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How Will an Entire Industry Unlearn Ad Tech 1.0?

"Ad Tech 2.0 won’t offer marketers nearly as much access to deterministic, user-level, and cross-site/cross-app data as they’ve grown accustomed to. In many cases, user-level data will dry up completely," says Myles Younger, Senior Director of Marketing, MightyHive. "No matter what “Ad Tech 2.0” ends up looking like, hundreds of…

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Unknown Unknowns: Speculation Mounts About Freezing Chrome’s User-Agent String

Developers on a recent GitHub thread are really heated about the Chromium project freezing the User-Agent String that provides the advertising ecosystem with metadata about a user's browser name and version, operating system, and rendering engine used\. Many fear they'll no longer have the ability to access this information to…

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Another Big Win for Privacy: Death of Chrome’s User Agent String Signals Alarm For Publishers

While we were all busy lamenting the death of the third-party cookie, we just might have missed another privacy initiative that Google is about to implement. It's a measure to deprecate Chrome's user agent string. The user agent string is a string of metadata sent out by your browser when…

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