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Pubs Want More Financial Assurances From SSPs

As we move closer to the end of Q4, pubs are experiencing a rebound of sorts but it hasn't halted their concerns about payments. Pubs are looking for assurances (and insurance) from their SSP partners that they won’t be left holding the bag when a default happens along the chain…

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Sellers Need Buy-Side Transparency

Transparency concerns have long plagued open advertising markets, scaring away participants on the buy and sell-side of open real-time bidding advertising transactions. The buy-side has ads.txt and sellers.json. Unfortunately, sell-side participants—publishers—often have difficulty obtaining basic levels of transparency in reverse when using header bidding tools to extend demand.

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What Can Blockchain Really Do for Advertising in 2020?

Back in 2018, there was a lot of hype about blockchain saving advertising and Senior Editor Lynne d Johnson was riding the wave—high. Now that the hype is over, there are actually quite a few projects proving every day that blockchain and related technologies like cryptography and permissioned ledgers can…

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What Is Google’s New Chrome SameSite Cookie Policy?

Starting February 4, 2020, Under the Incrementally Better Cookies Policy, Chrome will treat cookies that have no declared SameSite value as SameSite=Lax, restricting the sharing of cookie data across sites. For external access, cookies will need to be set to SameSite=None; Secure and will have to be accessed from secure…

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Blockchain Leads the Transparency Brigade: Lucidity’s Miguel Morales

During its short time bouncing around the ad-tech echoplex, blockchain has already run the full hype cycle: from "the next big thing" to "running joke" and now "potentially legit." Tech startups are finally deploying actionable and scalable solutions to a variety of problems, meaning you don't look hip at parties now when you scoff at blockchain. One…

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FBI Brings Gun to Advertising Knife Fight

Speaking of transparency—or the lack thereof—plenty of questions linger around the FBI raiding a major holding company's offices as it steps up its investigation into rebates and kickbacks in digital advertising. Gabe Greenberg suggests that if we're going to circle the wagons as the g-men close in, the industry should…

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What Is Supply-Path Optimization?

Header bidding is great for publisher revenue, but nasty to a DSP's tech infrastructure. That's why DSPs are making decisions about SPO, trying to sort out the "best" queries. Are you okay with DSPs making those decisions for you? If not, read this...

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