poLight, the world leader in very high-speed and ultra-low power autofocus actuated lenses, announced today the appointment of Keith Cornell as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Cornell joins poLight following the recent successful sale to Samsung of Nanoradio, a Swedish Wi-Fi semiconductor company. Mr. Cornell brings more than 20 years of proven executive management, sales/marketing development experience in the international wireless, telecom, technology and software industries, which will assist poLight’s Board in best guiding the company.
TechCrunch brings the news that bMobilized, which is a US subsidiary of bMenu AS, and an Alliance Venture portfolio company, has raised another 2,5 MUSD in a new round:
"bMobilized, a New York-based mobile web startup offering small businesses a way to convert their existing websites into HTML5, mobile-optimized sites, has raised an additional $2.5 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today. The new funding comes from previous investors Norway’s Alliance Venture and Investinor, as well Alden AS. The funding also comes on top of the $1.5 million bMobilized had raised in April."
Norwegian bank Sparebanken Vest today revealed one in every ten of its online customers are now using its mobile banking application since its launch on the 4th of October 2012 – with more than 500 new registrations every day. Sparebanken Vest has selected Encap’s award-winning software-based authentication for its mobile app. Encap is driving user adoption for Sparebanken Vest through a fast, simple and secure registration and login process, providing an outstanding customer experience. See also: encapsecurity.com