DIGIDAY | Most publishers that share a story about George Clooney on Facebook would know to target the segment of its audience that’s interested in George Clooney. Fewer would consider targeting the post at people who are interested in Conway Twitty or Cristiano Ronaldo, though. The Los Angeles-based startup Ranker does, and that’s been a major reason for its climb on Facebook.
WSJ | Filament, a startup that enables machine-to-machine communications for industrial clients, has raised a $15 million Series A-1 round.
PR NEWSWIRE | Mango Health, a mobile health company, today announced a long term operating partnership with Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) which will include a new daily health management platform to improve health outcomes.
INC. | Uber has been living a public relations nightmare in recent weeks, including accusations of inappropriate handling of user data, widespread sexual harassment, and stealing intellectual property from a Google spin-off. The good news coming out of all this bad news: Several important lessons can be learned from Uber's plight. Take it from Bullpen Capital Partner Paul Martino who says decades of watching CEOs run companies gives him a unique perspective on Uber's publicity problems.
ENTREPRENEUR | Investors, corporate executives and startup founders speak out on the future of business across consumer verticals.
THE PHILLY INQUIRER | A shoeless Paul Martino opened the door to his imposing Doylestown home and led a visitor past the office where he keeps his hippo collection and then down into the basement to the poker table.