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"Commerce has become marketing and marketing has become commerce"

When ad industry vet Rishad Tobaccowala says "Commerce has become marketing and marketing has become commerce," he's talking about what every …

Mobile Video Accounts For 50 Percent Of Verizon's Traffic

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p><b>Video Accounts For 50 Percent Of Mobile Network Traffic (GigaOM)</b><br>An interesting tidbit came out of Verizon CEO …

Last Fall, A Yahoo Source Said Facebook Was Working On A Product That 'Kills Us' – It's Here

He said:<p>"There's a story brewing about a next very big business it's building—one that competes with one of Yahoo's flagship ad products and would kill us."<p>That product is finally here.<p>It's called "partner categories."<p>It allows Facebook advertisers to show ads to people who have purchased, or have …

Not Everyone Is Cut Out To Own A Franchise

Chances are, if you've thought of striking out on your own and starting a business, somebody has suggested that you buy one. Odds are also good that someone you also know has urged you not to buy a franchise.<p>For those who aren't familiar with the concept, here's a quick recap: McDonald's is a …

Lightbank Invests $650,000 In Walk.by, A New Platform Connecting Local Merchants With Online Shoppers By Way Of Smartphones

Lightbank has invested $650,000 in its own Founder-in-Residence Josh Hernandez’s new startup, Walk.by, a platform for bringing local merchants into the e-commerce world by way of smartphones. The company is today announcing the release of its consumer-facing iPhone app which lets shoppers browse …

Now Backed By Andreessen & More, OpenCoin Looks To Build A Better Bitcoin — And A Universal Payment Ecosystem

Another day, another Bitcoin-related investment, and further affirmation that VCs are hungry to invest in the ecosystem surrounding the decentralized digital currency. Today, OpenCoin, better known as the developer of open source payment protocol, Ripple, announced that it has raised an undisclosed …

Sticky Raises $3M To Improve Ad Accountability With Eye Tracking

Sticky, a startup using eye-tracking technology to measure ad effectiveness, has raised $3 million in new funding.<p>The company is a rebranding of EyeTrackShop, a webcam-based eyetracking service that spun out of Tobii Technologies. The big selling point is the ability to determine not just whether …

More Than Half A Million Magazines Created on Flipboard 2.0 (So Far)

It’s been two weeks since the release of Flipboard 2.0, which gave users the ability to create their own custom magazines using repurposed content. …