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FedBid, Inc., the fully-managed online marketplace helping governments, business and educational institutions save on simple goods and services, announced the appointment of Kevin R. Maloney to the post of executive vice president of sales and marketing, charged with driving FedBid’s worldwide revenue growth and market expansion efforts, as a key member of the senior executive team. His appointment marks the latest move by the company to build its expansion into new markets, a growth spearheaded by January 2012’s investment by renown technology entrepreneurs Ted Leonsis and Steve Case’s Revolution Growth fund.
SCHAWEL+COLES, an interactive ecommerce agency in Utah and New York, has been featured as a design, development and marketing expert on the Bigcommerce website. SCHAWEL+COLES, a leader in creative online store creation and implementation, was selected by Bigcommerce to provide design and integration services to their customers utilizing the Bigcommerce platform. The agreement gives SCHAWEL+COLES a new level of service and support to continue to offer the award-–winning Bigcommerce platform, delivering the leading e-commerce platform for small businesses to their clients along with the tools necessary to manage all aspects of online retail.
newBrandAnalytics (nBA), the social intelligence expert for retail, hospitality, and food andbeverage organizations, announced today it achieved record numbers in totalrevenues, bookings and client renewals in the first six months of 2013. Major brands including Hyatt Hotels, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bob’s Discount Furniture became newBrandAnalytics clients in 2013, along with other national franchises such as Le Pain Quotidien, Choice Hotels (Canada), Eat’n Park, Roti and The Greene Turtle.
Bigcommerce, the rapidly growing e-commerce platform for fast-growth businesses, today announced a significant new investment from Revolution Growth. Steve Case, the iconic entrepreneur who co-founded the Revolution Growth fund, will join the Bigcommerce board. Launched in 2009 by Eddie Machaalani and Mitchell Harper, Bigcommerce is a new kind of e-commerce platform that has already helped tens of thousands of companies create online stores, market their businesses and build brands.
Optoro Inc, a technology company enabling retailers and manufacturers to increase revenue from returned and excess inventory, announced a significant Series B investment led by Revolution Growth, with participation from existing investor, Grotech Ventures.
UberMedia, a leading independent developer of mobile applications and mobile advertising solutions, and Buffer, a well-known social sharing app, announced today the deep and seamless integration of Buffer in the latest version of Echofon, a leading Twitter client for iPhone and Android widely regarded for its ease of use and simple, elegant design. With today’s update, any Tweet or re-Tweet written or viewed inside Echofon can now be scheduled through Buffer to be shared at a better time. Tweets sent through Buffer also automatically track how many clicks, re-Tweets, favorites and mentions a tweet has received in one comprehensive dashboard.
LivingSocial, the local source for discovering and sharing great things to do in your local area, today announces its support of 12 handpicked charities across the UK and Ireland. The company pledges to donate £1 from every voucher sold on LivingSocial.co.uk on specially selected offers in the area. Highlighting the company’s mission to support local causes, this new charity partnership showcases handpicked charitable organisations from towns and cities around the UK and Ireland. Participating charities, specialising in areas as diverse as learning disabilities, housing and cancer research to support for disadvantaged, ill and terminally ill children and adults and much more.
A new report commissioned by LivingSocial, the online marketplace to buy and share experience in your local area, has revealed that small businesses are potentially missing out on a staggering $554 million each year by not using social media tools fully. The survey, conducted with 500 SMEs across the UK and Ireland, showed that 68% of small businesses are failing to take advantage of all that social media has to offer by not using its full potential, likely missing out on substantial opportunities to increase revenue. Of the 4.8 million small businesses in the UK, nearly a quarter (23%) earn over $1000 per annum through connecting with consumers on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
newBrandAnalytics (nBA), the social intelligence expert for service organizations, announced today that it has launched two new social communities to provide marketers and operators in the hospitality and food and beverageindustries with tips, advice and best practices for maximizing social engagement. The communities will also enable participants to engage in dialogue with peers and influencers through the platform’s commenting feature as well as regular Twitter chats.
From the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio, ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN), an education media company and leading Global Learning Network, today announced the launch of enhanced services for educational publishers worldwide. These end-to-end services enable providers of curriculum, quality resources and learning activities to distribute their content into classrooms, schools and homes globally.
SnagFilms Inc. announced today it opened its new social video platform to the public this week with more than 5,000 newly added independent titles including the exclusive world premiere of Jake Steinfeld's hit comedy show at the MGM Grand, No Expectations. The 'Body by Jake' fitness icon has received rave reviews for his one-man act on the Las Vegas strip, which becomes available online tomorrow for the first-time ever, only on SnagFilms.com.
Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation, Chairman of Startup America and co-founder and former CEO of AOL, and Tory Burch, CEO and Designer of Tory Burch LLC, are among the global business leaders participating in WSJ Startup of the Year. Ranging from thefields of health care and philanthropy to energy and education, the 24 companies were chosen from more than 500 applications. Each startup is based in the U.S., has a prototype or proof of concept in place, and less than $10 million in annual revenue.

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