Amazon Acquires Assets of Israel-Affiliated Online Advertising Company Sizmek

Amazon | June 03, 2019

 CTech – Amazon announced on Friday an agreement to acquire the ad server and dynamic creative optimization (DCO) technology of online advertising company Sizmek.com (formerly known as Digital Generation, or DG). The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Following the closing of the deal, the acquired assets will continue operating independently from Amazon Advertising, at least initially, according to a statement. Though headquartered in Austin, Texas, some of Sizmek’s operations are based on Israel-based MediaMind, which it acquired in 2011, rebranding as Sizmek. The company’s research and development center in Israel employs several dozen people. Sizmek entered liquidation in March due to its over-leveraged balance sheet. In April, the company sold its data business for $36 million. Sizmek is the parent company of Israel-based ad management and distribution Peer39.

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Camelot Selects OneView by Roku to Help Small-And-Medium Businesses Expand into TV Streaming Advertising

Camelot, Roku, Inc. | September 12, 2022

Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media and Roku (Nasdaq: ROKU) announced today that Camelot is the first agency to join a new certified partner program to use OneView to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) accelerate investment in TV streaming advertising. As an early adopter and first certified partner, Camelot will use the data, tech, and tools from America’s #1 TV streaming platform* to make it easy for SMBs to grow their businesses and achieve their marketing goals. SMBs are looking for fresh marketing channels as cookies and mobile IDs become less available. Today, 47% of SMBs say they intend to increase spend in TV streaming in the next 12 months**. TV streaming advertising offers the personalization, optimization, and performance to help SMBs succeed. On Roku, 53 percent of users say that they prefer shopping at local, independent stores***. OneView is the ad platform built for TV streaming. Brands use OneView to set up, optimize, and measure their ad campaigns. In a world where all TV ads will be automated, OneView offers software with data, machine learning, and measurement to reach more streamers wherever they are – Roku, other TV streaming platforms, desktop, mobile, and more. Marketers choose OneView because it is the only ad buying platform with Roku data and with new ad experiences that go beyond the traditional TV spot. With more than 63 million active accounts globally as of Q2, 2022, Roku has the scale and accuracy to help businesses move products off the shelf efficiently. “We’re thrilled to enhance our longstanding partnership with Roku to bring SMBs the benefits of TV streaming,” said Sam Bloom, CEO of Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media. “We’re thrilled to enhance our longstanding partnership with Roku to bring SMBs the benefits of TV streaming,” said Sam Bloom, CEO of Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media. “Camelot prides itself on building fact-based, insights-driven programs for our clients, which is why we chose OneView to deliver the best TV ad experience.” “For the past six years, Camelot has been a key strategic partner with Roku and demonstrated operational excellence in OneView,” said Tommy Burk, Senior Director, OneView. “We’re excited to entrust Camelot to help a broader set of advertisers accelerate the shift to TV streaming.” Camelot was the first agency to certify its traders on OneView for its Fortune 500 clients. The agency was also a launch partner with Roku’s clean room, a privacy-first data collaboration environment that allows advertisers and agencies to use their encrypted first-party data for their advertising. To get started with Camelot today, visit https://go.roku.com/hQaMuxcQ1 About Camelot Trailblazing through 40 years in the media and marketing industry, Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media is a Dallas-based independent agency with 150 employees in cities across the U.S. – including New York, Los Angeles and Baltimore. We partner with intellectually curious, want-to-get smarter leaders from the world’s biggest brands – from TurboTax to Whole Foods to Michaels – to provide media-agnostic, transparent, insight-driven media and marketing strategy and execution that drives stellar results. www.camelotsmm.com About Roku, Inc. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV™ models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A. This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the benefits, features and functionality of the OneView platform; trends in TV streaming and advertising spend; and the features, benefits, growth and reach of The Roku Channel and the Roku platform. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge.

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Appsumer, InMobi | September 21, 2022

