Double Verify Snaps Up Contextual Ad Firm; Germany Quashes Facebook’s Like Button Data

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Doubled Up DoubleVerify has acquired the Finnish contextual ad tech startup Leiki for an undisclosed sum. Leiki is DoubleVerify’s first acquisition and comes a year and a half after DV was bought by the private equity firm Providence Equity Partners. Other ad tech companiesContinue reading »

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CBS Keeps Playing Chicken With Nielsen; Facebook Spends Millions On Ads To Conquer Voice

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Broadcast Impasse CBS will be without Nielsen ratings after failing to renew a contract that expired on Monday. The dispute began six months ago over pricing, with CBS, which spent $100 million with Nielsen last year, demanding fairer terms and arguing that the metricsContinue reading »

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The Industry Faces Fakery On The Internet; Amazon Cozies Up To The Government

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. F Is For Fake Last year was a point of “inversion” for the Internet, which has become oversaturated with malicious nonhuman traffic, ad fraud, fake news, falsely reported metrics and other forms of digital unreality, according to a New York Magazine story. It wasContinue reading »

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Where Facebook Went Wrong In 2018, And Why Advertisers Are Still On Board (For Now)

2018 was the year Facebook’s skeletons really came skittering out of the closet, and the drip, drip, drip of bad news is seemingly endless. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Facebook shared more data with more partners than previously disclosed, including contact information, private messages and friend lists. Facebook’s response to the TimesContinue reading »

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Facebook Aims To ‘Put The Face Behind Facebook’ With Privacy Event For Consumers

Facebook is setting up a kiosk in midtown Manhattan to dole out free hot cocoa and privacy advice. (Yes, privacy advice.) At a one-day public pop-up event Thursday in Bryant Park, Facebook reps will answer questions about how people can use their privacy settings and manage their advertising experience on the platform. The event, aContinue reading »

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Netflix Shells Out $100 Million To Keep Friends; Hulu Hits Play On ‘Pause Ads’

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. With Friends Like These … Netflix will be there for you – but it won’t come cheap. The streaming service will pay around $100 million to AT&T’s WarnerMedia in order to retain rights to reruns of the TV show “Friends” in 2019, reports TheContinue reading »

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Retailers Race To Own A Piece Of CTV’s Future

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Ryan Christiansen, co-founder and CEO at Ntooitive Digital. The ability to track and effectively target consumer actions has never been more essential to marketers seeking to unleash the power of cross-platform digital advertising. WithContinue reading »

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YouTube Expands Stories; Facebook Considered Selling User Data

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Sell Me A Story YouTube is expanding its Stories feature to all creators with over 10,000 followers. YouTube Stories launched last year as “Reels” and was only available to select creators. Now, in an effort to capture some of the traffic that its creatorsContinue reading »

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Facebook Nears Completion Of MRC Audit; Forrester Snaps Up SiriusDecisions

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Accredit Where Due Facebook got a little much-needed positive news on Tuesday when it cleared a major hurdle in its effort to gain MRC accreditation for third-party viewability measurement. Facebook completed the first of its three-part accreditation process in April, which was an inspectionContinue reading »

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The FTC Is Gunning For Greater Powers To Deal With The Data-Driven Economy

There’s no point passing a comprehensive federal privacy legislation if the main enforcement agency doesn’t have the means to hold feet to the fire. On Tuesday, all five commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection in Washington, D.C., to make an appeal for more resources. “Section 5 isContinue reading »

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