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Peernova Quietly Collects $4 Million for Big Data Blockchain Play

11.20.2016 in #News

November 16, 2016 15:00 ET | Source:  Coindesk While some startups bask in blockchain hype, others are making a name by bucking the trend with an under-the-radar approach. One startup that falls into the latter category is San Jose-based Peernova, a one-time bitcoin mining firm that now uses blockchains to solve enterprise big data problems. Long out of the spotlight, this could soon change as Peernova has raised $4m as part of an ongoing Series B, one that could prime it to become a bigger market player in 2017. The funding, from Zhejiang Zhongnan Holdings Group, adds to the $13.6m it raised amid a shift to enterprise blockchain services in late 2014 and early 2015, and gives the China-based construction firm a 5% stake in its business. But even with the new funding, CEO Naveed Sherwani and CTO Gangesh Ganesan said that Peernova won't opt to be more public about its work, choosing instead to eschew the idea that its use of blockchain even ...

Using Gifting To Ignite Card-Linked Offers

10.7.2016 in #News

September, 2016 12:00 ET | Source:  Pymnts.comA Card-linked offers have struggled to get traction for lots of reasons. But Keith Smith, president of Wonder Technologies and card-linked offer veteran, says he knows why. In this week’s installment of The Matchmaker Is In series, hosts Karen Webster and economist and “Matchmakers” author David Evans talk to Smith about his belief that gifting is the ignition that merchants and consumers need to give them a new lease on life. It’s been a rough road for card-linked offers. In theory, the fostering of a connection between merchants and customers by integrating offers directly into the network-branded account they’re using at the merchant sounds ideal. But as Karen Webster pointed out last year, these offers and promotions ecosystems have been around for years and raised a ton of capital but have failed to turn the heads of a critical mass of merchants or consumers to get traction. In the ...

Auburn Athletics Launches New Official Mobile App

09.2.2016 in #News

September 02, 2016 12:00 ET | Source:  Auburn Tigers Sept. 1, 2016 Auburn, Ala. —Auburn Athletics, FOX Sports College Properties and Hopscotch, a mobile-technology leader for sports and live events, released the new official mobile app of Auburn Athletics. It is free and available for immediate download on the App Store and on Google Play. “It was important for us to upgrade our mobile app presence with the latest and greatest technology,” Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Communications Cassie Arner said. “This new app lets Auburn fans engage with their favorite teams in a more personalized way. This app also creates better opportunities to deliver needed information and compelling content directly to our fans.”   The new app provides: Info for multiple sports: Fans can select their favorite student-athletes and sports to personalize app content. Football, soccer, volleyball and equestrian are in the app now. All men’s and women’s teams will be added to the app within weeks. Scores: Fans can access ...

Ole Miss And Hopscotch Launch New Mobile App

09.2.2016 in #News

-Technology offers new fan-engagement capabilities- September 01, 2016 12:00 ET | Source:  OleMiss OXFORD, Miss. -- Just in time for the college football season, Ole Miss and Hopscotch, a mobile-technology leader for sports and live events, launched a new mobile app. The Ole Miss Athletics app is free and available for immediate download on the App Store and Google Play. “The new Ole Miss Athletics app gives Rebel fans more than just a gameday app. It gives students, alumni and fans a 24/7/365 connection to the action, the student-athletes and the school they love,” said Michael Thompson, Ole Miss Senior Associate Athletics Director, Communications & Marketing. “Hopscotch has been awesome to work with, and their technology and service is best in class.” With the new app, Rebel fans receive: All-team access: The school’s app is a one-stop shop for all men’s and women’s varsity teams. Fans can select their favorite student-athletes and teams to personalize app content. Scores: Fans can ...

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