Daily News: Pinterest Advanced Targeting, Digital Ad Growth Slows, Gannett Acquires SweetIQ

Here is today’s roundup of news related to local marketing and advertising, local media, technology, local commerce, consumer behavior and more. How to Acquire Valuable Customers With Pinterest Advanced Targeting (April 21, 2017) Adweek: “Act-alikes can ultimately drive net new website traffic and sales at scale.” Report: Digital ad growth slows to single digits for…

Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an ntelligent question and answer community, it’s just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led by Collaborative Fund and Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund. Quora tells me it’s “roughly doubled its valuation since our last fundraise” of $80 million in 2014…

The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup. This week’s launch of Facebook’s Camera Effects platform means there are suddenly 1.8 billion people waiting to be entertained by digital overlays on the real world. Read More…