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Facebook for SMBs: I’m Not Buying It

Written on
June 6th 2014
Author
David Bray

ADOTAS – Facebook is in the midst of a five-city tour, part of the social media network’s plan to turn tens of millions of small businesses on its site into paying clients. With its tour, Facebook is trying to actively court small businesses. Facebook reports 30 million small businesses have ... more...

AOL Gets Personal With Its Latest Moves

Written on
January 27th 2014
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – With so much engaging content on the Internet competing for people’s attention, publishers are desperately searching for new ways to make their sites more relevant and sticky for visitors. AOL is no exception. The company just announced that it’s planning to plunk down a total of $90.7 million ... more...

Move Over, Groupon: Amazon Flexes Its Muscles with Local Deals, Same-Day Delivery Service

Written on
December 30th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article, originally published on March 7, 2013, placed at No. 8 in our 20 most popular articles of the year. ADOTAS – With all the news about the trouble that Groupon is having in the marketplace, Amazon has stepped up its strategy to provide local deals to consumers ... more...

LiveRail Touts $100 Million Run Rate, Preps for IPO in 2014

Written on
December 4th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS — The demand for programmatic advertising has exploded, with companies like YuMe, Criteo and Rocket Fuel going public within the last year. Today video advertising startup LiveRail released revenue highlights as it too preps for its IPO in late 2014, revealing that it has experienced a year-over-year revenue increase ... more...

AOL’s Move to Video Ads Pushes Q3 Revenue to $386 Million

Written on
November 5th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Things are continuing to look up for AOL these days. Today the company announced a 14 percent year-over-year jump in ad revenue to hit $386 million in the third quarter of 2013, due in part to its aggressive push towards video advertising. Today’s earnings announcement sparked an AOL ... more...

UPDATED: As Mobile Ads Drive Revenues and Teen Use Declines, What’s Next for Facebook?

Written on
October 31st 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – With revenue climbing to $2.02 billion from $1.26 billion just a year ago, Facebook is finally gaining a firm foothold, roughly six quarters after its IPO in May of last year. The social network’s Q3 2013 numbers surged past Wall Street’s projections, revealing a 60-percent increase in revenue ... more...

SwitchPitch Turns the Tables on Startup Innovation

Written on
October 15th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – While events like TechCrunch Disrupt offer startups the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas and business models to established entrepreneurs and venture capital firms, SwitchPitch is turning this model on its head. The organization bills its conferences as role-reversal events, where established companies pitch funded projects to startups ... more...

Nikki’s Picks To Click: Brands & Social, Google Glass, Facebook Video Ads

Written on
June 5th 2013
Author
Nikki Frammartino

ADOTAS EDITOR’S NOTE: Editorial Intern Nikki Frammartino will routinely scour online media for big news and offbeat developments to share with our readers. Got your own “pick to click”? Send her a link. First day in the books! Tomorrow I can find another something new to be nervous about. Business Insider shares the ... more...

Disrupt NY 2013: Introducing Enigma, the Google for Public Data

Written on
April 30th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS — There’s a sea of vital public data out there just waiting to be accessed, but currently, most people have no idea how to tap into it. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, one company stood out from the pack during the 10-minute company pitch session in front ... more...

Larissa’s Picks to Click: Disrupt NY Live Feed, Facebook Ad Capabilities, HuffPost Live

Written on
April 29th 2013
Author
Larissa Lohman

ADOTAS EDITOR’S NOTE: Editorial Intern Larissa Lohman routinely scours online media for big news and offbeat developments to share with our readers. Got your own “pick to click”? Send her a link. With April winding down to a close, that means one thing: Finals are quickly approaching. Ugh. Check out a live feed of ... more...