Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., or SingTel, said Monday that it would pay $321 million to acquire Amobee Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of mobile advertising technology. Amobee has raised venture financing from investors including Cisco Systems, Motorola, Telefonica, Vodafone, Accel Partners, Globespan Capital Partners and Sequoia Capital. SingTel is 55% owned by Singapore sovereign investor [...]
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Interest in seed stage incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurial funds continues at full bore, with companies, firms and universities all getting into the act. Vodafone early this month opened the doors of its Silicon Valley research center to startups with the hope of encouraging faster innovation on its network. Carnegie Mellon University, not to be left [...]
Everyone these days seems to be getting into the startup accelerator business. Why not an international mobile phone giant? Why not, indeed. Vodafone on Thursday become the latest institution to open a Silicon Valley accelerator with the aim of sparking innovation, and, according to a press release set for distribution, providing “potential financial assistance.” In [...]
(Reuters) – British telecom Vodafone (VOD.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) may sell its 25 percent stake in Polish mobile operator Polkomtel, which could spur the sale of Polkomtel shares by its Polish owners, PKN’s (PKNA.WA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) deputy CEO said on Thursday. Asked if Vodafone would sell its stake in Polkomtel, [...]