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TargetSpot sharpens data-driven audience targeting with Quantcast integration

Ad network TargetSpot announced a partnership with audience measurement company Quantcast, which will allow TargetSpot to more finely identify audience characteristics across its portfolio of streaming audio publishers. The agreement represents an important example of the Big Data movement in online audio, and the increasing expectation of targeted audience segments among advertisers. Continue Reading

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The programmatic future of audio advertising (RAIN Summit Europe)

RAIN Summit Europe Redux

Advertising and monetization of streaming audio was a key topic at RAIN Summit Europe (Nov. 4 in London). In the “Streaming Ad Sales Strategies” panel, programmatic advertising got a lot of attention. Read highlights and listen to the entire panel. Continue Reading

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Radionomy partners with Nobex for 650 free station apps

Radionomy announced that it will work with Nobex to create mobile apps for its most popular stations. Through the partnership, 650 of the online radio platform’s stations will receive free apps that will be made available on both the Apple App Store and on Android’s Google Play. Radionomy has made headlines several times this year for its partnerships that furthered the resources available to people who create stations under its banner. Continue Reading

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Ad network TargetSpot develops new BizDev unit; Thierry Ascarez appointed head

Global digital audio ad network TargetSpot announced the launch of a new business development division today. Heading up the unit is VP of Business Development Thierry Ascarez, long-time VP of Business Development at Radionomy. Ascarez now holds both titles. RAIN spoke to Ascarez to flesh out the details. Continue Reading

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Radionomy launches new version of its RadioManager software for producers

Radionomy announced a new version of RadioManager, its software for producers who manage Internet stations on the Radionomy platform. New features of the upgrade include greater control of commercial placement and workflow automation for payment to producers. Importantly related to income, the new workstation opens monetization of audiences in Spain and Germany. Continue Reading

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SHOUTcast announces new products for stream monetization, TargetSpot integration

After the announcement of its re-launch in July, SHOUTcast has unveiled three new products to complement its existing service. These options offer broadcasters simple approaches to generating revenue, building on the integration with TargetSpot and monetization options promised in the earlier news. Continue Reading

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Internet Radio Rewind podcast #009: Swell Radio; Vevo; Pandora; NPR; Sirius; Radionomy

This weekly podcast is a quick and concise catch-up of must-know news in streaming music and online audio

This week: Swell Music shutters … Vevo looks for a buyer … Pandora releases earnings … NPR reinvents radio, again … Sirius and Radionomy have news.
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