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GoDaddy’s #OpenWeStand Coalition Grows with Adobe, Cisco, LinkedIn, Mastercard, Microsoft and Uber Supporting Small Businesses During…

Over 70 companies have joined in support of #OpenWeStand and pledged action to make a difference together through uniquely owned programming and resources GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced more companies -- including Adobe, Cisco, LinkedIn, Mastercard, Microsoft and Uber, have joined the growing #OpenWeStand movement. #OpenWeStand stands to support small business owners navigate the challenging times presented by Covid-19 with special offers on services and tools, expert advice, and…

EZ Texting Joins GoDaddy’s #OpenWeStand Movement to Support Small Businesses

EZ Texting, the leader in SMS marketing software for business, today announces it has joined GoDaddy’s #OpenWeStand movement. The movement consists of over 40 brands contributing resources, tools, and advice to support the economic health of small businesses during this challenging economic time. “In critical times like these, consistent and immediate communication is necessary for all members of our economy, from businesses and healthcare facilities to schools and municipalities,” said Norm Happ, CEO of EZ Texting. “The…

GoDaddy Builds Coalition of Companies Including American Express, Nextdoor, PayPal, Salesforce, and Slack to Help Small Businesses Weather…

GoDaddy's Growing #OpenWeStand Movement Empowers Entrepreneurs by Marshalling Best in Class Resources and Assembling Supportive Community GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced that over 30 brands, including American Express, Nextdoor, PayPal, Salesforce, and Slack, have joined the company's growing #OpenWeStand movement. These companies are contributing resources, tools and insights to help sustain entrepreneurs and the small and microbusinesses they operate during this challenging…

GoDaddy Acquires Neustar’s Registry Business

Furthers GoDaddy’s Commitment to Investing in the Infrastructure of the Internet to Deliver Great Customer Experiences Punctuated by Speed, Security and Reliability GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced it is acquiring Neustar Inc’s Registry business. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2020. The Neustar Registry business features a high-performance backend registry technology platform and enhanced domain security systems that…

Neustar Sells Its Registry Business to GoDaddy

Neustar, Inc., a global information services and technology company and leader in identity resolution, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with GoDaddy Inc. to sell its Registry business. The closing of the transaction is subject to applicable regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Marketing Technology News: Screen-Free Learning Platform, Yoto, Selects 5W Public Relations as Agency of Record In addition to providing its Registry business with new avenues for growth and scale, the…

GoDaddy Joins the GoFundMe Small Business Relief Initiative to Bolster Its Support of Everyday Entrepreneurs Affected by COVID-19

GoDaddy to provide financial assistance and resources to help small businesses with its Websites + Marketing product and through its partnership with GoFundMe GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, is joining the GoFundMe Small Business Relief Initiative to supply financial assistance and support to entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country. As part of the effort, GoDaddy will help small businesses share GoFundMe fundraisers related to the COVID-19 pandemic. "GoDaddy customers…

GoDaddy Acquires Uniregistry’s Registrar, Marketplace & Portfolio

Combined Company to Provide Domain Investors with Complete, End-to-End Solutions that Help Them Succeed GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced it is acquiring Uniregistry's leading domain registrar and marketplace businesses. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close sometime in Q2 2020. The Uniregistry domain registry is not part of the transaction. Uniregistry started in 2014 by catering to domain name investors with specialized tools to…

GoDaddy Acquires Over to Help Everyday Entrepreneurs Easily Create Engaging Visual Content Online

Award-Winning Over App Has More Than One Million Monthly Active Users; Increases Online and Social Engagement with Stunning Branded Content Creation GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Over, the company behind the popular Over app that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses grow their brands by easily creating impactful visual content for any platform online. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The Over app…

GoDaddy and Kabbage Partnership Gives Entrepreneurs Easy Access to Capital

GoDaddy customers can access flexible funding to manage and grow their businesses GoDaddy Inc. ,the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced its strategic partnership with Kabbage, Inc., a data and technology company providing small businesses cash flow solutions.  Kabbage's online lending platform is now available to GoDaddy's U.S. customers so they can easily access a business line of credit in minutes to manage and grow their businesses. By completing a simple application process from Kabbage, customers…

GoDaddy and WooCommerce Join Forces to Make eCommerce WordPress Easier Than Ever

GoDaddy Announces Integration with WooCommerce, Offering WordPress Customers the Quickest eCommerce Setup Available  GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced an integration with WooCommerce, the most popular and powerful eCommerce engine available for WordPress. With this integration, GoDaddy further supports its WordPress users by providing the best tools for building their online presence. The integration reduces the typical four-step set-up process into one easy step so GoDaddy…

