M&a & venture capital

VC Funds For LinkDex, Flogs.com

Here are two European digital funding deals closed as the downturn continues to impact technology and media companies…

— Linkdex: London…

MyStrands Closes $24 Million Funding Round

MyStrands has pulled in $24 million in its “Series B2” round of funding — back in June it closed $25 million in its second round of funding…

Vivendi Games And Activision Merge

The big new in the electronic games space is the announcement of a merger between Vivendi (EPA: VIV) Games and Activision (NSDQ: ATVI) — Pa…

AOL Ditches Mobile Faceplates Company Wildseed

AOL (NYSE: TWX) has divested itself of Wildseed, a company which which developed intelligent faceplates for mobile phones and was bought by…

YouMail Raises $4.5 Million First Round Funding

Voicemail service YouMail has raised $4.5 million in first round funding from VantagePoint Venture Partners — the deal also saw Craig Coope…

MobileStorm Closes First Round Funding

Digital marketing company mobileStorm has closed its first round of funding, with VC firm eonBusiness the sole investor. The amount invested…

Video Messaging Firm MoGreet Gets $1.2 Million

Los Angeles-based MoGreet has raised $1.2 million in venture capital funding from DFJ Frontier, apparently some time in August. MoGreet is d…

PhoneCasting Raises $500,000 Seed Funding

Houston-based startup PhoneCasting has raised $500,000 from undisclosed angel investors. The company plans a service to let people listen to…

Air2Web And MindMatics To Merge

Mobile marketing companies Air2Web and MindMatics have announced they will merger. The transaction is expected to close this month but terms…

Groove Mobile Gets $6 Million Funding

Mobile music provider Groove Mobile has raised $6 million in a round of funding from ORIX Venture Finance, which brings its total capital ra…

Alletel Shareholder Approve Sale Deal

U.S.’s fifth largest mobile carrier Alltel’s shareholders overwhelmingly approved a $24.7 billion buyout by two private equity firm. CEO Sco…

D2C Games Gets $6 Million Funding

San Mateo, California-based D2C Games has received $6 million in funding in a round which includes Rubicon Venture Partners and 755 Capitol…

Harmonic To Acquire Rhozet For $15.5 Million

Harmonic agreed to acquire Santa Clara, CA-based startup Rhozet for $15.5 million, made up of cash and about 1.1 million shares of Harmonic…

Smith Micro Buys Australian SMS/MMS Company

Smith Micro, an Aliso Viejo, CA-based developer and marketer of mobile software, has bought busineSMS Software, a Melbourne, Australia compa…

Interpublic Forms Mobile Marketing JV Ansible

Another advertising/marketing giant is throwing its hat into the mobile marketing ring: Interpublic is forming a joint venture with mobile t…

More on Buongiorno’s Acquisition of iTouch

Some more details on Buongiorno’s $191 million buyout of iTouch (we covered it here): Andrea Casalini, CEO of Buongiorno, said the Italian g…

EconSM Video #4: Social Media Deals

This is the fourth video posted from our The Economics of Social Media (EconSM) conference. The first panel video is here (Social Media CEOs…

Video-Sharing Firm Aylus Receives $15 Million

Aylus Networks, which provides multimedia sharing solutions for mobile, has raised $15 million in its second round of funding from original…

Nokia Invests In Kyte.tv

Nokia Growth Partners has made an investment of an undisclosed amount in video sharing firm Kyte.tv, joining current investors Swisscom and…

Openwave To Cut A Fifth Of Its Workforce

Openwave has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission outlining a restructuring plan which will sit it cut about 300 posi…

Ericsson Buys Drutt For Multimedia

Ericsson has agreed to acquire all the shares of Drutt Corp, a mobile billing provider with 60 telco customers in 35 countries, as part of i…

Starent Nets $126.4 Million In IPO

Starent Networks, which sells multimedia infrastructure products to wireless carriers, has raised $126.4 million in an initial public offeri…

Vocel Gets Undisclosed Funding From Motorola

Motorola’s VC arm Motorola Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in Vocel, a mobile marketing company with an active push promotion te…

Mobicious Gets $4 Million First Round Funding

Waltham, MA-based Mobicious has secured $4 million in first round funding from North Bridge Venture Partners and Carmel Ventures. The fundin…

SnapIn Snares $6.3 Million Funding

Bellevue-based SNAPin Software has secured an additional $6.3 million in venture financing from existing investors Oak Investment Partners,…

MangoMobile Bought By The Radiate Group

Mobile marketing company MangoMobile has been bought by global marketing company The Radiate Group. Financial terms were undisclosed. (relea…

Mformation Gets $20 Million Funding

Mobile device management company Mformation Technologies has announced that it has raised a round of financing of $20 million. The round was…

GenMobi Gets $1.25 Million In Angel Funding

Mobile social networking provider GenMobi has closed a round of angel funding of $1.25 million from private investors. It has signed up is i…

Russian Playfon Seeking IPO

Russian mobile content company Playfon has reported an increase of annual revenues of 11 percent in 2006 to $14 million. The company is now…

Cerberus Readies Bell Canada Enterprises Bid

Cerberus Capital Management is planning a run at buying Bell Canada Enterprises — BCE Inc — Canada’s largest communications company, repor…

LBS Firm uLocate Receives $11 Million Funding

uLocate Communications, Inc., a provider of location-enabled mobile apps, has received $11 million in its third round of funding. Internatio…

Jott Gains $5.4 Million First Round Funding

Seattle-based Jott Networks has announced it has raised $5.4 million in its first round of funding. The round was led by Bain Capital Ventur…

THQ Acquires Finnish Mobile Games Developer

THQ, which had been downsizing it mobile operations for the last year or so, it now trying to build it up again: it has bought Finland-based…

Israel: Unicell Buys Tippcom

Israel-based mobile ASP Unicell (a subsidiary of Kardan) has acquired TippCom (a subsidiary of the Fishman Group) for what was described as…

Reuters Receives Takeover Bid

Reuters has confirmed it has received a preliminary take-over bid from an un-named suitor (Thomson and News Corp are touted as possibles)……

New Motion Completes Reverse Stock Split

Irvine, CA-based mobile content company NewMotion Inc has completed its reverse stock split foreshadowed during the last funding round in Ma…

Limbo 41414 Grabs Another $7 Million In Funding

Burlingame, California-based Limbo 41414 has gained another $7 million in funding in a round led by New Enterprise Associates, reports Red H…

LaNetro Zed Gets Private Equity Investment

Spanish mobile content firm LaNetro Zed has received some equity funding from Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), the U.S.-based private equity…

