Murphy’s Law: Bazaar But True

By David Murphy I spent an entertaining afternoon at a customer event organised by Bazaarvoice last week. We’ve written about the company in the past. Essentially, it makes reviews happen, or to be more precise, it syndicates reviews left by users on a brand’s site so that they also appear on retailers’ websites who sell […]

EU to End Data Roaming Charges by 2017

By Tim Maytom Data roaming charges are set to be abolished within the European Union by June 2017, the European Parliament has announced, with companies given 14 months to reduce charges down to zero. The agreement, reached in the early hours of today, will also require telecom operators to treat most kinds of internet traffic […]

MasterCard Unlocks Parking Meters for Hyperlocal Offers

By Tim Maytom MasterCard has unveiled a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution in partnership with Parkeon called City Connector that enables people to access coupons for local businesses via on-street parking meters. The solution allows local businesses to reach potential customers in a hyper-local way, able to publish offers, manage entire campaigns and specify targeting criteria […]

Ooyala Acquires Media Logistics Firm Nativ

By Tim Maytom Video ad tech company Ooyala has bought London-based startup Nativ, which provides cloud-based media logistics and workflow software and services for media production, delivery and workflow. The acquisition is Ooyala’s second within nine months, following its purchase of video ad tech provider Videoplaza in October, which occurred shortly after Ooyala itself was […]