Entrepreneurs Can Now Easily Sell Everywhere with the Launch of GoDaddy Marketplaces

GoDaddy Acquires Sellbrite, Enabling Customers to Sell on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Jet, and Walmart.com via GoCentral Online Store For online sellers, the ability to offer products across multiple sales channels is often critical to their success. That's why GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, launched Marketplaces for GoCentral Online Store. With a few clicks, customers can list and sell their online store inventory through Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Jet, and Walmart.com, all from a single location – no…

GoDaddy Acquires Marketing Automation Provider Main Street Hub To Cater To SMBs

The $125 Million Cash Deal Will Help Go Daddy Offer Small Businesses A Boost In Social Media Engagement GoDaddy Inc., the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Main Street Hub for approximately $125 million in cash plus up to $50 million in potential future earnouts. The transaction has been approved by the GoDaddy board of directors and is expected to close late in the second quarter of 2018, subject to customary…

Rokt Appoints CFO, Deputy CFO & Chief People Officer to Prepare for Next Stage of Growth

E-commerce tech company continues to invest in strengthening the executive team with appointment of new CFO, Michael Gordon, Deputy CFO, Laura Mineo and Chief People Officer, Lisa Craven Rokt, the global leader in e-commerce marketing technology, announced that their vision to make e-commerce smarter, faster and better is further strengthened with the appointment of former Greenlit Brands executive, Michael Gordon, Goldman-Sachs alumni, Laura Mineo and leadership executive, Lisa Craven in the roles of Chief Financial…

Rokt adds Global Entrepreneurs Katie May and Phit Lian Chong to Board of Directors

New appointments bring further strength of entrepreneurialism to the board of the rapidly growing e-commerce technology company Rokt, the global leader in e-commerce marketing technology, announced that global entrepreneurs, Katie May and Phit Lian Chong have joined the Rokt Board of Directors. Both May and Chong are celebrated business leaders with extensive experience in fast growth businesses. They join the board at a significant moment, as Rokt's growth is further accelerated in a world where e-commerce has become…

How Brands can Build Trust in the Middle of a Crisis

Ten seconds. Sometimes that’s all you get. That’s how long some people spend pondering a purchasing decision before pulling the trigger. Even under normal circumstances, making an impression in that timeframe can be a challenge. Brand loyalty doesn’t happen during 10-second snap decisions. Loyalty is built, instead, on powerful, positive experiences and feelings that help customers know upon whom they can rely. A global pandemic can make it difficult for businesses—both large and small—to provide those unforgettable…

Qualtrics Hires Chief Industry Advisor for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications to Help Organizations Drive Business Impact with…

Tech veteran Jesse Purewal will define and shape the experience management vision and strategy with organizations across these industries to drive business impact by leveraging the XM Platform Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management (XM) category, today announced the appointment of tech industry expert Jesse Purewal, the new Chief Industry Advisor for the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Industries team. Jesse is responsible for shaping the XM vision with…

Limelight Networks Appoints Christine Cross as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Limelight Networks, Inc., a leading provider of edge cloud services, today announced Christine Cross has been appointed SVP, Chief Marketing Officer and will lead the company’s global marketing organization. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of Limelight’s marketing strategy and execution including product management, demand generation, branding, strategic events and communications. “As we execute our strategy and focus on edge services and video delivery, and to further accelerate our business momentum,…

Kentik Raises $23.5 Million in Growth Funding

With Network Traffic Surging and New Visibility Gaps, Kentik Is “the Right Company at Exactly the Right Time” Kentik, provider of the leading network intelligence platform trusted by digital enterprises and service providers, announced $23.5 million in growth funding led by Vistara Capital Partners. Existing investors August Capital, Third Point Ventures, DCVC, and Tahoma Ventures also participated in the round, which combines equity and growth debt. To date, Kentik has raised $61.7 million in total funding. “Kentik is…

Unstoppable Domains Partners With Opera Browser to Integrate Decentralized Websites

Offers 80 Million Users Access to the Decentralized Web Unstoppable Domains, a software company building domain names on blockchains, announced a partnership with Opera, a top 5 browser by market share. Opera’s integration of Unstoppable Domains’ .crypto domain will give over 80 million users direct access to decentralized websites. Users will be able to view blockchain-based websites by typing .crypto domains into Opera Browser just like they would a .com domain. Notably, the .crypto domain extension can be used both…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Factual, HubSpot, Adobe, R Systems, Avionos, Neustar, and Glassbox. Factual + Foursquare Announce World’s Most-Powerful Location Engine Pairing Factual and Foursquare, the two leading location data enrichment and analytics platforms, have announced a merger. The combined infrastructure is aimed at creating the world’s most-powerful location data engine for global brands, advertisers,…