Google has gobbled up yet another company — this time, it’s Jetpac.
If you’re not familiar, Jetpac is an innovative app that culls interesting informational gems from public Instagram data.
“Jetpac launched in 2012 as a social travel guide on iPad but later shifted focus to its Instagram-driven data on its iphone app, ‘Jetpac City Guides,’” Sarah Buhr of TechCrunch confirms.
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On Thursday, IgnitionOne — a provider of cloud-based digital marketing technology — announced that it has completed the acquisition of Human Demand, a mobile marketing technology company.
Together, the companies are in good shape and poised to get some serious work done.
That’s what a rep for IgnitionOne tells us.
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Lotame, a worldwide data management platform (DMP), tells MMW that it has just inked a strategic partnership with Nasmedia — Korea’s leading digital media agency and media network.
So what will the new partners provide the digital advertising community? We’re told that, through the partnership, Lotame’s DMP will be integrated within Nasmedia’s tech stack, and will give the agency’s publisher and brand clients the ability to “significantly enhance their digital advertising strategies across multiple screens.”
Through Lotame’s DMP, Nasmedia’s publisher clients will be able to gain deeper insights into their audiences through a combination of first and third party data.
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In case you missed it, Yahoo made advertisers very happy by announcing its new partnership with comScore.
Thanks in part to the coupling, advertisers can now buy campaigns, direct or programmatically, that ensure and verify audience delivery for display and video using comScore vCE.
We’re told that Yahoo is the first publisher to fully integrate vCE throughout its ad buying and reporting platforms in an effort to “unify all available data for advertisers.”
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TripAdvisor, a massive travel site and booking platform, is acquiring Viator, a leading resource for researching and booking destination activities.
MMW was briefed by sources close to the deal who tell us that Viator now features more than 20,000 bookable tours and attractions and more than 600,000 reviews, photos, and videos submitted by travelers.
“Viator will be a great addition to the TripAdvisor family, as online and mobile bookings for attractions and activities represents a huge opportunity for our business,” explains Stephen Kaufer, CEO of TripAdvisor.
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Now that’s what we call a prospective growth market.
A new report published Tuesday from Juniper Research estimates that the annual transaction value of online, mobile and contactless payments will reach $4.7 trillion by 2019.
Putting it in perspective, that’s up from just over $2.5 trillion for 2014.
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InMobi has just rolled out the red carpet to launch that which it claims is a world’s first.
The independent mobile advertising network and Rubicon Project – a technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising – have just launched the InMobi Exchange, which is a mobile programmatic buying and selling platform.
InMobi says it’s the world’s first exchange to support buying mobile native ads at “unprecedented global scale.”
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