Time Inc buys what is left of MySpace for its user data

Magazine publisher acquires social network’s owner Viant and will mine its membership dataTime Inc has acquired what is left of social media pioneer MySpace in a move designed to hoover up user data to help it target digital ads more effectively.The publisher of magazines including Time, People and in the UK, NME and Ideal Home announced in a statement it had acquired Viant, a group of companies that includes advertising network Specific Media, which purchased MySpace for $35m in 2011. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time buys MySpace parent

Time Inc. is the latest old-media giant to add new-media has-been MySpace to its portfolio. The New York publishing company of Sports Illustrated, People, InStyle and Entertainment Weekly has acquired Viant Technology Inc., an Irvine, California, ad-tech company that owns MySpace. Time (NYSE:... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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It's time to face the data

April 2020 found the publishing industry entering a period of unexpected change as bookshops closed and the focus turned to digital sales. The COVID-19 lockdown has forced writers to re-evaluate the future in this difficult time. As a narrative psychologist and fiction writer, I am interested... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Aligning the User Data That Websites and Apps Collect With What Consumers Expect

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AT&T boosts spending on R&D after four years of declines amid Time Warner buy, investments

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AT&T boosts spending on R&D after four years of declines amid Time Warner buy, investments

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It's a Great Time to Buy a Kindle (and 10 More Tech Deals)

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Salesforce is set to buy data visualization company Tableau

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Government Requests for Facebook User Data Rose 7% in the Second Half of 2018

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Facebook left ‘hundreds of millions’ of users’ passwords stored in plain text

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Facebook left ‘hundreds of millions’ of users’ passwords stored in plain text

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Facebook e-mails reveal Zuckerberg deliberations on user data

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Monday Wake-Up Call: Salesforce co-founder is buying Time. Plus, why Alex Bogusky rejoined CP&B

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