Omar Tawakol

Oracle agrees to buy big data marketing platform BlueKai

BlueKai, which operates a large repository of customer data that allows advertisers to better target messages to specific audiences, has agreed to be acquired by Oracle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though AdExchanger pegs it at $350 million to $400 million, and notes that IBM and Salesforce.com also were sniffing around the startup…. Read More

Soffe Head Shot

Tech Moves: Nordstrom vet named Zoomingo adviser; Paul Allen’s PR chief leaves

Zoomingo, the mobile shopping app created by Krishnan Seshadrinathan and Shirish Nadkarni, has named former Nordstrom executive Loretta Soffe to its advisory board. Soffe spent 24 years at Nordstrom, most recently as executive vice president and general merchandise manager of the women’s division. “Loretta will play a critical role in helping Zoomingo develop both its consumer and retail… Read More

Jon Ingalls

Tech Moves: BlueKai names Amazon, Yahoo vets to new roles

Here’s a look at some key hires, appointments and people on the move in the Pacific Northwest technology industry BlueKai has named Jon Ingalls as the company’s first chief marketing officer and Sam Wolff as the company’s first chief financial officer. The online advertising company moved its headquarters to Cupertino last year after CEO Omar… Read More