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Ronan Shields

Ronan Shields is Adweek's programmatic editor focusing on ad tech, ad buying, tech M&A and the digital economy. Before joining Adweek in 2018, Ronan was digital editor for The Drum and, before that, executive editor of ExchangeWire. Ronan holds a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London.

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UK Regulators Probe Mobile Dominance of Apple and Google

The Future of Identity

The U.K. competition regulator is probing Apple and Google's dominance of the iOS and Android ecosystems for potential anticompetitive practice.

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Google Commits to Opening Up Its Ad Stack, Marketers Remain Skeptical

Advertising

For years, publishers and advertisers have criticized Google for using its market dominance to its own advantage.

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Apple’s App Tracking Transparency Has Advertisers Scrambling, With Concern More Is to Come

The Future of Identity

June marks the first anniversary of unleashing havoc on the iOS ads ecosystem.

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Criteo’s New Look Signals the Rise of Retail Media

Briefly

The poster child for ad retargeting sheds its old look to signal a new direction.

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Tapad Confirms Closure of European Offices

Ad Tech

The closure will allow the business to focus on larger markets.

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Inside Google’s Vision for Privacy-Safe Advertising

The Future of Identity

The tech giant's virtual event showcased its machine learning ambitions.

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What Now for Xandr?

Ad Tech

Many are pondering AT&T's plans for its ad-tech unit, as it makes strides in the competitive CTV space.

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Viant’s Q1 Revenues Top $40 Million

Briefly

Viant has posted revenues of $0.1 million for the opening quarter of 2021 with the company heralding the growth of CTV spend on its platform.

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The Trade Desk Posts Q1 Revenues of $220 Million, Takes Aim at Google’s ‘Opaque Cohorts’

The Future of Identity

The Trade Desk teased new security updates for Unified ID 2 while it posted revenues of $219.8 million for Q1 2021.