Taboola founder and CEO Adam Singolda started the company in 2007 to do video recommendations, and now it is one of the largest content platforms on the web — and has just raised a $117M financing round so it can expand even further
Medium has launched another sponsored magazine — or collection of articles — that is focused on a specific topic, in this case travel. Media companies should be watching closely
Vox Media has closed a financing round that values the company at almost $400 million, and BuzzFeed is valued at twice that level — but will the funds that made these bets see enough of a return to justify those numbers?
Outbrain, which powers the “recommended links” sections that appear at the bottom of many news sites, is reportedly considering an IPO for early next year that could value the company at $1 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal
Disqus, one of the largest comment-hosting platforms on the web, is launching a feature that could add sponsored comments to the sites of many leading publishers — but that seems unlikely to help comments leave behind their reputation as a ghetto for trolls
A review of how sponsored posts are handled at Gigaom and why suggestions that they influence our editors are just plain wrong.
What happens when brands become media entities in their own right, with all the same tools for reaching readers or viewers? Journalists and traditional media outlets have to try harder to provide something valuable, or their audience will go elsewhere
Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile says both publishers and advertisers need help figuring out which pieces of native advertising are actually working, so the analytics company has introduced a new suite of tools to help them
Technology analyst Ben Thompson has quit his job and is trying to turn his blog into a business by launching a freemium membership model, which gives readers access to extra features and content if they pay a monthly fee
According to an internal memo from founder Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed has tripled its traffic in a year, has more than 300 employees, is profitable and plans to invest in breaking news and investigative journalism.