The changing face of the online marketing industry

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It’s been almost half a decade since the Internet overtook television as the preferred medium for advertising, and with the advent of ever-more sophisticated mobile delivery mechanisms, 2015 promises to be yet another big year for online marketing. Perhaps the only thing getting in the way of this otherwise inexorable momentum, however, is the persistent lack of transparency … [Read more...]

OYO Rooms is now India’s largest budget hotel chain

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OYO’s network includes 4,500 rooms in 400 plus hotels in 16 cities in India Aims to expand to 2,000 hotels in 45 cities by year-end New Delhi, May 27, 2015: Continuing with its rapid expansion drive, OYO Rooms today crossed an important milestone as it became India’s largest budget hotel chain, with a network covering 4,500 rooms in 400 hotels across India. OYO Rooms is … [Read more...]

U.S. college comparison and recruitment website Plexuss.com now out of beta testing

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Plexuss.com facilitates contact between universities and future students, and aims to help students make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the right university Walnut Creek, CA (May 26, 2015)– California-based Plexuss.com has launched its free U.S. college comparison and recruitment website, now out of beta. Featuring more than 4,000 colleges, Plexuss.com allows … [Read more...]

Lightning Pitch: Smoke Reports – Business growth tools for the cannabis industry

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COMPANY: Smoke Reports ELEVATOR PITCH Business growth tools for a connected cannabis industry. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Overview of Company:  Smoke Reports is a small team in San Francisco working hard to improve the relationship between human beings and cannabis through education, outreach, and technology. Starting in 2008 as a project to trace cannabis … [Read more...]

Turn your photo mess into a beautifully-shared photo gallery with Bundle, now available worldwide on iOS and Android

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Bundle sets itself apart with its AutoAlbum machine learning technology that helps select and organize only the best photos of your choice AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO - Bundle (http://bundleapp.co), the fastest way to organize your photo mess into a beautifully shared photo gallery, today announced the public launch of its native apps for iOS and Android. Bundle helps users … [Read more...]

Nigeria’s Hotels.ng raises $1.2M

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Leading African hotel booking platform secures international investment co-led by Omidyar Network and EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund 26 May 2015. Lagos. Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s largest hotel booking website, has secured an investment of $1.2 million from international investors EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund, a seed-stage technology fund, and Omidyar Network, the investment vehicle of eBay … [Read more...]

Dutch startup MyAlbum launches visual storytelling platform in beta

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Storytelling is the next step in evolution for photo/video sharing sites and social networks. These platforms are semi-public and aimed at sharing without any context. MyAlbum takes the next step forward by introducing enriched visual stories with a smaller more private audience. People are shooting more photos and videos than ever before, while only 3 billion of them are … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity veteran urges businesses to take cyber threats more seriously this Memorial Day

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SimpleWan firewall monitoring solution protects your business from the next cyber attack; Critical for maintaining security and compliance with release of PCI 3.0 Veterans of the IT security field believe 2015 will be the year information security changes forever. Cyber threats are so prevalent that the U.S. government created a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats, … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: TenantCloud wants to fundamentally change the way property rentals work

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ELEVATOR PITCH TenantCloud is changing the way landlords manage rental properties. What was once a task that required long weekends on the phone, multiple trips in the car traveling between rental properties, and countless hours inputting information to see if rent has been paid can now be done automatically. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Landlords who manage their own … [Read more...]

Lightweight marketing automation leader Boingnet announces integration with Salesforce.com

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Boingnet’s lightweight, cross-channel marketing automation platform integrates with Salesforce.com for faster and more efficient lead generation, personalization and marketing/sales alignment. Boingnet, a leader in the emerging lightweight marketing automation category, announces integration with CRM industry leader, Salesforce.com. The new Boingnet-Salesforce.com … [Read more...]