Archive for category: marketing

Beckon Lands $8 Million in First Round
/ April 17, 2014 3:57 pm
Beckon Lands $8 Million in First Round

Beckon, a San Mateo-based developer of marketing analytics software, said on Thursday it has raised $8 million in its first round of funding from August Capital and Canaan Partners. August previously had led the company's $2 million seed round. . Read More

OwnZones Raises $5.9 Million in Series A Financing
/ April 16, 2014 7:21 pm
OwnZones Raises $5.9 Million in Series A Financing

OwnZones Media Network, the content curation platform, today announced it has closed $5.9 million in Series A financing. The funds will be used for marketing and further development of the platform - supporting features benefiting both publisher partners and end-users including continued form-factor optimization, enhanced discovery and expansion of the types of content offered. Read More

AgilOne Raises $25 Million to Help Small Companies Market Smarter
/ April 16, 2014 2:09 pm
AgilOne Raises $25 Million to Help Small Companies Market Smarter

VentureBeat reports that marketing platform startup AgilOne has raised $25 million in its third round of funding from undisclosed investors. AgilOne’s marketing platform focuses on medium and small sized businesses that want to use big data to obtain insights to assist in growing their businesses. . Read More

GungHo Has Four Games Earning $1 Million Monthly, Says CEO
/ April 16, 2014 2:02 pm
GungHo Has Four Games Earning $1 Million Monthly, Says CEO

GamesIndustryBiz reports that GungHo Entertainment has four games earning $1 million per month in revenue. GungHo CEO Kazuki Morishita stated that the company has six moneymaking games in total, with four of those surpassing ¥100 million ($980,000) every month. . Read More

Pitchfork: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music
/ April 16, 2014 1:58 pm
Pitchfork: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music

Pitchfork Media's Eric Harvey has published a great (lengthy) cover article on the evolution of streaming music that explores how services from YouTube to Pandora to Spotify are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership in the 21st century, and what this shift means for fans and artists alike. If you have any interest in this, this is an article worth reading. . Read More

Spotify Plans To Enter a Partnership Deal With Sprint
/ April 14, 2014 4:41 pm
Spotify Plans To Enter a Partnership Deal With Sprint

Re/code last week reported that Spotify is planning to enter a partnership with Sprint to provide streaming music to its mobile customers. According to the report, the partnership deal will look similar to the Beats Music deal with AT&T, including free Spotify trials for Sprint customers and access to the carrier’s billing system. . Read More

U.S. Venture Capital Firms Raise Most Money Since 2007 During Q1
/ April 14, 2014 4:05 pm
U.S. Venture Capital Firms Raise Most Money Since 2007 During Q1

U.S. venture capital firms raised $8.9 billion in new commitments during the first quarter, the highest quarterly figure since 2007, according to a new report from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). . Read More

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