Oregon for Obamacare Website Failure

by Ranjan Yadavon August 24, 2014
Oracle and several of its executives are sued by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum over the tech giant’s role in the state’s uneasy health insurance exchange. Rosenblum has filed a 126-page lawsuit against Oracle stating in the complaint that “today’s lawsuit clearly explains how egregiously Oracle has disserved Oregonians and our state agencies,” according to […]

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Google Buys Image Recognition Startup Jetpac for $3.2bn

by Ranjan Yadavon August 17, 2014
Google, Mountain View, California based tech behemoth, has recently acquired the image recognition startup firm Jetpac for $3.2billion. Jetpac, founded in 2011 has its HQ in San Francisco. Jetpac gathers information from the photos that users post on social networks – e.g. Instagram, Facebook – and via an advanced process of artificial intelligence it develops […]
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8 Tricks to Ensure Your Mobile Web is Mobile User Friendly

by Gizmoration August 14, 2014
For most businesses, transitioning to a mobile website is almost as large a leap as transitioning to the Internet was back in the 90s. It feels necessary, but it also feels foreign. After all, mobile Web use continues to grow by leaps and bounds — it’s more than doubled in use since 2009 — but […]

Mobile Wireless

Mobile Wireless Dynamics: Economics, Structures, Markets

by Ranjan Yadavon August 14, 2014
Mobile wireless markets are characterized by dynamism, product differentiation, economies of scale/scope, and network effects. Competition in such dynamic markets is a vivid model of static competition. Mobile wireless markets also depend on fierce innovation. Firms in such markets participate in “Schumpeterian” competition, engage to offer consumers products with new and more valuable features, this also comprise incurring massive, risky investments. Elevating […]
Mobile

Mobile Wireless Performance in US, EU: GSMA

by Ranjan Yadavon August 14, 2014
Mobile Wireless Performance appraisal for the United States and the European Union was undertaken by GSMA and NAVIGANT Economics in 2013. The results exhibit that the EU mobile wireless market is under-performing relative to other advanced economies, including the U.S. The EU is falling short in deploying the next generation wireless infrastructures and the advanced services. The […]

 
 
 
 

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