Sun Buys SavaJe IP, Reasons Undisclosed

Sun Microsystems has purchased some IP and technology from SavaJe, a company which specializes in a mobile OS based on Java. It’s unclear ex…

Cellfish Raises Another $10 Million Funding

Cellfish Media, the mobile arm of Lagardere Interactive (part of French media and tech conglom Lagardere), has received another $10 million…

NTN Buzztime Sells Off Mobile Division

NTN Buzztime, the Carlsbad, CA-based interactive TV application firm, has sold off its mobile division NTN Wireless to HM Electronics Inc. (…

Motricity Hires Bankers To Evaluate Options

Motricity has reportedly “hired two prominent investment banks to shepherd it through selling its stock on Wall Street”, claims News and Obs…

CTIA: PacketVideo Corporation Acquires SDC

San Diego-based Packetvideo has announced the acquisition of Basel, Switzerland-based SDC AG for an undisclosed amount. We noted it at the b…

HipCricket Closes $2 Million In Funding

Mobile marketing firm HipCricket has scored another $2 million in its first round of funding. The round closed in January for an undisclosed…

Cellufun Gets $3 Million In First Round Funding

Cellufun, a free-mobile gaming community provider that claims two million people visiting its site each month to download and play games, to…

Oplayo Now Fully Owned by Slice

Oplayo, one of the early players in mobile video platforms (and based in Finland), which was jointly bought by Sydney-based Slice Wireless a…

Behind Redmond’s Tellme Deal

CNet has a background piece on the behind-the-scenes meetings between Tellme and Steve Ballmer to arrange the recently announced acquisition…

Ericsson To Buy Mobeon

Ericsson will acquire all the shares of Stockholm, Sweden-based voicemail Mobeon, reports Forbes. Financial terms were not disclosed. Ericss…

Tellme Could Fetch $800 Million

Rumors are rife that Microsoft is in talks to acquire Tellme Networks, notes GigaOm. The WSJ and CNet have both reported the news, and said…

Mobile Reseller FTS Group Expands Into Content

A weirdly veiled announcement, and not sure what to make of it: FTS Group (OTCBB:FLIP) has announced the all-cash acquisition of a ringtone…

Dexterra Closes $36 Million Funding

Mobile enterprise platform and applications company Dexterra has closed a funding round of $36 million. It was led by new investor New Enter…

LaNetro Zed Plans To Raise $71.7 Million

Spanish mobile content company LaNetro Zed has announced plans to raise 54.6 million euros (US$71.7 million) by issuing 16.5 million new sha…

Glu Mobile Seeks $80 Million In IPO

San Mateo-based Glu Mobile plans to offer 7.3 million shares at $10-12 per share in a bid to raise $80 million in its upcoming IPO, reports…

License Aggregator Gets $12 Million In Funding

ViDeOnline Communications, which aggregates licensed content over its patented O8 Media security network in the Asia market through major ca…

Liberty Media Buys Levin’s Useful Networks

Somehow this one slipped from my notice last week: Mobliss co-founder Brian Levin, who left and started another company Useful Networks, has…

Monstermob Urged To Stay with Spanish Deal

UK ringtones specialist Monstermob has urged its shareholders to stick by Spanish rival LaNetro Zed’s takeover offer, despite receiving a hi…

Carrier IQ Gets $4 Million Funding

Carrier IQ, the wireless handset analysis firm, has received an additional $4 million in funding…the round was led by Nauta Capital.
Carri…

Blue Cell Gets Funding From State

German bluetooth marketing company Blue Cell Networks has received an undisclosed amount of investment from state-backed funds, reports Alar…

Airborne Gets $7 Million Funding

This is interesting, considering the Canada-based mobile content firm Airborne was majority bought by Japanese firm Cybird about two years a…

Mobio Raised $9 Million First Round

We mentioned Mobio a year ago…then it said it raised $8 million…that amount is now up to $9 million, according to the Demo site…it is…

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Sony, Namco Create Joint Venture For Gaming

Sony and Namco Bandai have teamed up to create a game developer dubbed Cellius, with Namco holding 51 percent of the new venture, reports Bl…

3i's Mobile Sector Overview

AC Euro has a good post about 3i, one of the biggest VC firms in the world, and how it has been exiting the mobile sector. Ian Lobley, a sen…

UK Startup Mobango Gets $2.6 Million Funding

UK startup Mobango has received 2 million euros (US$2.587 million) in funding from Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, writes AlarmClock. Mo…

Discretix Gets $20M In 3rd Round Funding

Discretix, which provides embedded security solutions for mobile devices and flash memory, has announced that it has raised $20 million in t…

Mobile Gaming Worth $6.1 Billion By 2010

The mobile game market will grow from $1.8 billion in 2005 to $6.1 billion in 2010, according to iSuppli, a compound annual growth rate of 2…

Seven Gets $42 Million In New Funding

Wireless e-mail provider Seven has gained another $42 million in venture funding, with undisclosed new investors taking part in an oversubsc…

Hungary’s Magyar Telekom Buys Content Firms

Hungary’s largest mobile operator Magyar Telekom (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom) has bought into two mobile content firms for a combined…

Comverse Technology Q3 2006 Results

Comverse Technology — the mobile efforts of which include avatars, ringback tone services and various messaging solutions — has issued sel…

Atrua Announces $9 Million In Funding

Atrua Technologies, which develops Intelligent Touch Controls for mobile devices, has raised $9 million in a fourth round of funding. “This…

NeoMedia Sells Off Subsidiaries

NeoMedia is selling off its subsidiaries to focus on its Qode product line, in a bid to stem its losses ($29 million net loss for the 3rd qu…

Mobile Complete Closes 2nd Round Funding

Handset application porter Mobile Complete has closed its second round of funding — financial terms weren’t disclosed but sources say it is…

Mobile Media Firm mPortico Gets Funding

Israeli mobile content applications and marketing firm mPortico has received an undisclosed amount of venture funding. The round was led by…

Cellnet Seeks Sale Of Content Division

News is reporting that Australian mobile phone distributor Cellnet (which is having a tough time since Telstra announced an exclusive distri…

Yahoo Buys Swedish Mobile Start-up Kenet Works

GigaOm has reported that Yahoo has bought Swedish mobile start-up Kenet Works. From Kenet’s site: “Through Kenet Community Connect mobile us…

