SingTel has announced plans to acquire, for $US321m, US-based Amobee, a provider of mobile advertising services to operators, publishers and advertisers around the world, saying it intends "to become not only the leading mobile advertising company in Asia Pacific, but also among the top three worldwide."
Mobile value added services (VAS) provider, ArpuPlus, and global mobile content retailer, Mobile Streams, have formed a partnership to distribute Appitalism.com content to Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
Rocket Internet‘s real-estate classifieds platform, Lamudi, which operates in 21 markets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America, has closed a $7 million funding round aimed at beefing up its operations in Asia.
There are over 7 billion people on the planet, of whom only about 2 billion have internet access of whichever kind. Of this 2 billion, most do not have a) affordable b) reliable c) accessible broadband access.
Google may be the world’s largest mobile advertising company, but when it comes to devices that are driving the most advertising activity, it’s iOS and not Google’s Android that seems to set the heart racing. According to mobile browser and advertising company Opera Software, iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad continue to command the most usage among consumers.
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The churn at Groupon’s executive level continues apace. The company has just announced that it has appointed a new vice president for North America, Rob Kilgarriff, who is taking over the role from Chris Muhr.