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Spotify Announces Strategic Acquisition of Bill Simmons’ The Ringer to Grow Sports Vertical

Spotify Technology S.A., the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Ringer, a leading creator of sports, entertainment and pop culture content. The Ringer was founded by Bill Simmons in 2016. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With this acquisition, Spotify continues to deliver against its goal to become the world’s leading audio platform. The Ringer will bring to Spotify its industry leading sports and…

Entertainment Benefits Group Acquires Recreation Connection

EBG Continues to Broaden Reach and Fuel Growth Through Acquisition Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG), one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the United States specializing in travel and entertainment, announced the acquisition of Recreation Connection, a California-based company offering a comprehensive entertainment ticket and services program at over 2,500 companies nationwide. EBG owns and operates the largest travel and entertainment benefits program in the country, helping over 40,000 companies (with…

365 Data Centers Acquires Commack, Long Island Data Center from mindSHIFT Technologies

Mindshift Remains a Managed It Infrastructure Provider, Continuing Its Commitment to Local and National Customers, and Signs Long-Term Colocation Services Agreement With 365 365 Data Centers, a leading provider of cloud, connectivity, and data center services for enterprise, carrier, and content customers, announces its acquisition of the data center facility at 500 Commack Road in Commack, Long Island from mindSHIFT Technologies (a Ricoh company). This transaction brings 365's total number of data centers to 12,…

Sales Engagement Firm CopyShoppe Evolves to RevShoppe and Adds Ben Sardella as CEO

Revshoppe Supports Customers of Outreach.io and SalesLoft to Optimize Their Platform, Processes, and People, to Reach the Full Revenue Potential of Their Sales Engagement Strategy As the sales engagement category has become central to the SaaS sales technology landscape, driven by the growth of unicorns like Outreach, SalesLoft, and others, the need for strategic services specifically addressing the sales engagement process has emerged. Originally started as CopyShoppe in 2018, and founded by sales engagement experts…

Linx Announces the Acquisition of Neemo

The Company Becomes a Pioneer in Offering Delivery Management Solutions With Products Related to Financial Services From the Fintech Linx Pay Hub Linx , the leader and specialist in retail software, announces the acquisition of Neemo. Owner of the Delivery App, the company is one of the pioneers in customized delivery solutions, through the integration of the establishment's delivery application and its e-commerce platform, offering consumers an omnichannel experience. The omnichannel experience provided by Neemo also…

Episerver Recognized as a Leader for First Time in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms

Episerver Improves Its Positioning on Ability to Execute Axis Compared to Previous Years Episerver™, the customer-centric digital experience company, is recognized as a Leader in the just-published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms™. This recognition marks Episerver's first-time placement in the Leaders quadrant of this independent analyst report. The news comes on the heels of three major Q4 2019 announcements with the acquisition of personalization and analytics company Idio™, the hiring of CEO…

LogMeIn, Inc. Announces Expiration of “Go-Shop” Period and Details Regarding the Special Meeting of Stockholders

LogMeIn, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity, announced the expiration of a 45-day “go-shop” period under the terms of the previously announced definitive agreement in which LogMeIn will be acquired in a transaction led by affiliates of Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, and Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation, the private equity affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation, for $86.05 per share in cash. The go-shop period expired at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on…

Vanarama Appoints agenda21 to Support Digital Strategy

Vanarama, the leading UK vehicle leasing company, has appointed agenda21 to its agency roster to support its paid digital media strategy. agenda21 will help implement Vanarama’s performance marketing to drive customer acquisition and support the continued growth of the brand throughout the UK, following a competitive pitch. agenda21 will deploy a data-driven, integrated media plan focused on audience insights and the online journey to drive vehicle lease leads and sales across search, social and programmatic media.…

Mediaocean Acquires MBS to Expand European Operations

Mediaocean Acquires Paris-Based Media Management Software Provider MBS to Expand Offering to Global Brands and Agencies Mediaocean, the system of record for the advertising world, announced that it has expanded its European operations with the acquisition of MBS, a Paris-based media management software provider. MBS is the leading media management software provider in France handling end-to-end campaign execution, including buying, invoicing, and reporting.  As the third largest market in Europe and ninth…

Zyro Steps Closer to Changing the Way Websites Are Made

January 28th Marks an Important Date for Zyro, a Lithuanian Startup, Which Is Launching the Next-Generation Website Builder. It Aims to Radically Simplify Launching Any Business Online A website builder is not a novel idea, but Zyro has a totally different take on it. Existing website builders provide only the tools, not the actual results. In the end, users depend on agencies or freelance designers and writers to help the website take its final shape. This adds additional complexity, time and cost. Zyro team has…