Primedia Gets Controlling Stake In Exactmobile

MyADSL: Following regulatory approval in South Africa, “Primedia will acquire 50.05% of Exactmobile, a wireless application service provider…

iLike Buys Mobile Photo Upload Tool Fotodunk

GarageBand.com, the SF-based indie music community and resource site, in its new avatar “iLike,” a new social music discovery service, has b…

September Funding Flowed Toward Mobile

“Of the 39 digital media startups that received venture capital funding in September, 15 are developing products and services around mobile…

Spodradio Gets $10 Million Series B Funding

Spodradio has announced it has received $10 million in series B funding from Benchmark Capital Europe and Baytech Venture Capital. Baytech b…

Zannel Gets $6 Million Venture Funding

Zannel has raised $6 million in first round funding, led by US Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures. The company hasn’t disclosed what it d…

Veeker Buys ThumbJive

Veeker, a San Francisco mobile video-message sharing service, has apparently bought fellow San Fran company ThumbJive. “ThumbJive founder an…

News Corp Talks With Telecom Italia Called Off

News Corp has broken off talks with Telecom Italia…”Murdoch wasn’t pleased that former Telecom Italia chairman, Marco Tronchetti Provera,…

U.S.-based Proteus Bought By UK-Based 2ergo

UK-based mobile mobile communications solutions provider 2ergo, has bought out Washington DC-based Proteus, for an undisclosed sum. Proteus…

Admob Gets Series A Funding

Start-up Admob has received series A funding from Sequoia Capital, the same guys who funded Google. Admob will use the capital to “support c…

Mobile365 Bought by Sybase For $425 Million

No wonder Mobile365 was silent for a while…the DC-based mobile messaging infrastructure firm Mobile365 has been acquired by enterprise and…

Crisp Wireless Raises Another Round

Crisp Wireless, the NYC-basd mobile content applications company which has been making a bunch of deals recently, has raised another round o…

Kiloo Shapes Up For Acquisition

Danish mobile games company Kiloo has hired Karl Woods as executive VP of sales and marketing, apparently to increase the company’s brand aw…

InfoSpace Down On Negative Analyst Note

Infospace shares took a dip after WR Hambrecht & Co. analyst Denise Garcia said that it “likely to be squeezed out as content producers and…

Outlook For Internet/Mobile M&A: The Gaps

Citigroup Research has released a good report on the Internet and mobile M&A market, and what areas would the big portal and commerce compan…

Mature Markets Encourage Consolidation

In some places of the world the key to the growth of carriers is the acquisition of new customers, but in other parts of the world (such as…

Carrier IQ Gets $10M Funding

Carrier IQ has secured $10 million of a $12 million Series A funding round, with backers including Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures an…

Innofone Buys MTG, CDC Mobile Buys Timeheart

A couple of deals…
IPv6 company Innofone has announced the acquisition of mobile solutions provider Mobile Technology Group (MTG). Innofon…

SavaJe Recaps; Gets $4.15 Million Funding

Savaje, a Chelmsford, MA-based, Java-open-standards mobile OS firm, has received $4.15 million in funding, out of a targteted $13 million fi…

More on Upoc-Dada Deal

Dada has released official details today, after we broke the story on Friday: the $7 million is the price at which Italian mobile content fi…

Actimagine Raises 3M Euro

Actimagine has raised 3 million euros in equity financing from US venture capital firm GRP Partners. Actimagine licenses Mobiclip, a compres…

Motricity Acquires GoldPocket Wireless

That was the advertiser M&A we mentioned this weekend: Mobile content applications firm Motricity has bought Los Angeles-based GoldPocket Wi…

Mobile Streams Acquires Mobilemode For â

Mobile Streams, an international mobile media and music company, has reached an agreement to acquire the mobile entertainment group Mobilemo…

Rok Buys FoneDream

Rok has bought UK company Fonedream for an undisclosed sum. It will be renamed as Rok Media. This appears to add original content to Roks po…

LaNetro Zed Acquires Spanish Rival Alvento

LaNetro Zed, a Spanish mobile content company with presence in Europe and Latin America, has acquired 100 per cent of the rival Spanish mobi…

French Flash Mobile Gaming Firm Gets Funding

Mobitween, a French mobile gaming company specializing in Flash-based games, has received its first round of financing from a group of priva…

MobileAccess, Ember Find Funds

MobileAccess Networks and Ember Corporation have secured new financing… MobileAccess announced $11 million in new funds in a round led by…

Telcogames Acquires FatHammer

Mobile games publisher Telcogames has made another acquisition, buying Finnish games developer Fathammer. Fathammer produces 3D games target…

Sonic Acquires Mobile Software Vendor DeviceIQ

Mobile entertainment developer and publisher Sonic Branding Solutions has said it has acquired mobile software developer DeviceIQ…Terms of…

Mobile Games Publishers Pressured To Merge

The increasingly competitive mobile games market is in a consolidation mode due to high operating costs, according to a Digital Chocolate ex…

Mobile Ad Firm Rhythm NewMedia Gets Funding

Mobile advertising startup Rhythm NewMedia, based in Mountain View, CA, has received venture fuding from Morgenthaler Ventures, Lightspeed,…

Cequint Scores $1.5 million

Cequint — which sells caller identification technology which displays the city and state of incoming calls on mobile phones — has obtained…

Streamezzo Raises â

Streamezzo, a mobile content managment software developer, has raised â

Mobile Gaming Firm Rovio Acquires Pixelgene

Finnish 3-D mobile gaming company Rovio has acquired fellow Finnish 3D technology developer Pixelgene. Along with that, it has also announce…

Counts Media Gets $3.25M Funding

Counts Media — which blends “wireless technology, theater, dramatic story lines, and real life in entertainment projects in Europe and the…

Wireless Sector Hot With VCs In Europe

VNUNet: The technology sector in Europe attracted $3 billion in venture capital in the first quarter of 2006, a notch down from $3.2 billion…

Comverse To Acquire Netcentrex

RCR Wireless: Comverse will buy Netcentrex for $164 million in cash with a contingent payout of up to $16 million. “Paris-based Netcentrex m…

Salesforce.com Snaps up Sendia

Wireless Week: Salesforce.com has made a move into mobile by buying Sendia in a deal that “involves $15 million in cash”. The aim was to get…

Amp’d Closes $106 Million Fourth Round

So confirms an SEC filing, picked up by PE Week Wire. I am slightly confused with all the funding amount in Amp’d, but will find out and let…

Flytxt Gets $2 Milion Funding; Restructures

Flytxt, the London and NYC-based mobile content and marketing firm, has raised $2 million in funding, and has made significant changes to it…

Clickatell Merges With MultiMode

Global messaging carrier Clickatell has announced a strategic merger with application service provider MultiMode, which “offers global deliv…

Indie Game Developers Unite (Or Merge)

Ikkyou mobile entertainment and Cheeky games are going to merge. They’re both microcompanies (Cheeky is in fact just one guy) but they’ve go…

What Now For Motricity?

