The Big Platforms Are Giving Augmented Reality A Real Push

Augmented reality is about to hit its stride thanks to large media platforms, which are leading the way. Snap was early, but over the past 12 to 18 months, Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba and others have all made big bets on AR by either investing in companies or creating (some might argue copying)Continue reading »

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Google Ads SVP Ramaswamy Defends Data Practices At Irish Summit

Consumers’ mistrust of data-driven advertising has reached a crisis point, and they must be reminded of the value they’re getting in exchange, said Google SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy at the Data Summit in Dublin Wednesday evening. “It’s up to all of us to confront the crisis in front of us,” Ramaswamy toldContinue reading »

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5 Things The FTC Needs To Keep In Mind As It Modernizes

What’s a good, succinct way to describe the current US system of data security and privacy regulation? “It’s a mess,” said Daniel Solove, a professor of law at George Washington University. That’s why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting a series of hearings from mid-September through November to help it rethink its approach toContinue reading »

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Kohl’s Surges After E-Com Strategy Shift; Pro-Privacy Browser Brave Sues Google Over GDPR

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. If You Can’t Beat ‘Em Shares of the 56-year-old retailer Kohl’s have almost doubled in the past year as it bridges a new generation of shoppers with help from ecommerce natives. Kohl’s was seen as accepting a Trojan horse when it announced a dealContinue reading »

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Podcast: Waze Finds A Way

AdExchanger Talks is a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. This episode of AdExchanger Talks is supported by Tealium. The social navigation app Waze inspires great loyalty among its users. While the app may at first seem to compete with its corporate sibling Google Maps, there are big differences. “Waze is for drivers. Waze is about traffic.Continue reading »

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Amazon Ramps Up Search Ads; Imran Kahn’s Mixed Legacy At Snap

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Search Wars, Part 2 Amazon has lit a fuse under the staid discipline of search advertising. With paid placements commanding more real estate on Amazon’s results pages, organic listings have been pushed lower on the page. As Recode reports, this has led to escalatingContinue reading »

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Brian Lesser’s Challenge At AT&T; Jun Group Acquired

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Time Will Telco There’s plenty of pressure on Brian Lesser to build advertising into a pillar of AT&T’s business and marry the wireless company’s customer data to the new WarnerMedia content assets. “But probably more than anything, I feel this sense of responsibility toContinue reading »

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Criteo Loses Facebook Preferred Status; A Peek At Google’s Podcast Plans

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. A Retarget On Your Back Criteo shares fell on Friday after it was revealed the retargeting company had been removed from the Facebook marketing partner program, Bloomberg reported. The situation is not dire, since Criteo’s share of revenue from Facebook has dropped from 9%Continue reading »

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Why Google And The IAB Europe Haven’t Been Able To Resolve Online Consent

The advertising technology ecosystem has been waiting for Google to implement the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF), a protocol for collecting consent and conveying it to intermediaries for data-driven advertising. Google and IAB Europe have been negotiating for almost three months about how to reconcile their technology and interpretations of consent for GDPR,Continue reading »

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Google Misses Self-Imposed Deadline To Implement IAB Consent Framework

When GDPR took effect in May, Google told publishers and ad tech vendors it expected to implement the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) by August. But Google’s consent management solution, Funding Choices, is still not an IAB-registered consent management platform (CMP) and isn’t interoperable with many IAB members. And no new timeline hasContinue reading »

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