Over 100 Taboolars in LA and TLV participated in our first global hackathon—we saw mobile apps, deep learning to data visualization tools & even robots.
How one college student helped define the future of VR in Taboola’s engineering challenge. The Taboola VR Challenge was held in Los Angeles (LA).
We’re excited to announce Taboola’s acquisition of Commerce Sciences allows us to double down on personalization for all open web visitors.
Did fake news have a material effect on the recent US election? It’s the subject du jour, with recent discussion about the creation and distribution of fake news from industry leaders like Jeff Jarvis, Ev Williams, Fred Wilson to media companies such as Bloomberg, WSJ, NYTimes. There is no shortage of insightful opinions. All sharing the hope of bringing awareness, conversation and eventually a process to solve the fake news problem. To me, asking whether companies such as Facebook, Twitter, or Taboola are media companies or technology companies is just a question of semantics. The debate shouldn’t be what industry you align with as a company. The real issue at stake is – are we accountable for what we distribute? Let me divide the conversation into two separate parts. Both equally important, but very different. Part One: Should intentional confusion (Fake News) be allowed? Short answer: no. Let’s define it. […]
Every year, Crain’s New York Business features 50 of the fastest growing companies in the New York metropolitan area. This year, we are humbled and honored to announce that Taboola AND ConvertMedia, who recently joined the Taboola family, are both on Crain’s New York Fast50! Taboola came in on the list at #8 while ConvertMedia appeared at #24. Taboola came in on the list at #8 while ConvertMedia appeared at #24, demonstrating significant three-year growth. Crain’s notes that companies on the list “reflect an economy that has produced record job growth.” Crain’s also notes that digital advertising technology is an industry that has dominated the list this year. Note: Crain’s Fast50 looks at three primary things from each nominee: company innovation, winning business strategies and three-year annualized growth rate. Taboola also achieved a landmark milestone earlier this year by crossing the one billion user mark, second only to Facebook, as […]
We’re excited to share that ConvertMedia, now part of the Taboola family, was named among the top 500 on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, now considered the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. ConvertMedia achieved exponential growth by innovating in what’s considered to be the fastest growing market – video, cultivating critical relationships with key digital publishers and industry decision makers. This is the latest in a string of awards and accolades for ConvertMedia in 2016 – earlier this year, the company was recognized as a Red Herring Top 100 North America company and a Trendsetting Product for 2016 by Econtent Magazine. The Inc . 5000 list, ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three year period, represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, […]
I started Taboola 9 years ago this month because I couldn’t find anything to watch on TV and I thought with so many choices, TV shows should actually find me. With the overwhelming amount of information in the world, I imagined there were billions of people in the same boat and saw an opportunity. The future would be a reverse version of what search engines solved. Instead of expecting people to search for information, we would create a way for information to find people in a curated and personalized way. Our vision from day one was to build a new category called “Discovery” side by side to Search and Display, connecting people with information they may like and never knew existed. We spent the first few years of Taboola focusing on cracking the code of recommending videos based on a user’s content consumption behavior. We’ve been fortunate to have seen […]
During my closing keynote presentation at LA Hacks, I had a surprise announcement: the launch of our first-ever Taboola Virtual Reality Challenge!
Today, we’re announcing a multi-year strategic partnership with MSN, owned by Microsoft, one of the most innovative technology companies in the world.