Now that Verisign has bought m-Qube after a week of speculation that it was going to be Motricity snapping up m-Qube the question is: What w…

Verisign, Not Motricity

So I got this one completely wrong…it was Verisign, not Motricity who bought out M-Qube. I should have just sat still and not been led by…

Motricity & M-Qube in Merger Talks?

I have been hearing these rumors for the last couple of weeks, but am getting mixed messages from my sources on whether it will happen. Motr…

Rafat On Mobile Acquisitions

Rafat spoke to NYT about possible M&A moves in the media space, and brought up some mobile game companies which may receive offers…
“Mr. A…

New Digital Media Fund From Apax Founder

Alan Patricof, the co-founder of the private equity firm Apax Partners (which has $20 billion under management) and an original investor in…

Voice SMS Firm Kirusa Gets $11 Million

(sub. req) Voice SMS company Kirusa has closed $11 million insecond round from Columbia Capital and Sigma Partners, reports VentureWire.
The…

Good Raises $20 Million In VC funds

“Mobile e-mail vendor Good Technology has raised an additional $20 million in its Series E expansion round of venture-capital financing. Val…

Phonebites Secures $7M in Series B Financing

Mobile content publisher Phonebites has secured $7 million Series B financing in a round led by venture capitalist Mayfield Fund, joined by…

Jippii Russia Sold to Laika Mobile Media

This comes via the Russian Mobile Content News newsletter…Business of Jippii Mobile Entertainment in Russia and Baltic countries was acqui…

NeoMedia Soaks Up Sponge

NeoMedia is behaving like a lottery winner in a shopping mall…the latest acquisition is London-based Sponge, which develops mobile applica…

Fund To Fuel Australian Mobile TV

There’s an Australian initiative to promote home-grown mobile TV and video content…”The Australian Interactive Media Industry Association’…

Nokia Invests in BitBoys

“Nokia’s investment arm Nokia Growth Partners has invested 4 million euros in graphic hardware designers Bitboys Oy…Dedicated 3D or vector…

MVNO XeroMobile Gets $300 Million?

This is getting to crazy levels…XeroMobile, another MVNO, is about to launch, or is at least in the planning phase, and is rumored ot have…

VCs Dole Out $6 million To Digital Orchid

Digital Orchid said it raised $6 million during its second round of financing, which was led by Shepherd Ventures. “With this investment, we…

MediaBay Plans Acquisition Spree

Spoken audio entertainment company MediaBay has announced plans to acquire companies and find strategic partners to boost its business. The…

Anam Mobile Gets $17 Million Funding

Anam, a Dublin, Ireland based developer of messaging infrastructure products for the mobile industry, has raised $17 million in its second r…

Virgin Posts Growth — Still Talking To NTL

Virgin Mobile UK has posted reasonably strong growth in its quarterly results and has stated it is still in talks over a takeover by NTL, so…

Slingbox’s Funding: A Whopping $46 Million

SiliconBeat reports on it again: Sling Media, the remote-access company which allows people to watch their home-stored digital media remotel…

MaxCorp Not To Buy Wireless Ink

At the end of last month it was announced that MaxCorp was to buy Wireless Ink, but the deal has been called off. David Harper, Wireless Ink…

Another Standard For Mobile TV Emerges

Sprint Nextel has invested $10 million in IPWireless on the basis of a new mobile TV technology, TDtv (press release). One advantage the new…

Tencent Acquires Joymax

Chinese IM and gaming provider Tencent is buying out private wireless value-added service provider Joymax in an effort to expand its sales c…

Sky MobileMedia Raises $15 Million

San Diego-based SKY MobileMedia, which makes mobile apps platform for the handset industry, has closed a $15 million second round of investm…

Virgin Accepts NTLs Proposal

Well, it’s not a done deal yet but from the article it seems the wrangling is over… NTL made three different offers for Virgin (cash, NTL…

NTL Ready To Up Bid For Virgin Mobile

The NTL buyout of Virgin Mobile UK continues…the minority shareholders want 400p per share but that has been described as “dreamland”, NTL…

Stakes Upped In NTL/Virgin Mobile Bid Talks

There’s still no resolution in NTL’s bid to buy Virgin Mobile, with institutional shareholders demanding 400p a share, significantly more th…

Mobile Media Company Acquires Overloaded

Mobile entertainment provider the Mobile Media Company has acquired games developer and publisher Overloaded, a subsidiary of Endemol.
“Ove…

Ninemsn To Acquire Mobile Developer

NineMSN — a joint venture between Australian broadcaster Channel 9 and Microsofts MSN portal — has bought mobile content developer HWW. T…

DoCoMo to Take Stake in Fuji TV

DoCoMo has continued its buying spree, taking a 2.6% stake in Fuji Television Network for $177 million. The move is designed to shore up con…

DoCoMo Finalizes KTF Talks

DoCoMo has closed the deal to buy 10% of KTF, agreeing to pay 565 billion won ($557 million) for 20.2 million shares — a 15% premium on the…

100 Mobile Startups

It’s boom-time for mobile content…capital investment is flowing into an increasing number of start-ups, many situated in Silicon Valley –…

Thumbplay Gets $7.5 Million Funding

NYC-based mobile content and casual gaming firm ThumbPlay has received $7.5 million in second round of funding, VentureWire reports…
The f…

Visage Mobile Gets $30M Funding

MVNO infrastructure company–technically MVNE–Visage Mobile, based in San Francisco, CA, closed $30 million in a fourth round of funding, l…

Summus Closes $8 Private Placement

Summus secured a private placement valued at $8 million, led by Liberty Associated Partners and joined by existing Summus investor Rock Hill…

SkyZone Gets $13.5 Million Funding

SkyZone Entertainment, a mobile conent provider based in Fort Lee, NJ (with major operations in South Korea), has received $13.5 million in…

Japanese Dwango Acquires Game Maker

Japanese mobile game developer and publisher Dwango has announced that the company is to acquire an 80 percent stake in fellow Japanese deve…

Handmade Mobile Raises Financing

Handmade Mobile Entertainment, a U.K.-based mobile community startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of
venture-capital financing from Dou…

DoCoMo Buys Into Tower Records

The Eurotechnology Newsletter has alerted me to the fact that NTT DoCoMo is following the lead of SK Telecom and buying into the music busin…

