Due to the uproar over President-elect Donald Trump's decision to appoint former Brietbart chairman Steve Bannon to his administration, a growing number of ad-tech companies are pulling the plug on the site's access to advertising dollars via their systems.
AppNexus has hired former 24/7 Media CEO Jon Hsu as chief financial officer, adding another veteran of the ad tech world and signaling its ambitions to eventually take the company public.
Rocket Fuel continued its growth trajectory last quarter, with revenue more than doubling, the company reported. The digital advertising tech firm generated $85.6 million in the fourth quarter, 113 percent greater than the same period the year prior. For full-year 2013, Rocket Fuel's revenue grew 126 percent to $240.6 million.