Node4 Launches ‘N4Engage’ – a Dedicated Business Unit for Its Suite of Business Collaboration Services

New Organisation Created in Response to Market Projections of Rapid Growth in the UC Market Node4, the cloud, data centre and communications provider, has announced the launch of N4Engage, a division dedicated to its Unified Communications (UC) and collaboration products, to better serve its customers in this sector, as well as maximise on the market potential of these technologies. With industry figures quoting a market size projected to exceed £45 billion by 20251, and extensive experience of delivering solutions…

LiveVox Announces Acquisition of SpeechIQ

LiveVox, the leading provider of customer service and digital engagement tools, today announced the acquisition of SpeechIQ. “Their capabilities continue to fulfill our pledge to make digital transformation easier for our clients.” SpeechIQ is an AI-driven speech analytics and quality assurance platform that will enable LiveVox to substantially strengthen its WFO application suite. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, SpeechIQ is an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution that helps drive agent productivity,…

Comcast Acquires Blueface; Global Provider of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to Complement Comcast Business Solutions

Comcast announced it has completed the acquisition of Blueface® – a Dublin, Ireland-based global technology provider and leader in unified communications solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Whether connecting within a company or directly to customers, Blueface technology, powered by Comcast Business, will provide businesses a seamless communications experience. We look forward to delivering innovative solutions that enable businesses to help power employee productivity and extraordinary customer…

Dentsu Aegis Network Builds Out Merkle’s B2B Services with Acquisition of Digital Pi

Acquisition Expands Merkle’s Capabilities in Marketing Automation and Demand Generation Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Digital Pi, a leading digital marketing agency focused on marketing automation consulting services in the business-to-business (B2B) sector. The company will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, as an extension of its B2B business. “2020 will be a year of continued growth for Merkle, and Digital Pi will be a key player in our expansion…

Minute Media Acquires FanSided from Meredith Corporation

Fandom-Focused Sports & Lifestyle Publisher to Expand Minute Media’s Position of Strength in the Us Sports Digital Media Market Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, announced it has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation, marking the fourth acquisition for Minute Media over the past 18 months. FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college…

MGI Acquires Verve Wireless To Advance Its Market Position In Programmatic Mobile Location Display And Video Advertising

Media and Games Invest or MGI announced that its subsidiary gamigo AG agreed on acquiring Verve Wireless, Inc.'s business. Verve is a leading North American Mobile Location data platform for location-based programmatic video and display marketing. Technology is actively used to create efficiency improvements and competitive advantages within the group. Synergy and integration potentials are important criteria for the expansion of the portfolio. MGI is a fast and profitably growing company focusing on a "buy,…

Sonim Technologies Appoints Experienced Rugged Mobility Sales and Marketing Leadership

Sonim Technologies, Inc., a leading US provider of ultra-rugged mobility solutions optimized for the challenging public safety environment and designed specifically for task workers physically engaged in their work environments, announced the addition of Randy Denny as executive vice president of sales, and John Graff as chief marketing officer. Denny and Graff are accomplished business leaders who bring proven track records in public safety, North American carrier customers, non-carrier channels, B2B technology, and rugged…

Platinum Equity Acquires Marketing Technology Platform Centerfield, Completes Add-on Acquisition of Digital Ventures

Centerfield's World-Class Customer Acquisition Technology Poised for Additional Growth and Expansion Platinum Equity announced the acquisition of Centerfield, a technology-driven marketing and customer acquisition company. The firm also announced that Centerfield has acquired Digital Ventures, which operates leading web sites in home security, residential services, senior services and other verticals. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed. "Centerfield has delivered millions of customers and sales to…

8×8 Names Go-To-Market Execs to Fuel Next Stage of Growth

New Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Customer Officer & Head of Commercial Sales To Build on Market Success 8x8, Inc., a leading integrated cloud communications platform, announced the appointment of Marge Breya as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Samuel Wilson as Chief Customer Officer and Managing Director of EMEA and Homero Salinas as Global Vice President and Head of Commercial Sales. “8x8 had a very strong quarter ending December 31 and it’s clear that the investments we’ve made this past…

Brainshark and TopOPPS Form Partnership to Combine Sales Readiness with AI-Driven Sales Pipeline and Forecast Management

The Integrated Solutions Will Provide Deep Insights into Pipeline Activity and Forecasting – Enabling Targeted Learning that Elevates Sales Performance Brainshark, Inc., the industry’s only data-driven sales readiness platform, and TopOPPS, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based sales pipeline management and forecast predictability solutions, announced they have formed a strategic partnership. The partnership – which includes an integration of Brainshark and TopOPPS solutions – will empower sales…