Archive for December, 2016

Glu Mobile acquires QuizUp in deal valued at $7.5 million

The developers of popular celeb-themed games including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Nicki Minaj: The Empire,Glu Mobile,acquired Plain Vanilla Corp., and its mobile social trivia game QuizUpthis week, according to an SEC filing. Thedeal was valued at $7.5 million, including forgiven debt, according to sources familiar with the deal.
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Starry Internet’s broadband beaming technology raises another $30 million

Since the covers came off Starry Internet early last year, the startup has mostly been in trial mode, rolling out its unique technology in a limited trial around its Boston headquarters and showing it off to select press. Starrys solution has been the subject of much speculation and excitement, promising a potential alternative to internet company lockdowns by beaming broadband speed internet over the air through millimeter waves.
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This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever

Furlencos new Pod might just be the most outrageous product hitting the market this holiday season.The Bangalore, India based furniture rental startup has always had a penchant for targeting the millennial subset, but this is something else entirely because as any 20-something knows, adding a bed to things makes them universally more practical. The Pod includes a 32-inch mounted television, Bluetooth connectivity, 2:1 channel speakers with a serious subwoofer, an adjustable reading light, ports to charge your gear, a bookshelf and, for good measure, a bed.
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LaunchDarkly gets $8.7M to get access to the right features in front of right users

LaunchDarkly originally launched to nail a big pain point for developers that has been a luxury at larger companies for a while soft-launching features and new code for a small set of users seamlessly and being able to quickly roll them back. But since the company launched and last raised $2.6 million in June, CEO Edith Harbaugh and the team have found a new audience for that: the marketers and business teams within companies that want to be able to turn on those features for the right users.
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