Marissa’s Choice

Posted by Adam Kleinberg on July 17th, 2012at 5:25 am

The Twitterverse was abuzz yesterday with #marissamania and with good reason. Marissa Mayer is one of the most exciting personalities in tech who rose through the Google meritocracy not because she was a founder, but because she deserved it.
Marissa has the X Factor, and that's just what Yahoo! needs.

For the Yahoo! board to choose a [...]

The Kawasaki-Scoble Bullet Train

Posted by Sean X Cummings on April 3rd, 2012at 2:11 pm

The Kawasaki-Scoble bullet train hit AdTech in full force keynoting AdTech SF 2012. Like bulls in a china shop they illuminated ways to facilitate connections that mean something, and connections that make a lasting impression. For what is advertising but that? And it is nice to witness; a shift from tonnage of connections to the [...]

First Party For ad:tech New York Announced

Posted by Steve Hall on October 7th, 2011at 8:52 am

Are you ready? It's almost time again? Time for another ad:tech New York. And as you all know, ad:tech isn't just about the sessions. It's about the networking and the socializing and the parties. The first party we have to share with you comes to us from the good folks who have brought us the Marketers Ball in the past.

Start-Up Watch COD: NearBuy Systems Gets Its First Round

Posted by Jim Nichols on July 22nd, 2011at 12:01 am

Ordinarily I don’t write about companies twice or money ever, but I like NearBuy Systems so much I hope you will indulge me for 400 words.

NearBuy Systems offers in-store hyperlocation services that can pinpoint the precise location of a customer in a store. That enables both “turn by turn” directions to a specific item on [...]

ad:tech NY’s Startup Spotlight competition nominations are open!

Posted by Jim Nichols on July 12th, 2011at 12:01 pm

ad:tech’s second start-up competition is on!  If you went to ad:tech SF this year, you saw that start-ups are now a big part of the program, and NY will witness the second start-up competition this coming November. For NY, there are four categories of start-ups in play:

Shopper marketing
Social
Mobile
Gaming

This competition is expressly for companies that give [...]

Your input needed on Startup Spotlight, ad:tech NY

Posted by Daisy Whitney on April 21st, 2011at 10:25 am

At the recently completed ad:tech San Francisco conference, we debuted a new programming series called Startup Spotlight.
We invited sixteen companies in four categories to present, and an esteemed panel of judges voted on which company in each category offered the most promising service, product or technology to brands and marketers. The winners were Yinzcam for [...]