Leadbolt Rolls Out New Mobile Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based Leadbolt , the developer of mobile app discovery and monetization tools lead by Dale Carr, said Thursday that it has rolled out what it says is its next generation, mobile ad platform. leadbolt mobile platform discovery monetization According to Leadbolt, it has re-engineered the product from the ground up, providing better design, making it easier to use, adding a new developer portal, and other features.

Appcelerator | The Mobile Developer Platform

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For those companies looking to venture into the mobile space, there are multiple platforms in market to help accomplish the move. However not all those platforms can provide companies with all tools needed. million web developers to build native, hybrid and HTML5 mobile apps.

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

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“So all of that work in California has really demonstrated the power of our platform — and that has really set us up to scale, and the funding round is going to enable us to take this to a lot more cities and regions and users.”

Boingo Trumpets Mobile Platform Coverage

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Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless , which operates a global network of Wi-Fi access points, said Wednesday that the firm now has applications for the "most popular" mobile marketplaces. Tags: boingo wireless wifi software mobile

Phunware Gets $26.25M For Mobile App Platform

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Phunware , a developer of mobile advertising, application, analytics, and other tools for brands which has operations in both Newport Beach and San Diego, said this week that it has raised $26.25M in a Series E funding. phunware venture capital mobile advertising analytics software

Rubicon Project Launches Mobile Video Ad Platform Out Of Beta

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Los Angeles-based online advertising marketplace and technology provider Rubicon Project is launching its mobile, video advertising platform out of beta, the company said today. According to Rubicon, its Mobile Video Platform (MVP) is now reaching more than one billion unique connected mobile devices globally.

Bird Introduces City Management Platform, New Hires

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announced its new platform to help cities manage the influx of their scooters. Called GovTech, the platform was announced Aug. 29, the day before Santa Monica announce the companies chosen to participate in its city-wide shared mobility pilot program. Santa Monica e-scooter operator Bird Rides Inc. Bird was among the four companies chosen for the program

ISBX Takes On Cross-Platform Mobile Development

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Los Angeles-based ISBX , a new startup software developer, said this week that it has launched a new, cross-platform mobile development product. Tags: isbx mobile software development startup

SGN Launches Cross-Platform Development Tool

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Los Angeles-based social and mobile game development firm, SGN , said today that it has launched a new tool called MasterKey, which it says can be used to develop cross-platform titles. gaming development tool cross platform videogame software mobile android social facebook

StartEngine Launches Crowdfunding Platform

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Los Angeles-based StartEngine , which was launched back in 2013 as a startup incubator, has pivoted its model, and has become an online equity crowdfunding platform called StartEngine Crowdfunding. According to StartEngine--which continues to be led by Ron Miller and Howard Marks--it is initially offering up the ability to invest in two companies, Santa Monica-based mobile games publisher XREAL, and Phoenix-based alternative automobile developer Elio Motors.

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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Platforms for Mobile Computing

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Platforms for Mobile Computing Producers: Ashish Soni, Ira Moskatel, Rogelio Nochebuena, Stephanie Yanchinski. Saturday, November 14, 2009 -- Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. See [link] (more

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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Immersv Launches Virtual Reality Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based Immersv is launching a brand new, ad platform aimed at virtual reality content, the company is announcing today. The startup--backed by Foundation Capital, Technicolor Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, TenOneTen Ventures, CAA Ventures, All Mobile Ventures, 137Ventures, Gigi Levy, and others--says its platform is aimed at helping consumers discovery great virtual reality apps and entertainment, and also to help VR developers to monetize and distribute their content.

Broadcom Debuts New LTE Platform

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Irvine-based semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom has launched a new, LTE smartphone platform, which it says is targeted at the sub-$300 smartphone market. broadcom smartphone systems semiconductor phone mobile

Cloudera, Hortonworks Plan To Merge As $5.2B Cloud Data Platform

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The goal of the combined entity is to provide a leading data platform. Cloudera and Hortonworks, two large, publicly traded companies that compete to offer Web-based data storage and analytics, announced plans today to merge into a combined entity they value at $5.2 billion. Share prices for the two Silicon Valley companies spiked in after-hours trading following the announcement Wednesday that both their boards approved the all-stock deal.

AdtoApp Gets $6M For Programmatic Ad Platform For Publishers

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adtoapp programmatic platform publishing mobile advertising venture capital ecpm software advertiser publisherLos Angeles-based AdtoApp , a developer of programmatic ad tools for publishers, has raised $6M in a funding round, according to the company. The funding came from Run Capital.

CallFire Launches New Platform

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Santa Monica-based text and voice API provider CallFire has launched a new platform, saying that it now has over 200,000 users using its platform. CallFire offers up a cloud-based platform to create voice-based applications, including interactive voice response (IVR) apps, business text messaging applications, voice broadcasting, and more.

