Mar 12, 2013 news stories
Hard to believe, but today is the 5 year anniversary of the DoubleClick acquisition! In the news, it’s on the 11th, but internally, I show up as starting on the 12th. Lots of news stories to browse through here. So enjoy a moment of reflection on the whole timeline… public, Hellman, being acquired, announced, year waiting period, close, and so on… Happily, there are still some great Clickers walking the halls here.
And – Catchpoint, Mehdi’s company, announced they raised $3.2 million in series A funding – so a HUGE congrats to Mehdi and his team.
Feb 26, 2013 news stories
Founded in 2011 by former president of DoubleClick International, Ben Regensburger, RollUp Media has secured €1.5 million in Series A funding from venture capital firms Arts Alliance and PROfounders, and has recently launched What To Expect UK through its partnership with the U.S. publisher Everyday Health.
I hadn’t heard of these folks, but now I have..
Narciso Reyes is now leading Google’s Manila office – which just opened. Eduardo Francisco continues to run the rich media operation, Wideout, from there as well. I’m heading down that way in a few weeks, excited to see both of these guys and the growing businesses in the region.
Aug 21, 2012 news stories
Kevin penned this piece for Fast Company, and you know what? It’s a damn good piece.
Huge credit to Dana Teplitsky, she shared a copy of this classic video of DoubleClick New Hire Orientation, in all its glory. There are cameos from many famous faces and then KO delivers the goods for the remaining chunk of time.
Jul 18, 2012 news stories
Jul 16, 2012 news stories
I’ve been doing some “behind the scenes” beta testing for a cool new start-up, where the CEO is an Alumni, Steven Cohn (formerly of BusOps)! The company is Irrive and they help you aggregate memories and details from trips into a single stream. Here’s my use case: I go on a trip, but will Tweet, Foursquare check-in, take some Instagram photos, but then: how do I roll them for people to see? Normally, you can’t, but with Irrive, you can! Here’s one from a recent trip I took to Chicago.
Steve and team have been great, listening to my feedback, fixing some bugs I ran into, and iterating fast on the product.
I’ll keep using it for work and personal, give it a try! And good luck Steve and team!