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Kixer's Co-Founders On Mobile Ads and Early Exits

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Kixer develops mobile advertising software which helps publishers and connects mobile web users with apps. We saw this firsthand.

Mogreet's Serena Ehrlich Tapped For Mobile Marketing Award

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Mogreet is a provider of technology used for mobile and MMS marketing. serena ehrlich mogreet mobile marketing award marketer magazine

Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product

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Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the developer of display ad technology which is led by Ruben Dua, has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile market.

Cie Games Acquired By Glu Mobile For $100M

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Glu Mobile said it would pay $30M in cash and $70M in stock for Cie Games, whose games are popular on both iOS and Android. READ MORE>>.

DoubleBeam Takes On Mobile Rebates

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Pasadena-based DoubleBeam , the provider of mobile payment and related technology led by Ted Tekippe, said last week that it has launched a new mobile rebate product for retailers. The company said its technology is white labeled, and typically is embedded into a brand''s mobile or web experience. READ MORE>>.

Fighting Back Against Mobile Phones in the Bedroom

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Numerous articles point out the “ sitting is the new smoking ” and if so then “mobile phones are the new crack.”

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LAVA Mobile: Mobile-Mobile

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- LAVA Mobile: Mobile-Mobile. An overview of mobile technology, apps and business models associated with vehicles, fleets and transportation networks. See [link] (more

Atari's Nolan Bushnell Takes On Mobile Games

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Cheese, uWink, and a number of other companies, has set his sights on the mobile gaming business, and has launched a new mobile game company.

TrueCar Hits One Millions Downloads On Mobile App

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The company--led by Scott Painter--said that it has been seeing a big uptick in mobile usage, with more than 40 percent of its users using mobile devices to access its service. truecar download automobile mobile dealer vehicle auto The company said about 75 percent of its installs are on iOS, with the remainder on Android.

Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One

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I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. Compensation.

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SGN Buys TinyCo For Mobile Games

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Los Angeles-based SGN the mobile gaming company led by MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, said late Tuesday that it has acquired TinyCo , a San Francisco-based mobile game developer. TinyCo is the developer of the Family Guy and Marvel Avengers mobile games, and was backed by Andreessen Horowitz. READ MORE>>.

XPRIZE Launches $7M Literacy Prize For Mobile App Developers

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The foundation said the new Adult Literacy XPRIZE challenges mobile app developers to create a mobile app, to help bring illiterate and low-literacy adults to basic literacy within 12 months. xxprize mobile developer team award literacy reading barbara bush dollargeneralwho lack basic literacy skills. READ MORE>>.

MobiGirl Media Targets Mobile Ads For Girls

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If you''re the developer of a mobile application targeted at young girls, how do you monetize that application? A new, Los Angeles ad network, MobiGirl Media recently launched its niche, mobile ad network, specifically aimed at advertisers and app developers targeting girls between the ages of 6 and 16. READ MORE>>.

IOGEAR Mobile Charger Targets Power Hungry Consumers

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Siemer Ventures Backs Japanese Mobile Video Firm

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Santa Monica-based venture capital investor Siemer Ventures is one of the backers of a new, Japanese mobile video entertainment startup, Breaker.

CitySourced Upgrades Mobile Apps

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citysourced mobile city civic engagement iphone android smartphoneThe firm is headed by Jason Kiesel and Kurt Daradics. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm Re-Ups Investment In Mobile Management Firm Visage

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has renewed its investment in Visage , as part of a Series C funding for the enterprise mobility management software provider.

Flowtab | Your Mobile Bartender

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The team behind the mobile drink ordering app , recognized this growing impatience and have found a solution for both businesses and their customers.

CampaignEQ Aims At Better Mobile Marketing Attribution

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Is that mobile cost-per-click, CPA ad, Facebook campaign, or Pinterest page actually translating into a customer? A new, Santa Monica startup, CampaignEQ , is hoping to help marketers better attribute increases in mobile customers and traffic to their marketing campaigns, with a new product. READ MORE>>.

The Radical Evolution of Mobile Apps

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And apparently, that’s what mobile applications do better – just ask the fast-growing number of app users. That’s what the Internet does.

Airpush, OpenX Tie For Mobile Ad Exchange

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Los Angeles-based mobile advertising firm Airpush , and Pasadena-based ad exchange and ad technology provider OpenX said Monday that the two companies are in a partnership to launch a new, private mobile ad exchange. airpush openx mobile exchange advertising android Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

How Mobile Is Changing Oversee's Business, With Debra Domeyer

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Debra Domeyer: Number one, we're definitely showing leadership in mobile innovation. That's a huge amount of mobile traffic. Thanks!

