Big Money For Little Sites: Mobile Website Maker DudaMobile Raises Another Round, Extends Series B By $10.3 Million
From techcrunch.comMobile website maker Dudamobile has just raised another round, following a busy 2012 which saw the service grow to 4 millionmobile sites, the introduction of new partnerships, and a major overhaul of its site builder product. The funding, an extension to its $6 million Series B from last spring, bring in $10.3 million in new funding, led by previous investors Israeli-based Pitango Venture Capital and Oren's Capital.
It's no secret that Israel has become one of the world's most important technology epicenters. While the tiny Middle Eastern country was best known in the 90's as a robust producer of hardware (semi conductors, chips and the likes) - and then became known for software (particularly for the enterprise) around the dot com boom - the Israeli tech scene today is blossoming and foraying into many new, exciting niches.
Google, Intuit push small business owners to create web presence
For the 42 percent of small businesses who do have Websites, only a small minority have sites specifically designed for mobile access, Levitan added. Google partnered with DudaMobile, a Palo Alto-based software company helping desktop sites transition to mobile-friendly versions.
Back in the day, you'd have to hire a Web designer to develop your mobile site. Not anymore. The folks at Dudamobile have created a platform that makes it really easy to create a great-looking mobile version of your website, no design expertise required.
Go Daddy Goes Mobile: Domain Hosting Giant Bumps Up Its Business Services With Mobile Website Builder And Mobile Commerce Option
Go Daddy has for a while been building out its domain registering and hosting business into business services to create new revenue streams to compete against the likes of Google and Amazon in serving the small/medium business sector, and today that strategy took a mobile turn, with the launch of a new mobile component to its Website Builder service. Go Daddy customers can now optimize websites for the mobile web, or create new ones altogether, and they can also now add in mobile commerce services as part of that process.
DudaMobile Announces SMB Mobile Sites Deal with Yahoo
As one of the features of its small business suite of services (e.g., webhosting), Yahoo is now making mobile websites available through DudaMobile. This is a coup for DudaMobile, which already has similar partnerships with Google and with OpenTable.
OpenTable Bringing Restaurant Sites Mobile Booking
To boost online restaurant reservations and keep pace with mobile technology, OpenTable, the largest online reservation system, is offering to upgrade restaurant Web sites that are part of its paying membership. The upgrade will make it easier for customers to book tables using their phones.
Boxee, Anobit, DudaMobile Backer Pitango Closes $150M In Newest $250M Fund
Israel’s Pitango — backers of Boxee, Anobit (now part of Apple), fring, mySupermarket, and many other startups — is gearing up for a new round of investment activity: the venture capital firm has announced a $150 million first closing on its latest fund.
Getting Started With GoMo & DudaMobile, Now Backed By Google Analytics
Mobile is all the rage right now. Just a few days ago, Google came out and said that they recommend responsive design for mobile SEO and now, the Google Analytics division has just launched a new mobile solution.
Why Your Business Needs a Mobile Website Right Now
First, the good news: If you have a website, then you have a site that can be accessed by any mobile device with a browser. Now, the bad: Chances are, that site looks pretty crappy on said mobile device.
The song “Blues in the Night” includes a lyric that begins, “From Natchez to Mobile, from Memphis to St. Joe.” Now, marketers will be watching the results of a campaign that extends from Mountain View to Mobile.
An App to Make Your Company Website Mobile-Friendly
Have you checked your company website to see how it looks on phones and tablets? Unless it's been specially coded for mobile devices, it might not look too hot. At the very least, it may require a lot of pinching, zooming, and scrolling -- a potential turnoff for your customers.
Webs, Inc., the world’s largest website building solution, announces the launch of the DudaMobile app, a mobile website application that seamlessly gives any website a best-in-class mobile user experience on any smart phone (iPhone, Blackberry, Android, etc.).
I’ve spent the last 3 days at TechCrunch Disrupt learning about the latest and greatest tech startups Silicon Valley (and actually the world) has to offer. I noticed that many of the start-ups, many of which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt, are doing very similar things. Here I’ll summarize the trends I saw. While not totally relevant to the social enterprise world, I do believe many of these technologies can be leveraged to make a difference or at least improve the operations of a sustainable business.