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Venturra Capital Is A Big-Hitting $150M Fund For Startups In Southeast Asia

In a further sign of the increasing maturity of Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem, a new fund has arrived to offer yet more financing options for emerging tech companies. Venturra Capital is a big-hitting $150 million fund announced this week that is focused on the region, where mobile internet …

Programmatic Ad Buying: What Does It Mean for B2B Marketers?

You could make the case, as I will, that of all the new technologies to enter the marketing technology landscape of late, the two with the potential …

Marketers Betting On DMPs For A Programmatic Future

The programmatic advertising world is powered by data, and as such, marketers are putting a lot of faith into data management platforms (DMPs). In …

Programmatic display advertising: How to get started and what to expect

<b>Find out why now is the perfect time to start programmatic display advertising.</b><p>Now is a great time to start programmatic display advertising for …

Programmatic Display Advertising in Fashion

Programmatic display has won you over and you think it’s the best thing to happen since the Alexander McQueen leather jacket; but now you have to …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Operating Systems

How It Works: Project Loon's Global Internet

Google wants to bring 4G signals to even the most remote locales<p>Pervasive as the Internet seems, less than half of the world’s population has access to it, leaving some four billion people unconnected. This spring, engineers at Google’s Project Loon will shift to the next phase in a grand plan to …

Indonesian Live-streaming Startup Zeemi.tv Grabs $1M From DeNA And 500 Startups

Indonesia has been dubbed the “social media capital of the world” thanks to the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram there. Now armed with $1 million in seed funding from DeNA and 500 Startups, Zeemi.tv is betting that its live-streaming video platform will prove just as popular in the …

Livestreaming

How recent holiday sales are driving DCO

Around the holidays, the retail and travel industries are mastering one strategic practice soon expected to be embraced by others: dynamic creative …

Kochava Acquires InferSystems For Mobile Ad Optimization

Mobile analytics provider Kochava is announcing it has acquired Toronto-based ad tech company InferSystems and will use its technology to build a product called the Kochava Optimization Beacon.<p>As explained to me by Kochava CEO Charles Manning, the new product allows the company to move beyond …

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They’re called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically without your knowledge or consent—that are used to verify …

Solving the Sub-Domain Equation: Predicting Traffic and Value when Merging Sub-Domains

To sub-domain or not to sub-domain, that is the question. <b>Should you keep your content on separate sub-domains or the same domain? If I do merge my</b> …

3 challenges in mobile ad monetization — and 3 ways to solve them

<i>Adam Landis is the Vice President of Business Development for LifeStreet Media.</i><p>A day doesn’t go by without news of some record-breaking funding round for a hot mobile advertising start-up, or a new analyst report forecasting that mobile ad growth will be even more dramatic than expected. Indeed, …

Shaun King Brings Hope(Mob) to Crowdfunding

Shaun King, founder of the nonprofit HopeMob is revolutionizing crowdfunding for social good with his web site that, unlike most crowdfunding platforms, actually comes with a crowd.<p>Born in Kentucky in a working class family, as a fifteen-year-old he was beaten so badly in what was one of the first …

CHART OF THE DAY: How People Use Facebook On Smartphones

IDC conducted a survey in conjunction with Facebook to find out how people are using smartphones. It surveyed 4,446 people aged 18-44 who use iPhones or Android-based phones. In this chart you can see how people are using Facebook on smartphones.

Apple iWatch or Google Glass - Finally Taking Wearable Computing Mainstream?

With both the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress behind us, in the coming weeks and months some of the announced devices will start to hit the shelves. Reception thus far for <b>Research in Motion-Blackberry’s</b> (BBRY) new Z10 device is mixed and has people questioning what may or …