Ticketmaster acquires blockchain ticketing company Upgraded

Ticketmaster acquires blockchain ticketing company Upgraded

Global event ticketing company Ticketmaster has got in on the blockchain act with the acquisition of Upgraded, a blockchain technology firm which utilises Ethereum live event ticketing. Upgraded authenticates tickets by converting them into interactive digital assets protected by blockchain. It combines blockchain technology with encrypted barcodes to event organisers more control over ticket distribution […]

InMobi acquires US based advertising and data company, Pinsight Media

InMobi acquires US based advertising and data company, Pinsight Media

InMobi, a global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers, announced the acquisition of Pinsight Media, the mobile data and advertising company formerly wholly owned by Sprint. This all-stock deal is part of a broader strategic partnership between InMobi and Sprint across devices, data, media and marketing. Pinsight Media is a mobile data and brand intelligence […]

Brandwatch & Crimson Hexagon merge to create new AI-driven products to help decision-maker better understand their consumer

Brandwatch & Crimson Hexagon merge to create new AI-driven products to help decision-maker better understand their consumer

Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon, two leaders in the social intelligence space, announce the signing of a merger agreement. This merger, expected to close in Q4, creates a c. $100 million annual recurring revenue business that will move forward as Brandwatch. “In this digitally connected world, our vision is to transform how organisations understand their consumers […]

Branch acquires TUNE’s attribution analytics in landmark mobile marketing acquisition

Branch acquires TUNE’s attribution analytics in landmark mobile marketing acquisition

Branch, on of the fastest growing cross-platform solution for links and measurement, is acquiring TUNE’s Attribution Analytics platform and team. The acquisition will combine Branch’s cross-platform deep linking and measurement with TUNE’s mobile attribution expertise to form the industry’s leading marketing and measurement platform. “This is an exciting outcome for the team at TUNE. I […]

AppLovin agrees to acquire in-app header bidding solution MAX

AppLovin agrees to acquire in-app header bidding solution MAX

AppLovin, a comprehensive mobile gaming platform, announced it has agreed to acquire MAX Inc., a leading in-app header bidding solution, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will further accelerate AppLovin’s mission to give game developers a complete platform to grow and scale their businesses. MAX will become MAX by AppLovin. Its in-app header bidding functionality […]

Headspace acquires digital assistant specialists Alpine.AI

Headspace acquires digital assistant specialists Alpine.AI

Meditation app Headspace has acquired Alpine.AI, formerly known as VoiceLabs, in an effort to strengthen its voice and AI technology. The digital wellness service, which has over 31m users, acquired both the team and technology of Alpine.AI, which was an early leader in the digital assistant market. “We are excited to announce that Headspace is acquiring our product, […]

Apple acquires AR lens-focused startup Akonia Holographics

Apple acquires AR lens-focused startup Akonia Holographics

Apple has acquired Akonia Holographics, a Colorado-based startup that focuses on making lenses for augmented reality (AR) glasses. The purchase is yet another indicator that the tech giant is hard at work on a wearable AR device. Akonia Holographics was founded in 2012 by a group of holography scientists, and originally focused on holographic data storage […]

Lockscreen Media Platform Buzzvil Acquires SlideApp

Lockscreen Media Platform Buzzvil Acquires SlideApp

On of the world’s largest mobile lockscreen media platform, Buzzvil, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, announced it has acquired India and Pakistan’s leading lockscreen content curator SlideApp as part of its effort to tighten its grip in the global mobile ad market. Financial terms were not disclosed. John Lee, CEO of Buzzvil, said, “By taking SlideApp under our wing, Buzzvil […]

Cheetah Digital buys Stellar Loyalty to boost customer loyalty tools

Cheetah Digital buys Stellar Loyalty to boost customer loyalty tools

Marketing software firm Cheetah Digital has bought Stellar Loyalty, a provider of cloud-based customer engagement and loyalty software. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in Europe and Asia, the Stellar Loyalty Consumer Relationship Cloud helps brands drive engagement frequency, maximise revenue, and build more meaningful and profitable customer relationships with their customers. Stellar’s customers include […]

IPG acquires Acxiom in push to elevate data practices and address onset of ‘outcome-driven marketing’

IPG acquires Acxiom in push to elevate data practices and address onset of ‘outcome-driven marketing’

Interpublic Group (IPG) announced on July 2 that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Acxiom Corporation under which IPG will acquire the Acxiom Marketing Solutions business unit in a cash transaction valued at $2.3bn, or net $2.0bn after consideration of an acquisition-related benefit of the tax step-up. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the boards […]

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