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Are Snapchat, Uber and Pinterest’s sky-high valuations too high?
Published: February 20, 2015
Snapchat, Uber and Pinterest are being valued at eye-popping levels as the potential of mobile-first companies begins to be realized while still promising a lot more to come.
Marketers clamor for mobile expertise through start-up acquisitions
Published: February 14, 2014
As it becomes more imperative for retailers to develop in-house mobile expertise, the number of acquisitions and investments that marketers allocate towards gaining complete control of mobile is on the uptick.
Twitter’s patent shortfall a potentially significant post-IPO hurdle
Published: November 6, 2013
While Twitter is expected to reach new heights following its stock debuts tomorrow, the company is also likely to be a bigger target of patent infringement claims once its coffers are full. This could be a potentially troublesome development as Twitter does not hold many patents.
M&A activity accelerates around mobile ad technology
Published: July 22, 2013
The lazy days of summer have been anything but lazy when it comes to mobile mergers and acquisitions, with a handful of recent deals pointing to the growing importance of mobile advertising technology.

Investment levels in mobile marketing decline as monetization concerns grow
Published: February 4, 2013
Venture capitalists lost some of their enthusiasm for investing in private mobile marketing and advertising companies in 2012, with overall investment levels down 21 percent year-over-year for a total of $460 million, according to a new report from Rutberg & Co.

Venture capital investment in mobile reaches all-time high
Published: August 18, 2012
Investors poured record levels of money into mobile in the first half of 2012, pointing to the significant long-term potential they see in mobile-first ventures such as consumer applications, according to a new report from Rutberg & Co.

Launching apps to get acquired? Join the queue
Published: April 24, 2012
While mobile users cannot get enough of applications, this alone does not explain why so many apps are being acquired – and at eye-popping valuations. Despite an elusive formula for success, developers are increasingly creating new apps in the hopes of making a sale.

Does Groupon IPO delay signal end of daily deals craze?
Published: September 8, 2011
Groupon’s decision to delay taking the company public may have some nervous that the daily deals party is over.
Motricity faces challenges as mobile shifts to consumer-driven world
Published: August 24, 2011
Following an initial public offering last year, mobile marketing firm Motricity appears to be under growing pressure from forces both inside and outside the company.
Will another recession dampen mobile investment?
Published: August 15, 2011
Investment in mobile businesses and strategies has been riding high this year, but will the good times continue if there is another recession – something that is beginning to look like a real possibility?
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