Flipagram Goes Full Screen

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram , the startup which develops mobile apps which let you put your photos to free, popular music, said today that its apps now feature full screen photo video editing, and up to 60 seconds of free music. The company said the full screen support allow for "bigger, better and more engaging" mobile video stories. flipagram full screen music video slideshow mobile

HomeMe Gets $3.2M For Rental Screening App

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Los Angeles-based rental screening app developer HomeMe dislosed this morning that it has raised $3.2M HomeMe develops a mobile app which lets renters find apartments, and then get pre-approval for those apartments. homeme venture capital apartment rental screening renter landlord mobilein a funding round. The funding was led by Menlo Ventures. The company is led by Steelhouse founder Mark Douglas. The company has initially been launching its app in Texas. READ MORE>>.

Fandango Adds 1,000 Screens To Movie Ticketing Service

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Los Angeles-based Fandango said Wednesday that it has added another 1,000 screens available via its mobile and online movie ticketing service, from five different movie theater companies. Fandango said the new screens brings its U.S. coverage to more than 23,000 screens.

Coincident.TV Is “CREATE”-ing Second Screen Transmedia Producers Out Of Everyone [Beta Invites]

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Coincident has created a platform that will allow storytellers and producers to create robust second screen stories on the fly that incorporate video, images and other web content. Each of these platforms represents a variety of “screens” to view from.

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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StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids

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Back when video was a tiny patch on the screen. The website says, “StoryBots are brightly colored, infinitely curious little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens. The post StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids appeared first on TechZulu.

Fighting Back Against Mobile Phones in the Bedroom

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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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Fandango Expands Mobile Movie Ticket Distribution

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Los Angeles-based movie site Fandango is expanding its rollout of mobile ticketing, saying this morning that it has added more than 1,400 additional screens across the country to its paperless mobile ticket program. Fandango said it now accepts mobile tickets at 2,600 screens.

StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids

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Back when video was a tiny patch on the screen. The website says, “StoryBots are brightly colored, infinitely curious little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens. The post StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids appeared first on TechZulu.

TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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Utilizing this same core technology, TVSync has developed automatic content recognition (ACR) software that can be accessed in seconds by video and/or audio using the camera and/or mic from a mobile device. It is essentially a super large screen pad. Long live mobile.

Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood, LA Tech Summit, and Idea to Screen | Why You Need to Attend Any or All

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Those who are more involved in traditional entertainment are seeing a major shift online which is why an additional one-day seminar was created to coincide with Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood as a partnership called, Idea to Screen.

Digiday Mobile

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 -- Digiday Mobile: Putting the Third Screen First. Mobile Media is stealing attention from every other form of media, especially the traditional Web. With a smartphone in every hand and a tablet on every sofa, mobile marketing should command more dollars, not just more attention. Even DR advertising has large hurdles to overcome on the small screen. Can we evolve beyond our fat thumbs to make mobile marketing worth the effort?

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Fandango Powers Mobile Ticketing For Pacific Theatres

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Los Angeles-based mobile and online movie ticketing company Fandango added another theater chain this week, saying that it has added Pacific Theatres, the Southern California movie exhibitor. Pacific Theatres has a large number of screens here, including a flagship location at The Grove.

The Radical Evolution of Mobile Apps

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And apparently, that’s what mobile applications do better – just ask the fast-growing number of app users. This is the consequence of the switch from desktop and laptops to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. So what do people like about the mobile app technology?

Mobile Roadie Abandons Blackberry

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Apparently, Blackberry users aren't that into Facebook and Twitter--at least, according to Beverly Hills-based Mobile Roadie , the developer of branded mobile applications for music artists, celebrities, and others. Mobile Roadie said today that it is discontinuing its Blackberry offering, after finding that less than 2 percent of Blackberry users using its apps bothered to log into Facebook or Twitter and interact with the app.

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Mondicon Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica, Rolls Out Mobile WiFi Hardware

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The company said it is launching a secure, mobile Wi-Fi hotspot it calls the We.Stream at CES, a secure, mobile hotspot that lets users purchase data in increments of 2GB, 5GB or 10GB from its own touch screen. mondicon westream mobile wifi wireless dataDutch electronics developer Mondicon said Wednesday afternoon that it is setting up an office in Santa Monica, as it launched its products into the United States.

3M and Roku Launch First-of-Its-Kind Streaming Projector | The New Big Screen

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After its January launch of its player, a tiny wireless USB Roku plug in Streaming Stick™, Roku in partnership with 3M today, unveiled a first of its kind Streaming Projector running on the Roku Streaming Stick, changing big screen forever. Bringing Back Big-Screen.

OpenX Launches Mobile Native Ad Exchange

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Pasadena-based OpenX has just launched a new, mobile ad exchange, which it says is the first, mobile-first native ad exchange. OpenX said that it has more than 300 pre-screened partners who currently have access to inventory on its native ad exchange. mobile native advertising exchange openx

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A Look At The Mobile Market With Gumiyo's Shuki Lehavi

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Los Angeles-based Gumiyo (www.gumiyo.com) has been developing mobile websites for SMBs and publishers for a number of years, and recently started to offer up self-service tools to make it easy for those customers to create cross-device mobile websites.

