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Jelli expands automated ad platform for radio

Programmatic buying is one of Madison Avenue’s hottest trends and today Jelli will formally launch its programmatic ad platform RadioSpot, targeting FM/AM stations.  It uses technology the company says will streamline and automate the buying and airing of radio ads.   By year’s end Jelli executives say they also expect the... more.

Jelli Launches ‘Programmatic Direct’ Platform For Radio Stations, Networks

by Tyler Loechner Jelli, a programmatic ad platform for the radio industry, on Thursday formally launched its platform for broadcast advertisers, dubbed RadioSpot. This is where the definition of “programmatic” becomes important. While some associate it with real-time bidding (RTB), “programmatic” is more of an umbrella term for the automation of... more.

Tell Me More About Me, Please

By Kevin Maney It’s hard to know why Google just paid $3.2 billion for a pipsqueak of a company called Nest. Some claim Google wanted the design chops of Nest founder Tony Fadell and his Apple-esque team, since, when it comes to hardware, Google has demonstrated an aesthetic sensibility that might be called “1970s Soviet.”... more.

Forbes 30 Under 30 Who Are Changing The World 2014

Brian Wong, Cofounder of Kiip is featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Who Are Changing The World in 2014.   Marketing & Advertising Brian Wong, 22 Cofounder, Kiip Imagine you just posted a 5-mile run to the RunKeeper app when an ad on your iPhone pops up offering you a... more.

Read Kevin Talbot’s interview in Silicon Valley Wiretap

Elevator Pitch: Kevin Talbot of Relay Ventures on the future of mobile by: Peter Delevett Kevin Talbot is co-founder and managing partner of Relay Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that describes its mission as “Strictly Mobile.” It actually began life as two VC firms, one of which was the venture capital... more.

Relay Ventures Promotes Alex Baker to Partner

TORONTO and MENLO PARK, Calif. – December 11, 2013 -  Relay Ventures today announced that it has promoted Alex Baker to Partner. Baker has been with Relay Ventures since 2008. He will continue to source investment opportunities; oversee Relay’s direct investments in a broad range of mobile payments, application and... more.

Curriculet to Reinvent How Schools Buy and Teach Books

Expands Business to Offer A New Way for Schools to Purchase eBooks Teams with HarperCollins Publishers to Pilot Expanded Content Offering  SAN FRANCISCO – NOVEMBER 19, 2013 – Curriculet, a digital reading platform for teachers and their students, today announced a more effective and affordable way for schools to use... more.

TouchBistro Secures $4.5 Million in Seed Funding

Mobile point-of-sale solution for the food and beverage industry prepares for accelerated growth  TORONTO – November 14, 2013 – TouchBistro, providers of mobile point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the food and beverage industry, today announced that it has received $4.5 million in seed funding. Relay Ventures led the round, with participation from... more.