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Could the Mobile Ad Industry Spin off a Data Business?

Steven Jacobs

Could the Mobile Ad Industry Spin off a Data Business?

The data collected by mobile companies is often far more comprehensive than their online counterparts, offering insights into the complexities of consumer behavior between places — not just websites. The question facing mobile advertising executives is whether that data might actually become a business in its own right.

Hyperlocal M&A in 2015 — Here’s What Some Potential Acquirers Are Looking For

Steven Jacobs

Hyperlocal M&A in 2015 — Here’s What Some Potential Acquirers Are Looking For

With the new year just around the corner, corporate development teams are undoubtedly gearing up for 2015 acquisitions. The local technology industry saw plenty of M&A activity in 2014 and remains poised for another busy year as established firms look to stay on top and a new batch of public companies come into capital…

What Do The Internet and Your Commute Have In Common? A Lot More Than You Think.

Steven Jacobs

What Do The Internet and Your Commute Have In Common? A Lot More Than You Think.

A handful of ex-engineers from Google and a specialist from Stanford want to take their learning from playing traffic cop on the web to solve the congestion problems plaguing some of the world’s business cities. Their insights into managing congestion at Urban Engines could have valuable lessons for managing local commerce…