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Here's why MobileBeat is the must-attend mobile event of the year

We’ll highlight winning strategies for tracking and serving customers and every phase of their journey on mobile. Visionaries from Facebook, Google, Walmart, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter, L’Oreal, and Clear Channel will be on hand.

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With $50M banked, HelloFresh CEO plans 'global consumer food brand' (interview)

HelloFresh delivers a food box that lets subscribers make high-quality self-cooked meals at home. Customers can pick between different recipes and receive the exact number and portion of the ingredients needed. That way they get the right ingredients and are not stuck with leftovers. HelloFresh claims to deliver well over one million meals per month.

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Location is the 'mobile cookie'

Location, considered by many to be the “mobile cookie,” is being used in increasingly sophisticated ways to help brands better connect with consumers.

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Pulling in an army of investors has more perks than you think

What do you do when someone offers you 1% of the total amount you’re trying to raise – are you potentially fragmenting your cap table, causing headaches for yourself down the road, or are you making a smart strategic play?

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After failure, what's next?

Recently, I wrote a post titled After Your First Big Success, What’s Next? The comment thread was powerful and fascinating, as was the direct email feedback I got, including the following note:

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Growing, optimizing, and winning with marketing tech: GrowthBeat

We’ve got global brands talking one-on-one with Joe Schmo on mobile messaging apps. Guilds and alliances for trading mobile users. Marketing automated via Twitter and Facebook. Big data marketing platforms that predict the future, and big marketing platforms, period, that include everything including social, mobile, and apps.

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SoundCloud's new office in Berlin puts yours to shame

On Wednesday, Berlin’s The Factory opened (more on the opening) its 16,000 square-meter startup office. While all the other startups (such as 6Wunderkinder, Mozilla, Zendesk, and others) are still waiting to finally move into Berlin’s new startup space, SoundCloud’s office is the only one that is ready.

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Sorry, but Italy is no startup paradise

Italy launches three times as many startups compared to San Francisco and has a third of the institutional investors in Silicon Valley? Holy sh*t: Startup paradise! Well … not really.

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What to Think, Ep. 8: The Godfather

As eBay and Aol struggle to learn expensive lessons about how they are NOT startups anymore, civic planning experts like Ron Conway are heckling progressive technologists at conferences.