Uber Finalizes Deal to Sell Major Stake to SoftBank

Uber Finalizes Deal to Sell Major Stake to SoftBank

Uber recently completed a deal to sell a significant stake of itself to SoftBank, a Japanese conglomerate, paving the way for the ride-hailing company to make sweeping governance changes and to go public by 2019. Under the agreement, a consortium of investors led by SoftBank will buy at least 14 percent of Uber through a combination […]

ADYOULIKE and Tabmo Join Forces in Native Programmatic Advertising Partnership

ADYOULIKE and Tabmo Join Forces in Native Programmatic Advertising Partnership

ADYOULIKE, the leading in-feed native ad platform, announces a new partnership with Tabmo, the first mobile creative DSP for video, display and native advertising. The integration between these two platforms will enable agencies and brands to service audiences with more personalized and highly targeted native advertising on mobile devices. This new pairing combines the technology […]

Adults 2020: J. Walter Thompson’s “The New Adulthood” Report Zeroes In On The Influential New Consumer Tribe

Adults 2020: J. Walter Thompson’s “The New Adulthood” Report Zeroes In On The Influential New Consumer Tribe

What will adulthood mean in 2020? A new report from J. Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group reveals a new and unique cohort shaping the face of adulthood: The New Adults. The report, ‘The New Adulthood’, looks at the make-up, attitudes and behaviours of this influential new consumer tribe – a group of 30 to 45-year-olds with […]

Dating app Bumble launches professional spin-off

Dating app Bumble launches professional spin-off

Bumble, a dating service in which females make the first move, is introducing a spin-off variant enabling members to forge professional connections ala LinkedIn. Bumble Bizz emulates the same Tinder-esque swiping action of its progenitor, enabling women to forge ahead with bolstering their business contacts by building their own contacts list. Launching the new tool […]

Rovio bursts onto the stock market with €900m valuation

Rovio bursts onto the stock market with €900m valuation

Angry Birds app publisher Rovio has made its debut on the Finnish stock market, with its 37.1m public shares initially priced at €11.50 (£10.16). This is the upper limit of the range Rovio announced earlier in September, valuing the company at €896m – significantly short of reports last month which put the expected valuation at around the […]

IKEA Group signs agreement to acquire TaskRabbit

IKEA Group signs agreement to acquire TaskRabbit

Home furnishing retailer IKEA Group, has signed a conditional agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in TaskRabbit, Inc., an on-demand services platform company. TaskRabbit currently operates in the United States and London and will continue to function as an independent company. “In a fast changing retail environment, we continuously strive to develop new and […]

Deliveroo suffers huge loss despite 600% growth

Deliveroo suffers huge loss despite 600% growth

Food delivery app firm Deliveroo saw revenues grow 611% in 2016 as the takeaway app expanded around the world, but losses rose from £30.1m to £129.1m. Seen as one of Britain’s brightest tech start-ups, it posted sales of £128.6m in 2016, according to accounts filed at Companies House. The company, incorporated under the name Roofoods, […]

MobiBlue unveils free custom mobile app for SMBs

MobiBlue unveils free custom mobile app for SMBs

Mobile marketing agency MobiBlue has launched a multichannel mobile marketing program for small business that includes a free custom mobile app. “You can’t overstate the importance of mobile,” said MobiBlue Founder and CEO Cliff Story in a statement. “Back in the early 90s, businesses didn’t foresee how the internet would alter the landscape. Now history […]

LinkedIn rolls out native video sharing

LinkedIn rolls out native video sharing

LinkedIn is continuing to diversify its product portfolio with the introduction of native video, as the online professional network’s owner Microsoft seeks to bolster its fortunes. The B2B network said that it would now begin the global rollout of its native video offering to its 500 million-plus user base after it began experimenting with the […]

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