New York, US-based stock photography agency Shutterstock is acquiring San Mateo, California-based digital asset management software maker WebDAM for an undisclosed amount to widen its market reach.
London, UK-based marketing solutions provider St Ives Group completed the purchase of digital marketing firm Realise Holdings Ltd in a deal valued at £21.7 million to enhance its product offerings.
Berlin-based recruiting software startup softgarden merged with job ad media planning service 1000jobboersen.de for an undisclosed amount to form a giant Recruiting-as-a-Service provider called softgarden E-Recruiting.
Venice, US-based brand and content management software maker ZEFR pocketed $30 million in a Series D financing round led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) for its international expansion and product development.
San Francisco, US-based advertising technology startup AdStage bagged $1 million in funding from existing investor Digital Garage to increase its workforce and launch a new app partnership program.
Singapore-based business consortium DDB Group Asia Pacific acquired Bangalore, India-based digital marketing firm 22feet for an undisclosed amount in a bid to be the leader in the development of India's digital marketing solutions industry.
Tech giant Apple added app testing platform maker Burstly, owner of mobile app testing tool TestFlight, for an undisclosed amount, according to sources.
US-based search giant Google acquired London, UK-based anti-malware for online advertisers Spider.io for an undisclosed amount to prevent online advertising fraud and detect attacks from malware-infected computers.
Adbrain has introduced its programmatic mobile audience buying platform in private beta with partners Annalect, The Exchange Lab, M& C Saatchi Mobile, Fetch and Somo having early access to it, a company statement said.
Los Angeles, US-based e-commerce firm Shopzilla snapped up Ventura, California-based online ad startup Connexity for an undisclosed amount to to beef up its audience-buying division.
In a bid to compete with rivals in the search-advertising sector, US-based search giant debuted Gemini, its new platform that lets advertisers combine mobile search and native advertisements.
Needham, US-based digital video advertising distributor Extreme Reach pocketed $50 million in a venture round from Village Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Spectrum Equity, and Long River Ventures.
Aside from robbing income from original makers of content, piracy websites also make around $4.4 million annually from ads, according to a study published by Digital Citizens Alliance.
InMobi has only been in business for less than a decade but it has already proven to be a worthy contender to tech giants in the mobile ad space, Voice & Data reported.
Peter Hamilton, the Chief Executive Officer of HasOffers, has told Facebook that they deserve a second chance after they were removed as a partner for not adhering to the social media firm's data collection and sharing rules, VentureBeat reported.
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