Mobile marketing agency Rocket10 secure $3 million in funding

Mobile marketing agency Rocket10 secure $3 million in funding

Finstar Financial Group, a fintech-focused international private equity group founded by Oleg Boyko, announces that it has invested USD 3 million in Rocket10, a rapidly growing mobile marketing agency. This investment forms part of Finstar’s strategy to use mobile technology to grow its fintech businesses. As part of the venture investment, Finstar will utilise Rocket10’s […]

Baidu’s New DU Ad Platform Leverages AI Technology to Improve Ad Performance

Baidu’s New DU Ad Platform Leverages AI Technology to Improve Ad Performance

Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, has announced that its new mobile ad platform DU Ad Platform (DAP) leverages machine learning AI technology to enhance ad performance prediction and increase advertising revenues. The announcement was made during the Open Mobile Summit event in San Francisco, California. DAP’s “Peak Selection Algorithm,” which determines ad […]

The Wild West of Mobile Advertising: Bots Fake Viewability

The Wild West of Mobile Advertising: Bots Fake Viewability

Fake ad traffic generated by bots is burning through advertisers’ budgets and eroding trust in digital advertising. Initially simple scripts that click on display ads from server farms and compromised PCs, bots have evolved to become sophisticated viruses that are infecting mobile devices and are working their way into mobile apps. Working silently in the […]

BBC eyes vertical ads to boost mobile monetization

BBC eyes vertical ads to boost mobile monetization

The BBC became the latest publisher to introduce vertical video to its news apps, both domestic and international. Already, the overseas version carries vertical advertising. For now, that consists of static ad interstitials between videos, but in the next few weeks vertical video ads will be introduced — but the format is not without its own […]

Facebook Launches Messenger Gaming Experience

Facebook Launches Messenger Gaming Experience

Facebook has launched a HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience on Messenger and the news feed, for both mobile and web. The experience allows Facebook users to discover, share and play games without having to install new apps. Games include classic titles such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Galaga and Track & Field 100M. “We are excited to […]

Big Mobile Selects Widespace Technology to Deliver Mobile Branding Campaigns

Big Mobile Selects Widespace Technology to Deliver Mobile Branding Campaigns

Widespace, the Stockholm based technology company that creates tools to build brands in a mobile world, has announced a strategic partnership with Big Mobile, APAC’s leading independent mobile engagement specialist. Through the agreement, Big Mobile will harness the technology of Widespace’s programmatic platform, Summit, making it available to brands in Australia and New Zealand. Summit […]

Radio industry launches free streaming app via All In Media with 250 Australian radio stations

Radio industry launches free streaming app via All In Media with 250 Australian radio stations

In an Australian first, the radio industry has launched RadioApp, a new mobile app, created by industry body Commercial Radio Australia and app developer All In Media, that allows consumers to live stream 250 Australian radio stations on the go. The free app allows listeners to tune in to Australian radio from anywhere in the […]

Facebook Announces Creative Hub Expansion

Facebook Announces Creative Hub Expansion

Facebook announced that Creative Hub will be available for the entire industry to use worldwide. Facebook is also introducing a new Inspiration Gallery that will showcase examples of outstanding mobile creative across Facebook and Instagram. Creative Hub is a tool for ideating, experimenting, sharing and building great creative ideas on mobile that launched in June at Cannes […]