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Location of Things Market to Reach $71.6 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research

One of marketing’s grand new frontiers is taking advantage of the location data from Internet-connected devices. A study from Grand View Research finds that the total “location of things” market will grow from $5.6 billion in 2016 to $71.6 billion by 2025, a breakneck pace of 34% per year.  Media and marketing are expected to account for about one-quarter of the market.

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Amperity Reveals Its Customer Data Platform

September 14, 2017

Amperity, which has been in not-very-quiet stealth mode for over a year, has formally unveiled its “intelligent customer data platform”. As you’d expect, it builds unified customer databases using machine learning and a large-scale distributed data architecture on Microsoft Azure. The big innovation appears to be probabilistic rating of the matches found by its identity resolution engine, so customers take use tighter or looser standards depending on how important it is in a particular situation to be certain that matches are correct. The company raised $9 million in February 2016.

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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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