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Device testing in the cloud empowers developers - and ad fraudsters

Device testing in the cloud empowers developers - and ad fraudsters


Friday, December 08, 2017 by

Cloud technology has been a game-changer for many industries. It has reduced IT costs, made updating and upgrading systems much easier, allowed businesses to scale operations quickly, and it has enabled flexible work collaboration. The cloud also has major implications on how digital ads are tested and served to millions of people globally. The opportunity to seamlessly...


SSPs are NOT dead

SSPs are NOT dead


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by

In light of many folks in the industry considering SSP’s to be extinct, Andrew Gerhart, COO of AerServ, a mobile-first video mediation platform believes that a full service SSP can offer additional services such as viewability measurement, fraud and ad quality measurement. He contends that many individuals focus on irrational negatives, and ignore the positives SSP’s br...


App Marketers Will Lose up to $100 Million in 2016 Because of Fraud

App Marketers Will Lose up to $100 Million in 2016 Because of Fraud


Friday, September 23, 2016 by

AppsFlyer has released new data forecasting that app marketers will lose up to $100 million in 2016 due to mobile app install and engagement advertising fraud - as well as revealing the countries that have the highest rates of this type of ad fraud. The study’s findings are based on the company’s new anti-fraud technology, called DeviceRank, which also just la...


MobFox to Start Using Pixalate Blacklists to Help Mobile Advertisers Against Fraud

MobFox to Start Using Pixalate Blacklists to Help Mobile Advertisers Against Fraud


Thursday, August 11, 2016 by

MobFox has announced that it will start using Pixalate’s IP/User Agent Blacklists to measure fraud type and volume to optimize away from fraudulent traffic. The new IAB-approved Advertising Fraud Protection addition to the MobFox mobile advertising platform will help decrease the chances of ineffective ad spending for mobile and programmatic advertisers using the platfo...