Boston private equity firm buys stock media company

This story first ran in DC Inno, a sister publication of the Boston Business Journal. Storyblocks, a digital content company in the Washington, D.C. area, has struck a deal to sell to private equity firm Great Hill Partners, more than a decade after the company’s launch as a stock video platform. The transaction gives Storyblocks access to more capital to expand its stock media marketplace — now comprising music, effects, photos and other multimedia, as well as video — and add tools for… Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-06-25 22:32:04 UTC ]
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Salesforce is set to buy data visualization company Tableau

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-10 16:51:13 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Buys F+W Media’s Books at Auction

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[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-07 16:05:51 UTC ]
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Comcast’s Tech Unit Unveils Tool to Unify Linear and Digital Media Buys

Comcast Technology Solutions is rolling out a suite of tools it claims will better unify the fragmented campaign implementation process and minimize--or remove--human error. The division of Comcast claims the launch of the new suite saves advertisers and media agencies time during campaign... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-05-22 13:00:45 UTC ]
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Ex-Vice exec launches pot-focused agency with ties to Snoop Dog’s media company

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-21 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholastic invests in 'diverse' media firm Picturestart

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[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Advertising Age | 2019-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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