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Android users found in South, Southwest, iOS takes Northeast, Midwest

The top three mobile operating systems control over 90% of the OS market, making it increasingly difficult for competing platforms to gain traction, according to Jumptap's MobileStat monthly data. While Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Android OS remains in the top spot, with 38% market...

Bits & Bytes: GSA announces 3 new members; Jumptap receives new patent; and more

Orange Business Services is introducing Business Together as a Service, a unified communication solution designed to enable an innovative way of working and collaborating. Business Together as a Service allows Unified Communications solutions to be offered via the cloud, using an “as a service”...

Capital Markets: Jumptap's financing round; Salesforce acquires Radian6; and more

Salesforce.com the enterprise cloud computing company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Radian6, the industry-leading social media monitoring platform used by more than half of FORTUNE 100 companies. Radian6's unique technology captures hundreds of millions of conversations every day across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,...

Jumptap receives $25M in VC funding

Mobile advertising company Jumptap said it completed a $25 million financing round that it plans to use to accelerate growth through product and technology development, as well as add staff. The seven-year-old company has received about $100 million in total funding.Existing investors including AllianceBernstein,...

Jumptap jumps on rich media ad bandwagon with new partners

Targeted mobile advertising firm Jumptap has just announced a partnerships with five rich media providers; Celtra, Fluent Mobile, and PointRoll, as well as Crisp Media and Medialets, in order to improve its rich media capabilities and offer advertisers more options when it comes to mobile ads.

Bits and Bytes: Jumptap ad program; Sitra WiMAX debut; and more

Mobile advertising company Jumptap announced its Passport to Freedom program, which is designed to help mobile developers and publishers increase revenues via ad solutions that run on any device. The program establishes a $4 million fund for new customers and allows them to keep...

Movers and Shakers: Adsmobil, Highwinds and more

Adsmobil – The mobile advertising company has expanded its sales division, adding Thomas Anderson, formerly of JumpTap, and Wandrill Pruvot, formerly of Buzzcity. Anderson will serve as sales director, Americas, while Pruvot will act as sales director, EMEA.Highwinds – Steve Lidell has been...

Kgb launches premium mobile search service

There's a new player on the wide-open mobile search playground. And it's bigger than you think.Kgb, a New York-based firm with roots in fixed-line directory assistance, launched service earlier this month with a premium service that uses human "special agents" - a wry nod...

JumpTap partners with Skweezer

JumpTap Inc. said it will use technology from Skweezer Inc. to optimize Web content for mobile phones.One of the first players in the optimization space, Skweezer offers a direct-to-consumer content mobilization solution as well as Skweezer Private Label, a white-label product for carriers and...

Proximic’s iPhone app looks to advance search field

Google Inc. continues to dominate the online-search space, but who will win in mobile - and how they'll get there - is anybody's guess.The already crowded field of mobile-search providers got a little more packed last week as Proximic, a San Francisco- and Munich,...

By the Numbers: Venture capital deals for third quarter of 2008

The following list includes venture capital and other investments into wireless companies announced during the third quarter. This list comprises the amounts that were invested into wireless companies, as well as the companies that led the investment. RCR Wireless News collects venture-financing deals in the wireless...

Mobile search set for new growth spurt: Smartphones offer fertile ground for local business info

With the launch of Apple Inc.'s 3G-capable iPhone earlier this summer, along with a slew of other Web-ready smartphones topping consumers' wish lists, the mobile search market stands as one of the most rapidly expanding avenues of digital marketing.There is no shortage of outfits...

Venture capital financing wrap-up: BuzzCity, JumpTap and RadioFrame

The following list includes venture capital and other investments into wireless companies announced during the past week. The value of the investment is included when available.--BuzzCity: Naspers invested $10 million into BuzzCity, a developer of global wireless communities and consumer services. BuzzCity said it...

Qualcomm’s BREW gets Flashed : Vendors roll out wares during annual conference

Qualcomm Inc.'s annual BREW developer's conference got underway this morning, and the obligatory stream of news from the company's home base in San Diego has kicked into high gear:--Qualcomm and Adobe Systems Inc. announced a new BREW Mobile Platform with integrated Adobe Flash technology,...

Gmystery

What is Google's game plan for wireless?The easy answer: I have no clue. But as we await the outcome of the FCC's 700 MHz auction, and the winner of the C-Block licenses, I'm ready to speculate on the search-engine giant. Google is everywhere in...

ChaCha aims to differentiate with human search guides

Online search provider ChaCha last week sashayed onto a very crowded mobile dance floor.The Indianapolis startup unveiled a short-code based version of its search offering, which uses paid human "guides" instead of computer-generated algorithms to deliver information. Users can send questions to 242242 (ChaCha)...

Analyst Angle Special Edition: Mobile advertising has arrived: Close encounters of the third screen

Editor's Note: Welcome to a special edition of our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. In the coming weeks look for columns from Jupiter Research's...

TALK TO ME: Voice solutions integrated into wireless search models

All that cash being poured into voice-activated search is beginning to look like a good bet.A recent study from Usable Products Co. indicates speechrecognition technology finally may have become user-friendly. The New York-based market research firm tested four mobile search offerings-three text-based services and...

JumpTap expands at Virgin Mobile USA

Mobile search startup JumpTap Inc. expanded its relationship with mobile virtual network operator Virgin Mobile USA L.L.C. with a local search application.The white-label offering, which launches this week, delivers local business listings as well as driving directions and local maps. JumpTap has powered an...

WHO ARE YOU?: Finding mobile user game of 20 Questions

Like a kid futilely looking for a sugar fix, mobile advertising companies are struggling to cope with an empty cookie jar.Online advertisers and publishers have long used cookies to make surfing the Web easier. Simple text files that are planted on consumers' hard drives,...

Alltel, JumpTap unveil dedicated search key

Alltel Corp. announced it is offering a phone with a dedicated search key, an offering powered by mobile search company JumpTap. The dedicated key, which features a magnifying glass search icon, launches an Alltel-branded BREW client that enables subscribers to search for content, services...

Yahoo aims to pass Google in growing mobile search space

Internet behemoths and pure-play startups are hastily inking deals and positioning themselves for a long, hard slog on the mobile search battlefield.Yahoo Inc. continued its aggressive move into wireless last week, using the Consumer Electronics Show to tout a host of new partnerships for...

Virgin Mobile USA buys JumpTap mobile content search engine

Virgin Mobile USA L.L.C. tapped JumpTap Inc. to power a mobile-specific search engine for users looking for wireless content.The mobile virtual network operator said JumpTap will provide an advertising-supported search offering designed to deliver ringtones, games, wallpapers and other mobile content. The service will...

Pay-per-call hopes to lessen online marketing fraud

Mobile marketers are looking to avoid the "pay-per-click" problems that continue to plague online advertising. And many of them are hoping simple phone calls provide the solution.Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and other ad-supported online search engines charge advertisers a set amount each time a...

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