CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Smart Technology influence being felt in social media realm as big name companies acquire progressive startups and make platform advancements: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Twitter Inc. (NASDAQ: TWTR), LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) and MeetMe Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET)
NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, announces its upcoming celebrity "Wocket in Your Pocket" celebrity ad campaign to commence following the official closing of the currently running "Show Us Your Wallet" consumer contest. Well-known celebrities will be photographed on location with the first Wockets in their Pockets. Famous actors, producers, directors and musical artists will show their fans on social media how they are replacing their old wallets with a high-tech biometrically secure smart wallet.
The celebrity online and social media ad campaign follows on the theme of the consumer contest; the old bulky wallet has seen its day!
The currently running Wocket smart wallet Facebook photo contest invites participants to send in images of their aging, ugly, overstuffed and over-used wallets. Participant photos can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/wocketwallet.
Read the Full NXTD Press Release and get more details for the Facebook Contest, go to http://www.fnmprofiles.com/profiles-nxtd.html
Wocket™ is a smart wallet, the next evolution following the smart phone and smart watch. NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices. Wocket™ is a next generation smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket™. More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™.
With smart technology growing at a rapid pace, its influence is being seen across all industries, especially those of social media and other digital spaces. Earlier this year, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) acquired Oculus VR, a virtual reality gaming company, for $2 billion. Similar to the other smart technology wearables being developed by tech giants, Facebook and Oculus hope this will allow consumers to take their experiences to the next level. To read the full story, please click here: http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024172857_virtualrealityxml.html
Twitter Inc. (NASDAQ: TWTR) recently displayed its effort to strengthen the movement of increasing technological security by acquiring a startup known as Mitro, which specializes in password security. Mitro was founded by former Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) engineers. To read the full story, please click here: http://online.wsj.com/articles/twitter-acquires-security-password-startup-mitro-1406832734
LinkedIn Corporation (NASDAQ: LNKD), the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bizo, a leader in business audience marketing. Bizo offers technology and products that enable measurable display and social advertising programs specifically focused on professional audience segments. Based in San Francisco, CA, Bizo was founded in 2008 by Russell Glass, Bryan Burdick, Donnie Flood, Mark Dye, Lee Byrne and Yonatan Stern. The transaction is valued at approximately $175 million, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 10 percent stock and approximately 90 percent cash. Subject to the completion of customary conditions, the acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter of 2014.
MeetMe, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), the public market leader for social discovery, announced today its participation in the Needham Interconnect Conference at The Westin New York Grand Central Hotel on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation by MeetMe CEO Geoff Cook and CFO David Clark will be available through a link on the Investor Relations section of the company's website, meetmecorp.com, following the presentation. MeetMe® is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. With approximately 80 percent of traffic coming from mobile and more than one million total daily active users, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation.
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