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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mPulse Mobile Gets $11M For Healthcare Engagement

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Encino-based mPulse Mobile has raised $11M in a Series B funding, for the company's mobile engagement software. According to mPulse Mobile, the funding was led by SJF Ventures, and also included HLM Venture Partners, EchoHealth Ventures, OCA Ventures, and Bonfire Ventures. SJF Ventures' Cody Nystrom joins mPulse Mobile's board of directors with the funding. capital venture insurance lifescience medical pharmacy health software engagement healthcare mobile mpulse

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Teradyne Buys Mobile Industrial Robots Firm MiR

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Teradyne , the developer of automation and test equipment which has a big facility in Agoura Hills, said this week that it has acquired Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), a Danish company, for $148M, plus up to $124M in earnout. MiR develops autonomous, mobile robots that are used in industrial applications, including industrial logistics and manufacturing. teradyne mobile industrial robot robotics merger acquisition international denmark

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.

Mobile LAVA: Silicon Beach Ecosystem

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Saturday, March 10, 2018 -- Mobile LAVA: Silicon Beach Ecosystem. Come learn from VCs and Angel Investors about funding for your Mobile company, moderated by Peter Cowen. Our panel will discuss what their investment appetite is for 2018, what has changed recently with criteria and pitches, where they see deals coming from, and more! See [link] (more

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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

Carlsbad Company Leaked Location Data For Every Mobile Customer In The US

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A major, security leak by a Southern California company, which revealed the location of every single mobile phone customer in the United States to within a couple of hundred feet, was exposed on Thursday --raising questions to how cell phone users data is being used and sold by mobile carriers. locationsmart security cybersecurity cell phone mobile privacy

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Mobile Styles Aims On Demand App At Health, Beauty Industry

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Glendale-baesd Mobile Styles , a new, on-demand startup focused on health and beauty, says it has launched a new mobile app and on-demand service which connects consumers with licensed stylists. According to Mobile Styles, its app allows consumers to get access to on-demand services, including hair, barber, nails, massage, tanning, as well as kids' hair and events like weddings or bachelorette parties. mobile styles health beauty hair nails appointment ondemand services

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. The new company--formed in partnership with Dutch game publishing firm Spil--which launch at least three new mobile gaming titles.

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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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Avalon Ventures Backs Averon For Mobile Identity Verification

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La Jolla-based venture investor Avalon Ventures is the lead investor in a round for San Francisco-based Averon , a developer of mobile identity verification software. Averon says it uses mobile network signaling and hardware in smartphones for its mobile identity software. averon mobile identity software cybersecurity authentication

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EV Safe Charge Launches New Mobile Charging Stations For Events

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Los Angeles-based EV Safe Charge has the solution for you: a new service which offers up mobile chargers for event organizers and others. According to EV Safe Charge, its new service, EV Charge Mobile, will provide portable Level 2 and DC fast EV charging systems for event organizers who need temporary EV charging on any site. evsafecharge mobile charging system charger event green cleantech clean

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Scopely Raises $55M For Mobile Games Empire

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Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Scopely has raised a big, $55M funding round, the company said today, to help grow the company's catalog of mobile games. scopely videogame mobile games venture capital greycroft content

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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. server advertising technology display network mobile spreeify

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Mobile Device Battery Breakthrough

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -- Mobile Device Battery Breakthrough. Clean Technology Council. Leland Smith shows how his new Millibatt can power the new breed of devices and small wearables that were not feasible with existing coin-cell or thin-film batteries. His batteries provide up to times higher energy density. The impact of this technology is enormous. See [link] (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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AppOnBoard Takes $15M For Mobile App Demo Software

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Los Angeles-based AppOnBoard , a developer of a mobile technology platform aimed at helping app developers create app demos, has raised $15M in a Series A funding. apponboard jonathan zweig venture capital preview games videogame mobile developer softwareThe funding was led by Korea Investment Partners (KIP) and also Mirae Asset Management, Mantaray, MTG, and Runa Capital plus London Venture Partners, Troy Capital Partners, and Ophir Capital Group.

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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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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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Wonder Finds Funding For Mobile Games

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Los Angeles-based Wonder , a stealth mode, mobile gaming startup, said on Wednesday that it has raised a Series A funding round. robotics grishin shakira reality virtual startup games mobile wonderThe funding came from Grishin Robotics, TCL Communication Holdings Ltd., pop star Shakira, Kevin Spacey, plus 8VC and Greycroft Partners. The company says it has now raised $14M in total. Wonder's CEO is Andy Kleinman. READ MORE>>.

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OpenX Launches Mobile Ad Product

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Los Angeles-based programmatic advertising marketplace and technology provider OpenX has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile app market, according to the company. OpenX said it has launched OpenX Bidder for Apps, an extension of its software for the desktop and mobile web, which works on mobile app inventory. openx mobile advertising programmatic

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Milk Takes Grocery Coupons Mobile

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Wish you could use your mobile phone to get some savings on your grocery shopping? Milk , a new app developed by Los Angeles-based Honey , is looking to help in that quest, by helping users more easily tap into grocery coupons using their mobile 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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Nimble Adds Push Notification Features To Mobile App

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Santa Monica-based Nimble has added a new push notification feature to its mobile app software, used to track customer contacts, letting iOS users see when a contact opens their tracked emails. According to Nimble, the feature also includes appointment reminders, meeting follow-up notes, and other features in addition to tracked message open and click tracking features. READ MORE>>. nimble customer relationship management tracking software contact

Esri Debuts Mobile Apps

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Redlands-based geographical information systems (GIS) and mapping software developer Esri announced a new set of mobile applications Wednesday, saying it has created two applications for field data collection and monitoring. esri mobile mapping iphone android

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Toyota, Ford, Aptiv, Baidu Lead Crowd Pushing Mobility at CES

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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. jamcity mobile videogame harry potter hogwarts school magic launch videocontent warner universalstudios

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Giftfund Launches Mobile Gifting App

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A new, Los Angeles mobile app, Giftfund , said Tuesday that it has launched a new, mobile gifting app, which can help users crowdfunding group gifts. The mobile app developer, led by Mel Basar, said its app lets users band together to contribute money toward joint gifts to others. The new mobile app was created by IT management service provider Alliant Technology Group, which says it is using its in-house talent to start developing its own mobile applications.

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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. hollywood content entertainment video mobile ventures siemer japan breaker

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The Mobile Majority Buys Qualcomm Spinoff Gimbal

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Santa Monica-based The Mobile Majority , the mobile advertising technology developer led by Rob Emrich, says it has acquired Gimbal , the Qualcomm spinout focused on mobile engagement and location intelligence in the retail market. mobilemajority mobile majority merger acquisition qualcomm gimbal location information advertising

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Hollar Finds $30M For Mobile Deal Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based Hollar , a startup which offers up a mobile marketplace featuring "dollar store" type products and deals, has raised $30M in a Series B funding, the company announced this morning. store dollar marketplace deal mobile capital venture hollarThe funding was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and also included Comcast Ventures and Greycroft Partners, plus Lightspeed Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, and Pritzker Group.

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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. Pricing and other details on the new mobile rebate product was not announced. The company said the new product includes a mobile SDK and other resources.

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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. iphone android game mobile acquisition merger tinyco

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