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What Is Edge Computing?

For any publisher, edge computing is becoming the only way to process data in a privacy-compliant way. User data is (by design) protected because it never leaves the device. This means a publisher can process data in a world without cookies and with increased government regulation (even under its strictest…

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Ops Wrap-Up: Leave the Cookie, Take the Leap

“The death of the cookie has been greatly exaggerated,” claimed Jason Bigler, Google Ad Manager Director of Product, near the beginning of the 2019 Ops event in New York. You could hear the sighs across the Metropolitan Pavilion, feel the collective shrug of acknowledgement pass through the gathered crowd. Yeah,…

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Ops Is Community

At the 2019 Ops conference, a somewhat unexpected word echoed throughout the sessions, from the morning keynote to the final talk: community. The idea of audience is out of date, and the term too limiting. Publishers and brands need to be thinking about their visitors, viewers, readers, users, consumers, and…

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These 5 Data Trends Will Totally Reshape Ad Operations

Privacy regulations, cookieless web, identity resolution, the value of first-party data, better personalization—are just some of the many data trends shaping publishers' strategies today. The road ahead is being paved as much by user and governmental concerns as it is by the duopoly and other significant players in the ad…

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Back to Advertising Basics with Web3 Powered by Blockchain

The explosion in the blockchain-based marketing landscape over the past 18 months has brought an interesting dynamic to the already complex world of digital advertising. There has been a lot of hype, a lot of hot air, a lot of learning, and a few solutions showing early promise around this…

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