Leading Mobile Publisher TabTale Acquires Coco Play, Establishes Operations in China

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New Venture-Backed Publisher Expands Global Presence via Talent, Tech, and Game Acquisition

TEL AVIV, Israel – May 23, 2014 – Today top children’s app publisher TabTale announced the acquisition of Coco Play Limited, a Hong Kong and China-based developer of educational apps and games for kids. The deal enables TabTale to establish a presence in China and reach a wider global audience. TabTale will also be joined by Coco Play’s team, and add its two million monthly active users to TabTale’s existing 25 million. TabTale raised $12 million in Series B funding in October 2013, and continues to seek expansion opportunities around the globe in order to enrich its app offerings and grow in new markets.

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Wholesale Shopping App Boxed Announces $6.5M Series A

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Mobile Commerce Startup Raises Funds to Drive Continued Growth, Expand National Infrastructure

NEW YORK – May 13, 2014 – Boxed, a mobile commerce company that provides the discounts of warehouse club shopping with fast, affordable delivery, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. Built by mobile industry veterans, Boxed is the first company to make ordering big box products simple, affordable, and hassle-free from a phone or tablet. Return investor Greycroft Partners and new investors First Round Capital and Signia Venture Partners led the round, with participation from ENIAC Ventures, Social Starts, BoxGroup, Owen Van Natta (former Facebook COO), and David Ko (Former Zynga COO).

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Consumer Physics Launches SCiO to Demystify our Material World

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Pocket-Sized Scanner Reads Molecular Fingerprint of Food, Pharmaceuticals, and More 

MENLO PARK, Calif. and TEL AVIV, Israel – April 29, 2014 –Consumer Physics today unveiled SCiO, a handheld sensor that scans the molecular fingerprint of physical matter and instantly provides useful information about its chemical makeup. SCiO delivers real-time results to its mobile application on the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth LE.

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Jungle Doctor X: Wild Animal Adventure Is On the Loose! A Doctor X Game for iOS and Android, Now Available

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New Storytelling Adventure from Renowned Children’s App Developer TabTale Brings Mini-Games and Challenges to Kids Young and Old

TEL AVIV, Israel – April 16, 2014 – TabTale announced today the release of a new game in its hit Doctor X series, Jungle Doctor X: Wild Animal Adventure. The game brings kids a story-driven adventure with a series of casual mini-games, building on TabTale’s success developing ebooks, educational apps, and games with more than 300 million downloads. This lively story has over 35 levels to play, including bonus “expert levels” of challenging mini-games for older kids up to 14 years of age. Players help Squirrel find his parents, treating injured animal friends they meet along the way while skirting monkey bandits. The game is free-to-play and now available to download on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon.

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Founders of Box, Yahoo!, Workday, and Silver Lake Partners Invest in Elementum to Redefine Enterprise Software

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Mobile supply chain startup adds top Silicon Valley advisors and investors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 8, 2014 – Today, enterprise startup Elementum announces the addition of five new investors—Aaron Levie, Dave Duffield, Jerry Yang, Jim Davidson, and Mike Frandsen—as well as new members to its board of advisors. The company, which offers mobile software for supply chain management, exited stealth mode this February with over $60 million in funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX).

ADDITIONAL INVESTORS: 

  • Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO, Workday
  • Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO, Box
  • Jerry Yang, co-founder, Yahoo!; founding partner, AME Cloud Ventures
  • Mike Frandsen, VP of products, Workday
  • Jim Davidson, co-founder and managing director, Silver Lake Partners

Jim Davidson is also a member of the company’s board of directors.

ADDITIONS TO BOARD OF ADVISORS: 

  • Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO, Workday
  • David Dibble, former EVP, service engineering and operations, Yahoo!
  • David Henke, former SVP, engineering and operations, LinkedIn
  • Aneel Bhusri, co-founder, chairman, and co-CEO, Workday

“With the creation of the world’s first supply chain graph, Elementum isn’t just disrupting the industry, they’re rewriting the rules.”

Aaron Levie, co-founder & CEO, Box

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Build 2014: TabTale Brings Popular Kids Apps to Windows 8 Platform

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Global Leader in Mobile Games, Education Apps, and Interactive Books for Kids Expands Distribution to Windows PCs, Tablets and Phones

TEL AVIV, Israel – April 4, 2014 – TabTale, a leading developer of interactive games and children’s entertainment for mobile devices, today announced during the Microsoft Build Developer Conference that it will support the Microsoft Windows 8 platform for PC’s, tablets and phones. This expansion on desktop and mobile devices marks an important milestone for the children’s app developer as it moves to further solidify its leadership position after recently surpassing 300 million downloads. TabTale’s first offering on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will be one of its most popular apps, Paint Sparkles, which has already been downloaded more than 10 million times on iOS and Android. TabTale’s apps are now available worldwide on the Windows and Windows Phone Stores, with more releases scheduled in the coming months.

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Crazy Labs Launches Air Hockey Mania – Disky, Now Available for iOS

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Award Winning Game Lets Players Sling Digital Discs in an Advanced Mobile Version of an Old Arcade Favorite

TEL AVIV, Israel – March 4, 2014 –  Crazy Labs, TabTale’s new publishing brand of indie game content for older audiences, today released its first game titled Air Hockey Mania – Disky. Winner of Game Connection Europe’s “Best Mobile Game” award, Disky is a fast-paced, disc-slinging game that can be played in single-player mode or local multiplayer battles against a friend. Developed by Playful Shark and Plaid Games, Disky is free-to-play and now available to download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad devices. Continue reading Crazy Labs Launches Air Hockey Mania – Disky, Now Available for iOS

TabTale Announces Crazy Labs Publishing and March 4 Launch of Disky: Air Hockey Mania for iOS

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New Publishing Brand Expands Audience Reach for Leading Provider of Mobile Apps for Children, Starting with Competitive Disc-slinging Game

TEL AVIV, Israel – Feb. 25, 2014 –  TabTale, a leading developer of interactive games and children’s entertainment for mobile devices, today announced the launch of Crazy Labs, the company’s publishing brand of mobile games for audiences 13 years and older. The new endeavor offers independent development studios an opportunity to capitalize on TabTale’s market success and experience. The company also today announced its first title under the Crazy Labs brand, Disky: Air Hockey Mania, a competitive game with multiplayer features, developed by Playful Shark and Plaid Games. Winner of Game Connection Europe’s “Best Mobile Game Award,” Disky is set to launch on March 4 2014, and will be available free-to-play for iOS iPhone and iPads. Continue reading TabTale Announces Crazy Labs Publishing and March 4 Launch of Disky: Air Hockey Mania for iOS