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April 26, 2010

Blippy's Ashvin Kumar Blogs About Last Week's Card Number Issue

Blippy_logo-140px.pngOn the Official Blippy Blog, founder/CEO Ashvin Kumar writes about last week's events - beginning with a New York Times story about the company's Series A financing only to be shortly followed by news "about the discovery of credit card numbers within Google’s cached search results." Kumar goes on to say: "Our mood quickly went from elation to disbelief to disappointment. We are very sorry."

April 23, 2010

A Look at Social Sharing of Payment Data - Including Blippy, Swipely

Blippy_logo-140px.pngIn an article titled "For Web’s New Wave, Sharing Details Is the Point", Brad Stone writes for the New York Times about the new way of social data sharing - what he calls helping people "indulge their urge to divulge" - and how new companies such as Blippy, Swipely and others are being built on that notion. He writes that Blippy, for example, "hopes to one day make money by, among other things, taking a commission when people are inspired to imitate their friends’ purchases posted on the site."

Separately, MG Siegler reports for TechCrunch on Blippy's recently closed $11.2 million round of funding led by August Capital. READ MORE »

January 15, 2010

Some Thoughts on Blippy

In a post titled "Peeling the Blippy Onion", Glenbrook's Russ Jones writes on about Blippy.

Broadcasting something to a community of friends or followers in real-time in today’s hyper connected, super integrated world is easy if you know what to broadcast. And knowing what to broadcast only requires access to real-time purchase data. Ah, there’s the rub."

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