Seattle Tech and Online Marketing Roundup for Monday, January 31, 2011
In an interview with Chris Dixon of Hunch, Tumblr wunderkind David Karp describes how his company is dealing with an explosion in traffic driven lately by college and international users. Spending on infrastructure upgrades should help Tumblr handle impressions sky-rocketing at the rate of 250 million per week, mostly in dashboard views.
Call Control offers Blackberry and Android users a solution to annoying telemarketer messages by blocking blacklisted spammers. Developed by Ben Sharpe’s Seattle-based Kedlin Co. and a contender for Verizon’s Power Your App crown, Call Control already claims almost a half million downloads.
Motricity stock fell with its announced $100 million buyout of Adenyo, but the Bellevue company is sold on the power of mobile marketing. Adenyo brings an impressive client list, and the acquisition agreement could prove even more profitable for the Canadian software maker if financial targets are met.
Ignite Seattle 13
A quarterly event featuring interesting 5 minute presentations
Place: King Cat Theatre
Date: February 10th, 2011