SAN FRANCISCO – July 30, 2014 – Chute, a visual marketing automation company, today announced the addition of John Battelle, founder of WIRED Magazine, Federated Media and, most recently, sovrn and NewCo, to its board of directors. In addition, the company launched its Visual Content Engine for brands, which provides marketers with automated tools to acquire permission to use fan photos and videos, publish this visual media across all of their marketing channels and obtain real-time analytics on performance. Chute also opened its New York office led by David Bear, former global agency director for Microsoft.
Light, ergonomic battery pack now available at GameStop and other video game retailers
LOS ANGELES – July 16, 2014 – Leading gaming accessories manufacturer Nyko Technologies® today announced the Power Pak for PlayStation® 4 (PS4), a snap-on rechargeable battery pack that doubles the standard battery capacity of the DualShock 4 controller, is now available in retail stores. The 1000mAh Lithium Ion battery connects through the controller’s Micro USB port to recharge the controller while in use. The Power Pak for PS4 retails for $19.99 at GameStop, Amazon, and other video game accessory stores.
MuseAmi Releases New App for iPhone & iPod Touch; Licenses Authentic Master Tracks from Warner Music Group for Launch
PRINCETON, NJ – July 10, 2014 – Offering fans an addictive new way to connect with friends through the music they love, music technology startup MuseAmi today announced the release of its newest app, Hook’d, available exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. Hook’d invites users to record short video performances of today’s hit songs and classic favorites, then share them with a friend or the world. Using master recordings and cutting-edge audio effects, anyone can sound his or her best as they “drop Hooks” to express moments most vividly conveyed through song. MuseAmi offers a diverse and growing repertoire of authentic backing tracks, starting with a selection of music licensed from Warner Music Group, and will announce additional licensing deals in the coming weeks.
Nyko unveils Modular Line of console attachments and temperature control solutions for newest-generation consoles
LOS ANGELES – June 10, 2014 – Leading gaming accessories manufacturer Nyko Technologies® today announced the upcoming product lineup to be showcased at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), taking place June 10–12 in Los Angeles. The lineup includes Nyko’s new Modular Line, attachable accessories built to seamlessly cool, clean and power the newest generation of consoles, as well as controller battery life solutions. Continue reading
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).
OAKLAND, Calif. – March 17, 2014 - Livescribe Inc. today announced a collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to integrate the Livescribe 3 smartpen with OneNote, Microsoft’s popular program for capturing, storing and sharing all kinds of information. Now OneNote customers can use the Livescribe 3 to add handwritten notes, drawings and other information captured on paper into their OneNote notebooks. This connection with OneNote is the latest step forward in Livescribe’s push to make smartpens a ubiquitous and valuable tool. Continue reading
PowerCloud Systems and Common Sense Media Partner to Launch webRover, a Family-Curated Web Experience for Young Internet Users
PALO ALTO and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 13, 2014 – PowerCloud Systems, makers of Skydog, a home networking solution designed for families, today announced another milestone in its partnership with Common Sense Media, the largest non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world filled with media and technology. PowerCloud has introduced webRoverä, an industry-first feature for Skydog that delivers an easy way for families to manage the connected experience of young children by leveraging Common Sense Media’s independent, age-based ratings and reviews of online media. Managed from a Web interface as part of the Skydog platform, webRover is curated by parents to include sites that have been recommended by Common Sense Media, as well as their own selections, creating a “safe zone” for the individual child. Ideal for toddlers and children up to age eight, webRover can be used on any device connected to the home network and gives parents confidence that their younger kids are having a safe and productive Internet experience while at home. Continue reading
New website features first visuals and videos of the Tales of Honor storyworld
LOS ANGELES – February 26, 2014 – Evergreen Studios’ Tales of Honor multi-platform storyworld, based on David Weber’s bestselling Honor Harrington series of science-fiction novels, now has an official website. Fans can now get a glimpse of the first comic book issue, screenshots from the mobile game, along with preliminary art and information from the upcoming feature film slated for 2017. The new site includes insight into the development process and video interviews with some of the creative team. Visit www.tales-of-honor.com now for all the latest. Continue reading