Yahoo! has signed an agreement to acquire Dapper, a technology platform providing dynamic display ad creation and optimization. "This strategic addition of Dapper will enable our advertisers and agencies to quickly and easily build dynamic ad creative, leveraging data to automatically show the right product, offer, or message with each impression, and is expected to complete in the Q4'10.
Smart Ads continue to be a critical component for display advertisers. Dapper's capabilities, combined with Yahoo!'s already deep consumer insights, will help Yahoo! more efficiently deliver dynamic and personalized ads for customers across more of our network and will accelerate the adoption of Yahoo! Smart Ads.
Yahoo! currently partners with Dapper, along with others in this space, and owning the technology will help us deliver innovative solutions to an even broader range of advertisers and integrate dynamic ad serving into key Yahoo! properties," stated Yahoo!.