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Fiksu, Mobile App Marketing Platform, Secures $10M in Series B Funding Led by Qualcomm and Charles River Ventures

BOSTON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Fiksu, Inc. (www.fiksu.com), the industry’s first cost-effective mobile app user acquisition platform spanning the global mobile ecosystem, today announced it has secured $10 million in Series B financing, led by new investor Qualcomm Incorporated, acting through its venture investment arm, Qualcomm Ventures and existing investor Charles River Ventures. This funding brings Fiksu’s total raised to $17.8M and comes on the heels of a surge in global customer demand. The new funds will be used to accelerate Fiksu’s already significant growth, with a specific focus on propelling European and Asia-Pac expansion, fueling further development of its optimization platform, and driving strategic partnerships with agencies and brands. Continue reading

EveryoneTexts Inc. Announces Apple iPhone, iPads Universal ‘TextSmart-DriveSafe’ App

CHICAGO, IL — E1T, a premier provider of Smart Phone Applications, introduces a new and effective app for the Apple iPhone to prevent texting while driving: TextSmart-DriveSafe.  E1T recently created a unique Apple Universal IOS5.1 Version of its app, a single app that is optimized for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. This provides a single binary that adapts to the current device and offers the best user experience. The app blocks the phone from all use once the phone is moved at a speed controlled by the phone plan administrator.  The ability to set the speed control to 1 MPH makes this app the most compliant with state laws (1 – 10 mph) although it may vary by phone and GPS signals. Competitors do not block phone use until the speed is 10 or more miles per hour (not compliant with most state laws). TextSmart-DriveSafe also offers a one-click panic button to notify parents, administrators or employers of an emergency situation, including the location of the phone user. Continue reading

Microsoft Invites A3logics to Jointly Address the Media Conference on Windows Phone Application Development and the Way Forward

JAIPUR, India, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

With Microsoft all set to rope in application developers locally for its Windows phone platform, it’s celebration time at the A3logics camp. The company in collaboration with a partner firm developed more than 50 apps for Windows phone 7.5 (Mango) platform for its clients making it one of the top windows phone app. Developer since the launch of windows mango (7.5) platform. Continue reading

Waze social GPS technology coming to cars later this year

Waze, the popular mobile application that offers turn-by-turn navigation, will soon make the jump from smartphones to cars later this year, according to the company’s CEO Noam Bardin. The executive revealed that his firm is working with most major automakers, although he failed to disclose which ones. “The same innovation that’s happening in the smartphone is going to tip into the car,” Bardin said in an interview with Bloomberg. Waze, which is available for free on both the iPhone and Android devices, has some 19 million users, all whom have the ability to share traffic information and earn different rewards. The company’s foray into the automobile industry comes as both Apple and Microsoft have revealed plans to greater integrate their ecosystems into upcoming vehicles. Continue reading

DROID Incredible 4G LTE may launch July 5th

Verizon and HTC announced the DROID Incredible 4G LTE smartphone in early May, although a release date was never revealed. According to an image obtained by Droid-Life, however, the handset is slated to launch on July 5th, nearly two months after being announced. The device will be one of the first smartphones to be available to customers who are interested in Verizon’s new Share Everything Plan. The DROID Incredible 4G LTE features a 4-inch qHD Super LCD display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, Beats Audio and Sense 4 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Earlier reports have indicated the handset will be available for $299.99. The leaked image follows below. Continue reading

Console-Makers Are Crazy For Tablets

Console-Makers Are Crazy For Tablets – Cheat Code Central (via Cheat Code Central)

I guess that’s the thing that confuses me the most here. Sony has the potential to basically say, “Look, everyone, get a Vita and a PS3 and you’ve already got the type of functionality that Microsoft and Nintendo are only talking about right now.” Then again, they aren’t really doing a whole lot with… Continue reading