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“This is my second home,” Jumptap CMO Paran Johar says of the Gramercy Park Hotel as we lounge in its outdoor pavilion bar. Our waitress has informed us the view is far more spectacular at night, but on a clear spring New York afternoon on which the sun has made a most-welcome cameo, the panorama of buildings stretching to the East River is an impressive display of the city’s massive scope.
Luxury goods company Gucci Group has picked Demandware to manage its e-commerce initiatives, the companies announced April 20. Gucci Group will use Demandware's platform to build e-commerce sites for its Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Vaneta, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney and Yves Saint Laurent brands in the US and Europe.
A recent study by Ground Truth, a mobile measurement firm, revealed that approximately 60% of the time spent on the mobile Internet is spent on social networking sites and apps. Users spent only about 14% of mobile Internet time on portals, the second most popular category.
Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove, says that its platform will provide support for the Open Graph and new set of Social Plug-ins that were announced by social networking giant, Facebook, at its f8 Conference in San Francisco, Wednesday (note: an explanation of the Open Graph and the new plug-ins can be found here).