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Hopin Buys Boomset To Add On-site Event Options

The virtual event market is another hot space, and no company is hotter than Hopin. The return of live events will probably cool things down a bit, so Hopin just hedged its bets by purchasing on-site event management vendor Boomset.

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Top 25 Companies Earn Two-Thirds of Global Ad Revenue: GroupM Report

June 22, 2021

Tech bashing isn’t exactly a market, but it’s definitely a growth industry. WPP’s GroupM media agency is adding heat with a report that the top 25 media suppliers earn 67% of ad global revenue, up from 42% four years ago for the same companies. The better comparison would be the top 25 suppliers four years ago vs the top 25 today, but there’s no doubt that concentration is up.  Plenty more here on other aspects of the industry.

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Grammarly Raises $200 Million to Help People Write Better

November 24, 2021

If robots wrote the news, would they write about other robots?  I ask because there’s been a suspicious burst of items about AI-powered writing tools, just when live journalists might have set things on autopilot so they could sneak out early for the holiday.  Top of the list: writing-suggestion platform Grammarly just raised $200 million at a $13 billion valuation, doubling total funding to $400 million.

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