We’re only a few weeks away from our next Mobile Summit, and it’s shaping up to be a memorable meeting. We’ve just added speakers from ESPN Mobile, Urban Airship, Pandora, Facebook, and more.
If you could bottle the essential startup advice of some of the best founders and VCs in the world, what would it look like? Pretty much like this.
The mobile industry is at an exciting stage: There are enough smartphone customers that there’s a huge field of opportunity for device makers, carriers, and app makers, but the market is still fragmented enough that no one company dominates. In this kind of frothy market, the risks are high, but the potential payoffs are huge, too.
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/32172079 w=500&h=281] Urban Airship, a platform-as-a-service company for mobile developers, has soft-launched a new MMS-style notification feature called “Rich Push” to help app makers better engage mobile users.
Urban Airship, a mobile development platform, announced a $15.1 million third round of funding led by strategic investors Salesforce.com and Verizon Wireless.
The rumors are true: Urban Airship has acquired SimpleGeo.