Tinder sort of scraps the Desirability Scores

Tinder sort of scraps the Desirability Scores

Popular dating app Tinder has provided some insight into how its algorithm decides which potential matches it surfaces to users – and it’s no longer an ‘Elo score’ based on desirability, though it doesn’t sound too dissimilar. The Match Group-owned platform doesn’t hide the fact that it used to rank people based on how desirable […]

NBCU, Sky unify advanced advertising offerings under AdSmart

NBCU, Sky unify advanced advertising offerings under AdSmart

NBC Universal (NBCU) is rolling its Audience Studio targeting solution into Sky’s addressable advertising suite AdSmart. The combined global offering, still named AdSmart, marks the first joint advertising initiative since Comcast bought Sky in September 2018. Comcast has owned NBCU since 2011. Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising and partnership at NBCU, said: “The world is getting smaller, […]

Actian Avalanche Pioneers Next-Generation Cloud Data Warehouse

Actian Avalanche Pioneers Next-Generation Cloud Data Warehouse

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, announced the Actian Avalanche cloud data warehouse, a fully managed service solution available on the AWS cloud platform. This innovative, third-generation, cloud data warehouse delivers breakthrough levels of speed, flexibility and economics designed to make it easier for companies to deploy and scale data analytics services […]

New Acxiom research reveals data is critical if retailers are to survive and thrive

New Acxiom research reveals data is critical if retailers are to survive and thrive

Faced with significant challenges in the UK retail sector, new research reveals that retailers are emphatic about the importance of data and customer insight when it comes to long-term success.  The new findings from marketing data and services expert Acxiom, revealed that nearly three quarters (74%) of retail decision makers believe their businesses couldn’t operate […]

Mobvista’s Mintegral launches mobile creative studio

Mobvista’s Mintegral launches mobile creative studio

AI-driven programmatic and interactive advertising platform Mintegral has setup a studio dedicated to creating digital experiences for brands on mobile. Through the Mindworks Creative Studio, the Beijing-headquartered firm will offer creative services to brands and app companies for their mobile advertising, user acquisition, and monetisation campaigns. Mindworks will focus on engaging ad formats including rewarded video, 3D […]

Fyber team with Game of Whales to help app developers identify profitable users

Fyber team with Game of Whales to help app developers identify profitable users

Fyber, a leading technology company creating solutions for smarter ad monetisation, announced it has partnered with Game of Whales, provider of an AI-driven monetisation optimisation platform. This will offer a first of its kind, transparent, accurate and holistic monetisation solution that empowers app and game developers to have full view of user lifetime value (LTV) […]

Snapchat looking to launch gaming platform

Snapchat looking to launch gaming platform

Snap Inc. plans to announce its long-rumoured gaming platform for developers in April. The mobile game platform, internally codenamed “Project Cognac,” will feature a handful of games from outside developers designed to work specifically in the Snapchat app, according to a person familiar with the matter. The new games initiative will be unveiled at Snap’s […]