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Tira Wireless Gets $13 Million For Mobile Game Porting

Game and software application technology company Tira Wireless, which specializes in developing software allowing game developers to port cellphone games between the mult...
Game and software application technology company Tira Wireless, which specializes in developing software allowing game developers to port cellphone games between the multitude of current mobile phone models, today announced the company has secured US$13 million in Series C venture capital funding. The new investment, led by Lehman Ventures and joined by existing investors Brightspark Ventures, Flagship Ventures and Export Development Canada, will be used to round out Tira's Jump platform to include all data types including music and video; and expand the company's global support and distribution. Offered for license or as a service through Tira Wireless, the Tira Jump Product Suite enables mobile content developers and publishers to control, adapt, optimize and deploy mobile applications across more than 500 different handsets. The platform currently handles mobile Java and BREW applications for all carriers in North America and Western Europe and some parts of Asia. Meanwhile, the overall Tira Jump platform manages the entire set of deployment processes of mobile data including planning, adaptation, optimization, localization, quality assurance, certification, carrier and portal packaging. "Our customers rely on our years of experience and platform knowledge not only to speed time to market, but also to help them manage and control the entire mobile content deployment process" said Doug Barre, CEO of Tira Wireless Inc. "This additional funding will enable us to accelerate the expansion of our platform and our global distribution footprint."

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