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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.