Posts Tagged ‘Mobiles Republic’

Mobile News App News Republic® Unveils Breakthrough “Smart News Recommendations” to Enhance Personalized News Discovery

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Mobiles Republic, a leading syndicator of news on mobile devices, today announced a breakthrough innovation to its awarding winning app, News Republic®. The company launched today News Republic 4.0 which includes significant enhancements to its TagNav™ semantic language technology that allows the app to learn about the user’s reading habits (all 100% private to the reader) as they read through articles and to instantly recommend related articles, thus creating a more engaging and personalized news discovery experience on iPhone® and iPod touch® and on Android™ smartphones and tablets. Read more

Facebook’s Instagram Acquisition: Fueling More Startup Fever and Semantic Startups’ Dreams

The news of Facebook’s acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion this week may be fueling the dreams of tech start-ups of every stripe, including those in the semantic tech community. In fact, they may have even greater reason to be inspired: A recent  report has it that Instagram has been slowly rolling out an Open Graph integration for the app accomplished in collaboration with Facebook for seamlessly publishing photos to users’ Timelines in what may be the first of similar partner-deals down the road.

Other startups infused with semantic tech smarts may be on high lookout for funding opportunities as an important part of making those dreams come true. Thomson Reuters and The National Venture Capital Association this week released funding stats for the first quarter of 2012 that could put a bit of a damper on things: It found a 35 percent decrease by dollar commitments and a 9 percent decline by number of funds, compared to the first quarter of 2011. But, according to a statement by Mark Heesen, president of the NVCA, venture firms “appear to be more optimistic about the fundraising environment in 2012.”

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Mobiles Republic Launches News Republic 2.0

One week after closing a $3 million funding round, Mobiles Republic has launched version 2.0 of the company’s popular News Republic app for Android and iOS. Paul Sawers reports, “News Republic is a neat app that lets users curate their own news feed by creating ‘channels’, covering broad subjects such as technology, business and sports, whilst also letting them build more topic-specific feeds, such as ‘football’, ‘Apple Inc.’ or ‘Barack Obama’. With version 2.0 now out of the starting blocks, it has been given a brand new ‘look-and-feel’, and we must say it really is rather nice.” Read more

Mobiles Republic Raises $3M for Semantic News Apps

Semantic news startup Mobiles Republic has raised $3 million in Series A funding. According to the release, “The company will use the investment to continue the global expansion of its popular news apps, including News Republic, APPY Geek and Glam Life, on the different platforms.” CEO GIlles Raymond commented, “With this investment, we will be able to accelerate our growth, continue to federate more publishers on top of the 300 that have joined us, and continue our expansion capitalizing on our multilingual semantic engine… We are very pleased to have the support of XAnge Private Equity and Creathor Venture, who believe in our mission to be the worldwide leader in personal media apps on the four screens.” Read more