Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce

Omnyway announced today that it has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding. Previously known as OmnyPay, Omnyway has built technology around what it calls “augmented digital commerce” — basically, helping retailers stay connected to consumers through their mobile phone during the in-store shopping process. That includes loyalty programs, coupons and what CEO Ashok… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch – Startups

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Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce

Omnyway announced today that it has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding. Previously known as OmnyPay, Omnyway has built technology around what it calls “augmented digital commerce” — basically, helping retailers stay connected to consumers through their mobile phone during the in-store shopping process. That includes loyalty programs, coupons and what CEO Ashok… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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Airbnb is opening an apartment complex that won’t piss off the neighbors

A new report today confirmed that Airbnb is investing in the real estate market — specifically, an upscale apartment complex in Kissimmee, Florida, set to open sometime next year. Newgard Development Group will oversee the construction of the building, which will be called “Niido by Airbnb” (apparently a play on the Spanish word for “nest”). The building will have 300 units in total. It sounds fairly plush (if not a little hotel-like), featuring keyless entry, concierge services, and long-term storage. The amenities are all designed to encourage use by Airbnb customers. Tenants will be able to rent their unit out… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Developing countries are facing a challenge: Keeping their phones charged

Of all the challenges in the developing world, who would have thought one of them would be finding a place to plug in a smartphone? Nations like India, Nigeria and Bangladesh have an ever-increasing number of smartphone users, but often lack the power to keep devices charged. Phone owners have access to good internet connection, including 3G or better, despite the lack of energy. Indian networks in particular offer good connection in exchange for a small price. The issue remains in how to keep cell phones running when there’s limited energy resources. According to Bloomberg, “Five 60-watt lightbulbs, one TV,… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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