The Verizon and Yahoo! transaction will create a new rival in mobile media technology reaching over 1 billion users with a roster of globally known brands.
The 3Q Digital acquisition of iSearch Media will create the largest independent digital marketing agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. the completed acquisition, all of iSearch Media’s existing staff, clients, and brand assets will be fully integrated into 3Q Digital. Additionally, the acquisition strengthens the 3Q Digital executive team by adding: iSearch Media’s Founder and President, Scott Rayden, as Chief Revenue Officer; CEO Maury Domengeaux as Chief Financial Officer; President and CTO Charles Hentrich as Chief Architect; and VP Client Services, Brian Grabowski, as SVP of Media/Account Management.
Walmart announces acquisition of social media company Kosmix. Walmart wants to take a crack at social ecommerce. Kosmix’s innovative technology platform searches and analyzes connections in real-time data streams to deliver highly personalized insights to users. The platform powers TweetBeat, a real-time social media filter for live events with more than five million visits last month; Kosmix.com, a site to discover social content by topic; and RightHealth, one of the top three health and medical information sites by global reach.
Web.com’s acquisition of Yodle significantly expands scale in value added digital marketing solutions increasing total revenue base by over 35% and enhances long term growth profile. The move also adds complementary vertical market solutions, franchise specific products and cloud based office automation business applications with over $30 million of projected synergies.
Yodle acquires ProfitFuel, creating the largest independent provider of local search engine marketing in the U.S. Yodle now boasts 21,000 clients and a full suite of local online marketing products. Outrank, the company’s main service, is designed to generate inbound phone calls and emails cost effectively by delivering prominent rankings on top search engines for clients.