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Sum of Yahoo's Acqui-hires Could Be a New Mobile Homepage Mobile news app Summly is latest in acquisition spree

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has made of point of prioritizing mobile as central to the portal’s future. That has led to string of acquisitions—the most recent being Monday’s pick-up of…

March 25, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

ShareThis Lands Acquisition, $23 Million Funding Round to Boost Mobile Business Picks up in-app sharing platform Socialize

As just about every company at the intersection of advertising and technology races to establish or advance its mobile business, social sharing platform ShareThis has quickened its pace with overlapping…

March 20, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

Google Ventures Leads $1.875 Million Funding Round in Native Mobile Ad Startup Namo Media to focus on in-feed in-app ads

A lot of investor money has flowed to mobile ad startups, but much has been siphoned toward companies working on how to better target mobile ads or build ties between…

March 18, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

Pinterest Pins $2.5 Billion Valuation With $200 Million Funding Round Stunning cash influx will go towards product development, international expansion, acquisitions

Pinterest isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Last year the social scrapbooking platform rode its skyrocketing profile to a $100 million funding round, which gave it a $1.5 billion valuation. Now…

February 20, 2013, 8:18 PM EST

Fast Chat: PepsiCo's Josh Karpf Digital lead riffs on tech startups in Brazil

Earlier this fall, PepsiCo unveiled a 12-week tech startups incubator program in red-hot Brazil, building on similar efforts by the beverage/snacks giant in Europe last year and the U.S. in…

October 30, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

Pinterest's Commerce-Minded Rival Fancy Registers $26 Million Funding Round Startup posts 2 million users, $200k in weekly sales

Yesterday New York-based startup Fancy, which takes Pinterest’s social scrapbooking use case and connects it with commerce, posted a regulatory filing showing it nabbed a $26 million funding round. Fancy’s latest…

October 30, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

Brands Pulling Mobile In-house As the handheld economy matures, marketers are questioning the need for outside app developers

Mobile app money has turned many tech startups into multimillion-dollar firms in recent years while padding the coffers of ad agencies acting as middlemen. But the link connecting brands to…

October 9, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

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