July 2013

Jimmy Fallon used Candy Crush in his opening monologue.  You have to admit, it’s pretty funny… Read below or watch it here.

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Lumi MARTIN STIKSEL and FELIX MILLER image 01Two co-founders of Last.fm, Martin Stiksel and Felix Miller, were in San Francisco this week to launch their new startup called Lumi.

Lumi is approaching web discovery in a new way: People can use their browsing history to effortlessly find news, information, entertainment and products that interest them. They receive a real-time feed with individual suggestions of relevant and popular web pages that automatically adapt to what they browse.

Lumi requires little effort: simply spend a few moments signing up and installing the Chrome, Firefox or Safari extension. Straightaway, Lumi delivers individual suggestions based on interests derived from your browsing history. There is no need to select categories, tick boxes, or subscribe to feeds. To keep Lumi working, just keep on browsing.

Check out some of the coverage on the launch below.

Last.fm Founders Throw The Lights On Lumi, A Site That Uses Your Browsing History To Recommend New Content
TechCrunch
Ingrid Lunden
July 11, 2013
http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/11/last-fm-founders-throw-the-lights-on-lumi-a-site-that-uses-your-browsing-history-to-recommend-new-content/

Last.fm Founders Launch Lumi to Change Your Online Content Discovery
Mashable
Seth Fiegerman
July 11, 2013
http://mashable.com/2013/07/11/last-fm-founders-lumi/

Lumi is looking to build a smart news reader — that requires no work on your part
GigaOM
Eliza Kern
July 11, 2013
http://gigaom.com/2013/07/11/lumi-is-looking-to-build-a-smart-news-reader-that-requires-no-work-on-your-part/

Your Startup Sold For Hundreds Of Millions–Now Do It Again
Fast Company
Ciara Byrne
July 11, 2013
http://www.fastcolabs.com/3014150/your-startup-sold-for-hundreds-of-millions-now-do-it-again

With Lumi, Last.fm founders tune into entire Web
CBS Interactive/CNET
July 11, 2013
http://news.cnet.com/1606-2_3-50150696.html

Last.fm founders to use your browser history to conquer the Web
CNET
Donna Tam
July 11, 2013
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57593213-93/last.fm-founders-to-use-your-browser-history-to-conquer-the-web/

Last.fm Founders Launch Lumi to Change Your Online Content Discovery
Motherboard
Tatiana Baez
July 11, 2013
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/how-to-immerse-yourself-in-good-internet-tracking

With Lumi, Last.fm founders tune into entire Web
Yahoo! News
July 11, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/video/lumi-last-fm-founders-tune-210951834-cbs.html

With Lumi, Last.fm founders tune into entire Web
Yahoo! Screen
July 11, 2013
http://screen.yahoo.com/lumi-last-fm-founders-tune-210951834-cbs.html

With Lumi, Last.fm founders tune into entire Web
CNET TV
July 11, 2013
http://cnettv.cnet.com/lumi-last-fm-founders-tune-entire-web/9742-1_53-50150696.html

From the Founders of Last.fm Comes Lumi Effortless Web Discovery; Real-Time Suggestion Feed
Broadway World
July 11, 2013
http://geeks.broadwayworld.com/article/From-the-Founders-of-Lastfm-Comes-Lumi-Effortless-Web-Discovery-Real-Time-Suggestion-Feed-20130711

Last.fm Founders Throw The Lights On Lumi, A Site That Uses Your Browsing History To Recommend New Content
Marketing Gum
July 11, 2013
http://www.marketinggum.com/news/last-fm-founders-throw-the-lights-on-lumi-a-site-that-uses-your-browsing-history-to-recommend-new-content/

Last.fm Founders Throw The Lights On Lumi, A Site That Uses Your Browsing History To Recommend New Content
Cisco Dot TV
July 11, 2013
http://www.cisco.tv/news/lastfm-founders-throw-the-lights-on-lumi-a-site-that-uses-your-browsing-history-to-recommend-new-content

Last.fm Founders Launch Lumi to Change Your Online Content Discovery
Tech News Now
July 11, 2013
http://www.technewsnow.com/news/last-fm-founders-launch-lumi-to-change-your-online-content-discovery

Last.fm Founders Launch Lumi to Change Your Online Content Discovery
News Hour 24
July 11, 2013
http://www.newshour24.com/latest/world/2/world/74vx5xo56/Lastfm-Founders-Launch-Lumi-Change-Your-Online-Content-Discovery.htm

Last.fm Founders Launch Lumi to Change Your Online Content Discovery
One News Page
July 11, 2013
http://www.onenewspage.com/n/Internet/74vxqb1y2/Last-fm-Founders-Launch-Lumi-to-Change-Your.htm

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Today the FreedomPop team announced an additional $5M A.1 round, bringing their total Series A up to $16M.  Existing investors DCM and Mangrove participated, helping the company address the extraordinary demand seen for their products, especially the upcoming Freedom Phone slated for launch later this summer.

