• xAd raises $42.5M more, buys WeatherBug to boost location-specific marketing

    xAd raises $42.5M more, buys WeatherBug to boost location-specific marketing

    xAd, the ad network that serves you ads in apps and mobile web pages based on your location, is today announcing another hefty round of funding, as well as its first acquisition in the world of consumer apps to grow its audience and data set. The company has raised $42.5 million, and it’s buying WeatherBug, the popular weather app that competes with the likes of the Weather Channel… Read More

  • GeoAPI Adds User Creation, Foursquare, YouTube, And Weatherbug Data

    With its GeoAPI, Mixer Labs offers a database of some 16 million businesses and points of interest. Still, for some people, that’s not enough. They want to be able to add their own data to the database. And now they can. Starting today, Mixer Labs is rolling out a limited trial of new features that will allow users to add their own data to the database. This means that users will be able… Read More

  • ComScore Report: Fastest-Growing Sites And Top-Ten Advertising Magnets

    Of the top 100 sites on the Web, which ones grew the fastest in 2008? In a report it is preparing to release tomorrow, The comScore 2008 Digital Year In Review (which you can sign up for here), comScore ranks the 20 fastest-growing Web properties. These are out of the largest 100 sites overall. They are shown below, as measured by growth in unique visitors. (Interestingly, in a separate… Read More

  • Dash Opens Up APIs For Its GPS Device to Developers

    Dash Navigation is opening up its in-car GPS device to outside developers through an API program. The Dash already lets consumers create Yahoo map mashups on the Web which they can then send to their car. (Read my earlier review). Now, companies that want to create specific applications for the device, which includes a two-way data channel through GPRS as well as WiFi, can join the API… Read More