Ad Ops Daily Briefs: January 22 2009

KickApps Launches App Studio with Integration of Meebo and Yahoo Maps
KickApps, the industry’s leading on-demand social media, video player and widget platform, today announced the release of the KickApps App Studio, the next generation of its drag-and-drop Widget and Video Player authoring solution. Users of the web-based KickApps App Studio can create highly customized embeddable Flash applications with drag-and-drop ease, including the ability to integrate best-of-breed third party applications, content and web services. The KickApps Widget and Player authoring tool already produces over 90 million app views per month.

–  Local Online Advertising Leader Yodle Announces Completion of $10 Million Series C Financing
Yodle, Inc., a leader in local online advertising and lead generation, announced today that it has completed a $10 million Series C funding. The round was led by JAFCO Ventures, joined by Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth and existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Bessemer Venture Partners. The funds will be used to double investment in product and technology innovation as well as to continue a national sales expansion.