Steve Ballmer says he is “hell-bent” on making the ad thing work, and he’s putting his money where his mouth is. Todd Bishop of SeattlePI reports that Microsoft is now buying yet another ad exchange:
New York-based ad targeting firm ContextWeb raised $26 million of a planned $30 million fourth round of funding, the company said, confirming a report in PE Hub. Investor Growth Capital led the round and was joined by returning investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Gotham Ventures and Updata Ventures. Savvian Advisors […]
Martha Stewart’s Wenda Millard is no Sue Decker. She’s no Jerry Yang, either: By all accounts, her presentation at the IAB conference yesterday was actually compelling — unlike the top Yahoos’ joint appearance.