Pulse Wins Apple Design Award and Raises $9 Million Series A

Posted June 16th, 2011 in Pulse by Greg Bayer
                     

I’m very excited to share that Pulse has announced it’s series A funding round! All of us are still fired up about last week’s Apple Design Award at WWDC and our recent 4 million user milestone, not to mention that today is our co-founder Ankit’s birthday. Thanks to the team for their tireless work and to everyone who has helped us get here!

Check out some of today’s press:

Pulse Blog – Announcing Our Series A Financing
TechCrunch – 4 Million Users Strong And Apple Design Award In Hand, Pulse Grabs $9 Million Series A
WSJ – Pulse Taps $9M To Win Battle For Mobile-News Consumers
Forbes – News Reader Pulse Raises $9 Million
Mashable – Pulse Passes 4 Million Users, Raises $9 Million for Visual News Reader

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iAd Development

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in Opportunities by Greg Bayer
                     

With the introduction of the new iAd platform, will undoubtedly come new opportunities.  Lets take a quick look at who might benefit:

  • Application developers: Apple will be paying up to 10x current mobile ad market rates for displaying an iAd!
  • Advertisers: More interactive capabilities than ever before.  With higher prices, will they see a good ROI?
  • Apple: Takes a 40% piece of whatever pie comes to pass.  Projected to be up to 50% of mobile ad market!
  • iAd developer: Scarce resource, at least in the beginning. High demand.  Opportunity foot in mobile/interactive ads door.

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