FaZe Clan Links With Current For Mobile Banking Promo

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Los Angeles-based e-sports and gaming platform FaZe Clan said this week that it has linked with fintech company Current, where FaZe Clan's talent will help engage their fans using Current's mobile banking products. faze clan current mobile banking fintech videogame gamingFinancial details of the partnership were not announced.

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Mobile Focused Media Becomes Intelsio

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Santa Barbara-based performance marketing firm Mobile Focused Media says it has renamed itself Intelsio, and has added a new Chief Revenue Officer. intelsio mobile focused media executive marketing performance jesse bealThe company said that Jesse Beal has been named Chief Revenue Officer, joining the company from Progrexion Marketing, where he was General Manager/SVP. Intelsio is led by CEO Matt Frank.

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mPulse Mobile Acquires HealthCrowd, Finds New Funding

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Los Angeles-based mPulse Mobile, which develops conversational AI software for the healthcare industry, says it has acquired HealthCrowd, a provider of healthcare communications services for the Medicaid market. As part of the acquisition, mPulse Mobile said it has received a growth investment from growth equity firm PSG, along with existing investors Optum Ventures, OCA Ventures, HLM Venture Partners, Echo Health Ventures, SJF Ventures and Bonfire Ventures.

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Papaya Picks Up $50M For Mobile Payments

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Los Angeles-based Papaya, a fintech startup developing a mobile bill payment application, says it has raised $50M in a Series B funding. papaya venture capital mobile payment fintechThe funding was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, and also included Sequoia Capital, Acrew Capital, 01 Advisors, Mucker Capital, Fika Ventures, F-Prime, and Sound Ventures.

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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

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Tapcart Takes $50M For Mobile Commerce

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Santa Monica-based Tapcart, a startup focused on helping Shopify-powered e-commerce brands with mobile apps, has raised $50M in a Series B funding round, the company announed Monday afternoon. The company said it power the mobile apps for such brands as Fashion Nova, Pier One Imports, The Hundreds, Patta, Culture Kings and thousands of other companies. tapcart venture capital ecommerce shopify mobile software saas

UNREAL Mobile Targets Disgruntled Sprint Customers, Launches $10 Mobile Plans

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Los Angeles-based UNREAL Mobile , a spinout of FreedomPop, is targeting disgruntled Sprint customers who were hoping to take advantage of Sprint's now unavailable $15 per month unlimited mobile service. According to UNREAL, it will offer up unlimited mobile plans for just $10 per month, with no contract and no credit check--and also will offer up new Alcatel Android smartphone for less than $50.

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TeleSign Expands Into Mobile Messaging

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Los Angeles-based TeleSign , which has been focused on authentication and second factor authentication services for major website and mobile applications, is expanding into mobile messaging services. telesign mobile messaging authentication cybersecurity security telephony phone

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Bridg Buys Relevant Mobile

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Los Angeles-based Bridg , which develops personalized marketing software and technology, said this morning that it has acquired Relevant Mobile , a developer of mobile app, loyalty and rewards programs. Relevant Mobile's co-founders, Gerrine Pan and Dazhi Chen, will join Bridg as part of the acquisition. bridg relevant mobile marketing software technology merger acquisition

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Artie Takes $10M For Mobile Games

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Los Angeles-based Artie, a new startup developing mobile games which can be played inside social media, video, and messaging platforms, said this week that it has raised $10M in a seed funding round. durant kevin angel hollywood content games mobile capital venture artie

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GameMine Expands Mobile Game Catalog

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Venice, California-based mobile game publisher GameMine has expanded its catalog of mobile games by 1,200 games, in the Czech Republic, according to the company. gamemine mobile game catalog publishing expansio international czech republicDetails of the deal were not announced, and GameMine did not discuss any of the financial behind the deal.

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Quibi To Give Up Mobile Video Technology After Lawsuit

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Quibi, the short-lived, short-form-mobile-video startup run by Jeffrey Katzenberg, is transferring its mobile video technology to another company, Eko, after Eko filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Quibi. According to the two, QBI Holdings, the current owner of Quibi's assets, will transfer the intellectual property behind its mobile video technology to Eko. quibi mobile technology turnstyle patent lawsuit legal infringement content hollywood jeffrey katzenberg

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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.” I loved the idea of “mobile first” but something always bothered me. Here’s my view: I support a “mobile first” strategy for many companies.

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Video Interview with Courtney Farr, House Calls Mobile

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Our interview today is with Courtney Farr, the founder and CEO of House Calls Mobile (www.housecallsmobile.com), a startup in the health services area. interview startup entrepreneur house calls mobile healthcare lifescience doctor visit healthREAD MORE>>.

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Payvia, Mobile-XL Partner On Mobile Payments

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Los Angeles-based Payvia , which is developing mobile payment technology, and Mobile-XL , which develops software for providing access to digital services to people in Africa and India, are in a partnership, the companies said this morning. According to the two companies, they are integrating Payvia''s mobile payments technology with Mobile-XL''s service, which is used to deliver news, content, games, and Internet services to emerging markets.

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Openpath Is Acquired by Motorola for Mobile Security Technology

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a cloud-based mobile access control provider based in Culver City, has been acquired by telecommunications giant Motorola Solutions Inc Openpath Security Inc.,

Inseego Names Head Of IoT, Mobile Solutions

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San Diego-based wireless device developer Inseego said late Thursday that it has named Ashish Sharma as President of IoT and Mobile Solutions. Sharma has been the company's Executive Vice President IoT & Mobile Solutions since September of 2017, and also has been the company's Chief Marketing Officer. inseego executive ashish sharma mobile

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Presence.Fit Raises $1.5M, Launches Mobile Fitness App

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in a funding, and launched a new, mobile fitness app which combines live instruction with real time sensing of motion and metrics. The fitness app developer says its software allows trainers to see users remotely through the front-facing camera of a mobile device, so that trainers can provide feedback on workouts and their form. presence.fit mobile fitness venture capital smartphone application angelLos Angeles-based Presence.Fit announced it had raised $1.5M

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Embrace Gets $45M For Mobile Data Tracking

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Culver City-based Embrace, a new startup focused on helping companies manage the mobile data they are collecting, has raised $45M in a funding round. According to the company, the Series B funding was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and also included Greycroft, AV8, and Eniac. The company says its founders previously had been involved with PagerDuty, Sendbird, LogDNA, Scopely, and TestFlight. The company's co-founder and CEO is Eric Futoran.

Mobile Gaming Developer Artie Raises $10 Million

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Silverlake-based Artie, which creates technology that allows for app-free game development, raised a $10 million seed round

Mobile Majority Raises $8M For Mobile Ads

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Santa Monica-based Mobile Majority , which offers up premium, mobile brand advertising, said this week that it has raised $8M in a Series B funding round. The company--which until now was known as PaeDae--said it is delivering a product which allows for universal, validated ad delivery across different ad networks, to help address fraud and viewability of their ads on mobile. Mobile Majority is led by Rob Emrich.

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RepairSmith Expands Mobile Car Repair Service

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Los Angeles-based RepairSmith , which operates a mobile car repair and maintenance service, says it is expanding its service area, and has added a number of cities, including Thousand Oaks and Fresno, California, as well as Tucson, Arizona. repairsmith auto automotive service mobile ondemand expansion

Mattel, NetEase In Mobile Games Joint Venture

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El Segundo-based Mattel , and Chinese Internet technology and video game developer NetEase , said this morning that the two are in a new joint venture to public mobile games and education apps. According to the two, they will create a new mobile game publishing and development studio called Mattel163 , which will specifically bring new mobile games and education apps to market, inspired by Mattel's large collection of brands.

Griffin Gaming Partners Backs Mobile Game Developer Spyke

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Santa Monica-based venture investment firm Griffin Gaming Partners is the lead investor in Turkish mobile gaming developer Spyke, Spyke said on monday. The company's CEO, Rina Onur Sirinoglu, was the founder of a mobile gaming firm, Peak Games, which Zynga acquired for $1.8 According to Spyke, it raised $55M in its seed funding round from Griffin Gaming Partners. Griffin is led by Peter Levin, Phil Sanderson and Nick Tuosto. Spyke's team comes from Peak Games, Zynga and Riot Games.

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.

Jam City, Disney In Mobile Gaming Partnership

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Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City --which is led by former MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe--has inked a new mobile game development partnership with Disney , the two companies said this morning. According to Jam City and Disney, Jam City will take over development of Disney's existing, mobile game, Disney Emoji Blitz, and Jam City will have the right to develop new mobile games based on characters from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

FuelRod Expands Mobile Charging To SeaTac

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San Diego-based Tricopian , which operates the FuelRod mobile smartphone and tablet charging service, says it has expanded to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The company sells a "mobile charge kit" which includes a battery and connectors for around $22, with those battery packs either rechargeable by a user or "swapped" at the company's kiosks at airports. fuelrod mobile charging seattle seatac airport airline battery tablet phone

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Yacha Aims At Mobile Messaging

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A new, Los Angeles startup, Yacha , said this week that it has launched a new, mobile app to send multimedia messages. The company said that, unlike other mobile messaging apps, users can send any combination of photos, text, audio, drawings, or video in a single message. multimedia startup messaging mobile yacha Yacha is led by Asa De Alwis. The company''s app is currently only available on iOS, but the company says an Android version will be available soon. READ MORE>>.

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10 Keys To Results With Social-Local-Mobile Marketing

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Winning entrepreneurs have long since supplemented conventional print and video “push” marketing with digital online interactive “pull” marketing, and a while back added social-local-mobile ( SoLoMo ) to the mix. Optimize how you website looks on mobile devices.

Mobile Game Developer Playtika Acquires Seriously Digital

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26 it was acquired by Israeli mobile game developer Playtika Ltd Venice-based Seriously Digital Entertainment announced Aug.

