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Google shares details on how first price auctions in Google Ad Manager will work

In March, Google announced it will shift to first price auctions for Google Ad Manager, its ad server and publisher exchange, by year end. On Friday, it issued an update with some additional details on the transition. How auctions on Ad Manager run now. Currently, there may be two different auctions run for a specific …

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Reported Google browser change could be final death blow to cookies

Google is planning to announce new tools for Chrome that offer users more control over third party tracking cookies, according to the Wall Street Journal. The controls and default settings would be somewhat less “severe” than the anti-cookie tracking moves made by Safari and Firefox, which adopted default tracking protection. Browser announcement to come at …

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Ad fraud war wages on: More fraud to be stopped than successful in 2019

  Financial losses from ad fraud are finally hitting a slowdown, according to a report released Monday by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) in collaboration with cybersecurity company White Ops. The report anticipates ad fraud losses to total $5.8 billion globally in 2019 – an almost 11 percent drop from the $6.5 billion global …

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IAB Tech Labs starts to replace VPAID with more interactive SIMID ad specs

IAB Tech Lab has begun the process of replacing VPAID (Video Player Ad Interface Definition) with SIMID (Secure Interactive Media Interface Definition) specifications to support interactive video ads and give publishers more control over their video ads offerings. Why we should care The new SIMID specifications will enable a “player-centric” model that gives playback control …

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IAB Tech Lab releases new specs for ad seller transparency: Sellers.json and SupplyChain object

Two new specs aimed at addressing ad fraud and increasing transparency from the buy-side of the digital advertising ecosystem are out for public comment from the IAB Tech Lab: Sellers.json and the OpenRTB SupplyChain object. The 30-day public comment period ends May 10. What is OpenRTB SupplyChain object? The SupplyChain object will show buyers all …

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Waze enables programmatic inventory, to offer richer analytics with Google ad tech integrations

Waze announced Wednesday that its zero-speed takeover ad unit is now available programmatically via Google’s Display & Video 360 (DV360) DSP. The Google-owned navigation app also said it will integrate with Google Campaign Manager to provide deeper measurement, allowing brands to compare Waze campaign performance against other media buys. Why you should care The DV360 …

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