Sightly Launches Video Ad Platform

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San Diego-based Sightly , which develops video advertising technology, said Thurday that it has launched a new platform aimed at delivering personalized, video ads from local businesses to prospective customers. Sightly said its video ad platform provides micro-target audiences in hyper-local areas for advertisers. sightly video advertising technology local targeting mobile

FreedomPop Debuts White Label Wireless Brand Platform

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Los Angeles-based FreedomPop said on Tuesday that it has launched a new platform, which lets any telecom, cable company, or enterprise create its own, wireless brand. According to FreedomPop, the new platform lets customers create their own, mobile brand in only eight weeks. The company said it is already being used by four, major enterprise customers, including Virgin Mobile, Turk Telecom, Cyta and Dish Mexico.

Build Cross Platform Mobile Apps Rapidly

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 -- Build Cross Platform Mobile Apps Rapidly. After the dot com era if there is anything which grew as rapidly in a short span of time, it is the mobile app market. Recent report says that 1 billion people will own smartphones by 2013 and the mobile app market will grow to $30 billion by then. SCQAA.

Mogreet Launches MMS Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based Mogreet , the mobile marketing and mobile video technology firm headed by James Citron, has launched a new product today, aimed at providing monetization of MMS messages. The firm said its new AdStitch mobile advertising service ads pre-roll and post-roll adds to MMS videos, which allows companies to combine advertisements with MMS video messages. mogreet advertising mobile marketing video

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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Why Hopscotch Is Behind Your Favorite Mobile Sports App, with Laurence Sotsky

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Hopscotch, led by Laurence Sotsky , has built software which enables sports teams, venues, and others to rapidly create mobile apps for their fans. We caught up with Lauren to hear about Hopscotch, and why teams and schools are turning to the company to power their mobile apps. We got our start in sports, with a ton of mobile applications for sports fans. We're now the biggest provider of mobile applications in college.

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

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The New York-based company was founded last year by Gina Bartasi, a fertility industry vet who previously launched Progyny, a fertility benefit solution for employers, and FertilityAuthority.com, an information platform and social network for people struggling with fertility.

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WebVisible Enhances Ad Platform

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Irvine-based WebVisible , the provider of local online marketing software for small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday that it has enhanced its technology platform, adding new mobile optimized landing pages, use of Amazon Cloud Front for video, and expanded listings in business directories.

CallFire Launches Their New Cv3 Platform & New Look

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CallFire creates simple text and voice platforms for businesses to use to reach their customers. CallFire’s growth has been tremendous: surpassing the 200,000 user mark, reaching the 200 million campaign mark for executing calls and texts campaigns, and a 100% growth in the past 12 months.

Disruption: Digital Platforms Regulation in the New Economy

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -- Disruption: Digital Platforms Regulation in the New Economy. Interested in the changes and challenges of the new digital platform economy? Digital platforms, such as, Airbnb, Uber, Amazon, and others are playing an increasing role in the economy. Such new workforce and mobilized capital often has a disruptive effect on existing markets and operators.

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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Impact Rolls Out New Deep Linking Support For Mobile Affiliates

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Santa Barbara-based Impact , which develops software used by brands to manage partnership and affiliate programs, has launched a new product to help those companies with managing mobile linking. According to IMpact, it has added "deep linking" to specific product pages in apps, and tracking of in-app clicks and conversions for "partner attribution", in and enhancement to its platform. impact affiliate marketing software mobile deep linking partnership brands

Will Porsche Fans Ever Live in a Driverless World? Porsche Says No.

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Imagine the transportation future 20 years from now. Here’s one way things could roll on a weekday: Many of us get picked up at home by a sturdy, standardized, driverless car that will also scoop up a few of our neighbors who work at other businesses near ours.

VideoAmp Raises $2.2M For Video Advertising Platform

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , which operates a programmatic video advertising platform, said this morning that it has raised $2.2M The startup--founded by 23-year-old Ross McCray--says it offers up inventory across desktop, mobile, tablet and television and real time reporting, which it says lets brands and advertisers buy, optimize, and measure video ads in a more efficient way.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

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Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

Sense360 Gets $2.75M To Unlock Mobile Sensors

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Los Angeles-based Sense360 said this morning that it has raised $2.75M in a funding round, to go towards its development of a platform to help developers pull together information and make sense of all the data being generated by smart phone sensors. Portnoy says that Sense360 is developing software which is able to pull data from the eleven to fourteen different sensors now found in mobile phones, and make them accessible to developers in an intelligent way.

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Ford’s Autonomic Pairs With Alibaba Cloud On Mobility Hub for China

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Ford—one of the automakers competing in China’s huge car market—is now making a bid to provide China’s leading software infrastructure hub dedicated to streamlining transportation by connecting cars and riders with mobility services. Ford’s recently acquired unit Autonomic , which co-created the automaker’s Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), inked a deal Tuesday to partner with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.