Former Oath Execs Launch Startup To Fight Malware Before It Strikes

Does the world need yet another tech company to combat malvertising on the internet? “Well, do you still constantly see malvertising when you browse the internet?” said Seth Demsey, co-founder of Clean Creative, an anti-malware company started by a handful of security experts and Oath vets who exited before the name change. Touché. Based inContinue reading »

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Verizon Isn’t Cutting Off The Subscriber Data Spigot To Its Media Unit – At Least Not Yet

Verizon still intends to allow the entity formerly known as Oath, now called Verizon Media, to access subscriber data for advertising purposes. It was reported on Wednesday that the telco’s new CEO, Hans Vestberg, was planning to completely pull the plug on feeding data from subscribers into its media unit. Verizon Media told AdExchanger thatContinue reading »

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Remembering Oath’s Jay Seideman: ‘He Was The Type Of Guy Many Of Us Strive To Be’

Jay Seideman was a father, husband, athlete, musician and mentor. A guy who many said was hysterically funny, cooler than the other side of the pillow and could get others to rally behind his cause. Seideman, Oath’s SVP of advertiser demand platforms who drowned Dec. 7 while surfing at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, left aContinue reading »

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Verizon Takes $4.6 Billion Pinch After Oath Underperforms

Verizon will take a $4.6 billion goodwill impairment charge in the fourth quarter, acknowledging that its Oath business unit has underperformed, the company said Tuesday. The hit nearly eliminates the $4.8 billion goodwill balance Verizon carried after it acquired and merged Yahoo and AOL and assorted technology holdings into its Oath business unit back inContinue reading »

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Verizon Renames Oath As Part Of Company Restructure

Verizon has gone back on its oath to advertisers and publishers. The telecom giant said Monday it will rebrand its media and advertising division, Oath, as part of a company-wide restructuring. Oath will be renamed Verizon Media Group, and the rest of the corporation will be consolidated into two other buckets: consumer and business. VerizonContinue reading »

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Oath Revenue Declines, But Verizon Isn’t Sweating The Ad Slowdown

Verizon’s Oath content and advertising subsidiary brought in $1.8 billion in the past quarter, down 6.9% from the same period last year, Verizon said in its earnings report Tuesday. Verizon attributed the downturn to declining desktop and search advertising. CEO Hans Vestberg said the Oath business should remain flat for the short term and thatContinue reading »

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Oath Intends To Keep Its Promise: ‘We’re At Scale Now’

Jay Seideman will present on programmatic best practices at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO New York conference on Oct. 15-16. AT&T’s new advertising and analytics unit, Xandr, is capturing the headlines and Amazon is on its way to making the duopoly a trio – but don’t count out Oath. The Verizon-owned digital media company is avidlyContinue reading »

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Comic: Ski Ya Later

A weekly comic strip from AdExchanger that highlights the digital advertising ecosystem… AdExchanger: Origins AdExchanger: Crisis In Ad City (Part I) AdExchanger: Crisis In Ad City (Part II) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (Part I) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (Part II) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (Part III) AdExchanger: Enter Malware (The Conclusion) AdExchanger: Angels And Startups AdExchanger: Rumble In Arbitrage PlazaContinue reading »

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Who Is Guru Gowrappan? New Oath CEO Described As Strong Operator, “Thinking Leader”

Oath COO Guru Gowrappan will take the reins of Verizon’s media and advertising subsidiary following the departure of Tim Armstrong, the former AOL CEO who has overseen the telco’s consolidation of AOL and Yahoo into a single platform, at the end of the year. Verizon hired Gowrappan earlier this year from Alibaba, where he hadContinue reading »

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Oath Chief Tim Armstrong To Leave Verizon At End Of Year: Read His Exit Email

The writing was on the wall, but now it’s written in ink: Oath honcho Tim Armstrong will leave Verizon at the end of the year. Current Oath president and COO K. Guru Gowrappan was named as the new CEO, Verizon said in a release. Armstrong will aid in the transition. When Armstrong joined the telcoContinue reading »

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