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In The Big Leagues: AT&T Seeks DirecTV Merger to Decrease Costs, Compete with Google

Written on
June 26th 2014
Author
Peter Koeppel

ADOTAS – As you likely know by now, AT&T has reached an agreement with DirecTV to purchase the satellite content provider for a deal valued at $67.1 billion. Pending FCC, shareholder and local government approval, the deal would help AT&T make its mark on the video and TV business as ... more...

Ad Spend on Piracy Sites Hits $227 Million in 2013

Written on
February 19th 2014
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Remember Napster and the rise of rudimentary peer-to-peer file sharing technologies that allowed people to easily share music and movies across a distributed network? Made popular by university campuses and computer clusters around the country in the late 1990s, piracy has been around for decades, and yet these ... more...

Spredfast Secures $32.5 Million in Growth Capital

Written on
January 3rd 2014
Author
Press Release

AUSTIN, TX.,  January 3, 2014(ADOTAS)  — Spredfast, the leading independent social relationship platform provider, today announced that it has raised $32.5 million in growth capital led by Lead Edge Capital, which has funded well-known software, e-commerce and internet companies including Alibaba Group, Marketo, Bazaarvoice, Drillinginfo, Refinery29, and Monetate. The majority of ... more...

Hulu Wants to Become Part of Pay-TV

Written on
December 16th 2013
Author
Peter Koeppel

ADOTAS – Lots going on with Hulu these days! For starters, the Internet-based entertainment hub is in early discussions with a number of pay-TV providers about potential partnerships. The media company-owned service is attempting to become part of pay television. One of the ideas being discussed centers around pay-TV operators carrying ... more...

Which is Better: Funny or Not Funny? It’s Not Complicated

Written on
November 5th 2013
Author
Sam Melton

ADOTAS – “Can you hear me now? Good.” Those six words started it all. Two major cell phone service providers are just now catching up with the comedic fire that Verizon started more than a decade ago. That irritating phone conversation From 2002 until 2011, the “Can you hear me now” guy – ... more...

RTB and The SEEN Matrix: What Does it Mean for Publishers and Advertisers?

Written on
October 24th 2013
Author
Jeff Bander

ADOTAS – As brands and publishers come to grips with the recent proliferation of Real-Time Bidding (RTB) for digital and mobile advertising, many in the business are left wondering what the benefits and concerns are for both brands and publishers. Traditionally, advertisers committed to budgets based on assumptions – how many ... more...

EXCLUSIVE: Yahoo Genome Mastermind Freedman on Joining Nativo

Written on
October 14th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS — Jay Freedman, former VP of Yahoo, will be joining the ranks of native ad company Nativo as the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer. This decision by Nativo highlights added emphasis towards top-line growth and building a scalable company. And it’s a smart move since native advertising is white ... more...

Study: Major Brands Are Victimized by Phony Traffic

Written on
October 3rd 2013
Author
Press Release

MADISON, WI, October 3, 2013 (ADOTAS) — MdotLabs, launched last month to help advertisers avoid being victimized by invalid traffic, today released the results of a follow-up study to its “Impression Fraud in On-line Advertising via Pay-Per-View Networks” that shows major brands well-known to most Americans are paying heavily for ad ... more...

Unruly Assesses the First 100 Days of Vine

Written on
May 9th 2013
Author
Press Release

NEW YORK & LONDON, May 9, 2013 (ADOTAS) – Five Vine videos are shared on Twitter every second. That’s according to new research released today by video technology company Unruly into the sharing patterns surrounding Twitter’s popular new mobile video app, which this week celebrated its 100-day birthday. Using data collected from Unruly’s ... more...

AFAIK: Rubicon Project, Rakuten MediaForge, Mixpo, ClickTake, Viralheat, FOMG

Written on
April 30th 2013
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS — The email carrier has been working extra hard on this very busy Tuesday news day. GOT AN OPINION? PLEASE COMMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE! Rubicon Project has been ranked #1 by comScore in terms of U.S. Internet reach for the past 10 months, and its reach continues to ... more...