Telef

I missed this in all the hoo-haa over Telefonica buying O2 but caught it in Monty’s Gaming And Wireless Outlook newsletter…”Telefonica is…

Sharpcast Gets Funding

Sharpcast, a wireless consumer software and services startup vased in Palo Alto, CA, has recieved venture funding from Draper Fisher Jurvest…

Telefonica Tto Buy O2 For $31.5 Billion

As we mentioned earlier yesterday, Telefonica has made a bid for UK operator O2…the price: $31.5 billion, in a deal that could spur greate…

Telefonica Bids On O2

It’s not directly related to mobile content but it will affect the mobile industry in Europe, and so also it will affect the mobile content…

GlooLabs Gets Investment From Siemens

GlooLabs, a Palo Alta, CA-based startup that develops software to facilitate wireless access to and distribution of multimedia content, has…

Watagame Receives Second Round Financing

Denmark-based developer and publisher of mobile games, Watagame, has received second round of financing. The round was led by SEED Capital D…

AEGF Mobile Acquires Game Studio

AEGF, a mobile game developer and publisher formed by Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital, has announced the acquisition of dedicated conso…

Soapbox Mobile Gets $10 Million

Soapbox Mobile, a San Diego-based mobile marketing and m-commerce solutions company, has secured $10 million in funding from Equal Elements.…

M:Metrics Receives $7 Million Funding

M:Metrics, the mobile content and applications traffic and data firm, has raised a $7 million second round funding led by Prism Venture Par…

The Seattle MVNO: More Details

I found out some more details on the Seattle-based MVNO being hatched out of VC firm Ignition Partners: It is an enterprise MVNO focused on…

Xcerla, Funded by Nokia

Hadn’t heard of this startup before, but looks like it is funded by Nokia and other venture investors…according to this job posting, it is…

Ipsh Bought out by Omnicom

The four-year old mobile marketing company Ipsh has been bought out by Diversified Agency Services, a unit of ad agency giant Omnicom Group.…

Comverse Makes A Billing Buy

Comverse — which sells the Klonie line of avatars — has purchased the GSS division of CGS Systems International for roughly $251 million i…

Broadcom Buy Targets Mobile TV

Anticipating demand for real-time TV on phones and low-power Wi-Fi, communications chipmaker Broadcom will acquire Athena Semiconductors for…

July Systems Gets $10 Million Funding

July Systems, which had a biggish presence at the MECCA and at CTIA, has received $10 million third round venture investment from Motorola V…

arvato mobile Acquires Movota

arvato mobile, the German IT services company arvato’s mobile subsidiary, which in itself is owned by BMG, has bought out UK-based Movota,…

@ CTIA: Throughts on M&A Market

I spent a lot of time speaking to people at the two conferences today….and spent less time on the panels. I felt it was a better way to ge…

Openwave Buys MusicWave For $121 Million

The French mobile music service cashed out big time…I’ll have more details later…Openwave Systems , the mobile browser company, has boug…

@ CTIA: Funding News

A few venture fundings being announced today
— Sennari Gets $5 Million Funding: for its mobile loyalty and entertainment content services.…

@ CTIA: Sennari Gets $5 Million Funding

News out of CTIA: Sennari, an LA-based mobile entertainment and loyalty applications firm, has received $5 million in second round of fundin…

InfraWorlds Buys Mobile Digital Media

InfraWorlds, the French-based mobile gaming and cotnent publisher, has bought out another U.S. company..following it July acquisition of US-…

Volantis Gets $7.5 Million Funding

Volantis, the Guildford, UK-based mobile content porting firm, has closed a $7.5 million round of funding with Accel Partners & Kennet Ventu…

Handmark Raises $5-million Venture Funding

Handmark, the Kansas City, MO-based mobile media software company, has closed a $5 million round of funding. Funds advised by Apax Partners…

Orion Merges With CellPoint

“Orion Information Services — which specializes in mobile content and service applications — announced today that it is merging with CellP…

Realeyes3D Raises $9.3M in Venture Funding

Realeyes3D, the France-based embedded applications and wireless services provider for camera phones, has secured $9.3 million in venture cap…

Intel Invests on Mobile TV Chip Company

DiBcom, a small French startup, will ally with Intel to add mobile TV to Intel’s Centrino and Xscale platforms. As part of the deal, the sta…

Rave Wireless Gets $5 Million Funding

Update: The company has officially released the number: it is $5 million..some more info in the release. Also, the company has launched its…

France Telecom Aggregates Content Services

“France Telecom has formed a central digital content services division to aggregate content acquisition and service launches across its Oran…

Cellufun Gets First Round Funding

NYC-based nobile gaming startup Cellufun has closed its first round of financing, led by Vaux Les Ventures. The mobile gaming company will u…

iTouch Buys Sms.at

Missed this one in July: UK mobile content firm iTouch, which is in the process of being bought by Japan’s For-side.com, has bought Austrian…

Amp’d Buys NINJA Mobile’s Development Division

I didn’t expect this…Amp’d Mobile has bought Ninja Mobile‘s development division, which had created the base (named Rope Platform) upon which Amp’d’s…

More On LimeLife’s Funding

A few weeks ago we promised you more on LimeLife, the mobile content start-up focussed on women, and its $5 million in funding. Here it is..…

More on AOL Wireless & Wildseed Deal

Following yesterday’s story, the official annuoncement of AOL’s buyout of Wildseed today. The new AOL wireless division will include the ope…

On The AOL-Wildseed Deal

See the story below on AOL’s buyout of Wildseed: I would be surprised if the deal went north of a low double-figure millions…Wildseed has…

AOL Acquires Wildseed; Forms Wireless Unit

America Online has made its first mobile content related acquisition (as far as I know)…it has bought out a peculiar company, someone we’v…

Intercasting Gets $5.5 Million in Funding

You read it here first: Intercasting Corp, the San Diego-based mobile content startup focusing on mobile community and blogging apps, has ra…

Buongiorno Acquires Freever For $42 Million

Buongiorno Vitaminic, the Italian mobile content biggie, has bought out Freever, the French mobile community startup, for about $42 million…

Motricity Acquires M7 Networks

Motricity. the Durham, NC-based provider of mobile content platform solutions has acquired M7 Networks, a mobile community developer based i…

Sizing Up Wireless Investments

Wired has run a piece on investing in the coming mobile phone boom…investors looking for security are advised to go for the big operators…

