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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After Mobile App Success, Rock My World Introduces Fitness Chatbot

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Adam Riggs-Zeigen has come a long way since 2013, when he co-founded San Diego’s Rock My World and introduced the mobile app RockMyRun to provide upbeat music playlists to motivate smartphone-equipped runners. “We

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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. Omar Nicola: When we launched the company, it was no surprise that content publishers were struggling to monetize their mobile audience.

Mogreet's Serena Ehrlich Tapped For Mobile Marketing Award

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Serena Ehrlich , Director of Marketing of Los Angeles-based Mogreet --and who is also well known in Los Angeles for her work with the Los Angeles chapter of the Social Media club--has been recognized by Mobile Marketer as one of its Mobile Women to Watch 2013.

Cie Games Acquired By Glu Mobile For $100M

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Long Beach-based Cie Games , the maker of the social and mobile game Car Town and Racing Rivals, has been acquired by Glu Mobile , the two said Wednesday afternoon, in a deal worth $100M.

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

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.

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. Apps & Software Entrepreneurship Featured iOS Mobile Startups Video Flowtab iPhone Kyle Hill mobile ordering

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.

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.

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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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''s mobile app includes features as getting pricing and vehicle information at dealerships; ability to get quotes from dealers and configure cars they would like, and more. truecar download automobile mobile dealer vehicle auto

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. This is the consequence of the switch from desktop and laptops to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. So what do people like about the mobile app technology?

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.

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 dollargeneralLos Angeles-based XPRIZE has launched a new, multi-million dollar prize aimed at improving adult literacy, the company said this morning.

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. The ad network said it is providing COPPA-compliant advertising to such popular mobile apps as Singing Daisies, Teen Dream House, My Pet Hospital, Pony Girls and Pop Star Dress Up.

IOGEAR Mobile Charger Targets Power Hungry Consumers

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Foothill Ranch-based IOGEAR is targeting power-hungry mobile users with its latest product, a new mobile charging station which boasts 11,000mAh of power. iogear mobile charger power gmp10k accessory

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

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

CitySourced Upgrades Mobile Apps

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Los Angeles-based CitySourced , the developer of mobile apps which help citizens report issues to municipalities and cities such as potholes and graffiti, announced that it has upgraded its Android and iPhone apps Monday. citysourced mobile city civic engagement iphone android smartphone

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. capital venture qualcomm motorola mobility enterprise visage

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. The two founded the startup because they found the current affiliate tracking and attribution tools was inadequate to handle large volumes of mobile traffic while working at Beachmint.

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

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

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Domeyer recently told us how mobile visitors to the web are dramatically changing how Oversee looks at the market, and are pushing the firm to invest more in technology to adapt to mobile users. Debra Domeyer: Number one, we're definitely showing leadership in mobile innovation.

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Mogreet Targets Developers, Debuts Mobile API

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Los Angeles-based mobile messaging firm Mogreet is expanding into the telephony API market, telling its users that it has just opened up a new suite of APIs which allow users to send SMS and MMS messages, look up user information, and trancode media.

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 paperlinks

Fandango Expands Mobile Movie Ticket Distribution

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Los Angeles-based movie site Fandango is expanding its rollout of mobile ticketing, saying this morning that it has added more than 1,400 additional screens across the country to its paperless mobile ticket program. Fandango said it now accepts mobile tickets at 2,600 screens.

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.

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. We know that advertisers are looking to reach mobile users, whether they''re on phone or tablets. Why tackle mobile? What''s the hardest challenge with mobile advertising?

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. Quinton Alsbury: Roambi is more or less redefining the way the world interacts with data, particularly in the context of mobile devices.

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 securitySan Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that it has launched a new, anti-malware technology, embedded into its Snapdragon processors.

Ubuntu Edge | Crowdfunding a New Type of Mobile Phone

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Ubuntu’s first foray into the mobile ecosystem is kicking up some crazy buzz with both its new mobile OS and the hardware itself. The Ubuntu Edge has two points of interest: the hardware specs and the Ubuntu mobile OS. The Edge comes packed with impressive mobile technology.

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 apps, which run on Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod, Android, and BlackBerry devices, allow Central Desktop's customers to access the site's various features directly from their mobile phone. central desktop mobile project management saas business work manage tools software iphone android

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