What Kiip CEO Brian Wong is reading this week

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Occupation: Co-founder and CEO of Kiip

Best-known for: Co-founding Kiip at the age of 19

Brian Wong graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Commerce degree at 18. Now, at the ripe old age of 25, he serves as CEO of Kiip, a mobile advertising company he co-founded in 2010.

Wong told TechCrunch in a 2011 interview that the idea for Kiip, which allows advertisers to offer actual rewards to mobile game players, that an "iPad creep," inspired him. While on a plane, peeking at what fellow passengers were doing on their iPads, Wong says he "realized everybody was playing games. And that was when it dawned on me that this was such a holy grail of engagement, because people are so immersed in these things."

The company has raised more than $32 million in funding.

Wong has also authored a book, The Cheat Code, on short cuts to success in the business world.

Here's a sample of what Brian Wong is reading this week (to see more, add "The Big Idea" stream on the CNN MoneyStream app)

- Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' looks a lot like 'Shark Tank' (TechCrunch)
- To generate revenue, app developers should think about rewarded video (Luxury Daily)
- Super networking: Don't just go to conferences, be a speaker (Forbes)
- Snapchat study shows brands are getting a free ride -- if users can find them (Venture Beat)
- Gaming apps could be at risk of mobile ads fraud, study finds (eMarketer)
- Revenue from eSports is expected to hit $696 million in 2017 (Pocket Gamer)
- How Millennials are rewriting the food industry playbook (eMarketer)
- These 15 mobile leaders are shaping the future of advertising (Adweek)
- Facebook tests ad breaks in all types of videos (TechCrunch)

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