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Topic: Tech

Facebook Backer Launches 'Big Data' Fund

Accel Partners wants to invest in the 'picks and shovels' of the social Web

Accel Partners has backed some of the biggest online hits of the past few years, including Facebook, Groupon, and Angry Birds-maker Rovio. But with its new $100 million fund, the…

Engadget Alumni Launch The Verge

New tech site from SB Nation

Former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky has unveiled The Verge, a new site dedicated to tech. The site launched early on Nov. 1. Topolsky says the new site will not just be…

UM Keeps Sony Business for Another 3 Years

Sony has renewed its contract with Universal McCann to handle media planning and buying across six divisions in North America, the agency said today (April 6).The new contract runs three…

Corrected: Automakers Fail to Excel in Q1 Creative

The auto industry may be on the rebound, but car manufacturers didn’t deliver the cream-of-the-crop spots in the first three months of 2011, according to rankings from national tracker Ace…

Not Dead Anytime Soon

It seems rumors of the death of TV advertising have been greatly exaggerated. Researcher eMarketer now predicts that U.S. TV ad spending will account for over 39 percent of all…

Filling the Oprah Void

Oprah Winfrey’s exit in May might not be the end-of-days scenario for the syndication upfront many predicted when she announced last year that her daytime juggernaught was ending.The…

Grey Gets an Ally

Ally Financial has confirmed the selection Grey Group units Grey and G2 to handle its creative business, currently split among a dozen or so shops. The assignment includes traditional advertising…

Upfront: The Kids Are All Right

Younger set's bizarre expected to top $1 billion

Cartoons adhere to their own physical laws: Ducks, cats and coyotes may be spliced, splattered and splintered, but they can never be destroyed. The kids ad marketplace conforms to similar…

Liberal Group Wants FCC Crackdown on Political 'Front Groups'

Sometimes it seems like the laws that govern political advertising draw as much controversy as the ads themselves. Now, with the 2012 election not far off, one liberal group wants…

Online Ad Campaign Blasts Wisconsin Union Legislation

Progressives United, the anticorporate lobbying organization founded by former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold is launching an online ad campaign charging Wisconsin lawmakers with being in bed with special interests.And the…

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