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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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.” 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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). Numerous articles point out the “ sitting is the new smoking ” and if so then “mobile phones are the new crack.” I’ll still be online often – in both desktop and mobile mode. Technology.

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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HyperX Ships New Product, ChargePlay Clutch for Mobile

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Fountain Valley-based HyperX , the gaming product division of Kingston Technology, says it has shipped a new product, the ChargePlay Clutch for mobile. hyperx chargeplay clutch mobile kingston gaming congrollerThe gaming controller uses the Qi wireless cahrging standard and a detachable battery pack. HyperX said the new product is available for $59.99 MSRP, through both its own online store as well as Amazon.

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What Does It Cost to Hire a Mobile App Developer in 2021?

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If you’ve ever had an idea… The post What Does It Cost to Hire a Mobile App Developer in 2021? Over 3 million apps are developed for iOS and Android every year. Millions of more ideas are being generated and iterated every single day.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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

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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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.

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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Mobile LAVA Presents: Marketplaces

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Private tech companies mobilize to address shortages for medical supplies, masks and sanitizer

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Startups across the nation and around the world are looking for ways to relieve shortages of much-needed personal protective equipment and sanitizers used to halt the spread of COVID-19.

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Three LA Area Firms Selected For NASA Urban Mobility Challenge

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Three Los Angeles area companies have been selected to participate in the NASA Urban Mobility Challenge , an effort to help promote the development of the use of multiple, unmanned aircraft all flying in dense urban environments. nasa urban mobility challenge vehicles communications navigation vehicle safety space aviation

Insights: Mobile Gaming Founders Blazing New Trails

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Today, we have an opinion piece from Ed Guerrero of Silicon Valley Bank, on the mobile gaming industry. This blog post highlights a trend I'm seeing here in Los Angeles: Established mobile gaming founders are leveraging their deep mobile expertise, including performance marketing, into new non-gaming verticals. Read Ed's entire article, Mobile Gaming Founders Blazing New Trails. gaming mobile guerrero opinions insights

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Boost Mobile Founder Seeks To Buy Back Company

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Peter Adderton , the founder of Boost Mobile , the prepaid cell phone provider now owned by Sprint , is looking to buy back the company for up to $2 billion, according to reports. Adderton--a Southern California entrepreneur who most recently was founder of local 360-degree video camera maker 360fly , which was backed by L Catterton, Hydra Ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures, founded Boost Mobile way back in 2000 when Adderton was in Australia.

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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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