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Siglo debuts new platform on Ethereum blockchain – Bankless Times

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Publication Date: 2018-01-23
Siglo announced this week the launch of a new protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain that facilitates free access to mobile connectivity for prepaid subscribers in emerging markets. The blockchain-based platform connects airtime sponsors with smartphone subscribers, creating a decentralized mobile network powered by the value-transfer between users, providers, and brands. “In emerging markets, increased access to mobile connectivity creates new economic opportunities,” said Joel Phillips,...
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Cofundador de AOL quiere invertir en startup mexicana | Expansión.

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Publication Date: 2017-06-13
Pig.gi fue la única startup mexicana en participar en el Google Demo Day en donde sus cofundadores tuvieron oportunidad de platicar con cerca de 60 fondos de inversión. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Expansión) - Pig.gi se convirtió en la única startup mexicana en asistir al Google Demo Day, un evento en el que empresas de reciente creación tienen oportunidad de “vender” su modelo de negocio a inversionistas y participantes del ecosistema de emprendimiento a nivel global. Uno de los asistentes al Demo ...
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Pig.gi Raises $2.3M in Seed Funding |FinSMEs

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Publication Date: 2017-12-19
Pig.gi, a Mexico City-based startup that provides an Android lock screen app that lets users earn free mobile airtime, raised $2.3m in seed funding. Backers included Archipelago Global and other investors. The company will use the capital to continue scaling its mobile airtime platform in Latin America and develop new ways to make internet connectivity more accessible in emerging markets. Co-led by Isaac and Joel (CEO) Phillips, Pig.gi provides an app that allows users to interact with inc...
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Colombia blocks app allegedly linked to Cambridge Analytica

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Publication Date: 2018-03-28
Colombia’s authorities said Wednesday it ordered the shut-down of a mobile phone app linked to Cambridge Analytica, the company that has been accused of mining data from Facebook for electoral purposes. The Industry and Trade Superintendency (SIC) announced it had issues two decrees that seek a temporary shut-down of the Pig.gi app that gave users phone credit if they consumed advertising and participated in polls. The app’s producers have said they stopped working with Cambridge Analytica ...
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Cambridge Analytica Associate Severs Mexico Ties After Scandal - Bloomberg

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Publication Date: 2018-03-22
A Latin American mobile app that Cambridge Analytica had hoped to use to mine data for Mexican presidential campaigns has severed ties with the embattled political-advertising firm after the Facebook Inc. data scandal erupted. Pig.gi, which gives 1.2 million users in Mexico and Colombia free airtime and data in exchange for watching ads and taking surveys, says it’s never worked on a political campaign with Cambridge. The startup did share results on two election polls and occasional aggrega...
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La startup mexicana que conquistó a Google

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Publication Date: 2017-06-21
Los hermanos Joel e Isaac Phillips crearon Pig.gi, una startup que ofrece internet móvil a los millennials a cambio de ver publicidad. June 21, 2017 6 min read Los hermanos Joel e Isaac Phillips siempre habían querido ser emprendedores. Pero antes de Pig.gi, en 2015, no habían tenido la oportunidad de dedicarse solamente a su propia empresa. Trabajaban en proyectos cortos en distintas compañías hasta que se dieron cuenta de que “para crear un startup hay que dedicar 150% del tiempo”, apunta...

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