Browsers Still Vulnerable To Ad Fraud And Data Theft; AVOD Skates Around Verification

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Browser Bowsers Browsers remain vulnerable to ad fraud and data breaches. The Washington Post reports that some browser extensions piggyback on basic web tools like comparison shopping, hotel price-scraping and password storage to pass data on browsing histories and online shopping. The worstContinue reading »

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Amazon Faces EU Data Inquiry; Apple Will Fund Podcasts

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Ecom Advantage The EU’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, opened an investigation into whether Amazon unfairly collects or uses data to promote its own products at the expense of other retailers or manufacturers. “Ecommerce has boosted retail competition and brought more choiceContinue reading »

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WashPo Rolls Out Cookie-Free Targeting Tool; Quibi Snags Original NBC News Content

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Lightning Strikes The Washington Post introed a first-party data ad targeting tool called Zeus Insights that can work without third-party cookies and target across display, video and native ads, reports Digiday. Zeus, which can be used in both direct deals and programmatically, looks atContinue reading »

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How OTT Platforms Fit Into The Complicated TV Landscape

Pity the OTT ad buyer, who must manage reach and frequency goals while finding inventory across a fragmented TV landscape. Often, the same inventory is available from multiple sellers – from networks like NBC, Fox and ABC to the actual OTT platforms, like Roku, Samsung or Amazon. And networks and platforms offer different strengths andContinue reading »

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The Legacy Of Millennial Media; Vungle Acquired By PE

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Power Exits Successful ad tech exits can start a virtuous cycle of entrepreneurship. As AdExchanger previously reported, New York City ad tech exits have fostered a strong network of angel investors who support colleagues in new startups. The same is true for success storiesContinue reading »

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FTC Fines Facebook $5B; LinkedIn Expands Ad Features

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Facebook Is Fine Looks like Facebook was prescient in setting aside billions in anticipation of a $3 billion to $5 billion FTC fine. The FTC reportedly approved a $5 billion fine against the social networking giant on Friday. If the fine is approved byContinue reading »

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Leadership Changes At WarnerMedia Are A Sign Of The Times For TV Networks

WarnerMedia’s announcement Wednesday that three of its top sales executives would leave as part of a reorg reflects changing times in the business of network TV. Donna Speciale, president of ad sales, Dan Riess, EVP of Turner Ignite, and Frank Sgrizzi, EVP of portfolio sales and client partnerships, are leaving WarnerMedia one year after itsContinue reading »

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OpenAP Standardizes On Dataxu’s DMP; Verizon Seeks Yahoo Finance Buyer

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. It’s A ’xu Out There OpenAP, a TV audience measurement and targeting consortium backed by Fox, Viacom and NBCUniversal, selected dataxu as its go-to DMP and data match service. Read the release. Dataxu’s OneView DMP will let OpenAP members build audience segments. In usingContinue reading »

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Google’s New Sell-Side Chief Jason Bigler Plans To Open The Black Box

Jason Bigler, who has headed up Google’s sell-side business since April following Jonathan Bellack’s exit, wants publishers to know that Google Ad Manager isn’t going to be a black box anymore. Bigler will prioritize sharing more information with publishers about the Google Ad Manager team’s decision-making process. “With every change we make, we are providingContinue reading »

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Elizabeth Warren Brings Ad Buying In-House; IBM’s Red Hat Cloud Gamble

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. In-House 2020 We hear a lot about marketers taking advertising in-house, but now politicians are doing it too. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has hired 300 staffers to produce TV and digital advertising and buy digital ads for her presidential primary campaign, Politico reports. Most candidatesContinue reading »

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