Leadbolt Rolls Out New Mobile Ad Platform


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.

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.”

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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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.

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

Boingo Trumpets Mobile Platform Coverage


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


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


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.

SGN Launches Cross-Platform Development Tool


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

BuildFire Launches Platform For Instant Mobile App Creation


Newport Beach-based BuildFire said yesterday that it has released a new platform, aimed at helping businesses and nonprofits to easily create native smartphone, tablet, and web apps. The company said its app creation platform--which is free--is aimed at businesses and nonprofits who want to go mobile but lack the resources to invest in design and app creation. apps native development software mobile buildfire

StartEngine Launches Crowdfunding Platform


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.

ISBX Takes On Cross-Platform Mobile Development


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

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.

Immersv Launches Virtual Reality Ad Platform


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.

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

Broadcom Debuts New LTE Platform


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

AdtoApp Gets $6M For Programmatic Ad Platform For Publishers


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


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


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


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


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

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


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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WebVisible Enhances Ad Platform


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

VideoAmp Raises $2.2M For Video Advertising Platform


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.

Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product


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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Sense360 Gets $2.75M To Unlock Mobile Sensors


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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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 31: Snap Inc. Opens Up its Automated Bidding Platform

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opens up its automated bidding platform, Disney relaunches Club Penguin as mobile game, and Radish raises $3 million for serialized fiction stories Snap Inc.

Journey Platform To Build Data Gathering Mobile Apps | Co-founder Interview Conrad Hofmeyr

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Journey is a platform to build data gathering mobile apps much faster than would traditionally have been possible. That is the problem Embark Mobile is set to solve across the world beginning in Africa. Journey has its roots in the mobile health industry.

Tablets: The New Media Platform

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 -- Tablets: The New Media Platform. Find out the answers to these questions and more by joining us in a panel discussion with key industry players, Rob Chandhok of Qualcomm, Christy Wyatt of Motorola Mobility, Diana Zaccardi of Verizon Wireless, and moderated by Lucy Hood of USC, for a lively discussion about tablet computers  the new and ever-expanding media platform. How will we use tablets next? How will they evolve?

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The analysts at Morgan Stanley have produced a report that’s quite good reading on some of the major trends concerning mobile web. More than Mobile Internet I think they had trouble coming up with a name and settled for Mobile Internet even though it isn’t a great choice.

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Consolidation is coming to gaming, and Jam City raises $145 million to capitalize on it

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A slew of banks are coming together to back a new roll-up strategy for the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio, Jam City and giving the company $145 million in new funding to carry that out. According to data collected by Newzoo , mobile games revenue reached a record $63.2