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Google’s IP Protection Raises Concerns for Some Advertisers

Google's IP Protection is a proposed feature that blocks websites from tracking users' digital lives. Some advertisers have raised concerns about the potential impact of IP Protection on ad targeting and measurement. Location-based targeting will take a hit, which for some advertisers means more than just retargeting users' mobile devices…

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What Is Google Topics API?

Late last month, in a move that shocked no one, Google announced Topics, a Privacy Sandbox initiative it thinks can power interest-based targeting in Chrome when third-party cookies are phased out. Google calls Topics an evolution of their previous proposal for interest-based targeting which was called FLoC. 

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What To Expect: Ad Tech Trends In 2022

Well, 2021 was another rollercoaster, wasn’t it? Filled with exciting wins but also internal shrieks (or outbursts, no judgment) of frustration, and the ad tech industry was no exception. As we countdown the last days of the year and the Omnicron variant attempts to make us nosedive into 2022, we’re…

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What We Learned From the FLoC Origin Trial

Despite the FLoC origin trial limitations, we learned a fair amount about how FLoC might work in the future such as how many cohorts there might be (34 Thousand), how many users would be in a Cohort (at least 2K Synced users), and how often the Cohort is calculated (every…

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Crumbling Cookies and a Rotten Apple: A Rock and a Hard Place for Pubs

By now, you know that the Chrome third-party cookiepocalypse is staved off for at least another year.  The reasons are many …. CafeMedia’s Paul Bannister outlines how difficult it’s been to get the user-tracking alternatives off the ground.  Meanwhile, Mike Juang at Ad Age posits that buy-side pressure spurred the delay. …

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Publishers Navigate the Weight of Heavy Ad Intervention (HAI)

Conversations about the impact of heavy ads on load times and the end-user experience are nothing new to the digital publishing industry. Still, many in the business were caught off guard in Fall 2020 when Google Chrome launched Heavy Ad Intervention (HAI) to identify and block ads from the Chrome…

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