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Taxonomy: The Most Important Industry Initiative You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By Melissa Gallo Taxonomy is not a word that draws mass excitement. When I was first assigned the task of working to update the current IAB taxonomy, I was sent immediately back to high school chemistry class – not my strongest nor most enjoyed subject. So one might ask, if […]

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How LEAN Can You Get? A Scale and a Score Will Tell You

By Brendan Riordan-Butterworth Framing Six months ago, the IAB Tech Lab released the LEAN Principles.  These were a product of research and discussion with thought leaders who championed a clear path to better user experience in advertising-supported digital media – a must in a world where too many consumers were […]

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Adopting Encryption: The Need for HTTPS

By Brendan Riordan-Butterworth It’s time to talk about security. In fact, last year was the time to talk about security. From The New York Times to Google, the call went out for websites to encrypt communications with their users, protecting the integrity and privacy of information exchanged in both directions. […]

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Getting LEAN with Digital Ad UX

By Scott Cunningham We messed up. As technologists, tasked with delivering content and services to users, we lost track of the user experience. Twenty years ago we saw an explosion of websites, built by developers around the world, providing all forms of content. This was the beginning of an age […]

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The Age of HTML5 Ads

By Shailley Singh As September approaches, Ad Tech world has one more thing to look forward to besides fall colors—HTML5. Just as the daylight hours shorten and veins that carry fluids to the leaves are blocked off, browsers are turning on power saver plugins that will further diminish the audience […]