Publicis buys 20% stake in digital-ad tech company Matomy, in the latest indication of big ad agencies beefing up their tech capabilities as more ad dollars shift online.
Cyanogen CEO recently shrugged off Google’s interest in purchasing the company, choosing instead to focus on raising a Series C round at a $1bn valuation.
Groupon unveiled Snap, a free app that pays people cash to shop. The new app comes from the acquisition of SnapSaves, a Canadian startup that works much like Snap.
Metadata provider HWW has been snapped up by entertainment company Gracenote for $19m, as it seeks to gain immediate traction in the Asia-Pacific region.
Quantcast has acquired Struq, a London-based company that offers cross-device retargeting and personalization for advertisers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Box, the cloud-storage provider that filed for an IPO in March, will postpone its market debut, which won’t happen until 2015 because of volatile market conditions.
Rocket Internet completed Germany’s biggest IPO since 2007, pricing the €1.6bn sale at the top end of its range and turning founders Samwer brothers into billionaires.
Cloudera has acquired a data-visualization startup called DataPad in order to bring DataPad’s employees, rather than its technology, into its fold.
A split of EBay may make either half of the company a target as industry acquirers from Alibaba to Google seek ways to further their dominance of the internet.
The Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has bought Ambient, the Newton, Mass.-based provider of communications technology for utilities that want to roll out smart grids.