Online games maker OMGPOP is raising a $10 million series B. The money is from new investors Rho Capital and Softbank, as well as existing investors Spark Capital and Betaworks.
OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter tells us the company will use the money to "aggressively" hire flash and mobile developers as it re-orients the company around the iPhone and Facebook. Right now the company has 35 people.
The 2013 Nexus 5 wasn't the phone you'd expect to build a loyal fanbase. Its plastic construction and unassuming design spoke more of engineering side-project than Google flagship, the epitome of hardware taking a back-seat while the latest version of Android - then 4.4 KitKat - held the spotlight.
A lot has changed in a couple of years since the last time Google peddled a 5-inch phone made by LG called the Nexus 5. Now we see a great refresh of that great smartphone in the Google Nexus 5X , still made by the same Korean gadget manufacturer, but adding a nifty feature set to the popular name.
The business partners behind the xCraft drone company out of Idaho have the ideal "Shark Tank" appearance in episode 5 of season 7. Founder, president, and CEO JD Claridge and board member Charles Manning step into the Tank seeking $500,000 for 20% equity and walk out with $1.5 million for 25% and Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec as investors.
Then,for sixyears, stocks rocketed straight upward, until the market had nearly tripled off the 2009 low. Over this period, investors overcame their fear and gradually fell in love with stocks again.As recently as six monthsago, with the market setting new highs, investors were once again very excited about the future of stock prices.
David Vivero and his team at Amino, a San Francisco start-up, have been assembling for the last two years an unusual collection of health data for a consumer service.The online service, which was introduced on Tuesday, is built on a database that includes nearly every practicing doctor in America and the treatment of more than 188 million people.
This is a crowdfunded project, and as such may not deliver what its creators initially promise. Most crowdfunding sites, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have policies about what happens to your money if the project fails to deliver on its goals, but choosing to back a project is inevitably a risk.
In the last year and a half, one region has emerged as a bright spot: India.Of the $50 million in benefits the companydistributed to to Asia Pacific startups, $20 million went to mobile apps in India."It’s been really exciting to seen how [the program] has grown since we launched it" Deb Liu, Facebook's head of commerce, tells Business Insider."Especially in APAC, butin India in particular.
If you’re like our family, you’ve been waiting and hoping that Microsoft would make Xbox One backward compatible before purchasing one (we didn’t want to spend money on a new console andthen have to spend more to purchase new games just to use it).
“When the goating gets tough, you get boating!” This is what the developers of Mountain Goat Mountain wants to use as motivation for you as you scale the heights of the highest peaks and just get that goat up the mountain without falling to its death or without being crushed by whatever is falling from up there.
If Cisco Systems’ new chief executive has his way, in a couple of years he will have a very different company.In his first big public statement since he took the helm in July, Charles H. Robbins said Cisco would move away from selling individual switches and routers — the plumbing of the Internet and other modern communications systems.
Apple finished Monday's regular trading session down 2.5%, after briefly outperforming a broad sell off in the market that battered stocks across virtually all industries. Apple was in the green this afternoon for a few hours after CEO Tim Cook sent an email to CNBC's Jim Cramer in an unprecedented move.
As smartphones become more sophisticated, they require more and more power, more than what they're internal batteries can provide. And as external batteries become more a fact of digital life, they themselves, in turn, become just as stylish and as sophisticated as the smartphones they power up. Take, for example, mophie , one of the leading brands when it comes to mobile battery solutions.
Have you ever been confused by a company talking about bookings as if its revenue? Have you ever wondered about the difference between recurring revenue and plain old revenue? Do you know how to evaluate a cloud computing company that takes money as subscriptions rather than up-front payments? How do you calculate lifetime value of a customer? (Hint: You can't just make up a number.
HONG KONG — As companies listed in China continue to suffer fallout from the stock market collapse, the Chinese ride-sharing app Didi Kuaidi on Wednesday showed why it is good to be private.The company, whose smartphone services connect users to taxis and private drivers, said in a statement that it had raised $2 billion in a new round of fund-raising, and might raise still more.
Monument Valley is still one of the most critically-acclaimed and popular mobile games out there. It is also one of the more unique puzzle games available, for those of you who are already "jaded" when it comes to the various games of its genre that are repetitive and eventually get boring. The only complaint about this game is that it is too short.
Nintendo has lately been willing to license its characters for movies (see Donkey Kong's appearance in Pixels ), but it's been a long time since there was a flick based on its characters -- maybe it's still having traumatic flashbacks to Super Mario Bros. from 1993. Whatever the reasons, it might just have a change of heart.
After Google announces a Nexus 5X with USB Type-C cables without Standard-A plugs, Android fans cry foul. If you want to connect your Nexus 5X to a computer without a USB Type-C port, you're going to need to spend another $12.99 (if you buy with Google) to get a USB Type-C USB Standard-A plug cable.