July 28, 2016 |Israeli content recommendation company Taboola is set to acquire Israeli video ad company ConvertMedia. No financial details about the deal were disclosed but sources estimate the acquisition could approach $100 million. ConvertMedia’s 60 employees in Tel Aviv and New York will join Taboola. ConvertMedia provides outstream videos that reside inside publishers’ content. It is a complement to Taboola’s article-focused content discovery platform, which provides those recommendations at the bottom of pages across the web. In a blog post about the acquisition, Taboola CEO and founder Adam Singolda wrote that the two companies share a common goal: “to become one of the top video/TV companies in the world.”
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NoCamels 5:52 pm on July 28, 2016 Permalink
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Anouk Lorie 3:42 pm on August 5, 2015 Permalink
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August 5, 2015 | Taboola, the content recommendation platform, announced that it signed an exclusive, three-year strategic partnership with Gannett, the parent company of USA Today. The deal is estimated as a worth of $55 million with Taboola’s content integration platform to be integrated into Gannett’s vast network of publishing channels. Taboola has signed similar exclusive agreements with other content companies like Bloomberg, NBC News, the McClatchy Company and Reader’s Digest. Taboola, which was founded in 2007 by Adam Singolda, has raised $100 million at a company valuation of $700 million.
Anouk Lorie 3:17 pm on June 7, 2015 Permalink
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June 7, 2015 | The DailyMail will invest $3 million in the Israeli content recommendation company Taboola. Together, the companies plan to develop new advertising technologies to improve the performance of sponsored content. Taboola and its competitor Outbrain are some of the leading content recommendation tools on the market, suggesting similar stories to readers that they “might like”. Taboola was founded by Adam Singolda in 2007.
Anouk Lorie 4:04 pm on March 9, 2015 Permalink
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March 9 , 2015 | According to the website, IsraeliMappedinNY, Israeli startups based in New York raised $1 billion in the past 12 months. The website was founded to track ventures and startups founded by Israelis in the Big Apple and was established by Guy Franklin in 2013. According to the report, WeWork raised $505 million in two separate funding rounds, as well as Taboola and other companies, with the majority of the funds coming from venture capital firms.
Anouk Lorie 4:35 pm on February 5, 2015 Permalink
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February 5, 2015 | The content recommendation platform Taboola announced that it raised $117 million in new funding. The round was led by Fidelity Investment and Research Company, along with existing investors Marker LLC and Steadfast Capital, among others. The Series E round of funding will be used “to develop cutting edge technology and tools,” according to company founder and CEO Adam Singolda told “VentureBeat,” and will also go towards the global expansion of the company. The Series E round brings total investment in Taboola to $157 million. Taboola was founded in 2007 by Adam Singolda.
Anouk Lorie 5:16 pm on December 30, 2014 Permalink
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December 30, 2014 | The content recommendation company Taboola is set to close a $100 million funding round from existing and new American investors. The Israeli company has developed a system that recommends text and video content for readers. The funding round is set to be completed in the coming weeks and will likely be Taboola’s last such funding round as a private company. Taboola, founded in 2007 by Adam Singolda, is set to file for an initial public offering in 2015.
Anouk Lorie 4:30 pm on November 18, 2014 Permalink
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November 18, 2014 | The content recommendation company Outbrain signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with the US media giant Time. Time will use Outbrain’s services to enhance its digital publication by suggesting content that may be suitable for its global readership. According to reports, the partnership between the company is expected to generate $100 million in revenue for Time over the entire course of the agreement. Outbrain, for its part, will provide Time with tools to pair editorial decision-making with predictive analytics and algorithmically-generated content recommendations. Outbrain was founded in 2006 by CEO Yaron Galai and General Manager Ori Lahav and, according to estimates, had 561 million unique users by September 2014.
Anouk Lorie 12:09 pm on August 5, 2014 Permalink
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August 5, 2014 | The Israeli content discovery platform Taboola announced that it will acquire US company Perfect Market in order to broaden the company’s portfolio and its products. Perfect Market allow content providers to increase their revenue by optimizing the text advertisements that appear on websites. Taboola hopes to use Perfect Market’s tools to offer their customers an additional service, Taboola-X, that will bring in extra revenue for publishers. This is Taboola’s first acquisition of a company, occurring after the company reported $250 million in revenue. The company has yet to disclose the financial details of the sale, but according to reports, Perfect Market has raised up to $30 million to date, which leads to estimates that Taboola paid tens of millions of dollars for the company.
Anouk Lorie 4:07 pm on June 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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June 25, 2014 | The leading content discovery platform Taboola was chosen by NBC Sports Digital, a division in the NBC Sports Groups, for an exclusive, multi-year strategic partnership. The partnership will use Taboola’s personalized content recommendation service to boost website engagement and to improve monetization on 16 of their websites, including NBCSports.com, GolfChannel.com, and Rotoworld.com among others. Taboola’s content-recommending algorithm examines context, browsing history, geographic location, social media trends and collaborative filtering, sending on average 350 million unique visitors to recommended webpages each month. Taboola was founded by CEO Adam Singolda in 2007 and is currently headquartered in New York City. The content-recommending service also has an R&D center in Israel and offices in London and Bangkok.
Anouk Lorie 11:11 am on June 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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June 5, 2014 | The content discovery and marketing platform based in Israel, Taboola, will partner with Yahoo Japan on a white label basis. As CEO Adam Singolda told Beet.TV, Taboola will begin to embed links from its marketplace at the bottom of pages on Yahoo Japan on a white label basis, meaning that the Taboola logo will not be displayed. The news of the partnership with Yahoo Japan comes as Google is expected to develop a marketing and content discovery platform similar to Taboola’s in the coming months.