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Mobile marketing startup Urban Airship lands $25M

Urban Airship, the Portland mobile marketing startup that helps companies such as ESPN, Groupon, Waze and others with push messaging, has reeled in $25 million in fresh funding in a deal led by August Capital. Existing investors, including Foundry Group, Intel Capital, True Ventures, Founder’s Co-op and Verizon, also participated. Total funding in the company, which… Read More

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Urban Airship takes flight with purchase of SimpleGeo

Urban Airship, a Portland startup that specializes in push notifications and in-app transactions, has acquired San Francisco’s SimpleGeo in an all stock deal. The acquisition will add location-based technologies to the Urban Airship lineup, meaning that a retailer can push coupons to a shopper in a specific aisle in a store or a sports team… Read More