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Weekly News Roundup: Apple Buys Shazam, Disney Takes Controlling Share of Hulu, OpenID Gains Traction

Apple Is Buying Shazam On Dec. 11, Apple officially announced it was buying Shazam, news TechCrunch had broken a few days earlier. Reportedly, Shazam had had discussions with other companies in months prior, including Spotify and Snapchat parent Snap, but ultimately Apple bit to the tune of $400-ish million (according…

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Data Clarity Will Set You Free… Eventually

Between the IAB’s OpenData initiative, the LiveRamp/AppNexus-led data consortium, and a few other long-simmering initiatives (think DigiTrust), now is a great time for anyone who’s been championing data transparency. Whether these efforts are bearing fruit—that is to say, if they’re actually translating to more utility in sharing and processing data,…

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Harnessing Data in 2012: Q&A With Jeff Richman, Director of Publisher Development, LiveRamp

Maybe it's early on to be calling it "The Year of..." anything, but all signs are telling us that 2012 is truly going to be the year of Big Data. However, we're not talking about realization of the phenomenon – as DataXu Mobile General Manager Lara Mehanna said last week…

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