Archive | December, 2011

Adobe to Acquire Efficient Frontier

7 Dec

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Efficient Frontier, a leader in multi-channel ad buying and optimization. Adobe solutions are central to how digital marketing and advertising is created, managed, executed, measured and optimized. Adobe currently captures approximately five trillion digital transactions per year for more than 5,000 customers, including many of the world’s largest advertisers, publishers and advertising agencies.

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Liberty Interactive Q3 Revenue Up 8%

7 Dec

“QVC continued to produce solid results, in a challenging macroeconomic environment with particularly strong performance in Japan and Germany,” stated Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive President and CEO. “We were very pleased to complete the split-off of Liberty Capital and Liberty Starz on September 23rd, making Liberty Interactive a standalone company. And we took advantage of the soft equity markets and agreed to increase our stake in HSN and repurchased almost $173 million of Liberty Interactive stock.”

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Video Analytics Will Become a $900 Million Market by 2016

7 Dec

The video analytics market is expected to grow by 21% year-over-year (YoY) in 2011. This surge in demand will drop to a more sustainable growth of 13.9% in 2012 and will stabilize at near 11% YoY growth at the end of 2016, driven by the emergence of innovative use cases such as business intelligence (BI) tools and the maturing of product offerings.

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EVS Q3 Results — Bullish on 2012

2 Dec

EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A., a provider of Professional Digital Video applications for live, near-live and studio TV production, reported its results for the third quarter (“3Q11”) and first nine months of 2011 (“9M11”).

Commenting on the results and perspectives, Jacques Galloy, CFO, added: “In 3Q11, sales amounted to EUR 29.8 million, leading to slightly higher sales in the first nine months of 2011 at constant exchange rate and excluding the big event rentals. As anticipated, the operating margin improved sequentially to 46.6%, mainly thanks to higher revenues and despite our investment in innovation as our operating expenses increased by +11.4% in 3Q11 vs. 3Q10. Recently, we confirmed the largest deal in the history of EVS, with more than EUR 10 million for the equipment of 12 OB vans in Russia. We also signed the rental contract for the Olympic Games in London next year. The Board confirms 2011 sales to near 2010 record before a stronger 2012 and has decided to pay an interim dividend of EUR 1.16 per share later in December.” […]