Tag: Mobile

Culture & Gaming

Why Handy Games is working on 11 games for the Nintendo Switch

It may sound a little nuts, but Handy Games has gone crazy for the Nintendo Switch. The German company is developing 11 games for Nintendo’s hot platform, which has become the fastest-selling game console in 2017. This week, Handy Games launched Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron , a sequel to an earlier mobile game. It’s…

Cloud

Buildup raises $7 million to make the construction industry more efficient

Buildup , a task management and collaboration platform aimed at the construction industry, has raised $7 million in a Series A round of funding from Tel Aviv-based TLV Partners, UpWest Labs, 01 Ventures, Abstract Ventures, and Check founders Guy Goldstein and Ahikam Kaufman. Founded in 2013, Palo Alto-based Buildup targets contractors, developers, and property managers with…

Tech

Samsung to establish an AI research hub

(Reuters) — Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it would create an artificial intelligence (AI) research center and strengthen an executive role to look for new business areas for all its three major business groups. The minor changes to the tech giant’s business structure were to “quickly respond to market changes,” Samsung Electronics said in a…

Start Ups

PacketZoom lands $5M Series A investment to speed up mobile apps

 PacketZoom, a startup that helps app developers speed up and optimize app delivery on mobile devices, announced a $5M Series A today. The round was led by Baseline Ventures with participation from First Round Capital, Tandem Capital and Arafura Ventures. Today’s investment brings the total raised to over $9M, according to Crunchbase. The company combines…

Mobile

Seedcamp announces fresh $54 million fund to invest in 100 European startups

Seedcamp , an investment fund aimed at early-stage European startups, has announced the first close of its fourth seed fund at £41 million ($54 million). Founded in 2007 by around 30 European investors, Seedcamp has often been compared to Y Combinator in the U.S. and has invested in more than 250 startups that have gone…

Mobile

Apple scientists’ research shows how self-driving cars could better spot cyclists and pedestrians

(Reuters) — Research by Apple computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company’s first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles. The paper by Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel, submitted on Nov. 17 to independent online journal…

Start Ups

AppLovin scraps acquisition and takes debt financing instead

 The story of AppLovin‘s acquisition has taken another turn. We first reported that the mobile ad startup was in acquisition talks in August of last year, and the announcement came a month later: AppLovin would sell a majority stake Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital. Today, however, CEO Adam Foroughi revealed that the deal…