Daily Tidbits: Glam Media acquires AdaptiveAds

The content network buys the display ad-targeting specialist for an undisclosed sum and makes plans to set up shop in Mumbai, India.

Content network Glam Media announced on Thursday that it has acquired AdaptiveAds, a company specializing in the targeting and optimization of display ads. Glam Media claims that its acquisition of AdaptiveAds will help it solidify its offering in the advertising market. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Glam did say disclose plans to open an office in Mumbai, India, as part of the acquisition.

PokerVibez, a service that allows users to play poker but get to know each other in the process, has launched in private beta. According to the company, users can sign up for the service, and start posting information about themselves and connecting with others as they play poker with players around the world. PokerVibez requires no cash to play.

VirtuOz, a provider of multilingual virtual support and sales agent services, announced that it raised $11.4 million in a Series B round of financing led by Mohr Davidow Ventures. Galileo Partners, a previous investor, also participated in the round. According to the company, the new funds will be "used to scale operations and advance product development."

iCongo, a provider of e-commerce systems, announced on Thursday that it has inked a deal with U.S. Kids Golf, an organizer of youth golf tournaments across the United States, to power the organization's online portal. According to the company, U.S. Kids Golf will implement iCongo's e-commerce services, as well as call center and tournament registration systems. The site will also launch an online storefront so visitors can buy U.S. Kids Golf equipment.

Superbowl-ads.com, a site that enables visitors to watch old Super Bowl commercials, announced that its content will be coming to GridCast TV, a service that lets viewers watch Web videos on their TVs. GridCast TV is currently offered to anyone with an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or assorted set-top boxes.

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