Quick Hits: Nokia, TRAFFIQ, PointRoll and More


ADOTAS – And out the door he went… Nokia Chief Technology Officer Richard Green, who came to the Finnish handset-maker last year from Sun Microsystems, is taking a leave of absence that is rumored to be permanent. Apparently Green isn’t on board with the company’s strategy (in particular, the decision to abandon the Meego OS), which is funny because I didn’t think Nokia had any strategy besides selling all of its assets to Microsoft….

As much as I may criticize The Wall Street Journal’sWhat They Know” series for being hyper-paranoid, the paper’s coverage on mobile app data has actually been very informative. WSJ shares viaForensics findings that several apps aren’t encrypting stored user name and password data on Android devices, which frankly seems bizarre…

Fwix tells TechCrunch it plans to index the web location by location — starting with NBC’s local sites in New York and the Bay Area.

Video audience targeter Grab Networks will provide clients with a slew of new advertising formats thanks to a partnership with AdoTube.

PointRoll claims to be the first ad tech company that will be able to support the six winners of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s “Rising Stars” contest, including AOL’s Project Devil, renamed IAB Portrait.

Thanks to a partnership with mobile rich media tech firm Phluant, TRAFFIQ clients to will now be able to serve rich media mobile creative across a wide variety of mobile inventory services.


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