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2014-03-31 23:05:06

What happened when Gerald Haman spent 30 minutes per day networking via Linkedin for 10 years? Get tips from one of the first people to join Linkedin. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Several years ago, when Linkedin surpassed the 100,000-million member mark, Gerald Haman was surprised to receive a personal letter from Reid Hoffman, the cofounder and chairman of Linkedin. Today, Linkedin has over 250 million members, and Haman is ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Connected People”...

2014-02-13 08:37:28

Retailers and Partners Win Because Shoppers Love it: $25 Million Rewarded to Shoppers; $800+ Million In Sales Delivered to Partners REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- shopkick, the most widely used real-world shopping app, today reported rapid expansion across several key company metrics, from expanded testing of its leading edge shopBeacon technology to the cash value awarded to its growing consumer-base. Among the fastest-growing metrics is the deployment of shopBeacon,...

2013-07-23 08:28:32

Using shopkick's new app, shoppers can be inspired with themed content, stay organized with personalized product "books," and get rewarded for everyday shopping activities REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopkick, the ultimate shopping companion that inspires, organizes and rewards, today announced new key app capabilities that provide new ways to discover and buy products, and earn rewards. Now, in addition to browsing the most liked products across favorite...

2013-02-13 08:34:23

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopkick, the most widely used real-world shopping app, today announces that Nielsen ranked shopkick as the 34(th) most widely used of all roughly 1,000,000 mobile apps in December 2012, ahead of other popular apps such as Skype, Yelp, foursquare, CNN, Angry Birds and Fandango. While still trailing giants like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter overall, shopkick dominated the shopping category during the holiday season, with more frequent...

2013-01-16 08:30:45

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- shopkick, the most widely used real-world shopping app, announced today that it reached its first profitable quarter in Q4 2012. The 60-person Palo Alto-based team launched its new app version shopkick 3.0 in October 2012, which led to a very large holiday spike in both consumer usage and revenue - for shopkick and its partners. "We have only been in the market for little over two years, and did not plan or expect to reach our first profitable...

2012-11-19 08:27:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Stores today join shopkick, the largest real-world shopping app, to offer rewards in the form of "kicks(TM)," shopkick's proprietary reward currency, to shoppers for visiting stores, browsing lookbooks, or interacting with products. Linking a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card to shopkick's Buy and Collect program turns qualifying purchases at a Sony Store into even more kicks. Right in the shopkick app, shoppers can...

2012-10-17 07:32:30

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopkick, the largest real-world shopping app, today reveals a completely re-imagined look and user interface enhanced with more chances for shoppers to earn rewards, and an entirely new way for brands and retailers to engage in an ongoing dialogue with them - from browsing stores and products at home all the way through the time of in-store purchase. Each new element of shopkick (3.0) benefits both partners and shoppers, who can now:...

2012-08-28 02:36:57

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 28,2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced that shopkick, the largest real-world shopping app, is one of 23 companies across all industry sectors named as the world's most innovative technology startups for 2013. These industry-changing companies are being recognized for their potential to transform the future of business and society. Shopkick is one of two mobile companies selected worldwide. This honor recognizes shopkick's innovation,...

2012-04-23 02:28:52

WALTHAM, Mass., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Care.com, the largest and fastest growing online service helping American families find and connect with caregivers, launched its service in the UK today. Care.com UK (https://uk.care.com/) is the first venture outside of the United States for the six-year-old Boston-based company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/MM81713LOGO) In celebration of its UK launch, Care.com, which charges families a subscription fee for full site...

2012-03-29 02:29:47

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- shopkick, the largest location-based shopping app that rewards shoppers simply for walking into stores and interacting with products, today welcomes Andy Mooney, former Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and CMO of Nike, to its Board of Directors, joining Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Greylock partner; and Matt Murphy, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and manager of its iFund. Mooney brings decades of experience in...


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2013-09-19 09:30:28

Reid Hoffman, born August 5, 1967, is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman is best known as the co-founder of LinkedIn, a social network used primarily for business connections and job searching. Hoffman was born in Stanford, California, the son of Deanna Ruth Rutter and William Parker Hoffman, Jr. and grew up in Berkeley, California. He attended high school at The Putney School, where he farmed maple syrup, drove oxen and studied epistemology. He graduated from...

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