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Most Web Sites Ignore ‘Do Not Track’ Browser Settings: Gizmodo

It’s nice to have an occasional bit of good news about privacy, but there’s plenty on the other side of the ledger. Gizmodo reports that the “Do Not Track” function built into many Web browsers is basically useless because most Web sites ignore it. Unlike GDPR, Do Not Track has no legal standing. That would require an Act of Congress so don’t hold your breath.

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Other Random Stuff: Mintent, AdLingo, inMobi

October 18, 2018

It’s hard to know what else you’ll like, so I’ll give you some options. Marketing ops: Mintent has bought gShift, which gives marketers a combination of content creation (Mintent) and content performance measurement (gShift). Conversational marketing: AdLingo has launched to provide conversational interfaces inside Web display ads. Customer data: mobile app developer inMobi has bought mobile user data and advertising platform Pinsight from Sprint. Note that I didn’t even bother with privacy.

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Just 17% of Martech System Replacements Are Home-Built: MarTech Report

July 7, 2022

The build-vs-buy debate never ends, and sometimes build really makes sense.  But buy is clearly the way to bet: just 17% of martech replacement projects chose a homegrown solution this year, according to this MarTech survey.  That’s down from 31% the year before.  CDPs were among the least common replacements, maybe because they’re awesome and maybe because most CDP implementations are fairly new.  Download for more fun facts.

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