The image above is a poster in one of FreedomPop’s offices signed by notable visitors, including their VCs, and heck, even me.

Here are a few coverage highlights on today’s news:

Multichannel News
Lands $5 Million Round As it Prepares to Launch ‘Freedom Phone’
By Jeff Baumgartner
July 11, 2013
http://www.multichannel.com/technology/freedompop-stacks-more-cash/144355
 
TechCrunch
FreedomPop Raises Another $5 Million To Help Launch Its Freemium Mobile Phone Service
By Chris Velazco
July 11, 2013
http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/11/freedompop-raises-another-5-5m-to-help-launch-its-freemium-mobile-phone-service/
 
All Things Digital
FreedomPop Rakes In Another $5 Million to Fund Free Mobile Service
By Ina Fried
July 11, 2013
http://allthingsd.com/20130711/freedompop-rakes-in-another-5-million-to-fund-free-mobile-service/
 
TheNextWeb
FreedomPop raises $5 million to meet strong demand for upcoming free phone service
By Josh Ong
July 11, 2013
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/07/11/freedompop-raises-5-million-to-meet-strong-demand-for-upcoming-free-phone-service/
 
Wireless Week
FreedomPop Raises Another $5 Million for Free Wireless Service
By Ben Munson
July 11, 2013
http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2013/07/freedompop-raises-another-5-million-free-wireless-service
 
GigaOM
Gearing up to launch its VoIP service, FreedomPop raises another $5M
By Kevin Fitchard
July 11, 2013
http://gigaom.com/2013/07/11/gearing-up-to-launch-its-voip-service-freedompop-raises-another-5m/
 
Light Reading
FreedomPop Grabs $5M to Support Android Push
By Dan Jones
July 11, 2013
http://www.lightreading.com/smartphones-handsets/freedompop-grabs-5m-to-support-android-push/240158083  
 
PC Magazine
FreedomPop Nabs $5M Ahead of Free Phone Service Launch
By Stephanie Mlot
July 11, 2013
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421665,00.asp
 
SoCalTECH
FreedomPop Gets $5M In New Funding For Free Phone, Wireless Service
By Ben Kuo
July 11, 2013
http://www.socaltech.com/freedompop_gets__m_in_new_funding_for_free_phone_wireless_service/s-0050246.html
 
HNGN
Free SmartPhone Service From FreedomPop Gets $5 Million Toward Project
By Tyler McCarthy
July 11, 2013
http://www.hngn.com/articles/7484/20130711/free-smartphone-service-freedompop-gets-5-million-toward-project.htm
 
Pulse 2.0
FreedomPop Raises $5 Million From Existing Investors
By Annie Baker
July 11, 2013
http://pulse2.com/2013/07/11/freedompop-raises-5-million-from-existing-investors-89522/
 
International Venture Capitalist Post
FreedomPop raises additional US $5 million
By IVCPost Staff Reporter
July 11, 2013
http://www.ivcpost.com/articles/10877/20130711/freedompop-raises-additional-5-million.htm
 
TelecomPaper
FreedomPop raises additional USD 5 mln in funding
July 11, 2013
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/freedompop-raises-additional-usd-5-mln-in-funding–954839

Welcome back from the Independence Day holidays!  If you were like the rest of us, you probably enjoyed a fireworks show, a hot dog or corn dog, and maybe even enjoyed playing a bit of Candy Crush Saga from King.

Here are a few broadcast TV highlights that appeared over the long weekend.

July 4th weekend broadcast clippings 2013

King broadcast highlights Monday July 8 2013

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Have you had too much coffee today?  Drank enough water?  How about exercise?  Lifting a mug to your lips doesn’t count.  Maybe you need some peer pressure to have your friends support you into better habits.  All of these aspects and more are part of Azumio’s new Argus app for the iPhone, which brings together so many different components of your health and wellness into one easy-to-use view.

