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Clearspring Rebrands as AddThis, Launches New Social Plugins

Written on
May 10th 2012
Author
Brian LaRue

ADOTAS – It used to be called Clearspring, and now it’s called AddThis, following a rebranding around what company founder and executive chairman Hooman Radfar explained was as a desire to “consolidate around the brand” for which it’s best known. The name change comes at the same time as the ... more...

Clearspring Picks Up Social Graph Data-Processing Powerhouse Xgraph

Written on
November 4th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – What do you know: the same day Ramsey McGrory’s new company ClearSpring announces a big acquisition, his former company Yahoo! grabbed the top headlines by acquiring Interclick and somehow making the future of the Right Media Exchange (McGrory’s old division) even less certain. But ClearSpring’s acquisition was a major one too ... more...

McGrory Joins Clearspring, Right Media’s Future Still Not Clear

Written on
September 26th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – After announcing his departure from Yahoo! earlier this month, Ramsey McGrory, the former head of the Right Media Exchange and North American sales as well as one of the few remaining pre-acquisition vets, has stepped into the CEO’s chair at Clearspring. Headquartered in McLean, VA (where incidentally I went to high ... more...

Clearspring Turns AddThis Mobile, Shares Data With BlueKai

Written on
June 29th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Clearspring has gone mobile with its social sharing platform AddThis, which enables sharing to 300 services in 70 different language. Mobile app developers on the iOS platform can incorporate AddThis’ social sharing capabilities and track shares; an Android API has been introduced in private beta. Clearspring also announced that ... more...

Quick Hits: Groupon IPO, AddThis Delivers +1 and More

Written on
June 3rd 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Groupon dropped that Securities Exchange Commission application for an IPO like it was hot! The daily discounter is demanding $750 million from investors (making LinkedIn’s $175 million seem modest) and I’ll wager that Groupon will raise even more than that. $25 billion valuation anyone? Publishers no doubt want to ... more...

Got Funds? Clearspring Scores $20 Million for AddThis Platform

Written on
May 10th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Clearspring, the company behind social sharing platform AddThis, just closed a $20 million Series D funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners. The investment will go toward development of Clearsprings publisher offerings and advertising products, as well as potential acquisitions. IVP is in good company, joining current investors New ... more...

Judge Tosses Flash Cookies Suit Against Specific Media

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April 29th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Another page is turned in the Flash Cookies saga. Yesterday a federal judge dismissed a suit against Specific Media over its use of Flash Cookies after determining the plaintiffs had no legal basis to support their claims. Last August, six web users filed suit against Specific Media in the ... more...

AddThis Profiles Publishers’ Influencers

Written on
December 28th 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – The term influencers still makes me think about the older kids in high school who offered me hit off their joint as I walked home from school, but influencers are quite a different case in social media — they’re the ones bringing browsers back to your site. And ... more...

Hearst And Clearspring Get “Widggy” With It

Written on
March 4th 2008
Author
Sarah Novotny

ADOTAS – Hearst Magazines Digital Media has announced a partnership with Clearspring, a syndicator and tracker of widgets, to build and help distribute innovative widgets. These particular widgets are being created for The Daily Green and Seventeen magazines. They will allow users to embed the applications into social networks, aggregators ... more...

PointRoll And Clearspring Birth SnaggableAds

Written on
December 11th 2007
Author
Sarah Novotny

Yesterday, another strategic alliance was announced between PointRoll, a developer of rich media solutions and Clearspring Technologies, a widget syndication and tracking firm. Under the terms of the exclusive partnership, advertisers who use PointRoll will now be able to leverage Clearspring’s viral sharing technology to convert new and existing rich ... more...