In the Media
GameDuell turns to tyntec for SMS-based verification of gamer identities
Pandodaily, 21 March 2013
As more and more areas of our lives move online and onto mobile, the need to verify identity and prevent unauthorized access increases exponentially. As countless corporate hacks and successful social engineering scams have demonstrated, passwords alone are woefully inadequate in this regard.
Tweek Releases Major Update To Its Social iOS TV Guide For The UK and Germany
TechCrunch, October 2nd 2012
Even as Tivo’s stock languishes and its patent battles play out, the world of social, TV and touch screens are continuing to collide, and it’s fair to say that most of the most interesting innovation is coming form Internet-based startups, not the TV world. more
Ralph Eric Kunz at the MIPCube/MIPTV
March 31 - April 4 2012, Cannes
At this years' MIP Cube Ralph Eric Kunz functioned as the head of the MIPCube Lab Jury. Here two videos:
...The comments were made during a panel I moderated at MIPCube, a television and technology industry conference in Cannes, France.
Focused on the question of where the emerging investment trends were in this area, the answers from the panelists — Rose was joined by Ralph Eric Kunz of Catagonia Capital, an investor in German video discovery app Tweek.tv — came loud and clear...
Silicon Valley's assault on Mobile's Gated Kingdom
Barbarians at the IP gateway
by Andrew Orlowski,
Part one The Gated Kingdom guarded by the mobile industry is the last great frontier for Silicon Valley to crack.
These vast, vertically integrated companies handle much of our communication – and they make pots of money. But standards are set by closed-door cabals of equipment vendors and operators and move at glacial pace, locking out imaginative services and the creation of new markets...
The New Face of Venture Capital: Family Offices
Institutional Investor, 29 Apr 2010
Bruce E. Roberts
Family offices are rapidly becoming a critical source of new venture capital. With the venture capital industry still facing headwinds as we turn to the second quarter of 2010, start-ups and emerging technology firms need to find new sources of expansion capital. Last year, U.S. venture capital firms raised just $15.2 billion from 120 funds, a 47 percent decline by dollars committed and the slowest year for fundraising since 2003, according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association. During the same period, there were just 12 venture-backed IPOs. This marked the slowest year for U.S. venture-backed IPOs since 1975. Increasingly, this vacuum in the marketplace is being filled by family offices.