Hashable–the New York-based, Union Square Ventures-backed startup that had once hoped to disrupt the perfectly pleasant convention of exchanging business cards–is no more.
According to an email that went out around 3 a.m. this morning, both Hashable.com and the company’s web apps will shut down on July 25th. Users have until then to download their Read More
Click No More
A few months ago over coffee, a source was bemoaning the lack of big exits (and billion dollar ideas) to emerge from the New York tech scene. Who’s headed in the right direction? we asked. The source pointed us to an ad-tech startup called Moat.
“When you get the demo, it’s like magic!” said the source, referring to a heatmap Moat produces that shows what part of an online ad viewers have been scrolling over. The alchemy lies in Moat’s ability to go beyond the rudimentary “click” as a measurement tool for display ads.
Last month, the news that Google wanted to acquire New York-based AdMeld, a platform that helps publishers sell display advertising inventory, for $400 million felt a little like deja-vu. After all, it was another local acquisition, Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of ad exchange company DoubleClick back in 2007, that helped define Google’s dominance in online advertising. Apparently, the Department of Justice felt similar rumblings.