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Not Just for Porn! Brands Already Jumping on Vine

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Well, the whole Internet it tweeting about Vine (a dildo in your eye first thing in the morning will do that). And while we gather that Twitter’s newly-launched video sharing service is going to be a major time suck for everyone from casual users to Twitter itself,  it may not be a waste of time for brands, which have already adopted the service into their social media marketing plans. Read More

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Startup News: While You Were Gone, It Got Warm

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WICKA WICKA. Turntable.fm is in the big leagues now as the young music based social platform signs deals with Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner, TechCrunch reports. Turntable has over one million users now and a new mobile app since September.

HIPSTARTER. San Francisco based Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform with offices in Soho that competes with Kickstarter, announced the perfection of their “gogofactor,” a proprietary algorithm that ranks projects based on popularity and viability. This makes Indiegogo the only crowdfunding platform with this type of merit-based ranking functionality. Your move, Kickstarter. Read More