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

Attentive.ly Secures $750,000 New Funding
  • Company: Attentive.ly
  • Description: Attentive.ly enables modern marketing teams to leverage rich social behavior data to personalize messaging and offers to their customers -- for up to 9x campaign conversion.
  • Website: www.attentive.ly
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $750,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.
  • Investors:

Zola Receives $2,599,999 Series A Funding
  • Company: Zola
  • Description: Zola provides an exciting new way for modern couples to register for homewares, kitchen equipment, furniture, food, bicycles, experiences, honeymoon funds and cash funds. Engaged couples can now create a fully customizable, beautiful registry with single checkout, and unique features for guests, such as group gifting.
  • Website: www.zola.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $2,599,999
  • Round: Series A
  • 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:

Benu Networks Receives $27,700,000 New Financing Round
  • Company: Benu Networks
  • Description: Benu Networks is a Boston Area Startup Company focused on delivering next generation Networking and Wireless Communication products.
  • Website: www.benu.net
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $27,700,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.
  • Investors: