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Topic: Online advertising

Facebook Announces Atlas Solutions Acquisition From Microsoft

Deal improves social network’s attribution capabilities

Facebook's much-reported plan to acquire Microsoft's Atlas ad server is finally a go. On Thursday the companies announced the acquisition agreement. However, a number of industry veterans have questioned the buy, pointing to…

Yahoo's De Castro Advocates for Personalized Content First, Ads Later

New COO outlines portal's vision at IAB event

Executive intrigue aside, most of the attention focused on Yahoo of late revolves around its advertising business rather than its content business. The Marissa Mayer regime seems intent on turning…

Google Bringing TrueView Ads to Apps, Games

Marks the first time users will be able to skip ads outside video

Seventy percent of YouTube’s in-steam ad views are those skippable TrueView ads, Google’s svp of advertising Susan Wojcicki told attendees of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Annual Leadership Meeting on Tuesday…

Web Ad Exchange OpenX Adds Dentsu as Investor

Agency network joins latest funding round

Last month, the independent Web ad exchange OpenX landed a $22.5 million funding round. Now, the company has added a key new investor: Dentsu’s digital subsidiary Cyber Communications. Dentsu’s investment “provides…

IAB Unveils Own Ad Tech Org Chart

Media and tech vendors on outside looking in

LUMA Partners founder and CEO Terence Kawaja has long been the grand organizer of the ad tech market. His LUMAscapes have become the most recognizable and easily referencable maps of…

Sharethrough Launches Own Take on Sponsored Stories

Lets advertisers run branded content as in-feed ads

Companies like InPowered and Disqus have rolled out ad platforms for brands to promote articles and other more media-ish content with paid placements on publishers’ sites, and now Sharethrough is…

Study: Only a Third of Marketers Aware of IAB's Rising Stars Units

Undertone says movement to bolder banners held up by brands, publishers playing chicken

Last year the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) expanded its standard ad portfolio with six interactive Rising Stars units in what the trade group’s head of brand initiatives Peter Minnium described…

How Google's Ad Tech Stacks Up

DoubleClick, Mindshare execs discuss the end-to-end platform

These days online advertising and enterprise software giants like Google, Adobe and AOL are assembling ad tech stacks that span the full spectrum of online ad buying and selling from…

Marin Software Positions for First Ad Tech IPO of 2013

Profit-challenged company may benefit from B2B focus

AppNexus and DataXu may have elicited hearty applause in the last few weeks for raising sizeable private funding rounds, suggesting that ad tech’s financial picture is just fine, but the…

Google Enhances AdWords, Possibly Correcting Mobile Ad Rates

Changes enable more agile bidding, creative, measurement

During Google’s earnings call last month, CEO Larry Page said he’s not sure when the company's mobile ad rates will equate with its desktop ad rates—or if they will ever…

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