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Acquia Buys AgilOne CDP

Acquia announced yesterday that it will purchase CDP vendor AgilOne. The deal is part of Acquia’s strategy to expand beyond its base in Web content management to become a full-scale marketing cloud. Acquia bought marketing automation platform Mautic earlier this year and was itself purchased by Vista Equity Partners. See this post for CDP Institute founder David Raab’s comments on the deal.

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Google Kills FLoC, Runs Out of Bird Metaphors, Offers Topics API

January 26, 2022

Google has given up on its FLoC cookie-less targeting initiative, which faced insurmountable privacy objections. The replacement, which mercifully does not reference anything bird-related, is Topics API, which will offer three recent interests for each individual based on sites they have recently visited.  The loss in targeting and tracking power is so huge that you wonder if Google is purposely showing what tighter privacy is costing the industry. Or maybe they’re just kneecapping competitors.

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