Explaining What It’s Going to Do With All That Dough, Pinterest Unveils Stats on Strong Mobile and International Usage

Yes, you may say it out loud: Has Silicon Valley lost its mind?
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Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed)

Pin this! An even more ginormous pile of money for the social bookmarking phenom.
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Telefónica Will Push Pinterest to New Users in Latin America and Europe

Android phones sold by Telefónica will soon include a Pinterest widget by default.
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Mobile Fourth Wave: The Evolution of the Next Trillion Dollars

Over-the-top and digital services will end up being a multi-trillion-dollar market in a matter of a decade
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New Plans From AT&T, T-Mobile Put U.S. More in Line With Rest of World

Outside the U.S., it is rather commonplace to pay full price for a phone in exchange for being able to choose one’s service provider and plan. With recent moves, a similar approach could become the norm here, too.
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HTML5 App Platform Ludei Nabs $1.5 Million in VC, Angel Funding

HTML5 app platform Ludei has received $1.5 million in funding from a group of unnamed angel investors and two Spanish venture capital firms, Kibo Ventures and Vitamina K. The San Francisco-based company’s mission is cross-platform apps that can be developed once and easily deployed to multiple mobile, social, desktop and browser app ecosystems. Ludei CEO Eneko Knorr sold his first venture, the Spanish Web-hosting company Hostalia, to Telefonica in 2007. This is Ludei’s first funding, excluding the $3 million Knorr personally put up to found the company.

The Global Carrier Perspective: Telefonica and MTS on Balancing Developed and Developing Markets (Video)

Telefonica and MTS talk about what comes after dumb pipes.
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Expect Labs Gets Endorsements (And Money) From Samsung, Intel and Telefonica

Strategic investors ante up for “anticipatory company” startup.
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A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

Mixing developed and developing markets.
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Dive Into Mobile Gets Even More Global and Adds Ad Execs From Google and Millennial Media

Executives from Telefonica and a top Russian carrier join the lineup, alongside Google’s Jason Spero and Millennial Media’s Mollie Spilman, two key execs in mobile advertising.
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Why Carriers Just Love Firefox OS

Meet Mozilla’s Host of New Mobile Partners