TextNow, a cloud-based mobile service company, announced $20M in revenue, a 75 percent year-over-year growth in 2015 for its wireless connectivity solutions. The company also reported 360 percent growth in its number of wireless subscribers from the end of 2014 to the end of 2015.
TextNow said 500 million messages and 81 million calls are now being sent through its service each month.
The company is also announced it is expanding its presence to the United States, opening its first U.S. office located in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood.
Mobile programmatic DSP CrossInstall has rolled out PrePlay, playable mobile ads built for scale.
Playable mobile ads allow users to experience the games for a minute or two before being directed to the App Store or Google Play Store to download the full app.
Ericsson announced it will further invest in NodePrime to acquire 100 percent of its operations and talents based in San Francisco. NodePrime’s platform is an infrastructure management platform designed to support the command and control of the complete ecosystem of components in existing data centers. By acquiring Nodeprime’s competence, Ericsson will reduce sourcing risk and secure control of roadmap direction and acceleration.
Perfecto Mobile announced the next version of its cloud-based Continuous Quality Lab (CQL) that expands test coverage from mobile web and apps to include web browsers on desktops. The enhancement provides enterprises with the most complete quality lab, allowing Dev teams to execute and analyze manual, automated and performance tests for digital channels side-by-side, on desktop browsers and real mobile devices under real end-user conditions.
Communication Security Group (CSG), a provider of secure, real-time messaging and encrypted voice/conference calls, unveiled security and functionality updates to Cellcrypt. The Cellcrypt app is a solution that enterprises and government agencies use for private instant messaging, secure voice calls and file transfer on mobile devices.
The update makes voice calls over the Cellcrypt app more secure for its government and enterprise users with the addition of a Voice Gateway service, which provides a private, encrypted connection from a mobile device to an office phone system. CSG also made enhancements to the Cellcrypt app’s group messaging and conference calling functionality, allowing users to create ad-hoc calls between select groups of contacts on both mobile devices and land lines.
CSG also announced Cellcrypt has been certified to the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 standard. Governed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the certification validates the application has met the high encryption standards required by government agencies for adoption. Cellcrypt is protected by military grade and authenticated, end-to-end encryption.