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Google announces Web Designer, a new HTML5 content creation tool aimed at ad development ... for now

Google on defensive yet again in snafu over ad-tracking in Safari browsers

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Google (NSDQ: GOOG) continues to find itself in compromising positions in 2012, the latest coming after an investigation by The Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) found that the company was tricking Apple’s Safari browsers on the iPhone and the Mac into dropping their ad-tracking protections in order to promote...
Google on defensive yet again in snafu over ad-tracking in Safari browsers

RollUp Media Raises $1.4 Million From Arts Alliance

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Lord knows niche and independent online publishers can sometime struggle to monetize what they do and over the last few years we’ve seen the rise of startups to address those problems in the market, from companies like SAY Media to Federated Media. In general they offer baked-in ad networks and...
RollUp Media Raises $1.4 Million From Arts Alliance

MoPub Wrangles Fresh Capital and Agency Hire to "Get Mobile Ads Right"

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There is a real problem with display ads. They make up a huge chunk of the digital ad industry but are hated by just about everyone and they work almost none of the time. Instead of building a better, non-banner ad, the industry has been waiting for ad dollars to...
MoPub Wrangles Fresh Capital and Agency Hire to "Get Mobile Ads Right"

Here's Why You Don't Want To Miss Our Startup Conference On Thursday

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Hundreds of entrepreneurs are descending on midtown Manhattan next Thursday, May 3, for Business Insider's fourth-annual Startup conference. Here's why you might want to grab your own ticket: Hear from successful serial entrepreneurs. Like Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe CEO and former DoubleClick CEO, who has built market-leading companies in competitive...
Here's Why You Don't Want To Miss Our Startup Conference On Thursday

10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch

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Mr. Horowitz Earlier this week, 10gen, the promising AlleyCorp startup launched by DoubleClick cofounder Dwight Merriman, announced a new partnership with an eye toward helping developers who work with big data and cloud technologies. The boost in market share probably doesn't hurt either. 10gen both develops and sponsors the open...
10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch
Microsoft writes off most of its 2007 $6.3B ad business bet

RollUp signs on to take Everyday Health to UK, Australia

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RollUp, the niche publishing service started by former DoubleClick, Brightcove and Demand Media executives, has made one of its first deals — by taking an American property into international waters. The company is teaming up with New York-based Everyday Health, one of the leading health advice networks in America, to...
RollUp signs on to take Everyday Health to UK, Australia
With $2.1M From True Ventures (And Others), TripleLift Builds Ads From A Brand's Trending Images
Just in time for WWDC, here’s a hack for iOS programming on non-Macs

Google: Microsoft Is Full Of Shit

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Earlier today, I posted a link to a Microsoft blog post calling out Google for bypassing IE security measures. Google saw the post and sent me the following on-the-record statement (below). It’s a bit verbose, so I’ll summarize: “Microsoft is full of shit.” Statement: Attributable to Rachel Whetstone, Senior Vice...
Google: Microsoft Is Full Of Shit
Dropbox hires sales execs from Salesforce and Apple to bolster its enterprise push

Kevin Ryan Out As Gilt Groupe CEO

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The CEO and co-founder of flash sales site Gilt Groupe, Kevin Ryan, is stepping down, and the company is looking for a replacement, Spencer Ante and Dana Mattioli at the Wall Street Journal report. Ryan, who is also the chairman of this publication, founded Gilt in 2007 with Dwight Merriman...
Kevin Ryan Out As Gilt Groupe CEO

Facebook's Gokul Rajaram, Google's Neal Mohan, And Twitter's Kevin Weil Will Discuss The Ad Landscape At Disrupt NY

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I’m happy to announce that I’ll be discussing the latest trends in digital advertising with representatives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter at the end of April during TechCrunch Disrupt in New York. My goal for the panel is to give attendees from both Madison Avenue and the startup world an...
Facebook's Gokul Rajaram, Google's Neal Mohan, And Twitter's Kevin Weil Will Discuss The Ad Landscape At Disrupt NY

Azullo Secures Second Round Funding For Product To Fix Banner Blindness

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Azullo, a UK-based startup who’s flagship product, “Respond“, offers publishers extra ad revenue and advertisers a customer acquisition model, has secured a second round of financing in the “six figure” ballpark, although terms were undisclosed. The round was led by North West Fund 4 Digital & Creative, managed by AXM...
Azullo Secures Second Round Funding For Product To Fix Banner Blindness
At New York Startup 1stdibs Employees Eat Catered, White-Table Cloth Lunches

Just how big are porn sites?

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a fast internet connection must be in want of some porn.While it’s difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites are some of the most...
Just how big are porn sites?

