mpowerplayer

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mpowerplayer is a technology-startup company based in Reston, Virginia,[1] just outside Washington, D.C.. The company offers a solution for the video game industry (game publishers and mobile operators) to enable their customers to browse and demo mobile games on their web browser before buying them.[2] Customers include Sprint-Nextel,[2] EA Mobile[3] and Sega Mobile.[3]

Technically mpowerplayer's platform is a Java ME emulator for devices capable of running Java SE. In May 2008, the company was awarded with the Duke's Choice Award in the mobile gaming category from Sun Microsystems.[4][5]

Funding[edit]

Following its launch from tech incubator LaunchBox Digital,[6][7] on 11 September 2008 it was announced that mpowerplayer had raised $2.5 million in its first round of funding.[8] Funding comes from New Atlantic Ventures, the Center for Innovative Technology GAP Fund and LaunchBox Digital.[8] The company plans to use the funding to expand their presence and their widget-based mobile game catalog on more social networking sites.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us". mpowerplayer. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b "mpowerplayer". mpowerplayer.com. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Mpowerplayer Raises $2.5 Million for Online Mobile Game Demos". Digital Media Wire. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Mpowerplayer Wins Coveted Duke's Choice Award at JavaOne Developer Conference". IGN. 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  5. ^ "INC.spire Client Mpowerplayer Wins Duke's Choice Award". Reuters. 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  6. ^ "LaunchBox Unleashes Its First Nine Startups". TechCrunch. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  7. ^ "East Coast Incubator LaunchBox Digital's First 'Class' Graduates". Silicon Alley Insider. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  8. ^ a b "Mobile gaming startup Mpowerplayer raises $2.5M". Venture Beat. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  9. ^ "Mpowerplayer Rings Up $2.5M". Red Herring. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 

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