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  • American City Business Journals11 days ago

    Vungle rides mobile wave to $300 million run rate

    Vungle Inc. was born at a perfect time to catch the mobile wave, and its head start along with its specialized technology may allow it to ride the crest for quite a bit longer. The advertising technology company, founded in 2011, provides video services for advertisers on mobile devices. The company’s business model is to control the ad “ecosystem” for clients, from the creation of an advertisement to how the ad loads to where it is displayed, according to CEO Zain Jaffer.

  • American City Business Journals2 months ago

    Yahoo and AOL appear ready to take Oath — as new name after sale

    The best thing about the new name that Yahoo and AOL will reportedly adopt after being merged under Verizon may be that you can't yodel it. Business Insider cited unnamed sources who told it that when Verizon's long and twisted acquisition of what was once known as "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" is being renamed, although it's not clear that the Yahoo moniker will disappear entirely. Join the conversation: Follow @SVbizjournal on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook and sign up for our free email newsletters.

  • American City Business Journals2 months ago

    Google's Waymo poaches eBay exec to help guide self-driving car policy

    Alphabet’s self-driving car company, Waymo, is hiring away an eBay executive to head up the company’s public policy team, as it prepares to put even more self-driving cars on the road. In a LinkedIn post on Monday , Tekedra Mawakana said she planned to join Waymo later this month. Waymo’s vision for the future is fully autonomous cars: no steering wheel and no pedals.