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.
Last year, 2015,was the year of the unicorn , a startup that raised so muchventure investment, it was valued at $1 billion or more. But 2016 has become the year of the "unicorpse." Many unprofitable, once high-flying startups are having their come-to-Jesus moments: they may have problematic products, can't easily raise moreVC money, no one wants to buy them, and no one is interested in their IPOs.
The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we?re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option. Carriers will tell you that you are getting a discount when you sign up for a phone plan, but you can save a lot more with an unlocked device.
He's wimping out. That should be a publicly traded company."not returning money to investors, Part of the issue with Uber remaining private is that it's burning through billions and not returning money to investors, who have poured about $8 billion into itoverthe past five years$1 billion in China alone .
Sega community manager Dan Sheridan addressed the question in a video , explaining that the company would "love to release" HD ports of Shenmue and Shenmue 2 "tomorrow," but that it's not as simple as porting the games over to current platforms. "With games as immersive as Shenmue 1 and 2 there are further complications from licensed products that were included in the original games.
Call it what you will, but sometimes it just becomes necessary to give up one's hobby. That seems to be the reality one video game fan is facing, as they're selling a collection of 3,133 titles that span 20 different consoles, most of which are included, all in good to excellent condition.
Apple investors shaved around $43 billion off the company’s market capitalization.Apple Investors Shaved $43 Billion Off the Company in One Day is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
We don't hear much about updates for the Google Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. We only hear about it getting price cuts issues , and root access . Over at Reddit, redditor GoogleNexusCM, a Verified Google Employee, shared yesterdat that an OTA update would be ready to roll out. And yes, it should be ready now.
Is HTC finally getting its long wished for Nexus prominence? According to a recent tip, supposedly supported by well-known leak source Upleaks, HTC has just signed a contract with Google to be the maker of Nexus devices, most likely smartphones, for three years. Of course, Google never reveals such details until announcement day itself, so there's little to support that speculation.
Prepaid carriers add new phones fairly regularly, but they're rarely anything to write home about. Given that many people choosing prepaid carriers are concerned about cost, it isn't surprising the roster of available phones generally skew toward oddball models and low-cost options.
Mark Zuckerberg has told investors over and over: Don’t expect Facebook to focus much on quarterly earnings. The company is taking the long view.That long view is sure looking spectacular in quarterly earnings.The numbers Facebook released on Wednesday were almost completely positive. Revenue: way up. Profit: way up. Users: way up.How did investors treat the stock? You guessed it — way up.
Not content to beat the Tesla Model 3 to market, GM is proving to be liberal with the auto-industry snark as its execs talk up the rapidly approaching Chevrolet Bolt. Though General Motors has been quiet in the aftermath of Tesla's astonishing hundreds of thousands of reservations for the Model 3, set to be the most affordable car in the electric automaker's line-up, one vice president couldn't.
When Bonobos hit the e-commerce scene in 2007, it made quite a splash by doing two things a bit differently: pants and returns. The brand's pants are just as popular as ever. The startup's return policy, though: not so much. The policy has gone through several different iterations in its nearly 9 years of existence.
Not for the first time – but definitely for the first time this 2016 – the folks over at Humble Bundle want to fill your smartphone or tablet with RPGs. We all know what the deal is with Humble Bundle – they give us games, we pay what we want, most of the money goes to charities. This year, Humble Bundle 2 is an RPG bundle from JRPG outfit Kemco. First up, we have the now-common USD$1.
We've seen consumer drones of various sizes, as well as those with varying camera and photography capabilities, but what about when it comes to landing on surfaces other than the ground? Research students at Stanford University have been exploring that exact idea, and have developed a quadcopter that can perch on the ceiling, as well as walls in a vertical position, just like a spider or insect.
If you are the sort out to save some money on your monthly costs one place you might want to save is on your wireless plan. Republic Wireless is one of the cheaper carriers out there and it has announced that it will have seven new smartphones for you to choose from in July. One of the new devices is the Moto X Pure Edition with a 5.
Unlocked smartphones are definitely gaining popularity and for good reason ? they free you up from financing plans and two-year contracts. If you?re looking for a new smartphone B&H has you covered. Why unlocked?
Whereas a lot of today?s flagship models tend to run in the $500-$600 range, or higher, there?s an awful lot of smartphone to be had for less money.
While Nintendo didn't have a lot of good news to share in its latest earnings report , it's now elaborated on a new money-maker . Yep, those Amiibo: for-real figurines that can connect to compatible games — which are eminently collectible in the process. Nintendo says it sold a stunning 9.9 million figures in the last quarter, which is up from 6.4 million Amiibos from the quarter before.