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  • Rummble raises further $800k to boost its UX and expand team

    Rummble has raised $800k from m8 Capital. The social mobile location startup will use the new funding to further develop its recommendation engine for “finding places nearby”, focusing in particular on User Experience. The round follows on from Rummble’s previous angel investment. Notably, it’s also the first investment of London-based m8 Capital, a majority-owned… Read More

  • Mobile Startup Rummble Raises Cash To Boost Product, Team

    Rummble has raised $800k from m8 Capital. The social mobile location startup will use the new funding to further develop its recommendation engine for “finding places nearby”, focusing in particular on User Experience. The round follows on from Rummble’s previous angel investment. Notably, it’s also the first investment of London-based m8 Capital, a majority-owned… Read More

  • Rummble adds check-ins, reviews via Twitter, pulls in updates from Foursquare, Gowalla

    Social mobile location startup Rummble has added the ability for members to ‘check-in’ and recommend places via Twitter, rather than having to use the company’s Android or iPhone app or browser-based version. It does this through a bit of nifty but fairly crude sentiment analysis, turning any tweet with the hashtag #rummble into something the service will understand. So… Read More

  • Rummble Adds Check-ins Via Hashtag, Integrates Foursquare, Gowalla

    Social mobile location startup Rummble has added the ability for members to ‘check-in’ and recommend places via Twitter, rather than having to use the company’s Android or iPhone app or browser-based version. It does this through a bit of nifty but fairly crude sentiment analysis, turning any tweet with the hashtag #rummble into something the service will understand. So… Read More

  • Mobile Location-Based Services Could Rake In $12.7 Billion By 2014: Report

    The rapid evolution of mobile phones, both on a hardware and a software level, combined with a surge in application storefront releases, deployments of higher-capacity network infrastructure and recent developments in positioning technologies could drive revenues from mobile location-based services to more than $12.7 billion by 2014, according to a new report published by Juniper… Read More

  • Rummble Sends In Local Heroes Against Foursquare's Mayors

    Rummble, the location-based social ratings mobile startup, has just released a new version of its iPhone app containing what is effectively its answer to Foursquare. The feature is called “Local Heroes” and is billed as “the fun side of Rummbling” but it is quite obviously going to be Rumbble’s way of attacking the buzz surrounding the game of checking-in and… Read More

  • Foursquare faces a Rummble in the Jungle, as new Android app released

    [UK] Social mobile location startup Rummble has gradually been updating its service over the last few weeks to meet the oncoming competition from new kids of the block like Foursquare. As we prefaced recently in the Summer, today it’s launched a new Android app for its service (download here). Rummble has had an iPhone app for a while and a Windows Mobile version is in the… Read More

  • Foursquare Faces A Rummble In The Jungle

    Social mobile location startup Rummble has gradually been updating its service over the last few weeks to meet the oncoming competition from new kids of the block like Foursquare. As we prefaced recently in the Summer, today it’s launched a new Android app for its service (download here). Rummble has had an iPhone app for a while and a Windows Mobile version is in the works. Furthermore… Read More

  • Tremors Gives You Twitter Vibrations About A Place

    It’s pretty obvious that wherever you are in the world, you’re usually looking for the best bar, hotel or venue you can get for your money. And all the information is out there now, especially on live streams like Twitter. The problem is searching it and finding it. So if you could somehow match tweets to actual venues you could also use that data to rate the venue itself. The… Read More

  • Coming To Android This Summer: Kyte, Rummble and Google Books

    Always nice for a reporter to bump into a developer who builds mobile applications for startups and gives you a live preview and details of yet-to-be-announced stuff. No worries, he has permission to talk about the apps (he thinks). The man I’m talking about is Juli├ín Moreno from development house Droiders, and he and his team have been hacking away at some fine apps for the Android… Read More

  • Google Offers A Geolocation API For Gears (But It Only Works On Windows Mobile)

    After hinting that it would do so last June, Google’s mobile team has released a Geolocation API for Google Gears. This works both on mobile phones and laptops running Gears, but developers will find it most useful for mobile applications. Unfortunately, they will be limited in that regard because Google Gears Mobile still only works on Windows Mobile phones, even though an Android… Read More

  • Europe's Mobile 2.0 startups come together

    Europe is a hotbed of mobile startups right now, so appropriately enough the Mobile 2.0 event which started in San Francisco is putting on a one-day international event tomorrow in Barcelona which focuses on mobile startups, dubbed Mobile 2.0 Europe. I’ll be moderating a panel there, hosting a TechCrunch networking party and we now have the exclusive on the early stage start-ups selected… Read More

  • Rummble opens slowly, with Facebook app first

    Mobile social network startup Rummble launched a Facebook application today. People still can’t sign up direct from the main site as it remains in closed beta, but by adding the FaceBook application they can. Beta testers can signup when they load the app. This allows them to share their favourite places with friends. The mobile site is at http://m.rummble.com. Why is Rummble doing is… Read More

  • Is Rummble the next phase in local reviews?

    Chuck a stone into the UK startup scene at the moment and the chances of you hitting an entrepreneur peddling a site which allows people to share and rate things – anything in fact – in a local area, are pretty damn high. Let’s look at one list: Welovelocal, Revmap, Wehanghere, FridayCities, Qype, Tipped and TrustedPlaces. And I’m sure I have missed a few… Read More