Don't Just Post, Create: Irrive Debuts Collaborative Social Scrapbooks

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Joining a new group of companies looking to build services on the backs of users’ social networks, Irrive is debuting its social scrapbooking website, soon to be followed by its mobile apps. The company was founded by Steven Cohn, whose previous startup BuyYourFriendADrink was acquired by LivingSocial back in 2009, helping LivingSocial...
Don't Just Post, Create: Irrive Debuts Collaborative Social Scrapbooks

Rumor Has It This Googler Will Be Marissa Mayer's First Big Hire At Yahoo (GOOG, YHOO)

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Four separate industry sources tell us they have heard that new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's first big hire will be Henrique De Castro, Google's president of "Global Media, Mobile & Platforms." None of these sources know what De Castro's job will be, but one suggested his responsibilties will be "sales and...
Rumor Has It This Googler Will Be Marissa Mayer's First Big Hire At Yahoo (GOOG, YHOO)

Google to pay record $22.5m fine to FTC over Safari tracking

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Internet giant admits it tracked iPhone, iPad and Mac users by circumventing the privacy protections on Safari web browsersGoogle is to pay a record $22.5m fine to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US after admitting that it tracked users of Apple's iPhone, iPad and Mac computers by circumventing...
Google to pay record $22.5m fine to FTC over Safari tracking

Taking New York tech from "young" to "permanent"

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What’s happening in New York City’s tech ecosystem is great — it’s what seemingly every city in the country, hell, the world, would love to see in their city. A thriving tech ecosystem leads to a thriving economy. “Vibrancy,” even. Mayor Bloomberg clearly knows that. Today at WeWork Labs,...
Taking New York tech from "young" to "permanent"

Pirate sites are raking in advertising money from some multinationals

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Illegal music download sites pocket large sums of ad revenue without investing in the content's developmentSites such as Pirate Bay often portray themselves as altruistic, non-profit "freedom fighters", when the truth is they're nothing of the sort - their exploitation of artists for their own monetary gain is far worse...
Pirate sites are raking in advertising money from some multinationals

Mobile advertising company Mojiva lands $7 million in fresh funding

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On the heels of debuting a tablet-only ad network, mobile advertising company Mojiva Inc. has raised $7 million in fresh funding. The financing round was revealed in a regulatory filing yesterday and follows a $25 million Series C round secured in July 2011. The company’s two main solutions are mobile...
Mobile advertising company Mojiva lands $7 million in fresh funding

Gunning For Google's Mobile Ads: Rubicon Project Buys Mobsmith (GOOG)

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Mobile advertising technology company Rubicon Project announced its acquisition of Mobsmith, formerly NearbyAd, this morning. Mobsmith will give the mobile ad specialist an actual advertising platform for its clients, who use Rubicon Project for its optimization expertise. It takes Rubicon into an area where it competes head-to-head with Google's ad portfolio....
Gunning For Google's Mobile Ads: Rubicon Project Buys Mobsmith (GOOG)

Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Microsoft is writing down $6.2 billion on its 2007 purchase of aQuantive, an online ad serving system. According to the Guardian this places the software giant at risk of an accounting-based quarterly loss (when its sales and profitability had aimed it at a profit...
Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

Google: Microsoft’s IE gotcha based on outdated, little-used privacy protocol

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Google has issued a detailed rebuttal to Microsoft’s claims that Google is sidestepping a privacy protection in Internet Explorer. The search company says Microsoft neglected to mention that the IE protocol Google is accused of circumventing is outdated, impractical and also ignored by many other websites. Google also notes that...
Google: Microsoft’s IE gotcha based on outdated, little-used privacy protocol
Catchpoint nets $3.2M from Battery to boost real-time web monitoring

Five Years In And Profitable, Gilt Refocuses On New Leadership, An IPO In 2013 And More

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson walked into famed celebrity designer Zac Posen’s showroom in November 2007 prepared to give the pitch of her life. The Gilt co-founder was attempting to sell Posen and his team on putting some of the designer’s excess inventory on the yet-to-be-launched flash sales e-commerce platform. At the...
Five Years In And Profitable, Gilt Refocuses On New Leadership, An IPO In 2013 And More

Report: Facebook, Google Overtake Yahoo In Display Ad Market Share

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Yahoo’s once dominant position with display advertising is now officially over. Research firm eMarketer released figures Wednesday showing that both Facebook and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) surpassed Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) last year in display-ad revenue, with $1.73 billion and $1.71 billion, respectively. According to eMarketer, overall spending on online video,...
Report: Facebook, Google Overtake Yahoo In Display Ad Market Share

DoubleClick: What is it and what does it do?

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DoubleClick appeared more than any other name in our Tracking the Trackers data. Here we find out as much as we can about what it does.DoubleClick appeared more than any other name in our Tracking the Trackers data. Here we find out as much as we can about what it...
DoubleClick: What is it and what does it do?
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