The folks over at Urban Airship continue rolling in the big news. Two weeks ago Urban Airship announced a 15 million dollar round of financing. Salesforce and Verizon led that round of financing along with some of their original investors like the Foundry Group and True Ventures. Today it was revealed that Intel also participated in that round.
In addition, it was announced today that Urban Airship and Intel have entered into business collaboration agreement. The collaboration agreement is between Urban Airship and Intel’s Software and Services group. Developer’s already under Intel’s wing will be able to tap the resources of Urban Airship’s robust portfolio in the mobile app space.
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The top app companies look to Urban Airship for help shaping the most engaging user experience onmobile,” said Lisa Lambert, vice president, Intel Capital. “We are well aligned with Urban and they help us bring even more value to developers creating apps for the users of millions of Intel® Atom™ processor-based devices.”
“Our mission is to shape mobile experiences that are constantly getting smarter, more fun and more useful,” said Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton. “Working with Intel lets us extend our influence beyond smartphones and into the fast-growing markets for tablets and netbooks.”
Urban Airship is one of the fastest mobile infrastructure companies. They have a portfolio of over 200,000 customers including most of the top media brands in the world. However in February Urban Airship will go back to their roots in up and coming developers by hosting a session at the Android Homecoming in Mountain View California February 10th-12th. As part of the developer track entitled “From the bedroom to the boardroom” up and coming Android developers will also get to see how Urban Airships mobile app productivity portfolio can benefit them.