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Unnamed Russian Banks Are Using AlterGeo's Location Data For Credit Ratings

To some extent, AlterGeo bills itself as the ‘Foursquare of Russia’. You can check-in to a location via their apps, get discounts, the usual sort of thing. 424 more words

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Another Taxi Company App, Estonia's Taxify, Takes In $100K To Grow In Eastern Europe

Another funding round for another taxi app company — albeit this one, Estonian startup Taxify, is focusing on helping existing taxi companies fight the encroaching threat on their business from independent drivers making like cabbies with help of apps like  454 more words

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Marketing Suite For Visual Web Piqora Raises $7.7 Million Series A

Piqora, a marketing platform and analytics provider for “visual” social networks like Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today. 509 more words

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Chinese Android Phone Maker Xiaomi Preps Big Global Push For This Year

Chinese Android device startup, Xiaomi, is stepping up its international expansion plans — with founder Lei Jun, speaking at a Beijing press event, today naming 10 markets it plans to enter this year (via  434 more words

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LoyaltyLion Raises $370K Led By EC1 Capital To Let Smaller E-Commerce Sites Run Loyalty Programs

LoyaltyLion, a graduate of accelerator Startupbootcamp, is another startup attempting to level the playing field for smaller e-retailers. Whereas the likes of Ometria and… 293 more words

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Delivery Hero Gobbles Another $85M To Fuel A Price War With Just-Eat

On the heels of online food delivery company Just-Eat’s successful IPO in London earlier this month, its big, still-private rival Delivery Hero has raised another mammoth round of funding: a Series F of $85 million, led by a “6 billion dollar global investment fund” that Delivery Hero tells me does not want to be named just yet; as well as existing shareholders. 466 more words

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Viber Finally Goes Flat With New iOS Design

Showing up a bit late to the iOS 7 party, Viber has released an update to the iPhone version of the application that incorporates the same flat design we’ve seen throughout the new operating system. 300 more words

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