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What’s With the App Arms Race?

Facebook’s $2B purchase of Oculus VR last week made huge waves in the media, but that acquisition pales in comparison to their whopping $19B purchase of WhatsApp in February. By contrast, Instagram’s $1B pricetag seems like pocket change. App and app-creator shopping sprees have been making headlines lately, since Facebook  is by no means the only one waving plastic at the mobile industry. Google just gobbled up Bitspin (the startup behind Timely, a popular clock alarm app), after acquiring Bump […]

Nanigans Partners with Startup Institute Boston to Connect with Topnotch Talent

Last month Nanigans kicked off their partnership with Startup Institute Boston to connect with students participating in their two-month immersive program that helps build the skills necessary to become a successful employee and leader at local startups. Accepted students spend their time working on projects modeled after challenges faced by startups everyday. And they also get the opportunity to learn from Boston’s brightest entrepreneurs and network with the area’s startups. Startup Institute students have a broad range of experience and […]

Inside Nanigans — An Interview with The Boston Globe [Video]

The Boston Globe dropped by Nanigans’ Boston headquarters last week to tour our office and interview our co-founders, Ric Calvillo and Claude Denton. The interview offers an inside glance at why we began Nanigans, and the challenges we’re solving across social and mobile advertising with our predictive lifetime value SaaS platform for performance marketing at scale. The video provides an inside look at the key forces behind Nanigans’ momentum and growth to 100+ employees in 4 offices across the globe, […]

Nanigans CEO Interviewed by CBS New York [Podcast]

Our founder and CEO, Ric Calvillo, was recently featured on CBS New York’s CEO Radio. CEO Radio is led by media veteran Ray Hoffman, who helped establish The Wall Street Journal’s broadcasting service and moved on to be known as “the voice of BusinessWeek” for two decades thereafter. Airing three times every day, Ray has interviewed prominent executives on CEO Radio from former Marriott CEO Bill Marriott to Shutterfly CEO Jeffrey Housenbold. Ray spoke with Ric about everything from his […]

Nanigans on the Speaking Circuit: Cornell, Social Media Week NYC & More

Recently the team at Nanigans has been on a bit of a speaking circuit, on topics ranging from Facebook advertising and social commerce to more general startup marketing. Here’s a recap: Cornell University Our SVP Product, Rishi Dean, made a guest appearance as professor of digital marketing at Cornell University. As part of his invitation to speak at Cornell, Rishi was asked to create and propose a business case for students to complete. While the full text of that case […]