Ericsson’s Mobile Ad Platform Taps Telcos To Validate Location Data

Emodo, Ericsson’s mobile ad platform for telcos, is aiming to boost the quality of location data in the ad ecosystem with a tool launched Thursday that uses carrier data to verify mobile audiences on a pre-bid basis. Marketers are shelling out for bad targeting and it’s akin to flushing their budgets down the toilet, saidContinue reading »

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Cross-Device? Nah, CDP. Tapad Launches A Customer Data Platform

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Tapad launched a product on Tuesday that lets telcos stitch their first-party data to Tapad’s device graph – which Tapad will then activate through partners, including Facebook and The Trade Desk. The company is calling this service a Customer Data Platform (CDP), which is the buzzword du jour, though the vendor said it’s been workingContinue reading »

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Ericsson Emodo Beefs Up Its Ad Tech Chops With Placecast Acquisition

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Ericsson remains keen on ad tech. On Wednesday, the Swedish networking and telecom company announced its acquisition of Placecast, a combo data management and demand-side platform (DSP) for location data. Placecast is now part of Emodo, Ericsson’s programmatic mobile ad platform that helps telcos monetize their subscriber data. Emodo is housed within a newly createdContinue reading »

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Facebook, Google And The Other Edge Providers Won’t Be Fazed By The Net Neutrality Phase-Out

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During a speech Tuesday at think tank R Street Institute, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai justified his plan to scrap net neutrality (“We’re shifting from one-size-fits-all preemptive regulation to targeted enforcement.”) and took a shot at edge providers like Twitter, Google and Facebook. “Let’s not kid ourselves: When it comes to a free andContinue reading »

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Ericsson’s Mobile Ad Platform For Telcos Is Ready For Business

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Ericsson is taking the wraps off its DMP for telcos. On Thursday, the Swedish networking giant announced the global launch of Emodo, a mobile ad platform that lets carriers monetize their subscriber data programmatically. The release of Emodo follows Ericsson’s surprising intention to enter the ad tech space, which it announced in March at MobileContinue reading »

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Does AT&T Have What It Takes To Be The Next Telco With Serious Ad Tech Chops?

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AT&T just hired an ad platform whiz kid to take charge of its new TV and video ad business – but that’s the easy part. On Friday, AT&T revealed that Brian Lesser, GroupM’s CEO of North America, will helm a new business unit so the telco can attempt to realize the potential of its vast deterministicContinue reading »

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Mobile Data Platform Zeotap Scoops Up $12.7 Million In Series B

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Zeotap is banking on 2017 being the year that telcos make their impact on the advertising world. The mobile data platform and telco data onboarder revealed its $12.7 million Series B (12 million euros) on Tuesday, bringing its total funding to $20 million. Zeotap, whose clients include a number of the top carriers in India,Continue reading »

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