Mammoth Media Finds $13M For Mobile Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based Mammoth Media , a startup that says it is developing mobile-first media, has raised $13M in a Series A funding round, the company disclosed on Tuesday. scienceinc vatere benoit capital venture enteratinment mobile media mammothThe company, co-founded by CEO Benoit Vatere, and incubated at venture studio Science Inc., said the funding was led by Greylock Partners and also included Science Inc. Greylock's Josh Elman joins the company's board as part of the funding.

LA Mobile Entertainment Summit

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 -- LA Mobile Entertainment Summit. The 2nd Annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit will host the brightest minds in mobile technology, interactive media and entertainment to examine how content and rapidly evolving technology is dramatically changing the entertainment marketplace.

LA Mobile Entertainment Summit

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 -- LA Mobile Entertainment Summit. The 2nd Annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit will host the brightest minds in mobile technology, interactive media and entertainment to examine how content and rapidly evolving technology is dramatically changing the entertainment marketplace.

Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net Hacked

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Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment said late Thursday that there was "unauthorized access" of the firm's Battle.net service. blizzard entertainment battle.net hacking security unauthorized access hacker

Fandango Extends Deal With Regal Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based online and mobile movie ticketing and information service Fandango announced today that it has extended a current ticketing contract it has with Regal Entertainment Group. fandango regal entertainment movie mobile

3BLACKDOT Gets Funding From Legendary Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based 3BLACKDOT , which develops mobile entertainment titles, has raised a round of strategic funding from Legendary Entertainment. 3BLACKDOT is the developer of mobile game Zombie Killer Squad, among other titles. 3blackdot legendary entertainment mobile videogame jetpak content venture capitalSize of the funding was not announced. The company is led by Angelo Pullen. The company's founders had previously been at Machinima.

Twistory Entertainment Being Sold In Asset Sale

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Santa Monica-based Twistory Entertainment Studios , which had been a mobile game development and graphic novel design company, is being sold in an asset sale, according to auction company CMA Auctions. Twistory Entertainment was founded in 2009, and had developed Ouch! twistory entertainment asset sale bankruptcy merger acquisition content videogame gaming

Ground Control Aims At Voice Activated Entertainment, Backed By CAA

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According to the startup, is is developing "voice-activated entertainment experiences" and interactive audio technology, which will tape into well-known personalities across entertainment, sports, politics, music and beyond. Macadaan's last venture was a company that made leather goods for mobile phones, tablets, and other devices. ground control voice entertainment mike macadaan creative artists

Activision Blizzard To Acquire King Digital Entertainment For $5.9 Billion

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Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard has agreed to acquire King Digital Entertainment , the developer of mobile games, including Candy Crush, in a deal worth $5.9 activisoin blizzard king digital entertainment mobile facebook game social merger acquisition international candy crushbillion. Activision said its wholly owned subsidiary, ABS Partners C.V., will pay $18.00 in cash per share for London-based King Digital.

How Laudville Is Bringing Your Entertainment Life Together

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In the world of many online television, movie, and video sites, scores of music streaming services, and other entertainment content, it''s often a difficult task to find what you really want to watch, listen to, or read. People are watching shows and reading books on their mobile phones.

Sony Online Entertainment Sold To Investment Firm

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment , the developer of EverQuest and other massively multiplayer, online games, has been sold to investment management firm Columbus Nova , SOE said this morning. The company said that it will be "business as usual" for game players, but that the move will allow it to expand into a multi-platform gaming company, supporting PlayStation, Xbox, mobile, and other platforms.

Web Second, Mobile First

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The titles were: Mobile First, Web Second. Mobile First, Web Second (continued). I know that they really impacted an entire cohort of startups because every company that was coming to pitch me businesses was (is) saying, “I’m a ‘mobile first’ company.”

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Digital LA: Branded Entertainment Panel Live!

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Join us tonight live at 8pm PST from UCLA Korn Hall for Digital LA’s Branded Entertainment panel right here on TechZulu. They’ll discuss how content creators and brands work together to create, develop, and market digital branded entertainment.

Branded Entertainment Panel

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Monday, April 25, 2011 -- Digital LA - Branded Entertainment Panel. Join us for our Branded Entertainment panel. We'll discuss how content creators and brands work together to create, develop, and market digital branded entertainment, distributed via online, mobile, iPad, etc.

Lomics Rolls Out Mobile App For Making Your Life A Comic

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A new, San Diego startup, Lomics , said this morning that it has rolled out a mobile app which lets you capture yourself on camera, and create a comic--complete with speech and thought bubbles--where you can tell your own story. startup entertainment smartphone cartoon comics mobile lomics

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NXTStage Online and Mobile Entertainment Conference

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 -- NXTStage Online and Mobile Entertainment Conference. An industry conference targeting specifically pre and post-production executives as well as programming executives from the film/tv production sector. See [link] (more

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. Mobile Roadie said today that it is discontinuing its Blackberry offering, after finding that less than 2 percent of Blackberry users using its apps bothered to log into Facebook or Twitter and interact with the app.

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Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

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The post Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers appeared first on TechZulu. Business Entertainment Marketing 2013 ads Advertising Brands entrepreneur Fab Facebook Mobile device networking personal connections ROI Social Media Social network

Jam City is setting up a Toronto shop by buying Bingo Pop from Uken Games

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We look forward to working with the talented Jam City team in Toronto as we supercharge the live operations of Bingo Pop and develop innovative new titles and mobile entertainment experiences.”

Appetize Signs Live Nation For Mobile Payments

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Los Angeles-based Appetize , a startup which is backed by Guggenheim, the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers family offices, Marc Geiger of William Morris, and Roar Entertainment, has signed up Live Nation Entertainment as a customer, the company said this week. Appetize provides a way for people to pay for concessions using their mobile phone. appetize point sale payment mobile

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Ford’s Autonomic Pairs With Alibaba Cloud On Mobility Hub for China

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Ford—one of the automakers competing in China’s huge car market—is now making a bid to provide China’s leading software infrastructure hub dedicated to streamlining transportation by connecting cars and riders with mobility services. Ford’s recently acquired unit Autonomic , which co-created the automaker’s Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), inked a deal Tuesday to partner with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Earbits | Growing and Going Mobile

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With a new mobile app releasing today (on all Android devices) and the social currency system gaining new ground, Earbits just upped its game. The post Earbits | Growing and Going Mobile appeared first on TechZulu. Earbits was featured on TechZulu awhile back.

Mobile Internet Apple Facebook

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The analysts at Morgan Stanley have produced a report that’s quite good reading on some of the major trends concerning mobile web. More than Mobile Internet I think they had trouble coming up with a name and settled for Mobile Internet even though it isn’t a great choice.

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Digital LA - Branded Entertainment Panel

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Monday, April 25, 2011 -- Digital LA - Branded Entertainment Panel. Join us for our Branded Entertainment panel. We'll discuss how content creators and brands work together to create, develop, and market digital branded entertainment, distributed via online, mobile, iPad, etc. Masterson III, Co-Founder Believe Entertainment Group; Tamara Kruger, Matter Entertainment.

TT Games Opens UK Studio for Lego Mobile Video Games

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TT Games, makers of the Lego video game franchise published by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment in Burbank, has announced the opening of TT Games Brighton, a new UK-based development studio focused on creating new Lego games designed for mobile platforms

William Morris Invests in Mobile Development Firm

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Beverly Hills-based talent agency and entertainment giant William Morris Endeavor looks to be busy with investments this week. The firm as backed a mobile application development company, Chaotic Moon Studios , as part of a strategic partnership.

Adtile Launches Mobile VR Software

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The company said the new product is aimed at the publishing, fashion, real estate, retail, entertainment, automotive, science and other industries. adtile mobile virtual reality augmented smartphone nils forsblom San Diego-based Adtile Technologies has launched a new software product, which the company says allows smartphone users to experience virtual reality without special goggles or hardware.

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Scopely Launches Mobile Game For The Walking Dead

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Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Scopely is launching a new mobile game based on The Walking Dead. According to Scopely, it has partnered with Robert Kirkman and Skybound, the creators of The Walking Dead series, on a new mobile game, The Walking Dead: Road to Survival.

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Scopely, WWE Team Up For New Mobile Game

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Los Angeles-based mobile games developer Scopely and the WWE have teamed up to publish a new, free-to-play mobile game called WWE Champions , the two said late Tuesday. scopely videogame mobile wrestling entertainment content game androidAccording to the two, the strategic partnership between the companies will release the new title to both iOS and Android devices later this year. The title is currently in limited release in a number of test markets.

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Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: Mobile Therapy

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Climbing the ranks for our Los Angeles, CA region, Mobile Therapy was one of two semifinal winners. If they come out on top, Mobile Therapy can expect prizes and support from Tech Wildcatters, 500Startups, Consumer Electronics Association, Crowdfunder, Techstars, American Airlines, and more! Jacques Habra: Mobile Therapy provides valuable information to clinicians on their clients well-being in between therapy visits.

E3 First Look & Impressions | Atlus, Capcom, Obsidian Entertainment, and More

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Obsidian Entertainment | Armored Warfare. Obsidian Entertainment provided an early E3 alpha demo of Armored Warfare’s co-op mode. Like the scout/spotter tank class, armor on the artillery tanks practically doesn’t exist and mobility is also a big issue.

Jam City Shows Off Teaser For New, Mobile Harry Potter Game

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Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City is showing off details of a new game it is developing with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery , saying that it expects to launch the game this spring.

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Mobile Roadie Powers Cristiano Ronaldo App

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Beverly Hills-based Mobile Roadie , the developer of branded, mobile apps for celebrities and brands, reported today that it is powering the mobile app for soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. ronaldo cristiano soccer star mobile iphone android

Yapert Raises $1.2M For Mobile Magazine

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in a seed funding round, for its interactive mobile magazine. music entertainment brand celebrity publishing content capital venture magazine mobile yapert San Diego-based Yapert said this morning that it has raised $1.2M According to the firm, the funding was led by the Tech Coast Angels, and also included the Desert Angels, Pasadena Angels, and other independent angel investors.

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Why Seriously Thinks Mobile Games Are Key To Hollywood's Future

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In the mobile age, what is the key to connecting and engaging with users, and where does Hollywood''s creative content fit into the mix? According to LA mobile game maker Seriously (www.seriously.com), mobile games are the best way to engage with the mobile generation.