Yahoo Buys Mobile Syncing Company Verdisoft

Yahoo has quietly acquired mobile-syncing software start-up VerdiSoft, reports SiliconBeat. Yahoo completed the deal in February, but purpos…

Echovox Raises $5 Million Funding

Echovox, the Switzerland-based mobile billing and content delivery solutions company, has raised $5 million in venture funding from Newbury…

Qmobile Gets $5 Million Second Round

Qmobile, a Reston, VA-based mobile content technology, has received $5 million in second round of funding. The Grosvenor Funds lead the rou…

Canadian Company Mobidia Gets $2 Million

Canadian mobile content delivery technology company Mobidia has received $2 million in second-round funding from Discovery Capital Managemen…

Sumitomo Listens to Russian Ringtones

Sumitomo Corp — one of Japan’s megaconglomerates with 700 companies operating in 72 countries doing $88.4 billion in turnover — will buy a…

Motricity Snags $30M In Venture Capital

Motricity, the mobile content platform infrastrucutre company based in Durham, NC, has closed on $30 million in venture funding that it will…

Jamdat For Sale? EA Might Be Eying It

Jamdat, the LA-based mobile gaming company, might be a target of acquisition by Electronic Arts, according to a research note. “Reports toda…

Everypoint Gets Venture Funding

Everypoint, a Boston-based mobile content development firm, has closed a first roundof funding, led by Prism Venture Partners and TD Capita…

I-Play Buys Out Ditto

UK mobile gaming company I-Play (fka Digital bridges), has bought out fellow British mobile games porting specialist and developer, Ditto St…

Airborne Acquisition: Some Financial Details

I mentioned about some confusion in the numbers in Airborne’s $90 million acquisition by Cybird..here’s the clarification from them:
— $60…

Handmark Buys Mediabricks

Handmark, a Kansas, MO-based mobile media content comany, has acquired Mediabricks AB, a European developer of software for publishing, dist…

Jarl Mohn Invests in MobiTV

Jarl Mohn, known as Lee Masters and founding president of Liberty Digital (and former president and CEO of E! Entertainment Television), has…

Viacom Buys Neopets; WeeMee Next?

Viacom, parent of MTV, has bought out online and mobile avatar/animated charcater and pets company Neopets, for a reported sum of $160 milli…

VoiceAge Networks Gets $2 Million From FT

Canadian mobile content adaptation firm VoiceAge Networks has received $2 million in funding from Innovacom, the VC subsidiary of France Tel…

End2End Stake Sold To Amadeus

According to a posting in PE Week Wire, Amadeus Capital Partners has purchased a stake in End2end, a Danish mobile content technology compan…

Motorola Invests in Anam Mobile

Motorola has made a strategic investment in Anam, a Dublin, Ireland based developer of messaging infrastructure products for the mobile tele…

Cascata Secures 1st Round Funding

Cascata, a mobile games and content publisher with “close links” with brands such as EMAP Active, Classic Comedy and Blake7, has announced a…

Russian Web/Mobile Firm Goes Public

“Rambler Media, a Russian media company behind one of Russia’s most popular Internet search engines, raised $40 million ahead of Wednesday’s…

Trilibis Closes Series A Investment Round

Trilibis Mobile today announced that it has closed its Series A private placement round of funding raising $1 million to be used to fund con…

SK Telecom Buys Record Label

South Korea’s SK Telecom has announced plans to buy into a record label to obtain the rights to distribute the music. “SK announced Friday i…

TV Networks Consider Investing In Index Corp

Four Japanese TV networks are considering “a combined equity investment of more than 10 billion yen in Index Corp” according to sources. The…

Motorola Ventures Taps Mobile Directories

Motorola — which has earmarked US$100 million to invest in start-ups this year, a trend followed by many wireless giants — has invested in…

Venture Investing in Mobile Gaming

An interview with Softbank Capital Partners Craig Cooper, on the mobile gaming market and his views on investing in it…”To be honest, a lo…

Wireless Players Re-Arm VC Units

To improve their odds, wireless players are replenishing their VC funds and scouting for startups…The latest is NTT DoCoMo. In July, the J…

Vidiator Buys Eyematic Interface

I picked up most of the mergers outlined in this article, but this one slipped by…”Vidiator, a provider of rich media delivery systems, ac…

Linktone Buys Online Game Company

Linktone, a provider of mobile content to the Chinese market, has bought Brilliant Concept Investments, which has 15 million registered user…

Nival Buys Russian Mobile Gaming Firm

Video game publisher Nival Interactive has acquired controlling interest in Targem Games, a Russian publisher of titles for PCs and mobile h…

Nellymoser Gets $5.3 Million Funding

Nellymoser, the mobile music and content technology company founded five years ago by John and Eric Puterbaugh with Novell Software veteran…

Thumbdance Looks For UK Mobile Video Partner

Production firm Fremantle Media is searching for a partner to launch Thumbdance in the UK…shows include Baywatch and Benny Hill. “The adva…

Sorrent Raises $20M In New Funding

Granite Global Ventures led the Series D round, with current investors BA Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Globespan Capital Par…

Indiagames Investment Announced

As noted here earlier, Indiagames, the mobile gaming firm, has received $4 million from Cisco and Macromedia..the ocmpany is majority owned…

For-Side To Buy iTouch For $344 Million

(sub. req.) For-Side.com, one of the biggest Japanese mobile content companies, which recently bought out two U.S. based mobile content comp…

Taito Bets On Mobile To Bring Success

Taito saw its net profit for the 2005 fiscal year fall by 51.1% compared to the previous year (The company earned 1.72 billion yen ($16.2 mi…

Telcogames & Abletech Create Telcogames ASIA

Telcogames and Taiwan-based aggregator Abletech have today completed a shareholders agreement to found a new company, Telcogames ASIA. Based…

Ki-Bi IPO Raises GBP 10 Million

Ki-Bi Mobile Technologies, which uses plastic cards with codes allowing access to mobile content as a distribution method (via retail stores…

m-Wise Grows 1,000%

m-Wise, provider of mobile content solutions for operators, ASPs and content providers, today disclosed preliminary information of a ten-fol…

JAMDAT Mobile Acquires Blue Lava Wireless

Jamdat has bought Blue Lava Wireless for $137 million. “As part of the transaction, JAMDAT has acquired an exclusive, 15 year worldwide lice…

Venture Money Flooding in Mobile Content

(sub. req.) A story on the venture money in the mobile content and services market. Research from VentureOne found that start-ups in the m…

Adobe Buys Macromedia: Mobile Implications?