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7 Lessons For Mobile App Developers To Beat The Odds

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You provide the free app in the App Store that gives subscribers mobile access to your service. Complements are products that must be bought together in order to be useful, like apps with mobile phones, and fitness products to go with your fitness app.

Inseego Rolls Out 5G Mobile Hotspot In Japan

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San Diego-based Inseego is continuing to roll out its 5G, mobile hotspots internationally, saying this morning that is Inseego 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot is now available in Japan. inseego mobile wireless hotspot international japanThe product is available from Japan's Grape One Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation. Grape One Ltd. is offering up local 5G for cable television companies throughout Japan.

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Mobile Roadie Acquired By Intellectsoft

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Los Angeles-based mobile app publishing tool developer Mobile Roadie , which powers the mobile apps for such clients as The San Diego Zoo, Taylor Swift, and the Dallas Mavericks, has been acquired by app development company Intellectsoft , the two announced Wednesday. Mobile Roadie was best known for its software tools, which allowed its clients to easily create and maintain their own mobile apps.

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MFour Mobile Research Raises $5M

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Irvine-based MFour Mobile Research , a developer of mobile survey and research software, announced today that it has raised $5M in a new funding round. MFour said it has more than 1 million people accessible via its panel, and will also use the funding to has launched new mobile ad measurement products. market panel fund ventures newroad kaynew capital venture survey research mobile mfour

Dave Finds $50M For Mobile Money Management

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lending software fintech investment capital venture management money mobile daveLos Angeles-based Dave , a fintech startup which offers up tools that helps users track their spending and avoid overdraft fees, has raised $50M more in a funding round, according to the company. The funding apparently values Dave at $1 billion. The new funding came from Norwest Venture Partners.

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Freeletics raises $45M for its AI-powered mobile fitness coach

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As you might expect from the name, Freeletics operates its mobile fitness coaching app on a freemium model, with tiered pricing beginning at $11.99 One of Europe’s most popular fitness applications is poised to flourish in the U.S. market with the help of several Los Angeles-based investors. Freeletics , headquartered in Munich, Germany, is today announcing its first round of private capital after bootstrapping since 2013.

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Pocket.watch Launches Mobile, Console Game Division

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Los Angeles-based entertainment content and products developer Pocket.watch said on Monday that it has launched a new, mobile and console games divison, called P.W According to the copany, the new gaming studio will bring a series of both mobile and console games to market, targeted at kids and family. The new studio said it will work directly with Pocket.watch's exiwsting YouTube creator partners to create its mobile games.

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Green Dot Launches New Mobile Banking Effort, GO2bank

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Pasadena-based Green Dot Corporation, which operates a number of prepaid payment cards and online banking services, says it is launching a new mobile bank called Go2bank. greendot green mobile banking fintech go2bank unbanked financialThe company said the new bank is aimed specifically at Americans who are living paycheck-to-paycheck. The new banking offering--delivered via an app--offer up to $200 overdraft protection, early access to pay, credit tools, and more.

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Jam City Acquires German Mobile Games Studio

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Los Angeles-based mobile games developer Jam City announced on Thursday morning that it has acquired 231 Play , a Berlin, Germany-based mobile games studio. The company also recently acquired another mobile game developer, Uken Studios, in Toronto. jamcity mobile videogame content games germany expansion game international merger acquisition

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Bitmo Finds $3M For Mobile Gifting App

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San Diego-based Bitmo , a startup developing a mobile gifting and payment app, has raised $3M in a seed funding round, the company said on Thursday afternoon. According to the company, its mobile gifting software allows users to gift from a mobile wallet, split and exchange card values from store gifts cards, and more. startup sandiego smartphone capital venture longboard everplus gift gifting mobile bitmo

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Oversee.net Ramps Mobile Efforts, Names Mobile GM

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Los Angeles-based Oversee.net , the online marketing and domain monetization company, is bolstering its focus on mobile apps today, saying that it has hired a new General Manager of Mobile Solutions. Chan in the new position, to head up development of mobile apps for Oversee's consumer-oriented websites in the travel, retail and consumer finance verticals. oversee domain domainer executive lead generation mobile

Perch Mobility Snags Funding For Scooter Charging Network

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Los Angeles-based Perch Mobility, a startup that is developing portable charging "pods" aimed at helping professional chargers and scooter operators to bulk-charge scooters and e-bikes, says it has scored seed funding for its efforts. The company said the funding came from Lorentzen Investments. Size of the funding was not announced. According to the startup, the company leases its module electric scooter charging stations to its customers.

TipTags Launches Mobile Map System For Crowdsourced Pandemic Mapping

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Los Angeles-based TipTags , which develops mapping software, says it has rolled out a new, mobile map-based system to help with the sharing of information about the pandemic. tiptags mobile mapping crowdsourced pandemic disasterAccording to the company, its new system allows anyone to create, share, and access hyper-local information about such information as testing, local outbreaks and PPE availability.

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