Archive for the Contextual Targeting Category






The Other Winner of the EU ePrivacy Regulation – Contextual Targeting

The Other Winner of the EU ePrivacy Regulation – Contextual Targeting

The Other Winner of the EU ePrivacy Regulation – Contextual Targeting Recently, Digiday published an article about the “winners and losers” of the new EU ePrivacy law. As suspected, behavioral targeting is a clear loser due to its reliance on cookie-based targeting. The only winners mentioned seemed to be those outside of the realm of digital advertising. When the dust settles, after every publisher and tech company rushes to be compliant with these new rules, […]

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Fake News: Understanding the Problem and the Challenge with its Classification

  With the recent, polarizing U.S. Presidential election, the topic of fake news has come up often. The national conversation about it is usually centered around two topics:  how much it has influenced and continues to influence the political opinions of Americans who frequent social media, and how something needs to be done to better identify and filter it out. At zvelo, since web categorization is our bread and butter, this is a very important […]

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Google Open-sources its Artificial Intelligence Software, SyntaxNet

Google Open-sources its Artificial Intelligence Software, SyntaxNet

Google Open-sources its Artificial Intelligence Software, SyntaxNet 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 parser, which means, utilized properly, it can help you discover how words can relate to each other based in linguistic elements. In almost […]

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Ad Blocking Drives Need for Contextual Targeting

Ad blocking has gained wide consumer acceptance over the past couple of years and a PageFair report suggests it could be costing web-based businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost advertising revenue. In some instances, ad blocking negatively impacted a select number of websites so much they are no longer online. With the use of ad blocking software on the rise, there exists a significant requirement by the ad-tech market to make the most of those actual ad placements that make the cut. In other words, it’s more important than ever for ad units to be in-context with content on web pages, no matter how deep within a website the placements land.

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