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The Download: General Motors’ Onstar subscribers are now able to rent a stranger’s car via smartphones through RelayRides, a car-sharing service.
The Download: Marissa Mayer, former Google VP, has been appointed CEO of Yahoo AND is pregnant. Talk about a powerful woman in tech doing it all!
The Download: Kiip, a rewards network founded by Brian Wong, has closed an $11 million second round of funding. Wong wants users to get paid for experiencing life. Sounds good to us!
The Download: 88mph, Africa’s first accelerator program is investing a minimum of $200,000 across 8-15 startups by mid-September. Speed up your startup and apply today!
The Download: The Startup Stock Exchange, a new online social crowdfunding solution, allows startups to seek funding from global investors instead of VC firms and angel investors.
The Download: Singapore/India based and customer engagement startup, Mobikon, has landed $1.7M in Series A investments from Jungle Ventures.
The Download: Monetizing social media is important for brands and startups alike. Check out this infographic highlighting the key elements of measuring social ROI.
The Download: American Idol wants singers; Best Buy wants innovators. The gadget store has announced the launch of its $100,000 College Innovator Fund where students submit big ideas for a chance to win cash prizes and advising.