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Why Mobile Marketing Is More Than 50% More Effective Than Social Media Marketing

(Getty)<p>Mobile marketing is becoming more and more popular because it’s so much more effective than social media marketing and email marketing. It …

Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm Tap Commerce for Around $100 Million

The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday, sources tell Re/code.<p>Twitter is in the process of acquiring Tap Commerce, a New York-based mobile advertising technology firm, according to sources familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday.<p>The purchase …

Domino’s unveils ‘intensive’ move from ecommerce to omni-channel future

en_GB<p>article<p>Domino’s is piecing together data across all channels through partnerships with Sky, Weve and 4oD to develop a consistent experience for …

FDA Approves Segway Inventor's Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

The era of real cyborgs has begun. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first approval for the sale and marketing of a prosthetic arm …

At 30 Billion Pins, Pinterest Has a Fresh Take on Search -- And It's All About Mobile

Pinterest search is built to be manipulated with swipes rather than typing, and it's based on discovery rather than finding.<p>Pinterest today introduced a new search feature that’s made with mobile phones and tablets in mind. It’s built to be manipulated with swipes rather than typing, and it’s based …

Google's new mobile ads help find apps that fit your daily habits

Ads for mobile apps are rarely personal; they're more often based on search keywords than your actual habits. Google is fixing this today with new ads in search and on YouTube that reflect your day-to-day app uses and purchases. If you regularly track your runs with fitness software, for instance, …

Facebook, Google, Twitter in new scrum over mobile app ad gold rush

What once was Facebook's private mine has created a gold-rush effect with Google and Twitter also now seeking more mobile riches. But there's only so much money to go around.<p>At its F8 developer conference next week, Facebook is expected to present plans for a mobile advertising network, and in so …

Sprint to Make All Devices Launched After February 11, 2015 Unlockable

In an updated unlocking FAQ found on its website (via <i>Android Police</i>), Sprint has stated that it will make all of its devices released after February 11, 2015 unlockable for use on other domestic networks such as AT&T or T-Mobile.<p>The move is a part of the agreement that the five major U.S. wireless …

4 short stories of our attempts to be lean at our startup

It’s no secret that I’ve personally been hugely impacted by Eric Ries’ work and the Lean Startup movement. Buffer would not be where it is today …

The new hot startup model is being an exceptional middleman

Many new and valuable startups don’t really make anything. Instead of cutting out middlemen, they’ve become them, connecting people with specific genres of services or merchants.<p>Successful examples of this include transportation providers Uber and Lyft, and travel rental startup Airbnb. They have …

Growth vs. Profit: What Should Rising Startups Focus On First?

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>This really is not a simple question to answer. There are so many nuances that go into assessing the right answer:<p>What is going on with the economy?<br>• How liquid …

How to Build the Right Team for Your Growing Startup

I’ve been spoiled throughout my career of building teams in large tech companies. I’ve had all the luxuries: infinite resources, time, and large pools of qualified candidates. At Google, we always had a steady stream of graduates from top schools flowing into the organization in entry-level …

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

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4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

This story appears in the March 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>For Ash Kumra, winning a pitch competition yielded much more than the $30,000 in cash and professional services he received. "Contests offer instant validation," Kumra says. "That tells an investor or a sponsor that this business …

4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Everyone wants their business to succeed. You want your business to be around next year and the following year, don’t you? The question is, how many customers do you need to be successful and, more importantly, sustainable?<p>Here are four tips for preparing …

Microsoft Abandons Windows 8.1: Take Immediate Action Or Be Cut Off Like Windows XP

Microsoft has been on a roll lately. Office for iOS (and soon Android), free Windows licenses for small devices, universal Windows and Windows Phone apps, Siri rival Cortana, even a promise to eventually return the start menu before Windows 9. But when it comes to Windows 8, it seems the company …

Cortana vs. Siri: Battle of the Virtual Assistants

With Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft is taking on Siri, Apple's chatty assistant in the iPhone. In Microsoft's corner is Cortana, a brand-new virtual …

Hearthstone Is Most-Downloaded iPad App In 34 Countries A Day After Launch

Move over <i>FarmVille</i>, <i>Candy Crush</i> and all those other freemium games whose developers (presumably) sleep on top of a pile of money with beautiful ladies in it — we may have a new contender for app overlord of 2014.<p>Blizzard’s turn-based iPad game <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i> was released Thursday, …

Read All About It (On Your Wrist)

Every time ReadWrite publishes a story, I get a jolt. Literally. And I don’t mind, because that good vibration may point us toward the news industry’s wearable future.<p>Even when I’m away at a conference or traveling on business, I want to stay on top of ReadWrite’s newsroom. So when I joined the …