I’m a user and have noticed that I am indeed drinking more water and trying to eat fewer snack bars and cookies for breakfast now.  Argus also reveals the correlation between consumption, hydration, heart rate, exercise and other factors so you can see that perhaps all fat you ate yesterday is the reason your heart is beating faster today.  Now if it would only prepare healthy meals for me on demand…

Reuters
Apps aim to help people get fit and stay fit
By Natasha Baker
July 9, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/09/us-apps-fitness-idUSBRE9680YM20130709
 
GigaOM
The meta-quantified self: Argus app for iOS tracks all your health-tracking apps
By Erica Ogg
July 5, 2013
http://gigaom.com/2013/07/03/the-meta-quantified-self-argus-app-for-ios-tracks-all-your-health-tracking-apps/
 
Greatist
New All-in-One Fitness Tracker App Proves Simple is Best
By Zachary Sniderman
July 5, 2013
http://greatist.com/fitness/argus-azumio-app-fitness
 
TechCrunch
Health App Maker Azumio Launches Argus, A Comprehensive Food And Activity Tracker
By Kim Mai Cutler
July 5, 2013
http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/03/azumio-argus/
 
VentureBeat
New health and wellness application Argus goes beyond your workout
By Selena Larson
July 5, 2013
http://venturebeat.com/2013/07/03/new-health-and-wellness-application-argus-goes-beyond-your-workout/
 
The Next Web
Argus for iOS is a unified health app tracking your daily exercise, diet, sleeping pattern and more
By Nick Summers
July 3, 2013
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/07/03/argus-is-a-unified-health-and-fitness-ios-app-tracking-your-exercise-diet-sleeping-pattern-and-more/
 
GeeksWorld.com
Azumio Introduces Argus Fitness App
July 5, 2013
http://geeks.broadwayworld.com/article/Azumio-Introduces-Argus-Fitness-App-20130703
 
MedCity News
Argus app brings all your health and fitness information into one place
July 5, 2013
http://medcitynews.com/2013/07/argus-app-brings-all-your-health-and-fitness-information-into-one-place/
 
Yahoo! Finance
Azumio Introduces Argus
July 5, 2013
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/azumio-introduces-argus-130000823.html
 
CNN Money
The meta-quantified self: Argus app for iOS tracks all your health-tracking apps
July 5, 2013
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/gigaom/articles/2013_07_03_the_meta_quantified_self_argus_app_for_ios_tracks_all_your_health_tracking_apps.html
 
Sacramento Bee
Azumio Introduces Argus
July 5, 2013
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/03/5542260/azumio-introduces-argus.html
eWeek
iPhone App From Azumio Combines Data on Diet, Fitness, Sleep – See more at: http://www.eweek.com/mobile/iphone-app-from-azumio-combines-data-on-diet-fitness-sleep/#sthash.9PTl94OC.dpuf
By Brian T. Horowitz
July 9, 2013
http://www.eweek.com/mobile/iphone-app-from-azumio-combines-data-on-diet-fitness-sleep/
 
MobiHealthNews
Azumio integrates its apps into Argus, an all-day tracker
By Jonah Comstock
July 10, 2013
http://mobihealthnews.com/23596/azumio-integrates-its-apps-into-argus-an-all-day-tracker/
 
Lifehacker
Argus By Azumio Tracks All Your Health Data In One Place
By Thorin Klosowski
July 9, 2013
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/07/argus-by-azumio-tracks-all-your-health-data-in-one-place/
 
Appolicious
New iPhone apps worth downloading: PRX Remix, Argus by Azumio, Miseria
By Phil Hornshaw
July 10, 2013
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/13578-new-iphone-apps-worth-downloading-prx-remix-argus-by-azumio-miseria
 
Health24
Free app a guide to healthier living
July 11, 2013
http://www.health24.com/Fitness/News/Free-app-a-guide-to-healthier-living-20130711
 
AppPicker
Argus by Azumio
http://www.apppicker.com/apps/624329444/argus-by-azumio
 
AppShopper
Argus by Azumio
http://appshopper.com/healthcare-fitness/argus-by-azumio
 
Digital Trends
Azumio’s Argus turns your phone into a health and fitness data base, turns you into a hot lady
By Lee Crane
July 4, 2013
http://www.digitaltrends.com/sports/azumios-argus-turns-your-phone-into-a-health-and-fitness-data-base-turns-you-into-a-hot-lady/
 
Med Gadget
Argus App for iOS Turns Your Own Phone Into the Ultimate Fitness Device (Review)
By Scott Jung
July 8, 2013
http://www.medgadget.com/2013/07/argus-ios-app-review.html
 
AppAdvice
Argus By Azumio Aims To Be Your All-Seeing Activity And Nutrition Tracker
By Aldrin Calimlim
July 5, 2013
http://appadvice.com/post/437662
 
Free App
ARGUS BY AZUMIO – AZUMIO INC.
July 6, 2013
http://www.appfree.org/iphone/argus-by-azumio-azumio-inc/
 
Teknoids
Health App Maker Azumio Launches Argus, A Comprehensive Food And Activity Tracker
July 5, 2013
http://www.teknoids.net/content/health-app-maker-azumio-launches-argus-comprehensive-food-and-activity-tracker

How sweet it is to be in the news.  Here are a few press highlights about King in Q2’13.  Tasty!

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