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Mobile real estate network Smarter Agent, based in Camden, announced Monday that it has acquired Toor.me, a mobile real estate platform that will help the Smarter Agent enhance properties with scannable QR codes on signage that integrate directly with Smarter Agent’s online listings. A company spokesperson also reported by email that the company is closing an additional round of funding as soon as next week.
GIVE A GLANCE
Movitas announced that it is now working with Ocean Properties to create mobile channels for 130 hotel properties, including Hollywood Beach Marriot, Sheraton Suites Key West, and more, according to a blog post.
Local startup launching platform LaunchRock, which was conceived and launched at Startup Weekend, was featured on Scobleizer on Saturday. Robert Scoble interviews CEO Jameson Detweiler for nearly 30 minutes about the new product, which has taken on new clients like Zaarly and Loclly, two yet unlaunched startups.
From the Daily Mail in the U.K.: “The Female Mark Zuckerberg,” Catherine Cook from New Hope’s myYearBook, which was recently valued at $20 million, the publication reports.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Entrepreneur attorney Steve Goodman will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement award at the PACT Enterprise Awards Gala on May 4, the Business Journal reports.
TicketLeap is extending refunds for ComicCon tickets purchased the day that the site went down, according to a blog post.
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