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RTB Corner: Nov. 12, 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Nov 12, 2019 11:45:00 AM


The ad tech trends rounding out 2019

With all the progress of advanced digital advertising, it’s easy to lose sight of big-picture trends and insights. From enterprise consolidations that impact ad operations to recent advances in supply chain transparency, the advertising solutions of our modern digital age are vast and ever changing. But how are these changes affecting the digital ecosystem? And what can advertisers expect in ad tech for the year to come? Here are the top ad tech trends rounding out 2019. (Marketing Land)

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RTB Corner: Oct. 24, 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Oct 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Snaptube app caught serving up invisible ads and charging users for premium purchases they didn't make

TSnaptube, a popular video downloader app for Android that has over 40 million users, has been caught generating fake ad clicks and unauthorized premium purchases from its users. According to security firm Upstream, users are served invisible ads without their knowledge that run silently on the device. The app also uses the same background click technique to rack up charges for premium purchases the user never requested. (TechCrunch)

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RTB Corner: Oct. 10, 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Oct 10, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Taboola and Outbrain merge in $850 million deal

Taboola and Outbrain, rivals that both operate advertising-based content recommendation engines for publishers that typically appear in the form of boxes at the bottom of online articles, are forming a single company. The merger will result in a customer list that will now number 20,000 online properties and an audience of 2.6 billion to compete better against the likes of Facebook and Google. (TechCrunch)

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RTB Corner: Sept. 26, 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Sep 26, 2019 11:50:00 AM

Ad blocker extensions caught in cookie-stuffing ad fraud scheme

Google has removed two extensions from the Chrome Web Store. The two extensions were fully functional ad blockers, but they tried to deceive users by using the names of other more reputable ad blocker extensions. But besides using misleading names to hijack and deceive other extensions' user bases, the two -- "AdBlock" by "AdBlock, Inc" and "uBlock" by "Charlie Lee" -- were also caught performing cookie stuffing - a form of affiliate ad fraud. (ZDNet)

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RTB Corner: Sept. 13, 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Sep 13, 2019 12:35:59 PM

What's in and out at Dmexco, 2019

As one of the ad tech industry's largest shows wrapped up this week in Cologne, Digiday outlined what's in and out on the conference show floor. (Digiday)

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RTB Corner: Aug 29, 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Aug 30, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Q2 2019 Ad Fraud Report - 12% of ad traffic is fraudulent

Fraudlogix released its Q2 2019 Ad Fraud Report, finding that about 12 percent of programmatic ad traffic was fraudulent during the second quarter of this year. A series of insights can be found on the Fraudlogix Blog. (Fraudlogix)

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RTB Corner: Aug 15 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Aug 16, 2019 10:22:03 AM

Facebook sues app developers for click injection ad fraud

Facebook has filed lawsuits against two app developers accused of generating fraudulent revenue using the social media giant’s advertising platform. (TechCrunch)

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RTB Corner: Aug 1 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Aug 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Amazon opens Fire TV inventory access via The Trade Desk and Dataxu

Amazon is providing third-party ad tech firms greater access to the ad ecosystem on Fire TV. The company announced that all connected TV (CTV) apps using its publisher services can negotiate private marketplace (PMP) deals through two external DSPs, Dataxu TouchPoint and The Trade Desk, along with through Amazon's DSP. (MarketingDive)

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RTB Corner: July 18, 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Jul 18, 2019 3:25:19 PM

Google bans major Chinese app developer CooTek from Play Store for continued use of disruptive ads

Google is banning CooTek, a publicly traded Chinese app developer, from its Play store and ad platforms after evidence was presented that its apps continued to bombard users with disruptive ads even after the company claimed it had stopped the behavior. (BuzzFeed News)

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RTB Corner: June 20, 2019

Posted by Fraudlogix on Jun 20, 2019 4:02:11 PM

Uber refiles ad fraud lawsuit, includes ad networks and exchanges

Ride-sharing service Uber has filed a lawsuit alleging more than 100 companies committed “tens of millions of dollars” in mobile advertising fraud, including ad networks and publishers that are mostly unnamed. (MediaPost)

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