Appsumer by InMobi, a leading performance insights platform for mobile app advertisers, has launched Appsumer Starter, a complimentary automated cross-channel dashboard and reporting solution. The globally-available solution automates performance insights for app advertisers who are scaling across the channels they most commonly use—including Meta, Google, Apple Search Ads, TikTok and Snap as well as InMobi—delivering actionable high-level dashboards and granular reports through a centralized platform. A recent Appsumer benchmark report found that scaling advertisers have struggled to diversify across channels compared to the largest advertisers since Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) was released. Scaling app advertisers' lack of internal data science and engineering resources puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to cross-channel insights, impacting their ability to exponentially scale. “When you look at the massive changes app marketers have had to address—the impact of ATT, SKAdNetwork attribution and looking ahead towards Android Privacy Sandbox, ad measurement became much more complex, especially for smaller apps who bore the brunt,” says Shumel Lais, General Manager for Appsumer by InMobi. “When you look at the massive changes app marketers have had to address—the impact of ATT, SKAdNetwork attribution and looking ahead towards Android Privacy Sandbox, ad measurement became much more complex, especially for smaller apps who bore the brunt,” says Shumel Lais, General Manager for Appsumer by InMobi. “Our recent acquisition by InMobi gave us the opportunity to build a solution to help those players on the rise with the tools they need to grow.” Appsumer Starter leverages the core reporting infrastructure, designed for the scale of the biggest mobile app advertisers, combined with InMobi’s knowledge of diversifying the channel mix to deliver a solution enables app advertisers to reach for scale. Free entry for these first six channels is quick and easy to set up with Appsumer Starter providing smaller advertisers and independent app developers the tools to expand advertising channels quickly and effectively. Appsumer Starter delivers a view of high-level and granular insights across performance advertising channels. The free plan packs the following capabilities: Automated data ingestion: Cross-channel cost data from Facebook, Google, Apple Search Ads, TikTok, Snap and InMobi unified with conversion data from mobile measurement partners including Adjust, Appsflyer, Branch and Kochava. Easy-to-use dashboards and reports: Self-service dashboards and reports deliver high-level glanceable views of key KPIs and granular performance views to identify optimization opportunities for growth. Easy set-up and no fee: Free access to the most used channels and set-up that removes time spent reporting in a matter of days. Scaling app advertisers can leave behind their manual reporting processes in a matter of days by claiming their free account here. About Appsumer Appsumer by InMobi, is a leading performance insights platform built for performance marketing teams at consumer mobile apps who want to accelerate user acquisition more effectively. Appsumer aggregates and normalizes cross-channel cost, attribution, revenue, and predictive data and visualizes it in an easy-to-use business intelligence (BI) tool for user acquisition (UA) teams. This gives marketers a single tool to help them make more effective optimization decisions and potentially improve performance. Appsumer, part of InMobi, supports user acquisition teams at top-grossing consumer mobile apps worldwide including Lovoo, Miniclip, Trainline, and Picsart. For more information, visit www.appsumer.io About InMobi InMobi is a leading provider of content, monetization, and marketing technologies that help fuel growth for industries around the world. The company’s end-to-end advertising software platform, connected content and commerce experiences activate audiences, drive real connections, and diversify revenue for businesses globally. With deep expertise and unique reach in mobile, InMobi is a trusted and transparent technology partner for marketers, content creators and businesses of all kinds. Incorporated in Singapore, InMobi maintains a large presence in San Francisco, London, and Bangalore and has operations in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Delhi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Seoul, Tokyo, and Dubai. To learn more, visit inmobi.com.

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Mirantis | September 28, 2022

Mirantis, freeing developers to create their most valuable code, today announced that Choozle, which provides a digital advertising software platform, chose Lens Autopilot to migrate its application on an urgent, one-week migration deadline. After quickly expanding its customer base, Choozle found itself in need of a more scalable infrastructure to support hundreds of daily active users. The company’s engineering operations team started adopting Kubernetes, using Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Choozle chose to use the Mirantis DevOps-as-a-Service offering that combines Lens, the world’s most popular Kubernetes integrated development environment (IDE), with expert services from Mirantis site reliability engineers. “The entire team at Mirantis was prepared and available for everything that we needed for the migration,” said Mike Baldassare, director of product and engineering operations at Choozle. “The entire team at Mirantis was prepared and available for everything that we needed for the migration,” said Mike Baldassare, director of product and engineering operations at Choozle. “Today, we have a successfully migrated application that went from a legacy AWS Kubernetes cluster to a scaled, much more modern solution that preserves a better future for our application and our customers. Choozle has been successful by choosing really great partners, and I would definitely put Mirantis on that list of great partners that we've had in our company’s history.” Mirantis provided a dedicated team to manage and execute the transition. Lens eliminates the Kubernetes complexity that has hindered mainstream developer adoption since its inception. Lens enables users to easily manage, develop, debug, monitor, and troubleshoot their workloads across multiple clusters in real-time – supporting any certified Kubernetes distribution, on any infrastructure. The Lens desktop application has an intuitive graphical user interface and works with Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems. Lens Autopilot features compelling guaranteed outcomes, including the technical ability after 12 months to achieve a 10 times increase in application deployment speed, 75% reduction in security vulnerabilities, accelerated time to remediation, and 2-4 times reduction in operational costs. “When you are growing exponentially, you don’t want to slow your developers from providing optimal customer value,” said Anoop Kumar, director of professional services for Americas, Mirantis. “We were able to not just quickly migrate Choozle from a legacy AWS deployment to Google, but we did it without any extra burden on the developers.” A desktop application, Lens lowers the barrier of entry for those just getting started with Kubernetes and radically improves productivity for people with more experience. With more than 5 million downloads, more than 600,000 users, and 18,500 stars on GitHub, Lens is the most popular integrated development environment (IDE) for Kubernetes. Lens DevopsCare extends the capabilities of Lens to provide a complete managed CI/CD toolchain that is managed and supported by Mirantis and configured to meet the unique needs of the development process. In addition to the CI/CD capabilities, Lens DevopsCare also provides developers with policy-based proactive security and best practices, metrics on their development process and environment, as well as extensive support to enhance the developer experience and reduce the cognitive load for everyday development tasks. To learn more about why Choozle chose Lens, read the case study. About Mirantis Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines Intelligent Automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. 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