AppLovin To Hit A $1 Billion Run Rate Within The Year – But It’s Still Business As Usual

AppLovin is one of the most well-funded indie ad platforms out there – and it’s growing like a weed. The mobile ad network last year received $841 million in debt financing from Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital. In 2014, AppLovin raised just $4 million in seed funding. Originally, Orient Hontai had intended to acquire a majorityContinue reading »

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Zuckerberg Finally Speaks, Promising Audits And New Curbs On Data Collection

#WheresZuck? Posting a mea culpa on Facebook after nearly five days of conspicuous silence. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which broke over the weekend, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to explain what happened and to outline fixes. He promised Facebook would investigate all apps that had “access to large amountsContinue reading »

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This Game Developer Cut Its CPI In Half By Testing Ad Creative Before Launch

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Creative often gets neglected by app publishers gunning for installs – but it’s one of the most important aspects of any app-install campaign, said Artur Grigorjan, head of growth marketing at Russian game studio Playrix. “By this point, most advertisers have enough expertise when it comes to buying,” Grigorjan said. “Now they’re transitioning to the nextContinue reading »

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Storytelling App Episode Is Like Interactive TV For People Who Can’t Put Their Phones Down

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Episode, a choose-your-own-adventure storytelling app, is choosing a road to revenue centered on the user experience first. Monetization is delicately balanced with the demands of UX for the interactive app, which allows users to immerse themselves in fictional narratives. “But there is a lot of revenue to be made if we can get people engaged,”Continue reading »

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