Drawbridge Exits Media Business In Europe Before GDPR Storms The Castle

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The cross-device identity company Drawbridge abandoned its advertising business in the EU and is trying to reconcile its data business with GDPR regulations beginning in May. Drawbridge founder and CEO Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan confirmed the company’s reversals in Europe in an email to AdExchanger. Drawbridge will transition its EU partner services to the company’s New YorkContinue reading »

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The Trade Desk Snaps Up Adbrain As Ad Tech Pursues Cross-Device Roots

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The Trade Desk on Wednesday made its first-ever acquisition when it bought the cross-device identity graph company Adbrain, adding a data set of cross-device IDs to its own demand-side platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But the acquisition isn’t expected to materially impact The Trade Desk’s earning report and adds a 20-person teamContinue reading »

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Is Reliance On LiveRamp Scaring Ad Tech Vendors Out Of The Cross-Device Consortium?

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Remember that consortium led by LiveRamp, MediaMath and AppNexus to develop a cookie-based identifier that could be used consistently across the open exchange? While live tests are still set for October, ad tech vendors are hesitant to buy in due to LiveRamp’s exclusive role as a cross-device option. MediaMath is already out, said John Slocum,Continue reading »

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