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Yahoo and Amobee DSPs Drop Google Open Bidding

Some standards are developed by industry bodies and others are imposed by industry leaders.  Google Open Bidding lets third-party ad exchanges participate in real-time ad bidding.  It’s been criticized for siphoning revenue to Google and creating duplicate ad bids.  The Trade Desk dropped it in February and the Yahoo and Amobee demand side platforms dropped it last week.  Pick your own Star Wars analogy.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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