In the News: Ludei makes the case for HTML5, Fleksy Is Free Forever, & more!


It may have been a short week, but RocketSpacers made the most of it!

  • Pearson, part of our Corporate Open Innovation Program, announced the launch of its new education technology incubator, Pearson Catalyst, at an event on education innovation they held at RocketSpace this week. [TechCrunch]
  • Ludei continues to make the case for HTML5, releasing its popular game iBasket across 7 platforms with nary a code change. [The Next Web]
  • Canadian company closed a $500,000 seed round this week! [TechVibes]
  • Syntellia has decided to make its predictive typing app, Fleksy, free — forever. [EngadgetForbes]
  • This week, Uber got some love for its efforts in Washington, D.C., [The Economist] and caused a ruckus in Denver. [The Denver Post]
  • “Businesses have long hired virtual administrative assistants online. Now, consumers are sharply increasing use of virtual assistants in their personal lives,” notes this article featuring Zirtual. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Spotify hopes to extend its free streaming service to mobile — we hope they do, too. [The Verge, The Guardian, Gizmodo]

New & Upcoming from RocketSpace

  • On Monday, join OMI for their Digital Leaders’ Cocktail Hour, featuring Amazon’s #1 bestselling internet marketing author Adam Metz.
  • We know we want equity, but do we really understand what it means for us right now or in the long run? How do you know what the equity offer you’re getting is really worth? Join Betts Recruiting on Tuesday evening for What Equity Really Means: A Panel Discussion.

Want to make sure your company’s newsworthiness is noted here next week? E-mail us or drop by the front desk!

Photo credit: Griszka Niewiadomski

By Jaslyn Law

Jaslyn Law is a marketing and operations analyst at RocketSpace.