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How Nils Forsblom Is Reinventing Himself In Mobile With TenFarms

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Forsblom is now in Los Angeles and San Diego, and reinventing himself with a mobile application company called TenFarms (www.tenfarms.com). Nils Forsblom: TenFarms is a mobile app developer. We build mobile products, not just mobile applications, but products around them.

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KidZui Launches Mobile Browser For iOS

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Zui , the kids'' content site which is now owned by Saban Brands, said today that it has launched a new, mobile browser which provides kid-safe Internet browsing to iOS. pictures, and games, all of whic have been screened by the company.

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Ubuntu Edge | Crowdfunding a New Type of Mobile Phone

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Ubuntu’s first foray into the mobile ecosystem is kicking up some crazy buzz with both its new mobile OS and the hardware itself. The Ubuntu Edge has two points of interest: the hardware specs and the Ubuntu mobile OS. The Edge comes packed with impressive mobile technology.

Peering Into The Mobile Games Future With Josh Hartwell of Mobile Deluxe

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What does the world have in store for the mobile games market, and how do mobile games developers look at the world? Tell us about Mobile Deluxe and the types of games you develop? Josh Hartwell: We do premium casual games for mobile devices.

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Fandango Gets Renewal With Cinemark

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Los Angeles-based online and mobile movie ticketing service Fandango reports this morning that it has signed a multi-year, contract extension with Cinemark USA. screens. Fandango offers up movie information and tickets via both its online website and mobile apps.

Why Online / Offline Mobile Integration is Going to be a Huge Business

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My background was 8 years of telecoms & mobile and 8 years of cloud computing & SaaS – so these two themes were a given. Two big themes have emerged in my head in the past 3 years: offline / online integration and mobile computing. “People still want calls …&#.

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Jetpack Gives a Boost to Mobile and Rich Media Advertising

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Advertising technology is hot with the rise of mobile, evidenced in part by Verizon’s merger with AOL valued at $4.4 billion, and on a much smaller scale, Undertone’s recent acquisition of mobile ad provider Sparkflow.

The Most Obvious Mobile Ad Unit and What the New York Times Got Wrong

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As Google starts offering more consumer products (read: mobile devices) I assure you they will find ways to take customer service calls from you. But What About Mobile? You may have seen recently the WSJ report that Twitter is killing it with mobile ads while Facebook & Google have struggled. But if they suck on your computer Imagine just how bad they really suck on mobile devices where the screen size is much smaller. We have ridden the mobile wave.

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Mobile Experience 2.0

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 -- Mobile Experience 2.0. After years of dialog on mobile convergence, what has actually converged on the mobile platform is the high quality experience, spurred by innovations in Media Content (Video, Music, Movies, T.V.), Applications (software, Operating Systems), Device Technologies (micro-processors, touch screens, system on chip radios, motion sensors) and Networks (GPRS, CDMA, LTE, WiMAX, WiFI).

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Qualcomm, Adobe Team On Mobile Flash Player

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San Diego-based Qualcomm and Adobe said today that the two have teamed up to create an optimized Flash player for mobile devices. The collaboration is through the Open Screen Project, an effort to deliver a Flash runtime for mobile devices. Tags: qualcomm adobe snapdragon flash mobile software According to the firms, they are working together to "dramatically increase" performance for Adobe Flash Player 10.1

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I Just Invested in @Burstly, a Mobile Ad Management Company

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Burstly, a Santa Monica based company, provides an open and free ad management platform that helps mobile application developers better monetize their inventory. The first big wave of this change came from the introduction of the iPhone, which was the first well built mobile device for using the web. It broke the hegemony that the carriers had over software on mobile phones and the industry will forever be changed (for the better) for this. The world is going mobile.

How Roambi Is Making Mobile Work For The Enterprise, with Quinton Alsbury

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Mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad have completely revolutionized how consumers interact with the online world in the past few years. Quinton Alsbury: Roambi is more or less redefining the way the world interacts with data, particularly in the context of mobile devices.

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Accurate Background Snags Box.com VP

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Irvine-based Accurate Background , a developer of automated, workforce screening tools, said that it has hired on former Box.com executive Scott Hebert as Chief Revenue Officer. Accurate Background provides an API-driven product which allows customers to automate background checks and integrate them into mobile and web applications. accurate background automated workforce screening software executive sales

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Citysearch Debuts Visual Guide Site, New iPhone App

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citysearch visual guide screen city business review restaurant marketplace iphone mobileWest Hollywood-based Citysearch has launched two new products today, including both a visual city guide, and a new iPhone app.

With: Path Inc’s Own Take On Mobile Photography

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Path , the developers of the eponymous app for the iPhone, has come up with a mobile check in app with a focus on who you’re with. applications Mobile New Media Social Media Startup Foursquare Instagram iOS iPhone Path Twitter W/ With

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.