Feeds

Yahoo! buys Indian ad firm

Yes, there's still money to spend

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Yahoo!'s first quarter financial results may have been a tad disappointing, but that hasn't stopped Jerry Yang and the gang from acquiring a hefty stake in Indian internet advertising company Tyroo Media. The move comes less than a week after Yahoo! finalized its purchase of U.S.-based ad firm RightMedia, part of an ongoing battle with Google and Microsoft over online ad dollars.

Yahoo! has grabbed a 35 to 50 per cent stake in the Guragaon-based Tyroo, which runs a small business-centric ad network spanning roughly 1,200 sites, IDG News Service reports. With stock holders already up-in-arms over the company's financials, Yahoo! won't say how much it paid.

Interestingly enough, advertisers can run both graphical and text-based ads on the Tyroo network even if they don't have a web site - still a bit of luxury for subcontinent small businesses. Ads can drive consumers back to advertisers via email or SMS.

Yahoo! and Tyroo say they will remain separate businesses, but the companies have decided to link their ad platforms, so that advertisers can have easy access to both. Yahoo! launched its search-based ad operation in India late last year, and the acquisition of Tyroo lays the groundwork for Yahoo!'s upcoming Indian roll outs of its new search-based advertising platform, Panama, and RightMedia's graphical ad technologies.®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.