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Social Marketing Startup Tiger Pistol Raises $3.1M As It Plans For US Growth — Tiger Pistol, a startup offering social marketing tools for small businesses, is announcing that it has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding. The company started in Melbourne, Australia, and I first covered it in 2012, when it left beta testing.

Twitter Expands Its Commerce Lineup With Twitter Offers, Which Link To Your Credit Or Debit Card — Twitter just announced that it's testing a new commerce product called Twitter Offers. This follows the announcement of Twitter's first commerce product back in September, a "Buy" button allowing users to make purchases directly from tweets.

Feastly, A Marketplace For Dining Experiences, Raises $1.25M — Feastly, a startup that connects diners with chefs offering unique food experiences outside of restaurants, is announcing that it has raised $1.25 million in seed funding. We first wrote about the company in April, describing it as an " Airbnb for dinner."

VigLink Acquires Content Promotion Startup LinkSmart, Adds Another $2M In Funding — VigLink just announced that it's acquiring Boulder, Colo.-based startup LinkSmart. Aside from the obvious connection of having "link" in both company names, VigLink founder and CEO Oliver Roup pointed to LinkSmart's focus on helping online publishers promote content, whether it's an important article or a sponsored story.

Allie Kline Gets Promoted To CMO Of AOL Inc. — AOL just announced that Allie Kline, who was already chief marketing officer for AOL Platforms, has been promoted to CMO for the company as a whole. AdAge reported yesterday that Erika Nardini would be leaving her role as CMO of AOL Advertising, and that Kline would be taking on Nardini's duties.

MixChannel Highlights The Ad Potential Of Twitter’s New Fabric Platform — Just over a month ago, Twitter announced Fabric, a toolkit for developers to build applications on top of the Twitter platform. If you're wondering what developers are actually doing with it, well, Twitter just published a blog post with one success story. The product in question is MixChannel, an app created by Japanese social media company Donuts.

Built In Brooklyn: FlyCleaners Saves You A Trip To The Laundromat — For this episode of Built in Brooklyn, producer Steve Long and I visited the Bushwick garage of FlyCleaners, an on-demand laundry service - and Steve even went for a ride in one of those blue FlyCleaners vans (they've become a common sight in Williamsburg, my neighborhood of Brooklyn).

Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris — Cooliris, the startup behind a photo-browsing app of the same name, just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. On its website, the company wrote: Yahoo has a clear vision and unwavering commitment to making mobile an intuitive and effortless experience.

Livefyre Studio Puts The Company’s Focus On User Generated Content And Social Media Curation — At this point, I should probably stop calling Livefyre a commenting platform. Actually, the company has been expanding beyond comments for a while. It launched its StreamHub product, which included more social media widgets, back in 2012. And it acquired social media curation startup Storify last year.

VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace Where All The Money Goes To Contributors — Stock video company VideoBlocks is expanding beyond its subscription business model with the launch of a new marketplace for contributed content. The company has already built a library of 115,000 video clips, backgrounds, and effects, which it either created itself or licensed from others.
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Nov 26, 2014

@edzitron Can it be used as a verb, i.e., “stop mulging me bro"

Nov 26, 2014

@beijingdou Sweet! I still haven’t bought you congratulatory drinks on the move to NYC so I think this means we have to get wasted

Nov 26, 2014

@panzer It’s about ethics in tech jour - <face punch>

Nov 26, 2014

@ThePeterHa You uh read the description underneath that says “can’t wait for the real thing” right?

Nov 26, 2014

RT @jimprosser: If you don't see Interstellar (preferably in IMAX), you're doing yourself a disservice. Perhaps my favorite film ever made. #latetotheparty

Nov 25, 2014

@kmonson @kellyreeves @maringuy I dunno, I would’ve gone with Baby Grand or Karaoke Killed The Cat, though I guess they’re on hiatus

Nov 25, 2014

@maringuy To be fair @kmonson took me to one of the places on that list @kellyreeves

Nov 25, 2014

I am skeptical about this list, but maybe that’s because I wasn’t willing to stay late enough at Trash Bar…

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