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Twitter, Zuckerberg Support (and Promise to Top) Honest Ads Act

News briefs: Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg say they support the Honest Ads Act, which appears stalled in the Senate, and which the platforms say they can surpass where privacy is concerned. Also, the IAB’s Open Measurement SDK (for in-app viewability and verification) is out of beta now, and the Chief…

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Layoffs at Vox, Hires at The Atlantic, Ecommerce Success at GQ

This week's news briefs: Vox Media lays off staffers and reins in social video, The Atlantic looks to hire 100 heads, Gothamist/DNAInfo are revived by public radio stations and anonymous backers, GQ's ecommerce efforts deliver strong engagement numbers, and AT&T and Bayer both sign onto a blockchain solution for the…

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LinkedIn Ramps Up Ad Model, P&G Hedges on Programmatic

Is LinkedIn the New Facebook (for Content Distribution)? LinkedIn is reportedly firming up relationships with publishers in the U.S. and the U.K., according to Digiday, and a growing number of publishers are getting more serious about using LinkedIn as a content distribution channel. (They’re not just B2B publishers, either). LinkedIn…

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Ads.txt Adoption Passes 50%, Content Recommendation Deals Evolving

Survey Says: Ads.txt Adopted by Over Half of U.S. Publishers OpenX ran an audit on the comScore top 1,000 publishers in the U.S., and found that over 50% had adopted ads.txt. It feels like we were just saying, “Ads.txt is something that should happen in order to clean up the…

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