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Tech Publisher IDG Sold to Blackstone for $1.3 Billion

June 4, 2021

Tech publisher IDG is being sold by investment firm China Oceanwide Holdings to a private equity investor Blackstone for $1.3 billion. IDG owns tech analyst firm IDC plus publications including CIO, Computerworld, and Tech Hive. It’s a fire-sale price: not much more than China Oceanwide reportedly paid for IDG in 2017 and fraction of IDG’s revenues, which are I’d guess are between $3 billion and $5 billion.

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Customer Data Platform Industry Adds New Vendors: CDP Institute Report

July 12, 2024

Software vendors continued to add Customer Data Platform (CDP) capabilities to existing systems in the first half of 2024, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report.  Nearly all of the dozen companies appearing in the report for the first time started as marketing or messaging applications and added CDP capabilities after they were built.  These firms accounted for most of the industry growth during the report period.

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