AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Tristan Walker’s Next Act: Building a Procter & Gamble for People of Color

The former Foursquare biz-dev boss has created Walker & Company Brands, whose first product is the Bevel shaving kit.
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Powermat Acquires Finland’s PowerKiss, Stirs Up Wireless Power Standard War

Former rivals are teaming up.
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Ross Went to Cannes and All You Yahoos Got Was This Internal Memo!

The word from France: Our focus is clear and our clients are wide-eyed.
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BermanBraun’s Mom.me Enters the Crowded Parenting Space, Offering “Mass With Class”

A new site aimed at “moms who happen to be parents.”
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Yahoo’s Levinsohn Strategy Gets Some Lionizing in Cannes by P&G

The consumer goods powerhouse wants the Silicon Valley Internet giant to get more creative.
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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Has a Lot to Say (Interview)

In her first in-person interview with AllThingsD since taking over at HP, she talks about cutting jobs, what she thinks about Oracle and what would happen if she were offered a White House job.
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Mobeam Banks Another $1.5 Million for Mobile Bar Code Technology

Mobeam has raised another $1.5 million in capital to work on a solution for point-of-sale systems at retail not being able to read bar codes from coupons on cellphone screens. In October, the company raised $5 million; in December, it inked a high-profile partnership with Procter & Gamble, and now adds new investor DFJ Athena, a Korea-focused venture fund affiliated with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, to the list. Previous investors include Yet2Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Mitsui.

The Mobile Coupon Is Broken and Procter & Gamble Has Found a Solution

Procter & Gamble thinks it has found a solution to distributing coupons on mobile phones.
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News Byte

Amazon to Release Ad-Subsidized Kindle for $114

Amazon is dropping the price of its Kindle e-reader to $114 as it faces increasing competition from Apple, Barnes & Noble and other tablets. The new price point represents a $25 price cut on the Wi-Fi version, but it comes with one major trade-off: ads. The e-reader will be sold by Amazon, Target and Best Buy starting May 3. Ads will appear on the device’s screen saver and show up as a banner on the homepage, but will not appear inside books. Initial advertisers include General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Visa.

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