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Digging data: Media giant Hearst acquires 20% stake in the UK’s Stylus Media Group

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American media conglomerate Hearst Corporation has announced that it has acquired a 20% stake in Stylus Media Group, a London-based consumer intelligence provider. Hearst is one of the US’s largest media and information companies, and currently owns 15 daily and 37 weekly newspaper titles, including the Houston Chronicle and San...
Digging data: Media giant Hearst acquires 20% stake in the UK’s Stylus Media Group
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SOURCES: Zynga Is About To Lose Its Global Director Of Brand Advertising

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Manny Anekal, the global director of brand advertising at Zynga, is leaving the company to become COO of Kiip, a firm that operates a network that places branded rewards inside mobile games for advertisers, according to two sources. Anekal's Linkedin page currently states he has been on extended medical...
SOURCES: Zynga Is About To Lose Its Global Director Of Brand Advertising

Social Networks Are The Next Big Mobile Ad Platform

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Social Networks Are The Next Big Mobile Advertising Platform (Mobile...
Social Networks Are The Next Big Mobile Ad Platform

Phunware Acquires Mobile Advertising Company TapIt Media Group For $23M

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Phunware, a company that specializes in enterprise branded mobile application infrastructure and experiences, just announced that it has acquired mobile ad company TapIt Media Group (not to be confused with the Australian NFC marketing company TapIt). The total purchase price was $23 million and the acquisition closed just before the...
Phunware Acquires Mobile Advertising Company TapIt Media Group For $23M

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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As you were watching the Oscars yesterday evening, Google and NASCAR were dealing with their own media spectacle, when a spectator uploaded a video of Saturday’s crash in Daytona, Fla., to YouTube. While you’re catching up on that story, check out our latest batch of job listings from some of...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

Tipping Point For The Touchscreen: Tablet Ad Spend Will Outweigh Smartphone Spend This Holiday Season, Says M&C Saatchi

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With all eyes on an Apple event next week that many think will reveal a new, smaller iPad, the ad agency M&C Saatchi has come out with some compelling numbers that point to how tablets are overtaking smartphones when it comes to monetizing content. It says that the growth in...
Tipping Point For The Touchscreen: Tablet Ad Spend Will Outweigh Smartphone Spend This Holiday Season, Says M&C Saatchi
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The 10 Best Facebook Campaigns That Won't Be Seen In America

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By now, we're used to seeing advertising on Facebook. A lot of it, frankly, is really boring. Sure, I liked your brand page—now leave me alone. But outside the U.S. advertisers are doing really interesting things on the social network. In India, they have Facebook pages for their various many-armed...
The 10 Best Facebook Campaigns That Won't Be Seen In America
The Biggest Challenges Faced By Mobile Advertising
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Apps Rush: My Life as a Refugee, Box, Sky News, Slipknot, Dragon Story, Cheezburger Builder and more

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What's new on the app stores on Wednesday 25 July 2012A selection of 11 new and notable apps for you today:My Life as a RefugeeA game about being a refugee? This is the work of the UN Refugee Agency: a game that sees players "contemplate the same life-changing decisions refugees...
Apps Rush: My Life as a Refugee, Box, Sky News, Slipknot, Dragon Story, Cheezburger Builder and more

Robotic quadrotors' training now complete, proven with razzle-dazzle Cannes show (video)

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We've watched our potential quad-mech overlords from KMel Robotics evolve from agile solo acrobats to worker bees to deft synchronized performers. It seemed only a matter of time before they would hunt down Sarah Connor en masse -- or take the show-biz world by storm. Fortunately for us, the...
Robotic quadrotors' training now complete, proven with razzle-dazzle Cannes show (video)

Collaboration software maker Huddle raises $24m from Jafco, WebEx founder and others

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Cloud-based collaboration and task management software company Huddle has raised $24 million in Series C financing on the heels of setting up an office in New York, and plans to use the proceeds to triple its team size in the next 12 months. The round was led by Jafco Ventures...
Collaboration software maker Huddle raises $24m from Jafco, WebEx founder and others