Adobe just bought Macromedia for $3.4 billion…see our full coverage on paidContent.org. What are the implications of this deal for mobile…

Faith Inc Buys Takenet

Japanese company Faith Inc — which owns Moderati (previously known as FaithWest) — has quietly acquired Takenet, the Brazilian mobile cont…

VC Capital Rushing Into Mobile Games

“The mobile games industry is attracting rapidly increasing levels of venture capital, according to research published today by Screen Diges…

Win Win Gaming To Buy Pixiem

Mobile games developer Pixiem has been bought by gambling company Win Win. Or at least, the purchase has been agreed in principle. “The prop…

Ki-Bi Mobile Technologies Plans AIM IPO

Ki-Bi Mobile Technologies has announced plans to float on the London alternative investment market (AIM). “Market sources said that the comp…

Nextel Invests in French DRM Company

Medialive, a French DRM/mobile content protection company, has secured $4.2 million in first round funding from Nextel and Sophia Euro Lab.…

Management Buyout Mobile TV Distributor

“The mobile TV distributor Kamera announced that the management together with external investors have completed their buyout of Kamera from…

SmartVideo Gets $5 Million Funding

SmartVideo, the mobile video services company, has sold approximately 2.4 million shares of its common stock and raised in excess of $5 mill…

Summus Announces 2004 Fiscal Year End Results

Summus has released its 2004 end-of-year results, which saw total wireless application revenues for 2004 increase by 267% to $5,118,551 from…

Buongiorno Expands to U.S.

“Buongiorno will enter the North American market as an integrated player capable of covering the entire mobile content value chain, from the…

Saw-You Gets Funding

Mobile social networking company Saw-You has announced it has completed a new round of investment, securing multi-million dollar backing fro…

Mobile Search Firm Finds Funds

4INFO has closed $8 million in equity funding to help accelerate the growth of its patented mobile search technology. You can try out its se…

MonsterMob Group To Buy Upper Mobile

Monstermob has bought Upper Mobile Limited, which owns “Information Gateway Inc. (‘IG’), one of the Philippines’ leading mobile content and…

Summus Raises $4 Million

Summus, a developer of mobile content and applications based in Raleigh, NC, has raised $4 million in new capital through the sale of stock…

mBlox Gets $7.5 Million in Funding

mBlox, the mobile messaging transmission and billing company, has raised $7.5 million in additional funding from ORIX Venture Finance. Since…

E Mobile Announces President and CEO

E Mobile Information Technologies, the parent company of CHL Technologies, has appointed Phillip Barber to the positions of President, Chief…

Celltick Raises $11 Million

Celltick, a mobile video startup based in London, has raised $11 million in its third financing round in order to finance expansion of its…

Mobile Gaming – Sale Still On

Digital Bridges will probably be making acquisitions later in the year to keep the pace with other mobile games publishers. “We will be maki…

Hispanic Focused MVNO Launched in US

Wireless service provider Movida has teamed with Sprint and Wal-Mart Stores to market an MVNO service targeted at Hispanic communities in th…

Mobile start-ups attract investment

“There have been a lot of successful exits (where venture capitalists sell their stakes or float them) in the last 12 months and the investm…

Aspiro and Schibsted Mobile merge

Mobile content producer Aspiro has signed an agreement with the media group Schibsted to merge Aspiro with Schibsted Mobile (Inpoc), a suppl…

Emblaze’s Adamind raises 15m. in UK IPO

Emblaze, which is exhibiting at 3GSM, has raised 15M in an IPO in the UK. “The company’s technology enables cellular telephone users to acce…

Hurray! Raises US$70M In IPO

Hurray! (which obviously formed at the height of the dotcom boom) a chinese company which offers “wireless value added services” has pulled…

Dwango Finds Financing

Dwango has raised $15 million following the completion of a private placement of preferred convertible stock. The company plans to use the f…

Nokia Launches $350M Fund

Formerly known as Nokia Venture Partners, Menlo Park, CA-based BlueRun Ventures announced a first close today on a fund targeted to reach $3…

Findprofit analyzes mobile content sector

Investment commentator Findprofit is selling a report on the mobile content sector. “FindProfit’s investment outlook examines a number of is…

Wireless push lifts Verizon earnings

Verizon Wireless has had a good quarter, adding 1.7 million customers and seeing its revenue rise 22 percent to $7.3 billion year on year. A…

In-Fusio Acquires Thumbworks

European mobile gaming heavyweight In-Fusio has acquired Thumbworks, a U.S. gaming and entertainment publisher. Terms were not disclosed.
Cr…

Qpass trades stock for Austrian firm

Qpass said yesterday it has acquired Vienna, Austria-based ucp morgen, in an attempt to get a bigger chunk of the fast-growing mobile data m…

Almost Hollywood Mobile Soap

An MMS-based soap opera called “Almost Hollywod” has been launched in Denmark. The episodes last about two minutes and feature both audio an…

Finnish Mobile Investors Show Staying Power

Finnish venture firms have retained their more aggressive investment plans, according to this story.
Eqvitec Partners, a Nordic VC firm, ha…

Hurray! plans going public on NASDAQ

“Chinese mobile messaging service provider Hurray! Holdings Co Ltd planned to float its shares on the NASDAQ stock market, amid an industria…

Wireless video needs Adamind

Emblaze CEO Eli Reifman has been interviewed on the upcoming floatation of Adamind, a company which transcodes mobile content to match diffe…

Hantro Gets $5.25 Million Funding

Hantro Oy, a Finnish provider of mobile multimedia technology, has received a further $5.25 million investment from a syndicate, led by CapM…

Openwave Acquires 3G Player

Openwave Systems and Cilys, a Canadian wireless telecommunications software infrastructure vendor located in Trois-Rivieres and Montreal, to…

VeriSign Buying LightSurf For $270 Million

VeriSign is on the acquisition path again, after buying out Jamba and Unimobile last year. It is buying out Santa Cruz, CA-based multimedia…

Jamdat Acquires Casual Gaming Firm

Jamdat Mobile, the LA-based mobile gaming company which went public last year, has bought out Downtown Wireless, the developer of “Downtown…

Mobile Media Company Acquires MindX

The Mobile Media Company AS today announced the acquisition of gaming developer MindX. The acquisition enables Mobile Media to provide MindX…

Possible m-content IPO

Mobile content company Mforma is one mooted as a possible IPO in 2005. “Racing from continent to continent, Mforma Chief Executive Dan Kranz…

Sensis drives towards wireless mapping vision

Sensis, an Australian directory company owned by incumbent telco Telstra, has announced that its recent purchase of mapping and street direc…

