Lyft opens its ride-booking Concierge service to all businesses

Lyft opens its ride-booking Concierge service to all businesses

Lyft has finally opened up Concierge to businesses and organizations of all sizes. The program allows members to hail rides for other people, giving companies a way to offer that extra touch of service to customers, especially those who can’t call for a ride themselves due to one thing or another. Concierge launched in 2016 […]

Masterclassing acquires Mobile Marketing Magazine Publisher Dot Media

Masterclassing acquires Mobile Marketing Magazine Publisher Dot Media

Masterclassing, the global digital marketing events business, has acquired Dot Media, publisher of Mobile Marketing Magazine and organiser of the Mobile Marketing Summits, Effective Mobile Marketing Awards and Programmatic Lunch for an undisclosed sum. Both companies’ existing brands will continue to operate independently, but the acquisition will accelerate opportunities for global expansion. Masterclassing, founded in […]

Apple acquires music-recognition app Shazam for a reported $400M

Apple acquires music-recognition app Shazam for a reported $400M

Apple officially confirmed it’s acquiring the music recognition app Shazam, according to Buzzfeed. The purchase is the latest acquisition for the world’s largest tech company. First launched in 1999, Shazam has grown significantly over the last several years. Once specifically devoted to music recognition, Shazam now accepts audio and visual clips to identify songs, movies, and […]

Tappx continues global growth with China office opening

Tappx continues global growth with China office opening

Tappx, a fast growth mobile app monetisation company, announced the opening of a new office in Beijing and the appointment of Bob Wang as China Country Manager. This expansion means that Tappx now has active operations in Spain, India, UK and China. The Beijing office will deliver Tappx services and consultancy for local customers and […]

Out There Media expands into the Middle East with Zain partnership and strikes Gold at the MMA Smarties

Out There Media expands into the Middle East with Zain partnership and strikes Gold at the MMA Smarties

Out There Media (OTM), a global leader in mobile advertising and data monetization, has announced their expansion into the Middle East and a new partnership with Zain, a leading mobile operator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa. OTM, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is the creator of Mobucks, a proprietary technology platform that […]

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 […]

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