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Twitter to launch holiday-ready deals

Twitter just announced a Groupon-like product that lets consumers purchase “deals” right on its platform, and yes, right from their smartphone or tablet. Just in time for holiday shopping the new Twitter Offers enables credit card payments for items to be picked up at the advertisers’ brick-and-mortar merchant locations. Following closely on the heels of its Buy button...

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BranchOut bites the dust…again

blackjack games It probably comes as a surprise to few that Facebook recruitment app BranchOut didn’t work.  A similar  app, Monster’s BeKnown, is clearly not faring any better, though has failed to close.  We reported BranchOut’s expected demise back in 2012, at a time when the Facebook app’s executives were still touting its success. CareerBuilder introduced...

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‘Facebook at Work’ new LinkedIn rival

Facebook is planning a business network to rival LinkedIn, called Facebook at Work, which will allow individual users to keep their business and personal pages separate, according to Daily Finance and Financial Times. There will be online chatting, network connecting, and document sharing. Right now it’s in the testing phase with several firms, and Facebook is not saying when it will launch...

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Zillow’s AgentFolio to shut down

Zillow’s blog has reported that the real estate giant’s AgentFolio, collaboration tools it acquired and later launched in 2013, will close down in 2015. As of now, no new agents are allowed to sign up to use the tools. With AgentFolio a real estate agent could give clients the ability to share their favorite listings with friends and family members, to get feedback on a buying...

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Notable niche-y barter marketplaces launch

While the predominant online marketplace trend in the U.S. seems to be about the sale of stuff – individuals selling their used toys, clothes, sports equipment, and so forth to other individuals – several sites have launched that let local consumers borrow, share or trade goods and services, with no money changing hands. We’ve studied two worth note. This content is available...

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Shiftgig gets $10 mil to build team, tech

Hospitality recruitment service Shiftgig has just landed $10 million in funding led by The Garland Funds. The plans for the money include new hires, and new technology-driven products. Here’s the announcement: Shiftgig Increases Its Momentum with $10M in Institutional Financing and Expansion of Leadership Team  Chicago, IL – November 14, 2014 – Shiftgig, the premier online community...

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