Facebook May Be Pulling Back On Live; The New York Times Releases 2020 Group Report

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign-up here. Short-LIVEd Is Facebook already pulling back on its Live video product? The platform, which spent $50 million last year paying publishers and celebrities to create Live video, is unlikely to renew those contracts, reports Recode’s Kurt Wagner. According to the report, Facebook may now have itsContinue reading »

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With Rubicon Project For Sale, Its Competitors Weigh In

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If Rubicon Project officially goes on the selling block, what are its prospects? The company, which has hired Morgan Stanley to explore a sale, according to The Wall Street Journal, has suffered from tanking stock, layoffs and leadership changes over the past year, and it apparently isn’t the only company of its kind in play.Continue reading »

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Microsoft’s Rik van der Kooi Envisions A Post-Display Advertising World

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Rik van der Kooi, corporate VP of Microsoft advertising sales and marketing, will take the stage Jan. 19 to share Microsoft’s full vision for the future at Industry Preview in New York City. Microsoft is betting on “screenless advertising.” As voice-activated personal assistants like Cortana improve, consumers will use them not only for information, but to buyContinue reading »

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Salesforce Brings Commerce Cloud To Facebook; GroupM Wary Of Nielsen Total Content Ratings

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign-up here. Dynamic Commerce Salesforce has integrated its Commerce Cloud with Facebook Dynamic Ads. The integration will ensure that brands using Commerce Cloud will show “the most relevant, in-the-moment product ads in their Facebook or Instagram feeds,” Salesforce wrote in a blog post. Commerce Cloud will connect advertisers’Continue reading »

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Big Layoffs At AudienceScience; Publishers Get No Money For Instagram Stories

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign-up here. Different Direction Procter & Gamble’s preferred demand-side platform AudienceScience is laying off a quarter of its staff. Roughly 50 positions at the 200-person company will be cut, although it’s unclear which departments will receive the biggest blow. GeekWire had the news first. The cuts come shortlyContinue reading »

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FTC Relies On Eggheads To Inform Tech Policy – But Whether Consumers Care About Their Privacy Is Still An Open Question

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The agenda at this year’s PrivacyCon read like the Federal Trade Commission’s to-do list. Nearly 20 researchers from around the country converged on Washington, DC, Friday to dig into the privacy implications of the Internet of Things and big data, mobile privacy, consumer privacy expectations, online behavioral advertising, information security, the dangers of cross-app trackingContinue reading »

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Toyota Ties Ads To Dealership Visits; Annalect Arms Employees With mPlatform Talking Points

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign-up here. Connected TV Ads: Exhausting A recent Toyota campaign marked the first time the dealer group “held any kind of media accountable to physically going into a dealership,” Kate Kaye reports at Ad Age. But the process involved a thicket of intermediaries that limited the scope ofContinue reading »

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Facebook Works On Its Publisher Relationship; Twitter Gives Up On Dashboard

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign-up here. The Face Of News Facebook introduced its Journalism Project, a program to build news media inroads and collaborate with publishers on product development. The social platform has been hammered recently for undervaluing publisher concerns and promulgating “fake news” during the election. Among the pledges here isContinue reading »

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Header Bidding Goes Server-Side: 6 Things You Should Know

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Header bidding, make way: In the next year, more publishers will switch to server-side header bidding. The solution offers clear advantages – while introducing other disadvantages – with which the industry will grapple as publishers update their tech. Like with header bidding, publishers run a pre-auction before the ad server to create a level playingContinue reading »

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Telemetry Appears To Be Shutting Down; Borrell Associates Predicts $1.4B In Political Ad Spend

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign-up here. Telemetry Down Ad fraud detection firm Telemetry appears to be shutting down, according to The Drum’s Ronan Shields. Telemetry was an early riser in the anti-fraud cottage industry, though AdExchanger sources say it struggled as the competitive field grew. The company is perhaps best known forContinue reading »

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