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How Hot Is Ad Tech? According To LUMA, It’s Raining Billion-Dollar Transactions

Seven ad tech companies made transactions valued at over $1 billion in the first quarter of 2021 – double the amount that’s happened in the past few years combined.

“We’ve got a perfect storm here of different forces lining up, which created such a strong quarter,” said Conor McKenna, LUMA Partners director. The ad tech investment banking firm LUMA tallied up recent deals in its Q1 2021 Market Report last week.

Multiple paths to get to $1 billion exist: IPOs, SPACs and acquisitions – often by public companies flush with cash from spiking valuations.

In Q1, those billion-dollar transactions included

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Kent District Library addresses internet access disparities with mobile hot spots and more

Internet access is a vital aspect for working from home, virtual learning, teaching, and telehealth appointments; yet access to such is not always available. For some families, it’s simply not an option. Whether service is out of budget or out of range, not everyone has viable access to the internet and the many digital resources it provides. Local libraries across the Kent District Library (KDL) system are working hard to bridge that gap and address the internet disparity with free resources for patrons and community members.

When the library was forced to close its doors to the public in March

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