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Pixalate Week in Review: August 30 - September 3, 2021

Piotr Boiwka
Sep 3, 2021 12:30:00 PM

This week's review of ad fraud and quality in the digital advertising space.

TechCrunch: Pixalate raised $18.1 million to accelerate international expansion


Pixalate secured an $18.1 million investment from Western Technology Investment and Javelin Venture Partners to accelerate International expansion, informs TechCrunch.

Noah Doyle, managing director at Javelin Venture Partners, praised Pixalate's founders for "insight and vision to create an analytical approach to capturing every data point in a series of transactions — more data than other players in the industry — for comprehensive visibility to help advertisers and marketers maintain quality in their advertising," according to TechCrunch.

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VentureBeat: New funds will help Pixalate embrace a safe advertising future


New growth capital raised by Pixalate will help organizations prevent losing millions of dollars to bad actors in the ad supply chain. Pixalate "plans to expand its tracking work to help enterprise organizations deliver better legal compliance and data privacy in the age of extreme AI-generated attacks and bot-directed ad fraud," announces VentureBeat.

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MRC decided to suspend Nielsen's accreditation for local and national TV ratings services


"The Media Rating Council's (MRC) board has voted to suspend accreditation of Nielsen's national TV ratings service and to remove the current accreditation 'hiatus' status designation from Nielsen's local people meter and set meter market services, and officially suspend accreditation for those markets, too," informs MediaPost.

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WhatsApp faces $267M fine for breaching GDPR


Ireland's Data Protection Commission decided to issue a fine of $267 million and punish WhatsApp for misconducts in processing users' data. "The Facebook-owned messaging app has been under investigation by the Irish DPC, its lead data supervisor in the European Union, since December 2018," according to TechCrunch.

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Publisher Trust Index rankings in North America, July 2021


Pixalate releases the Publisher Trust Index (PTI) monthly to rank CTV and mobile apps based on overall advertising quality. This week, Pixalate reviewed the top 10 CTV and mobile apps from July 2021:

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