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Kiwi Adds Veteran Games Industry Talent to Support Mission to Bring AAA to Mobile

kiwi-logo-650New Team Members Bring Wealth of Game Development Experience from Leaders in Mobile, PC, and Console Gaming

PALO ALTO, Calif. — September 25, 2014 — Kiwi, Inc., today announced the addition of veteran games industry talent to its team as part of the company’s mission to build AAA games for mobile platforms. The new additions include Vice President of Creative Eric Todd, Vice President and Executive Producer Jason Woodward, Director of Product Wes Culver, Lead Gameplay Engineer Pratik Patel and Art Director Shawn Peters. Combined, these new team members bring decades of game industry talent from marquee developers and publishers including EA, Disney Interactive/Playdom, GREE, and Zynga. The new hires follow on the heels of Kiwi closing a $15 million Series B round which is being used to develop next-gen, cross-platform, AAA titles for mobile devices. Continue reading

Gear Up Your Geometric Gameplay with Tetris® Battle: Fusion

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Aug. 25, 2014 – Colors and squares and tight spaces – oh my! Tetris® Battle: Fusion, an all-new game based on the addictive Facebook game Tetris Battle and multiplayer tribute to the game that singlehandedly spawned the puzzler genre, is now available for free on OUYA (with a $4.99 unlock for local multiplayer and AI battle mode). Developed this year by Tetris Online, Inc. to honor the Tetris brand’s 30th anniversary, Tetris Battle: Fusion puts players’ spatial strategy skills to the test. Continue reading

DoubleDutch Announces $19 Million in Series D Financing

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Aug. 21, 2014 - Mobile event app leader DoubleDutch today announced the close of $19 million in Series D funding led by Mithril Capital Management. Previous investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures and Bullpen Capital also participated, along with Singapore-based Enspire Capital. Ajay Royan, co-founder and managing general partner of Mithril, joins the DoubleDutch board. Continue reading

Kiwi Closes $15 Million in Series B Financing

kiwi-logo-650Northgate Capital Leads Investment Round with Participation from DFJ and Returning Investor Sequoia Capital in Leading Mobile Developer

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Aug. 6, 2014 – Mobile game developer Kiwi, Inc. today announced that it has closed $15 million in Series B financing, led by Northgate Capital with participation from DFJ and returning investor Sequoia Capital. The Series B brings the total amount raised by Kiwi to $21 million. Kiwi has emerged as a top developer on Google Play, and the company will use the funding to invest in its next generation of cross-platform, AAA mobile titles while continuing to improve distribution and monetization practices that affect the entire mobile ecosystem. Continue reading

New Research from DoubleDutch Shows that Event App Adoption Has Reached the Tipping Point

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More Organizers Than Ever are Using Apps for their Events, and the Majority of Non-app Users Plan to Adopt One for Future Events

SAN FRANCISCO — Aug. 4, 2014 – Mobile event technology leader DoubleDutch today announced the early results of its new research on the proliferation and use of mobile technology in the meeting and event industry. Conducted in partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the research found that 63 percent of meeting and event planners are already using mobile applications for their events, and 60 percent of the remainder plan to use an app in the near future. These statistics suggest that mobile event applications have reached a critical mass in terms of use and popularity, and are now considered a necessary part of a successful event. Continue reading

DoubleDutch Partners with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to Power Annual Leadership Meeting

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Mobile Technology to Help Spur Discussion Among Advocates for Women in Business and Identify Key Policy Topics for Elected Officials

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, DC – July 23, 2014 – DoubleDutch, the leading developer of mobile event technology systems, today announced it is powering the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Annual Leadership Meeting, occurring July 23-24 in Washington, D.C. The DoubleDutch app will help attendees engage in conversation around policy issues and empower them to share those conversations with their congressional representatives. Continue reading

A Blast from the Past! Age of Zombies coming soon to OUYA

AoZ_banner_1024x390SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 23, 2014 - OUYA today announced that Age of Zombies, the smash-hit top-down shooter from Halfbrick Studio, will be available on OUYA June 30. A huge success on mobile platforms and PS Vita, Age of Zombies takes players on an action-packed journey through space and time as they hunt the zombie hordes of Professor Brains and try to save humanity from undead-based annihilation. Continue reading

Smile for the Camera: New Data Shows People Are Four Times Nicer When They Post Pictures on Social Media

chute logo (1)Text Posts Alone Are Seven Times More Likely to Show Negative Sentiment than Pictures

SAN FRANCISCO – June 5, 2014 - Chute, a visual-marketing company, which helps brands discover and publish consumer photos and videos, has released results from a study showing how consumer sentiment differs by social media format. The study, which examined almost 6,000 posts and tweets about 30 leading consumer brands, found consumers are overwhelmingly more positive about brands when posting images instead of text on Twitter and Instagram.  The results provide powerful insights for marketers trying to optimize their brands’ social media presence. Continue reading