On the brand safety front, supply side platform Pubmatic is the latest firm to apply website trustworthiness ratings from NewsGuard. Buyers will be able to set a “misinformation floor” on the quality of sites they purchase. Meanwhile, data quality rating service Neutronian has certified the cookie-free status of DoubleVerify, which itself helps companies monitor ad viewability and brand safety. Neutronian also announced the first release of its NQI Transparency Ratings Report, which rates the transparency and data quality of 150 top marketing data providers.
American digital infrastructure company, Equinix, has announced that it is acquiring MainOne, a West African data centre and connectivity solutions provider with a presence in Nigeria, Ghana and the Ivory Coast at the rate of $320 million (N131.6 billion).
CIAM (Customer Identity and Access Management) was once largely about managing employee access to company systems, but it’s increasingly applied to consumer log-ins and identities as well. This creates an overlap with the identity management systems more traditionally used for customer data. The expanded market helps to explain why private investor Thoma Bravo just paid $2.8 billion for CIAM vendor Ping Identity, a 60% premium of its most recent stock price and just under 10x revenue.