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

ChoiceStream Obtains $7,500,000 Series B Funding Round
  • Company: ChoiceStream
  • Description: ChoiceStream develops personalization solutions for online consumer services, search services, e-retailers and iTV providers. Relied on by the world's largest online services providers, including AOL, ChoiceStream's patent-pending technology helps companies increase customer retention and drive sales by automatically delivering the most relevant content and products to each consumer.
  • Website: www.choicestream.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $7,500,000
  • Round: Series B
  • Purpose: This funding will be used to expand ChoiceStream’s programmatic platform by further investing in our survey-based targeting, dynamic creative, and audience insights capabilities.
  • Investors:

VidAngel Secures $600,000 New Round
  • Company: VidAngel
  • Description: VidAngel gives families a larger library of good content to choose from without compromising your family standards.
  • Website: www.vidangel.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $600,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.
  • Investors: