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Posted on Wed, Jul 30, 2014
by Tim Walters Digital Disruption Original

Is Jill Lepore’s critique of disruption theory really “a criminal act of dishonesty”?

Cross-posted with permission from the Digital Clarity Group
The Annals of Disruption Denial, Part 1
The uproar has died down. Twitter searches for “Lepore” are again dominated by the antics of the one named Chris, the “Vine celebrity” and recently convicted felon... More
Category: cdo

Posted on Wed, Jul 30, 2014
by Cade Metz

Overstock Wants To Reinvent the Stock Market With Bitcoin

Overstock.com's CEO Patrick Byrne is investing a lot in the future of Bitcoin and digital currencies. So much so, that Byrne and his team have built a webpage that explores how the stock market could be reinvented with Bitcoin and how a public company could issue a “cryptosecurity” to potential investors.
"In other words, all stock trades would be... More
Category: business

Posted on Tue, Jul 29, 2014
by Evie Nagy

Lyft Hires Virgin America Creative Director

As Lyft continues to find ways to compete better with Uber and other shared riding services, it has hired Virgin America's creative director to help give the brand a digital edge. According to Lyft representative Erin Simpson, Jesse McMillin will "lead the team in creating the magical and delightful moments in nearly every touchpoint of the Lyft... More
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Posted on Tue, Jul 29, 2014
by Sarah Perez

WalmartLabs Acquires Pinterest For Product Recommendations

To improve product discovery features for shoppers, WalmartLabs, the R&D group within Walmart has acquired Luvocracy which is described as the Pinterest for product recommendations.
"WalmartLabs has been helping Walmart grow its technical talent through acquisitions over the years, many of which have contributed to large-scale improvements and... More
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Posted on Mon, Jul 28, 2014
by Darrell Etherington

Zillow To Acquire Trulia

According to a press release by Zillow, it has announced that it will acquire Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The move will help both companies innovate faster as they will have more access to broader market data which will enable better forecasting and ROI. The two brands will still operate separately.
"Zillow claimed 83 million unique users... More
Category: business