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Report: Yahoo Buys AOL

ADOTAS – Yahoo has bought AOL, according to a report on the Silicon Alley Insider. The details, according the Alley’s source: All of AOL will likely be acquired for between $8 billion and $10 billion. A formal announcement could come as early as tomorrow. Stay tuned.
As February's Mardi Gras celebration draws near, the city of New Orleans is now aiming to shore up festival sponsors with the help of MediaBuys.com, an online media buying club. MediaBuys is currently offering marketers the opportunity to be involved at multiple levels: their "Presenting Sponsor" packages, which include...
Reports are swirling today that French-based advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe has acquired interactive advertising specialist Digitas for approximately $1.3 billion. The takeover was a friendly bid and the transaction which will help keep Publicis heavily involved in Web media, according to MSNBC.com. With online advertising projections going...
AUSTIN, TX – March 25, 2014 (ADOTAS) – Spredfast, the leading independent social relationship platform, today announced the launch of the Spredfast Partner Program, which is designed to give enterprise brands unfettered access to the industry’s best-of-breed tools and technologies. Spredfast already partners with many of the industry’s leading social...
LiveDeal.com, a portal comprised of local online classifieds totaling more than $3 billion worth of goods listed for sale across the U.S., has signed with Interep Interactive subsidiary Winstar. With this new union, Winstar will be LiveDeal's exclusive national online sales firm, providing LiveDeal with sales representation to advertising...
Brad Dobbs Joins PushSpring as Director of Publisher & Platform Partnerships. PushSpring, a mobile app data and insights provider, announced that Brad Dobbs (pictured left) has joined the company in the newly created position of Director of Publisher & Platform Partnerships, based at the company's headquarters in Seattle. Mr....
At the end of October, Yahoo Podcasts, which launched in October 2005, will be closed. The company offered podcasting search, directory and listening service according to a report in TechCrunch. Other than an announcement on the Yahoo Podcasts site, there has been no report as to why Yahoo is closing...
ADOTAS - No one would blame you if you lately mistook IBM for Google -- the former seems to be taking tips from the latter in its latest shopping spree. With the recent Coremetrics and Sterling Commerce deals finalized and acquisition of document capturing software vendor Datacap announced on Tuesday,...

TuneCore Reels in $7M

ADOTAS – Digital music and video distribution shop TuneCore has raised $7 million in VC funding from Opus Capital, the company announced. Opus general partner Gil Cogan will join TuneCore’s board, alongside TuneCore CEO Jeff Price and Guitar Center CEO Marty Albertson. The funds will be used to increase brand...
‘Twas the week after Thanksgiving, and all through the land On Facebook they chatted, and made shopping plans Of sales at Target, Best Buy and Walmart - Look online for deals and fill up that cart! The gadgets they covet: iPhone, iPad, and SIII. Get great deals today, then share on your feed! Black Friday...