App development shop V/One is giving away 50,000 free mobile app builds to budding LA mobile businesses

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The Los Angeles-based app development shop, V/One , is giving away 50,000 free mobile app builds through the rest of April as the company officially launches its platform for would-be, LA-based mobile app moguls. Users can think of it like Wix or WordPress for mobile app development.

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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 messaging financial advisory service, Stackin, adds banking features and raises cash

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When Stackin initially pitched itself as part of Techstars Los Angeles accelerator program two years ago, the company was a video platform for financial advice targeting a millennial audience too savvy for traditional advisory services.

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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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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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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

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

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” 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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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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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 health

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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 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

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.

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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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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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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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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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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Quibi Finds $400M, Details Short Form Mobile Video Plans

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Los Angeles-based Quibi , the previously stealth-mode mobile video startup founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, said at CES that it has raised $400M in a funding round. The company--which unveiled a website and announced its plans to roll out 175 short form video series specificaly created for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices--was previously known as NewTV. quibi short form video content whitman venture capital hollywood studio mobile

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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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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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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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