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Digital Magazine Startup Magzter Puts The Focus On Individual Articles

magzter With its latest update, Magzter is unveiling a more article-centric way to browse its library of digital magazines.
Seems like a pretty obvious move, right? Sure, there are people who still read magazines cover to cover (says the guy whose apartment is filled with back issues of Wired and The New Yorker), but as Magzter co-founder and President Vijay Radhakrishnan put it, most of us… Read More

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Google Tests “Tap 10,” A Rewards Program For Android Pay Users

nexus2cee_Screenshot_20160114-174050 Google confirmed it’s now running a limited promotion in the U.S. dubbed “Tap 10,” which is aimed at increasing usage of its Android Pay mobile payments service, a rival to Apple Pay and others. Some Android users are being gifted rewards like a free Chromecast or free songs, movies, or subscriptions on Google Play in exchange for using Android Pay at local stores. The… Read More

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Smartphone-Driven Holiday Sales Nearly Doubled In 2015

1453211408607 The shift to smartphones as a preferred means of online shopping is continuing to have an impact on the e-commerce industry, according to new data released by Adobe this morning. During the 2015 holiday sales season, including both November and December, smartphones nearly doubled their share of sales over the year prior, accounting for 17 percent of sales versus tablets’ mere 11 percent. Read More

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Microsoft To Launch “Minecraft Education Edition” For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game

MC_Education_WebPage_1920x10631 Microsoft is further expanding on its investment in Minecraft, bought in 2014 for $2.5 billion, by acquiring a learning game called MinecraftEdu for an undisclosed sum. The game, produced by a company called Teacher Gaming LLC, allows teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom, and includes a library of lessons and activities used to teach subjects including STEM, history, language, and art. Read More

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Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe Chats Candidly About 2016 Exit

Sales quotation with fountain pen poised above it. In a frank conversation with TechCrunch last week, Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe talked about his company’s exit strategy, which could come to a head in the not-too-distant future. Krappe believes his company is in a good position to IPO or sell — possibly to Salesforce if it’s interested — some time later this year. “We will be IPOing this year. That may be a… Read More

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Storm Ventures Launches $10M Fund For Indian SaaS Startups

shutterstock india Earlier this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a set of initiatives, called Startup India, designed to help the country’s fledgling tech companies and their investors. One of the first Silicon Valley venture capital firms to take advantage of Startup India is Storm Ventures, which just launched a new fund for SaaS startups in India. Read More

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Starbucks Now Lets You Save The Songs You Heard In-Store To Spotify

Spotify in the Starbucks app photographed on Fridday, January 8, 2015. (Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks) Starbucks and streaming service Spotify are expanding their relationship today with the launch of a new digital music experience for Starbucks customers which will allow them to identify songs being played in stores, then download and save those they like to a playlist on Spotify’s app.
The feature, which ultimately aims to boost both Starbucks Mobile App usage and sign-ups for… Read More

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Indus OS Raises $5M To Make Android Work For First-Time Smartphone Users In India

india phone If you want proof that Android is the operating system of emerging markets, look no further than Indus OS. The company, formerly known as Firstouch, is tweaking the Google-run operating system to the unique demands and cultures of India. And it’s raised $5 million in fresh funding to push on with its lofty target of reach one billion emerging market users. Read More

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