Liam Boogar of Rude Baguette reports, "At the Intel Capital Global Summit today in San Diego, California, Bordeaux-based startup Mobiles Republic (which runs News Republic) announced a $6 Million round of funding from Intel Capital, XAnge Private Equity & Creathor Venture, in order to support product development & expansion into the US market. The application relies on a powerful real-time semantic engine which allows them not only to provide 'context aware advertising' but also to filter based on personalized preferences."
Boogar continues, "The app, which tracks more than a million topics, is currently available in Eight languages (Chines, French, Spanish, Italian, German, etc) as well as specific US, UK and international versions of English. In addition to their flagship product News Republic (iPhone app here), they also run a 'geek-oriented' tech news app called Appy Geek, as well as Appy Gamer, Glamlife & Sports Republic. They offer news from over 800 partner sources, including the Financial Times, Huffington Post & CNET, and use their proprietary TagNav semantic search technology to make each app as specialized as possible for the user."
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