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Gigya, a startup that provides businesses with a suite of tools to make their sites more social, announced today that it had raised $15.3 million in new funding from Condé Nast’s parent company Advance Publications, Mayfield Fund, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Adobe. Read more »

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The ad tech world is incredibly cluttered and fragmented. But in some pockets of the ecosystem, there are signs of consolidation. In an announcement today, digital media platform PubMatic said it has raised $45 million in mezzanine financing. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said Wednesday that […] Read more »

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Six months after launching its iPhone app, Etsy says that nearly one in five visits to its site comes from a mobile device. The company said that it has surpassed 1.5 million downloads of the app after reaching the million download mark two months ago. Read more »


New York-based ad tech company Intent Media says just three to five percent of visitors to most e-commerce sites actually buy anything. And, counter-intuitive though it may seem, they say those sites can create a new revenue stream by targeting ads to everyone else. Read more »

Meddik co-founders

If you’re like most people looking for health information online, chances are your first stop is search engine. But a new startup believes that people who understand and share your condition –not algorithms– should help guide you to the best medical information. Read more »

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With its scale and scads of shopping data, Amazon isn’t in a bad position as it moves into the upscale fashion business. But if it’s smart, it will learn a few things from the startups already succeeding in the higher-end spectrum of the space. Read more »

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