Online advertising explodes to $31B, but publishers getting squeezed?

Advertisers are likely to spend $31.3 billion buying online ads this year, 20 percent more than last year. That’s according to the encouraging forecast from market researcher eMarketer — and it’s almost twice the 10.5 percent growth in 2011 that eMarketer predicted in December.

XGraph grabs $3.75M for social advertisement targeting

XGraph, a company that utilizes social networks for better ad targeting, announced today that it secured a $3.75 million first round of funding led by Rho Ventures, according to the company’s website.

Criteo lands $7M more to retarget consumers with personalized ads

Criteo, a company that helps online businesses target consumers who have left their site without making a purchase, today announced it has secured a third round of funding for $7 million from Bessemer Venture Partners. That brings the company’s total funding to $24 million.