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Verizon Ventures and R/GA are announcing a new program called the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio. Stephen Plumlee, R/GAs global COO and managing partner of R/GA Ventures, explainedthat the interactiveagencysventure studios started out similar to other startup accelerator programs, but theyve expanded to provide access to financial capital, creative capital and client relationship capital.
Australian peer-to-peer car parking marketplace Spacer has acquired U.S.-based Roost, which provides the same services stateside from its San Francisco-based headquarters. Its a move that lets Spacer make its entry into the U.S. market without having to establish its own office and start from scratch.
A few years ago, I launched a daily email newsletter, and I was ecstaticto be striking out on my own for the first time. Alas, just a few weeks after filing to secure a trademark, an officious-soundingnote appeared in my inbox, and soon after, I found myself shelling out$10,000 in lawyers fees over a short-lived trademark dispute.
Streaming music service Spotify announced this morning it has acquired a company called Sonalytic, makers of an audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content and audio clips, as well as track copyright-protected material, and aid in music discovery. These features line up with services that Spotify offers, making Sonalytic a natural fit for the company.
Boston-based Drizly used to be known as the on-demand delivery app for alcohol. More recently, the company evolved into a marketplace that helps brick-and-mortar liquor stores to connect with and sell to customers nearby through web and mobile commerce.
Born out of technology designed to help price a musician or bands live performance, based on their social media presence, SocialWall aims to be a smarter way for brands to display social media mentions at events or in venues. Like somanysocial media management products, the promise is less noise and more signal.
Take a tour: BMW in January launched an augmented reality app, developed by Accenture, that will enable anyone with a Google Tango-enabled handset to take a virtual tour of a BMW i8 or i3 designed to their specifications. AFP Relaxnews The overwhelming majority of consumers are now happy to look to the Internet when researching a car to buy.
In an attempt to better compete with low-cost airlines, major air carriers like American Airlines, Delta and United have been rolling out basiceconomy fares no-frills fares that charge fees for amenities that would otherwise come standard, like seat assignments or the right to use the overhead bin space, for example. But this unbundling has also made it difficult for customers to price the true cost of their trip, which is where the travel app Hopper now aims to help.
Meal kit delivery startups, at this point, are nothing new. They send pre-measured ingredients in an insulated package right to a subscribers door, and promise to alleviate the inconvenience of grocery trips.
EasilyDos simply named Email application is one of the most popular productivity appson iOS, because it closely resembles the look-and-feel of Apples default Mail app, but comes withmore powerful features. Essentially, it feels like youve given the Mail app an upgrade.