If you think about what's happened the last 4-5 years in smartphones, it's truly remarkable. Apple has created an entirely new, multibillion-dollar franchise. Nokia and RIM's dominance have been severly damaged. And entirely new app and OS systems have been developed.

What's it all mean? As we surmised back in January, it probably means more pain for the legacy market leaders -- people such as Nokia, Ericsson, and RIM. Clearly their market-share is eroding, but more importantly they are losing their grips on OS and apps markets. Apps willd drive this market forward, and Apple and Google's Android are leading here.

With that, on to the news, which in the tech world today is dominated by smartphones:

 

 

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 11:21 am and is filed under Mobile, Technology.
Keywords: Smartphones, Apple, RIM, Verizon, Markets, Spies

VigLink Garners Series C Financing
  • Company: VigLink
  • Description: The largest network of its kind, VigLink maximizes earnings for tens of thousands of publishers and works with merchants, processing billions of page views and clicks every month.
  • Website: www.viglink.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • Round: Series C
  • Purpose: VigLink, the platform on which site-to-site clicks are priced bought, and sold, announced the purchase of LinkSmart.
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Opternative Secures $950,000 New Funding Round
  • Company: Opternative
  • Description: In an era where time, money and convenience are more important than ever, Opternative seeks to improve the process by which consumers receive eye examinations by launching the world's first online eye examination.
  • Website: www.opternative.com
  • Type: Debt
  • Amount: $950,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed. SEC regulatory filing. Contact technology company for investment details, if applicable. Not an offer or solicitation for sale of securities.
  • Investors:

Zapier Obtains $1,362,949 New Financing Round
  • Company: Zapier
  • Description: Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to sync the web apps you and your team are already using on a daily basis.
  • Website: www.zapier.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $1,362,949
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed. SEC regulatory filing. Contact technology company for investment details, if applicable. Not an offer or solicitation for sale of securities.
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