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What happens in Las Vegas is supposed to stay in Las Vegas. But this week, as the Mobile Host Summit for Hospitality and Retail gets underway in Sin City, there’s a good chance that plenty of announcements, insight, and news will leave Las Vegas and better educate marketers and industry professionals all over the world. Tabbedout has a mighty partner for its new mobile payments effort. On Monday, Tabbedout confirmed its new partnership with Google to bring users Google Wallet as a payment source in the Tabbedout app for Android. Jim Keenan, a social sales specialist, observes in the The Rise of Social Salespeople that social media use is key to selling, increasing profits, and besting the competition in today’s market. Yahoo’s board agreed on Sunday to buy the massively popular blogger site Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. Sprint has just confirmed its acquisition of app developer Handmark and its social and mobile advertising subsidiary OneLouder. Let’s just call it “Merger Monday.” From Yahoo’s billion dollar deal to acquire Tumblr, to Seamless North America’s merger with GrubHub, it’s been a day of big deals in mobile and social. On Monday, Seamless North America and GrubHub Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement that will merge two of the nation’s premier services for ordering takeout. Aggressive is, indeed, an appropriate word to describe how one emerging power in the mobile payments space is expanding into retail. The rumor mill got it right. Late Sunday, soft confirmations began to emerge that Yahoo’s board had just approved the purchase of blogging site Tumblr for $1. Let’s face it. Today’s marketing tools, tactics, and technologies are wholly unfamiliar to marketing professionals of a bygone era.