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Google Open-sources its AI Software, SyntaxNet

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Artificial Intelligence Software, SyntaxNet, is now Open-Source Google open-sourced its artificial intelligence software, SyntaxNet, aiming to get more human brains attacking the challenge of natural language understanding by computers. Ultimately the company hopes to accelerate the progress of natural language research and development by provided free access to their software. At it’s core, SyntaxNet is basically a…

Clear Message Being Delivered to AdTech… Adapt or Die.

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute A Clear Message Being Delivered to AdTech… Adapt or Die. Some would say the AdTech industry appears to be intent on gradually destroying itself. The acceleration of consumer ad blocking and uncertainty around viewability and fraud are symptomatic of serious issues challenging the ad ecosystem. Is there a path to an efficient market where good…

zvelo Team Taps into Water for All

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes As some of you know, zvelo recently moved to our new office location in Greenwood Village, Colorado and upon arrival the staff got an extra treat, a reusable water bottle from Give Me Tap. Mind you, this isn’t just a regular old water bottle, it has super powers! For every bottle sold by Give Me Tap…

zvelo Urges Partners (and everyone) to Update their SSL Certificates to SHA-2

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes After December 31, 2015, SSL certificates that use the SHA-1 hash algorithm for their signature will be declared “technology non grata” on the modern Internet. It’s important to note that this is an industry-wide change and not specific to just zvelo’s products. As a result, beginning January 1, 2016, all partners (and everyone in general) will need to support SHA-2 SSL signed certificates in order to download updates and patches for all of zvelo’s offerings.

Ad Tech Platforms & Trading Desks Require Partnership Clarity

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent article in AdAge points out that as more marketers embrace highly sophisticated digital media buying technology, many are discovering the need to build their own partnerships and systems to do it. Even the three biggest global ad spenders—Procter & Gamble Co., Unilever and L’Oréal—either have developed or are developing new proprietary technology systems.

Internet Safety Resources, Guides, and Tips for Everyone

Internet Safety Resources, Guides and Tips for Everyone

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes This article will be updated periodically, in support of numerous global online safety awareness campaigns occuring every year – Safer Internet Day (promoted in February), Cyber Security Awareness Month (October),IWF Awareness Day (also in October) and others. During these times, web safety advocates, companies, organizations and professionals worldwide raise awareness about safer and more responsible use of online technologies and mobile devices. Following is a living repository of online resources, guides, tips and entities aimed at helping everyone enjoy worry-free Internet experiences. Additional web safety resources will be hand-picked and added as they are discovered. To possibly be included in this list, or if other online safety resources exist that deserve mention, please feel free to comment below. Including a link and a brief description with each comment helps.

Ad Fraud Q&A: Partner SpotX Talks Ad Fraud with zvelo

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Partner SpotX holds Q&A with zvelo Business Development Vice President, Cordell BaanHofman, on all things ad fraud related. SpotX recently sat down with Cordell BaanHofman, our VP Business Development here at zvelo to discuss the current state of fraud in the industry, including brand safety challenges and ways combat them. They were curious about how…

Hackers Abscond with $80 Million from Bangledesh Bank

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Demonstrating the need for increased security against malware and malicious website, reports have emerged of a group of unknown hackers that broke into Bangladesh’s central bank. Once in, they obtained the credentials needed for payment transfers from Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then transferred large sums to fraudulent accounts based in the Philippines…