American IDC to Acquire SmartSMS USA

American IDC Corporation announced today that agreement has been reached for American IDC Corp. to acquire 80% controlling interest in Smart…

PalmSource buys into mobile Linux

PalmSource, producers of the Palm operating system, has announced it will buy China MobileSoft to ease its way into the mobile linux space.…

Yahoo Looks Beyond Desktop with WUF Acquisition

Yahoo has bought WUF, a company which develops software that is designed to simplify the control and access of digital content — music, pho…

Airborne Entertainment Acquires Cellus USA

Mobile publisher Airborne Entertainment announced today it has acquired Cellus USA Inc., a leader in the development of mobile storefronts,…

Sorrent and Macrospace merge

Two mobile games companies, Sorrent and Macrospace, have joined forces with US company Sorrent acquiring UK company Macrospace for an undisc…

Monstermob rings up

MonsterMob has bought a 29.97 % stake in Malaysian company UnrealMind Interactive in order to increase its presence in South East Asia. “UMI…

SmartServ acquires prepaid provider Telco Group

Mobile virtual network operator and content provider SmartServ Online has signed a letter of intent to acquire New York-based Telco Group an…

Qpass Buys Irish Payments Provider Altamedius

Qpass, the mobile commerce software provider, has acquired Altamedius, a provider of multi-channel payment technology, based in Dublin, Ire…

PocketThis Receives $12 Million Funding

PocketThis, an Oakland-CA based mobile content services startup–know for its “Send to Mobile” service–has received $12 million in third ro…

SKY MobileMedia Finds $6.25M

San Diego-based SKY MobileMedia announced has raised a first round of funding worth $6.25 million. Enterprise Partners Venture Capital led t…

Enpocket Grabs $9.5M

Enpocket, the moble marketing and content solutions company, has received $9.5 million in a third round of financing. The financing was led…

Mobile Media Company Acquires Cee.tv Format

This is the fourth such announcement from the company is the last two weeks (beaten only in its acquiring vigor by mForma!) The acquisition…

Cenuco To Buy Omnipoint For $22.5M

Cenuco, a Boca Raton-based developer of wireless solutions for transmitting live streaming video to PDAs and cell phones, has agreed to purc…

Motricity Raises $27 Million

PowerByHand, a mobile content company which moved its headquarters from Nashville, Tenn., to Durham in the spring after merging with Pinpoin…

SkyZone Acquires JSmart

SkyZone Entertainment, a mobile conent provider based in Fort Lee, NJ, has bought out JSmart Technologies. JSmart, a developer of casual gam…

Cash-U Acquires, Raises $15m, Rebrands

Cash-U, a mobile technology and content solutions company based in Israel, has closed a $15 million round of financing led by Carmel Venture…

Enpocket Acquires Landmat

Mobile marketing and content apps company Enpocket has bought out Landmat, a provider of mobile community and content applications. Landmat…

Action Engine Raises $7M

Redmond-based Action Engine, maker of software that powers smart phones, has completed its fourth round of venture funding — led by New Yor…

Trigenix bought by Qualcomm for $36m

Trigenix, a Cambridge, UK-based developer of interfaces on mobile phones, has been bought by Qualcomm of the US for $36m in an all-cash deal…

First Hop Raises $8.9 Million

First Hop, a mobile content and infrastructure provider based in Helsinki, Finland, has raised a$8.9 million in second round of fuding. Part…

Empower Raises $5M

Empower Interactive, a UK-based supplier of mobile data services infrastructure products for mobile operators worldwide, has raised $5 milli…

Fine Wine, Amour, And Mobile Games

France is a force in the latest wireless craze: Video games for phones….and VCs are pouring in cash. They have invested $145 million in mo…

MobileAware gets $5m in new cash

Dublin-based mobile software company MobileAware has secured $5 million in funding from new and existing investors.
Existing investors Cro…

OZ Get $27.3 Million For Mobile IM Tech

Oz, a Montreal-based mobile Im software firm, has received $27.3 million investment from VantagePoint Venture Partners…The proceeds from…

Netsize Gets $7 Million Funding

Netsize, the France-based provider for mobile messaging and premium billing solutions, has received about $ 7 million in a new round of fund…

Tripping Over Chocolate

Tons of hype surrounding EA founder Trip Hawkins’ Digital Chocolate…other usual suspects like Mforma, Sorrent etc are also mentioned, alon…

Scalado Gains $2M In New Financing

Scalado, a Swedish startup which provides mobile digital imaging platforms and applications, said it received new financing of about $2 mill…

Mobile Content Investments A Numbers Game

(sub. req.): FT does a story on mobile content venture investments (FYI: I’ll be coming out with a mobile content deals–VC & M&A– report b…

Atrua Gains $12M In New Funding

In further validation of demand for fingerprint technology on wireless devices, Silicon Valley-based Atrua Technologies announced it has rai…

Fathammer Get 4 Million Euros Investment

Nexit Ventures and 3i co-led an investment round of 4 million euros in Helsinki-based mobile gaming company Fathammer. The investment will b…

Dwango Secures $3 Million

Seattle-based mobile content publisher Dwango has rounded up $3 million in financing. The entertainment content for mobile phones publisher…

Macromedia Buys Mobile Flash Company

This acquisition has been under the radar for some time now, but Macromedia has bought out Finnish mobile Flash technology company Animoi (…

Investments in Mobile Gaming

Strategy Analytics thinks it is a booming area, and venture investment is a good bet: “Although the revenues of leading publishers such as J…

MForma Buys Another One: Blue Beck

Exclusive: Mforma, the Seattle-based mobile gaming company which has gone berserk buying companies of late, sitting on a huge chest of ventu…

European Digital Media Rollups Take Root

Digital media related M&As in Europe are happening fast and furious…Driving small, European VC-backed startups down the rollup path is the…

Mforma Buys FingerTwitch

Mforma is on an acquisition binge: a day after it announced its new round of funding, it has bought out FingerTwitch, a developer of advance…

VCs embrace mobile gaming

(via TheFeature) After years of virtually ignoring the gaming industry, VCs are finally ready to play. Jamdat, Digital Chocolate, Sorrent, a…

Opera Telecom Acquires Aria Mobile Telecoms

Opera Telecom has acquired Aria Mobile Telecoms, the Dublin-based mobile technology infrastructure specialist which was a joint venture betw…

Alphyra snaps up Itsmobile

Alphyra, the European electronic payments firm, has bought the Irish mobile payments software firm Itsmobile. Terms of the deal were not dis…