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Archive for December, 2016
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.
Price f(x), a pricing optimization SaaS, has raised 4 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Prague-based Credo Ventures, and London-based Talis Capital.
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.
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.
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.
Dynamic Yield, a company offering tools to help online businesses deliver personalized experiences, has raised $22 million in series C funding. CEOLiad Agmon told me that he started Dynamic Yield (in 2011) because even existing personalization toolstended to bepoint solutions for solving tactical problems.
Cable companies rule TV because they control the expensive wires and satellites that can deliver low-latency live content at scale. Cable companies can then dictate how much per monthly paying subscriber they offer the channel owners for access because there are few alternatives for live distribution.
Its the dream of every professional Python programmer: Take an existing Python application, run it through a compiler, and generate high-speed, platform-native code that respects Pythons dynamic nature. In theory, thats possible to do right nowsort of.
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Three years might as well be 50 in startup land. Its hard to say precisely where New York Citys tech community will be by the time 2020 rolls around, but living in the Big Apple certainly doesnt look to be getting any easier for recent grads looking to make a name for itself.