Social media monitoring firm Synthesio steps into Asia with Singapore office launch

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Business and brands in Asia that are keen to harness the potential of social media have a new option after Synthesio, a social media monitoring service originally from France, expanded into the continent by opening an office in Singapore. The company — which was founded in 2006 and has offices in Paris,...
Social media monitoring firm Synthesio steps into Asia with Singapore office launch

Peter Gabriel's digital music rights company CueSongs concludes BMG deal, all the majors now on board

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Digital music licensing hub CueSongs has announced that it has concluded agreements with BMG Rights Management, meaning it now has deals in place with all the major music publishers for online licensing – EMI Music Publishing, SonyATV, Universal Music Publishing and Warner Chappell, in addition to the bigger independents such...
Peter Gabriel's digital music rights company CueSongs concludes BMG deal, all the majors now on board

Twitter signs M&C Saatchi as first UK PR agency

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M&C Saatchi has been signed as Twitter’s first PR agency in the UK according to PR Week. The hope is that the two can work together to take the short messaging service to a wider domestic audience. According to PR Week, M&C Saatchi will be working to change the assumption...
Twitter signs M&C Saatchi as first UK PR agency

Huddle Lands $24M Series C To Go Big On Enterprise Cloud Storage And Collaboration

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Huddle, the six-year-old company that makes cloud collaboration software for the enterprise, has closed on $24 million in new funding, bringing its total equity funding to $40 million. The new round, which serves as Huddle’s Series C, was led by Jafco Ventures, with DAG Ventures participating along with previous backers...
Huddle Lands $24M Series C To Go Big On Enterprise Cloud Storage And Collaboration

Enterprise Social Network Startup NationalField Raises $1.5 Million To Take On Yammer And Others

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Is there any hotter market than social enterprise applications right now? Need proof? Just look at Microsoft’s acquisition of Yammer for more than $1 billion. Or Salesforce’s acquisition of Rypple. It seems clear that enterprises realize that one way to actual hone and measure employee productivity is to make that...
Enterprise Social Network Startup NationalField Raises $1.5 Million To Take On Yammer And Others

Cage relaunches its feedback and collaboration Web app, targeting a broader spectrum of creatives

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We first reported on Cage last June, noting at the time that it was a beautifully simple way of sharing and collaborating on designs. Just to recap, Cage is Web app from Oklahoma-based BitConfused that aims to solve one problem in style: How to get feedback on a piece of...
Cage relaunches its feedback and collaboration Web app, targeting a broader spectrum of creatives

Meet The 'Obama Startup' That's Taking On Microsoft And Salesforce.com

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It turns out, some political campaigns are good for more than negative TV ads. Obama's last campaign gave rise to a hot startup, NationalField, with a little help from Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes. Today, enterprises and politicos alike are using it. NationalField is a tool for the social enterprise that...
Meet The 'Obama Startup' That's Taking On Microsoft And Salesforce.com

Why university-industry collaboration doesn't have to be awkward

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There's often too much talk and not enough action when it comes to bringing industry and academia togetherThe bringing together of industry and academia has always been a tricky process. The issue came under scrutiny in last month's Wilson Review, which looked at how collaboration in the UK between universities...
Why university-industry collaboration doesn't have to be awkward

Hearst Takes 20% Stake in Stylus Media

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Publisher Hearst Corp. has acquired a 20% stake in Stylus Media Group, an online subscription service that tracks consumer behavior and trends for people who work in retail, technology and hospitality, among other industries, the two companies said. Financial terms were not disclosed. The investment was made through the publisher’s...
Hearst Takes 20% Stake in Stylus Media

TV ad revenue hits record thanks to Google and Groupon

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A record £4.36bn spent in 2011 as internet giants plough millions into TV ads for first timeTelevision advertising revenue in the UK increased by 2.2% year on year to a record £4.36bn in 2011, as advertisers such as internet giants Google and Groupon ploughed millions into TV commercials for the...
TV ad revenue hits record thanks to Google and Groupon
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