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  • Cab hailing app Easy Taxi raises $40M so you catch a ride in more places around the world

    28 July 2014, 10:58 am by: Ruth Reader

    Easy Taxi is one of the main go-to apps for people in search of a quick ride in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
  • Amazon reportedly targets Square with its own credit card reader

    27 July 2014, 11:03 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • Hootsuite & Get Satisfaction to share strategies on how to keep customers coming back

    27 July 2014, 9:00 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    Ninety-three percent of human interaction relies on non-verbal queues, so how can brands communicate effectively via social and mobile technologies?
  • Enterprises will benefit the most from wearables, says Motorola Solutions’ senior maverick

    27 July 2014, 3:02 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    With a title like “senior maverick,” it’s no surprise that Motorola Solutions’ Nicole Tricoukes has an optimistic vision for the future of wearables. Even though wearables today are mostly targeted at consumers, Tricoukes, the head of Motorola…
  • Is responsive design killing mobile?

    27 July 2014, 12:14 pm by: Cezar Kolodziej, Iris Mobile

    Guest Post: Is it better to build a site that's purely mobile -- or one that adapts to mobile and desktop viewers?
  • 7-Eleven & Medallia to open up on how to create fierce customer loyalty

    26 July 2014, 9:57 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    Savvy brick and mortar retailers are using some of the Internet’s own tools — and customer feedback -- to fight back against online competitors.
  • Cell phone unlocking bill could be a historic step in Internet politics

    26 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    The bill began as a surprisingly viral petition on the White House's experimental direct action website, WeThePeople.
  • Jawbone exec: here’s why it’s better to buy a fitness tracker without a screen

    26 July 2014, 5:30 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco, Business Insider

    Jawbone's UP bands don't have small screens on them, which means you can't glance down and look at how many calories you've burned, check the time, or see if you've missed any calls.
  • Almost half of Kaiser Permanente members book appointments, request refills and send messages online

    26 July 2014, 3:45 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Members visited the My Health Manager site 131 million times in 2013.
  • Amazon’s Fire Phone is a nice piece of gear, with some not-very-useful parlor tricks

    26 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Amazon's Fire Phone has some cool ideas, but bad execution.
  • Fixed fights parking tickets on your behalf, raises $1.2M

    26 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    An app that fights your parking tickets for you. What’ll they think of next? The San Francisco-based company, Fixed, with an app of the same name, asks only that you take out your iPhone and snap a pic of your parking ticket. Then the company checks for…
  • Sorry, data hogs: Verizon to soon throttle LTE speeds for unlimited data customers

    25 July 2014, 7:30 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Unlimited data plans are officially dead for Verizon customers.
  • Phone unlocking bill passes House, on its way to POTUS desk

    25 July 2014, 2:55 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • You won’t be fixing Amazon’s Fire Phone on your own

    25 July 2014, 9:51 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • In one tweet, here’s why Apple will be happy to watch the iPhone 6 kill the iPad Mini

    24 July 2014, 11:00 pm by: Jay Yarow, Business Insider

    Apple's tablets are getting smaller and its phones are getting bigger.
  • New Explore button on Google Maps instantly localizes user experience

    24 July 2014, 5:14 pm by: Murry Shohat

    Google is going hyperlocal.
  • Former Flurry exec lands at another mobile ad startup

    24 July 2014, 4:40 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Premium brands are getting the gist of moving quickly into the mobile ad ecosystem.
  • Madefire finally launches an Android app, begins selling ‘print’ comics (update)

    24 July 2014, 4:01 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • Visa invests in LoopPay, mobile payments that work with old credit-card hardware

    24 July 2014, 2:49 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    In-store mobile payments are still a challenge, and even companies like PayPal are taking their time carefully figuring out how to combine software, hardware, and customers’ smartphones. However, it looks like Visa is putting its money behind LoopPay, a…
  • Foursquare’s check-in app Swarm is launching on Windows Phone

    24 July 2014, 1:27 pm by: Harrison Weber

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • Pirate Bay launches Mobile Bay so you can browse torrents on your smartphone

    24 July 2014, 12:37 pm by: Ruth Reader

    To the delight and dismay of many, The Pirate Bay will live on to spread pirated material, and this update just means the organization is exploring new ways to do it.
  • Google Coordinate now ships with every Maps Engine Pro subscription

    24 July 2014, 12:30 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • 5 lessons from MobileBeat: Move beyond mobile tactics, invest in the experience first

    24 July 2014, 10:16 am by: Jeff Fagel, G/O Digital

    Guest Post: NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop…
  • Here’s why the Internet of things just became very interesting

    24 July 2014, 9:30 am by: Michael Stiller, Rayner Turley, & Mark Krivis; NASDAQ OMX

    Guest Post: Experts are heralding the Internet of Things (IoT) computing phase as the next industrial revolution, estimating 50 billion connected devices and IoT solutions reaching $7.1 trillion by 2020. While we won’t refute these arguments, a focus on…
  • Facebook’s future is now: Most member growth is coming from outside U.S., Europe

    23 July 2014, 6:28 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The social networking giant reported a gain of only 7 percent in new daily users from the U.S. and Canada.
  • Confirmed: Facebook Messenger will eventually do payments

    23 July 2014, 6:13 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • Uber teams up with Microsoft to launch a Windows Phone app

    23 July 2014, 5:17 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Now Uber works as a native mobile app, not just a web service, on Windows Phone.
  • Mobile saves the day: Facebook surpasses revenue expectations

    23 July 2014, 4:25 pm by: Ruth Reader

    Facebook had a pretty great quarter thanks mostly to mobile.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Apple, Swatch working together on an ‘iWatch’

    23 July 2014, 4:01 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Editor's Pick: Instead of selling one or two "iWatches," Apple and its partners will offer a family of smartwatches to suit all tastes "from geek to chic."
  • Tango deal lets employees sell $8M in stock

    23 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    New private offering permits employees sell some of their holdings.

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