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What is the future of mobile video advertising? Find out at Mobile Summit — featuring Zynga and AOL

VB EVENT: Mobile video has become a huge market, and it’s only getting bigger. People are using their mobile phones to publish video on places like YouTube and Facebook, but they’re also using their phones to watch billions of videos a day. At some of the top video hosting sites alone — SnapChat, Facebook, and YouTube — we’re seeing […]

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Glispa acquires and launches Ampiri ad mediation platform

Glispa, a global performance marketing firm, announced today that it has acquired MoneyTap and relaunched its ad mediation platform under the name Ampiri. Berlin-based Glispa has been expanding its ad monetization offerings as part of bid to become a full-service marketing platform for mobile app and game developers. According to market researcher eMarketer, the worldwide mobile ad […]

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I went hands-on with PornHub’s new free ‘VR’ category

The promise of virtual reality is that it can make you feel like you’re anywhere, so — naturally — most people want to feel like they’re under an attractive naked person. And I think the Internet might start carrying that kind of content. Pornhub is positioning itself as a go-to source for the future of […]

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Visionary VR raises $6 million to make it easier to create stories in VR

Visionary VR has raised $6 million to make it easier for developers to create accessible stories in virtual reality. VR is expected to be a $30 billion market by 2020, according to tech advisor Digi-Capital. But it’s going to take a lot of effort to make that happen. Los Angeles-based Visionary VR wants to make […]

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Esports Hero raises $1M to get gamers competing for cash

You don’t need to quit your job to start making money from playing games. Esports Hero is a fresh startup in the competitive-gaming space, and it has raised $1 million in financing to expand its real-money cash tournaments. Esports Mogul, an Australian investment group, led the round. With this influx of cash, Esports Hero is hoping […]

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Tamagotchi designer strikes again with Jumo’s Infinite Arms toy-game hybrid

With the help of the designer of Tamagotchi and Transfromers toys, Jumo is trying to breathe new life into the “toys-to-life” category that combines physical toys with digital games with a new title dubbed Infinite Arms. The characters are giant robots with all sorts of weapons that can be attached to them, much like the […]

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