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Nifti Brings Smart Shopping Wishlist iPhone

 

Google Ventures-backed Nifti has launched an IOS app that will bring their smart shopping wishlist and price tracker to mobile devices. They are focusing on making it easier for shoppers to act upon price changes that result in savings. Having the power to do so on your mobile device is just one of the ways this startup plans on gaining traction.

 

 

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Nifti Brings Its Smart Shopping Wishlist And Price Tracker To iPhone

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BlackBerry Co-Founders Are Considering Buying Back The Company

Both Blackberry Co-Founders which reportedly own a little more than 8% of the company as of this writing have reportedly brought in Goldman Sachs and Centerview Partners LLC to help them analyze a possible acquisition to help restore Blackberry to it’s former glory. With Android and IOS dominating the mobile market at this moment, Blackberry is trying to forge there way into this competitive and innovative market.

 

 

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BlackBerry Co-Founders Mike Lazaridis And Douglas Fregin Consider Buying Back The Company

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Fitness Training Apps

Fitness apps continue to gain traction in a somewhat crowded market. Driven Apps has teamed up with NFL superstar Adrian Petersen for a new fitness and sports training app for aspiring athletes. This is the third time Driven Apps has partnered with a professional athlete to release a new product. Dwayne Wade & Ernie Els are those respected athletes who have endorsed products developed by Driven Apps. In the highly competitive mobile industry, companies are continuing to use high profile athletes and celebrities to endorse their technologies in hopes of reaching mass audiences. Justin Beiber, Leonardo Dicaprio, along with others all have been associated with startups and other emerging technology companies to promote products.

 

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http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/9416620/dwyane-wade-miami-heat-releases-driven-fitness-home-app

NFL MVP Adrian Peterson Launches Fitness Training App

 

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Uber Continues To Push Expansion Aggressively

Uber: Cross-platform mobile app that allows you to reserve taxi cabs, suv’s, & black cars on demand just recently raised $258 million from investors that include Google Ventures, TPG, and other notable VC’s. These funds have already been put to good use by launching in Indianapolis, St. Paul, and Atlanta ahead of schedule to fight off competitor Lyft. Uber has also filled some high profile executive positions with former Klout, & Google employees. It will be fascinating to watch Uber continue to expand internationally and form partnerships with some of the biggest organizations in the world like the NFL.

 

Articles:

1. http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/05/uber-strikes-back/

2. http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/04/uber-inks-its-first-sports-deal-partners-with-the-nfl-to-promote-safe-rides-for-pro-footballers/

3. http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/30/as-uber-drives-into-india-its-shifting-its-emerging-market-strategy-up-a-gear/