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  • Hilton to launch smartphone room keys @ most of its 4.2k properties world-wide by '16; will start offering smartphone keys next yr; 'we are giving customers unprecedented choice and control at scale,' CEO Christopher Nassetta says - Link

  • Interim Mozilla CEO @CBeard appointed as permanent CEO; Chris joined Mozilla in '04 & was EIR @ @GreylockVC before re-joining the co; Mozilla reviewed other internal & external candidates & decided Chris was the best fit for the role - Link
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  • Amazon to launch mobile card reader in the coming wks, acc to internal docs; @Staples stores will prepare to sell a new product called the 'Amazon Card Reader' for $9.99; Amazon asked Staples to wait until August 12 to sell the item - Link
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  • Apple to buy radio app @SwellApp for $30M, @recode reports; raised $7.2M from @jason, DFJ, GV, InterWest; Swell team will join Apple; app is ranked #181 in the news category on the @appstore - Link
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  • There have been $5.4B worth of investments in enterprise software co's in the 1st half of '14; it's about the same amount that enterprise-facing co's raised in '13; by Q2 '14, 205 startups were invested in, down from 328 startups in '13 - Link
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