vivo, the 5th Largest Smartphone Manufacturer in the World, and Taboola, Announce Long-Term Partnership to Bring Taboola News to 100M Mobile Users Across Asia – vivo selects Taboola as its strategic partner to power news on its ‘swipe right’ screen
NEW YORK–Today, Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, announced a global strategic partnership with vivo, the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Under the partnership, Taboola will deliver a fully personalized content experience for vivo’s customers helping the manufacturer drive engagement and monetization and providing a significant new audience source to content publishers in the region.
Taboola will be vivo’s strategic content partner to integrate directly on vivo’s swipe right experience. When users swipe right on the homescreen, Taboola will surface relevant personalized news and content from its network of premium publishers throughout Asia. The partnership with vivo will leverage Taboola’s extensive footprint in the region through partnerships with thousands of quality publishers and marketers such as NDTV, India Today, China Daily, Kapook and OhBulan. Taboola’s Global Network in Asia-Pacific includes content in languages such as Thai, Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, Indonesian and English.
According to eMarketer, internet users in Asia-Pacific own smartphones at higher rates (93%) than their peers in Europe (86%) or North America (84%) and the growing penetration of smartphones and tablets has changed the way adults consume media in the region. Through the partnership, Taboola and vivo are enabling content creators to reach their audiences throughout the day. Taboola is able to leverage its personalization platform to match users with content they are most likely to be interested in consuming next.
“Enabling people to discover what’s new and interesting is a key part of enriching people’s lives, and it is at the heart of our mission at Taboola. Smartphones are perhaps the most intimate device that we own — on average we use our smartphones over 100 times a day. So the opportunity to create a personalized experience and surface relevant content in that ‘moment of next’ is massive for users, journalism, and smartphone manufacturers,” said Adam Singolda, founder and CEO, Taboola. “We are honored to partner with vivo, an innovative leader in the mobile space, on this journey. We look forward to creating the next wave of personalization on smartphones in addition to powering quality journalism by driving new audiences directly to publishers’ sites as opposed to walled garden environments.”
Taboola is the leading discovery platform, serving over 450 billion recommendations of articles, blogs, videos, products, and apps to over one billion unique users every month on thousands of premium sites and mobile carriers. Publishers, brand marketers, and performance advertisers leverage Taboola to retain users on their sites, monetize their traffic, and distribute organic and sponsored content as well as video to engage high-quality audiences. Partners include: USA TODAY, Huffington Post, MSN, Business Insider, The Independent, Welt, L’Express, and The Weather Channel. A global company with local service touchpoints, Taboola is headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Bangkok, São Paulo, Mexico City, Beijing, Shanghai, Istanbul, Seoul, Sydney, and Tokyo. Learn more at www.taboola.com and follow @taboola on Twitter.
vivo Communication Technology, commonly referred to simply as vivo, is a young global smartphone brand developing dynamic and stylish products including smartphones, smartphone accessories, software, and online services. The company also develops software for their phones such as the vivo browser, V-appstore and the iManager included in their proprietary Android based operating system called Funtouch OS. Vivo is one of the largest global smartphone manufacturers in the world. The company currently has a presence in 18 markets, and has several R&D centers worldwide, including dedicated AI research centers.