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- Belgian regulator admits three candidates for auction of G4 spectrum 24/09/13
- Newspapers try mobile apps for advertising 23/09/13
- DDA efforts to establish US "do not track" standard fail 20/09/13
- Google ponders replacement of cookies 19/09/13
- Criteo, French online ad-retargeter, tries for $190m IPO 18/09/13
On 14 August 2013 Belgian regulator BIPT admitted three candidates to participate in the auction of spectrum user rights in the 800 MHz frequency band (G4). The allocation of the 800 MHz frequency band, also known as "digital dividend", to electronic communications services is crucial to provide the population with high-speed mobile Internet.
The Guardian writes that one of the biggest challenges facing the media industry is how to monetise the growing consumption of TV and newspaper websites on mobile phones. Mobile traffic has soared and traffic from mobile phones and websites has overtaken website traffic at many newspapers and TV stations.
Dissatisfied with the failed, two-and-a-half-year-old process to establish a universal Do Not Track standard, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) is formally pulling out of the 110-member tracking protection working group (TPWG). In a letter it plans to send to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the DAA said the group had "reached the end of its useful life." The move could be risky for the
Google is exploring an alternative to cookies, the widely-used pieces of code that track online behaviour for advertising purposes, the Financial Times writes. Google has been considering using a new type of personal identifier that could replace cookies and might make it easier for internet users to take greater control over information that advertisers can gather about them.
Criteo, a French web advertising company that specializes in retargeting people with ads based on the sites they visit, has filed papers with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a $190 million initial public offering. Criteo made revenues of $353.7 million last year, an 89% year-over-year increase, and $252.7 million through the first six months of this year, much of it made in the USA,
Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch was unveiled on 4 September at the IFA show in Berlin as a new device that would introduce “wearable computing” to the world.
On Friday we reported that in a blog, Twitter had announced that the company had confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. The blog did not mention any valuation of the company but an article in the Financial Times puts a little more substance behind the guesswork.