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Drawbridge raises $25M as it takes its cross-device tech beyond advertising

Drawbridge, a startup that helps businesses identify when a single person is using multiple devices, has raised $25 million in Series C funding.<p>Every time I write about Drawbridge, I’m contractually obligated to mention that the company is backed by two of the best-known venture capital firms, …

Venture Capital

What The Internet Of Things Really Is, And How It Can Turn Your House Into A Smart Home

"Internet of things" is, at face value, a pretty meaningless buzzword. It refers to the multitude of tiny, energy-efficient gadgets with Wi-Fi …

Internet of Things

Study shows that 8% of all product page traffic converts to sales

Ecommerce is all about getting visitors to click the elusive ‘buy now’ button. And it is big business too.<p>By 2019, according to eMarketer estimates, 9.8 percent of U.S. retail sales will be transacted over the Internet — which equates to around $550 million. In Europe and Asia-Pacific, the online …

Radon uses ultrasound to share links between Android devices

If you constantly find yourself recommending YouTube videos or apps to your buddies, you need a tool to share those links quickly.<p>Radon for Android does just that. Install it and you’ll find the app listed in the share options when you want to beam across a link or selected text, whether that’s …

U.S. government asks for help in developing IoT technologies

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>The Internet of Things is rapidly expanding, and the U.S. government wants to ride the wave.<p>The U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) is collecting comments from the private …

Internet of Things

Mobile Technology News & Mobile Commerce Research Reports from BI Intelligence

The Apps and Platforms Briefing<p>Your daily newsletter covering the most important news & research in mobile, apps, and platforms.<p>It's nearly impossible to stay on top of all the important developments in the mobile industry that are impacting your company, your bottom line, and even your career.<p>In …

FinTech

Taco Bell, Starbucks Use Mobile To Boost Order Values

BI Intelligence<p>Mobile has gained legitimacy as a commerce channel. Millions of retail locations in the US now accept mobile in-store payments and are also developing e-commerce businesses that support mobile payment options in apps and on mobile websites.<p>However, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) — …

eCommerce

Lugg, An App For On-Demand, Short-Distance Moves, Raises $3.8 Million

While Uber, Lyft, and similar ride-sharing services can help you get from one place to the next, they aren’t practical for hauling your large purchases – like those from an IKEA shopping spree, or a sofa you found on Craigslist, for example. That’s where a service called Lugg comes in. If Lyft is …

Startups