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Can Amazon PWN the Cookieless Ad Market?

Move over Big G and Facebook … a little company (well, maybe not so little) called Amazon is nipping at your heels when it comes to digital ad sales. Amazon’s ad business raked in over $15.7 billion in 2020, according to new data from eMarketer. That’s up 53% year-over-year —…

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Will JCPA Break Down the Walled Gardens?

Move over COPPA, GDPR, CCPA and CPRA. There’s a new legislative acronym for publishers to watch: It’s called JCPA (short for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2021). And though it’s not focused on privacy like the others, if it gets passed, the bill could be just as game-changing…

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So, an Academic Walks Into a W3C Meeting…

Senior Editor, Lynne d Johnson, recently chatted with Garrett Johnson—a marketing professor at Boston University's Questrom School of Business. His research focuses on privacy, the value of cookies, and the effectiveness of advertising. She was interested in a presentation he made to the W3C about the Economics of Digital Ad…

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A False Start for the Google Antitrust Case

Our interest in the federal government’s antitrust suit against Google took a huge dive when we learned it would be centered around search. While mainstream publications trotted out the tired descriptor “landmark” for the headlines when the suit became public, many of us in the industry shook our heads and…

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What Is SPARROW?

In May, Criteo submitted SPARROW (Secure Private Advertising Remotely Run On Webserver) to the W3C in response to Google's privacy sandbox proposal.  In response to industry-wide feedback, SPARROW was recently updated to include reporting capabilities to further secure users’ privacy without compromising advertisers’ performance. We spoke with Charles-Henri Henault, VP…

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What Is Google’s Privacy Sandbox?

As the clock ticks on the two-year expiration of the third-party tracking cookie, the advertising industry wonders how advertising tracking and measurement will work. Google has proposed a plan called the Privacy Sandbox, a series of APIs intended to provide users with privacy while ensuring that programmatic will continue to…

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