Mobile Game Developer Playtika Acquires Seriously Digital

L.A. Business Journal

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

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

TechCrunch LA

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.

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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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Ford CTO Ken Washington at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

TechCrunch LA

A conference dedicated to transportation and mobility wouldn’t be complete without hearing from Ford, the U.S. We’re excited to announce that Ford CTO Ken Washington will participate in TechCrunch’s inaugural TC Sessions: Mobility , a one-day event on July 10, 2019 in San Jose, Calif.,

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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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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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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 health

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Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

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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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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Mobile Game Developer Scopeley Expands Internationally

L.A. Business Journal

Scopely is expanding its footprint in Europe, more than tripling its office space in Barcelona and upgrading its existing facility in Dublin, Ireland

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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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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Kindbody raises $15M, will open a ‘Fertility Bus’ with mobile testing & assessments

TechCrunch LA

” Kindbody operates a fleet of vans — mobile clinics, rather — where women receive a free blood test for the anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), which helps assess their ovarian egg reserve but cannot conclusively determine a woman’s fertility.

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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.

Jam City Adds Quidditch To Harry Potter Mobile Game

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Los Angeles-based mobile games developer Jam City , the developer of the popular Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game, says it is adding a new feature to the game focused on the fictional sport of "Quidditch". jamcity quidditch harry potter mobile game city videogame harrypotter

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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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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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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 Powers Mobile Banking For Stash

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Monrovia, California-based Green Dot , the prepaid card and mobile banking giant, is powering the new banking offerings for mobile investing and financial app startup Stash. Stash, based in New York, said that it will start offering up mobile-based banking accounts from Green Dot, which includes a debit account, access to Green Dot's network of ATMs, as well as other features. stash green mobile banking fintech finance financial invest investment fractional shares

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HyreCar Launches Mobile Application For Driver Verification

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Los Angeles-based car sharing marketplace HyreCar --which connects ridesharing drivers with vehicle fleet owners--has launched a new, mobile application aimed at helping it with driver onboarding and verification. hyrecar driver verification sharing market marketplace fleet mobile ridesharing

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Jam City Acquires Bingo Pop Mobile Game

L.A. Business Journal

Culver City–headquartered mobile game developer Jam City Inc. reported Nov. 28 it acquired a new title from Uken Studios Inc., which does business as Uken Games. The news came less than two weeks after Jam City announced its strategic partnership agreement with the Walt Disney Co

Mobile LAVA Presents: Marketplaces

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 --.

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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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Fighting Back Against Mobile Phones in the Bedroom

Both Sides of the Table

The mobility of technology has exacerbated both the upsides (all the information at our finger tips at any moment) and the downsides (addictions of checking updates incessantly or spending more time capturing and posting events than enjoying them). Technology.

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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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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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Clearlake Capital's Perforce Buys Perfecto Mobile

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One of the portfolio companies of Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group , Minneapolis-based Perforce Software , has acquired cloud testing software developer Perfecto Mobile. Perfecto is a developer of cloud-based, automated mobile and web application test software. clearlake capital perforce perfecto mobile merger acquisition cloud application test testing software

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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

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.

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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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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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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Mobile LAVA: Recurring Revenue

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 --.

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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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