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Mobile Minutes: Text message startups; Facebook raids Google; Gilt founder’s new gig; GoPro courts developers

April 15, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 3.03.45 PMThese startups are selling vinyl records, graphic novels and Indian food via text message
Back in the day, vinyl geeks schlepped to a record store or flea market and spent hours going through bins of dusty albums. ReplyYes is a whole lot easier.
Read more on Bloomberg

Facebook raids Google for head of new lab
Facebook has hired Regina Dugan from Google, poaching the former director of the US research agency DARPA to lead a new research and development lab focused on large technological leaps.
Read more on CNBC

Gilt Groupe founder launches Project September as social app dedicated to fashion ecommerce
Alexis Maybank, co-founder of pioneering ecommerce site Gilt, saw the power of social media early on as millions of visitors arrived from Instagram and Pinterest to browse luxury products they saw there.
Read more on The International Business Times

GoPro Cameras now work with third-party apps, accessories
GoPro wants to go beyond its core audience of adventure seekers, and it’s teaming up with big brands and developers to reach new customers: The action cam maker officially launched its developer program at a press event in San Francisco Thursday, allowing third-party developers to build their own apps and accessories to work with GoPro’s line of cameras.
Read more on Variety



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