Mogreet Targets Developers, Debuts Mobile API

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Mogreet said in an email to users that its new service is aimed at quickly and easily add messaging and rich media to mobile applications.

PayDragon Takes On Mobile Payments

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Looking to make it easier to pay for local items using their mobile phone, Los Angeles-based PayDragon said today that it has launched its mobile purchasing app in Los Angeles. paydragon mobile payment iphone android venture capital paperlinksPayDragon said it is available for free on iPhone and Android. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm Adds Mobile Malware Detection To Snapdragon

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Qualcomm said the technology was developed in conjunction with such mobile security developers as Avast, AVG, and Lookout. qualcomm mobile malware detectoin snapdragon processor smartphone cybersecurity securityThe company said the feature is aimed at use by OEMs and mobible, anti-malware application providers. READ MORE>>.

Fandango Expands Mobile Movie Ticket Distribution

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Fandango said it now accepts mobile tickets at 2,600 screens. fandango mobile movie ticket content hollywood theater sales theatre

Mobile Roadie Abandons Blackberry

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Apparently, Blackberry users aren't that into Facebook and Twitter--at least, according to Beverly Hills-based Mobile Roadie , the developer of branded mobile applications for music artists, celebrities, and others. blackberry mobile roadie iphone android brand entertainment applicationREAD MORE>>.

Building A Dream Team For Mobile Advertising, with Gradient X

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Michael Lum: Gradient X is looking to build the most advanced, programmatic advertising program for mobile. Why tackle mobile? Thanks!

How Roambi Is Making Mobile Work For The Enterprise, with Quinton Alsbury

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Mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad have completely revolutionized how consumers interact with the online world in the past few years.

Taco Bell Launches Mobile Ordering, Payment App

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Irvine-based quick serve restaurant chain Taco Bell said Tuesday that it has launched mobile ordering and payment -- thanks to technology from Los Angeles-based Tillster. Taco Bell said it will let users order and pay for food at the restaurant using either a new iOS or Android mobile ordering app. READ MORE>>.

Mogreet Targets Small Businesses With Self-Serve, Mobile Marketing

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Los Angeles-based mobile messaging and marketing firm Mogreet is targeting the small business market with a new, self-serve offering it is calling Mogreet Express, the company announced this morning. saas campaign marketing mobile business small express mogreetThe new product starts at $39.99 a month for 1,000 messages a month.

Central Desktop Goes Mobile

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Pasadena-based Central Desktop , the online provider of project management and other business tools, said this week that it has launched a set of mobile apps. The firm said the access comes via apps on the iPhone and Android, and via mobile browser support on the BlackBerry and other mobile phones. READ MORE>>.

mPulse Gets $10M For Mobile Health Software

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Los Angeles-based mPulse a developer of mobile software to help health plans better communicate with their clients, has raised $10M in a Series A funding round. The company's mobile software is used by health plans and pharmaceutical companies, and counts the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and Kaiser as customers. READ MORE>>.

Mobile Roadie Powers New Madonna iPad App

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Another high profile, celebrity app has rolled out from Los Angeles mobile app developer Mobile Roadie today--this time, from Madonna.

Demand Media Extends Pluck To Mobile

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has extended its Pluck social media platform to mobile devices, the company said today. demand media pluck brand community mobile iphone androidPluck is used by brands to create communities. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Launches Mobile Video Ad Platform Out Of Beta

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Los Angeles-based online advertising marketplace and technology provider Rubicon Project is launching its mobile, video advertising platform out of beta, the company said today. According to Rubicon, its Mobile Video Platform (MVP) is now reaching more than one billion unique connected mobile devices globally. READ MORE>>.

Punchcard Takes On Mobile Loyalty

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Looking to provide a high-tech twist on retail loyalty punchcards, Pasadena-based Punchcard --the latest startup out of Idealab--has debuted a set of mobile apps which allow retailers to virtually "punch" customer loyalty cards on Android and iPhone. punchcard mobile loyalty retail retailerREAD MORE>>.

Mobile Roadie Launches Preview App

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Mobile Roadie said those apps could only be previewed through its content management system before. READ MORE>>.

Superplay Takes On Social, Mobile Games

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Laguna Beach-based Superplay Games , a new social and mobile games developer, said this morning that it has launched its first mobile title, Cosmonauts. superplay social mobile games videogame cosmonauts android iphone appleThe new title, which runes on Apple iOS devices and Android, is free. READ MORE>>.