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ID5 raises $6 million in Series A funding

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Mar 30, 2021

The identity specialist will use the funds to expand its operations and provide the digital advertising ecosystem with the infrastructure required to challenge Google’s dominance ID5, the leading independent identity solution provider, announces a “series A” funding round of $6 million.  Alliance Entreprendre and Progress Ventures join existing lead investor 360 Capital Partners to support […]

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Google’s announcement on identifiers is a big opportunity for the Open Web

  • Posted by Mathieu Roche
  • On Mar 04, 2021

Google announced yesterday that its advertising stack (i.e. mainly the ad manager publisher ad server, the Open Bidding and Adex ad exchanges, and the DV360 buy-side platform) will not build, or use, next-generation user IDs created to replace third-party cookies.  This does not come as a huge surprise to us. ID5’s strategy has always been […]

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Identity 2021 virtual sessions: US Supply-side Panel

  • Posted by Alex Taylor
  • On Feb 02, 2021

The ‘US Supply-side Panel’ was the final session of Identity 2021, the virtual event hosted by ID5 on December 3. The format involved a conversation between our Joanna Burton and three representatives from some of the biggest US Publishers, including Dotdash’s Sara Badler, Advance Local’s Jeff Sutton and Playwire’s Nathan Thomas. The four of them […]

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Identity 2021 virtual sessions: Fireside Chat with Josh Cierski from Reckitt Benckiser

  • Posted by Alex Taylor
  • On Jan 26, 2021

‘Fireside Chat with Josh Cierski from Reckitt Benckiser‘ was the sixth session of Identity 2021, the virtual event hosted by ID5 on December 3. The format involved a conversation between ID5 Advisor, Anthony Rhind and Reckitt Benckiser’s Digital Media Manager, Josh Cierski, where they took a deep dive into the buy-side perspective on the future […]

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Identity 2021 virtual sessions: The Future of Identity: a CTO Perspective

  • Posted by Alex Taylor
  • On Jan 19, 2021

‘The Future of Identity: a CTO Perspective’ was the fifth session of Identity 2021, the virtual event hosted by ID5 on December 3. This session encompassed a conversation between AdExchanger‘s Allison Schiff and CTO representatives from some of the biggest names in the digital advertising sphere, including The Trade Desk’s Dave Pickles, FreeWheel’s Diane Yu, […]

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Why cohorts is a privacy detour the media industry should avoid

  • Posted by Mathieu Roche
  • On Jan 15, 2021

With the end of cookies and Mobile Advertising ID’s fast approaching, there is no shortage of discussion about ways to maintain some form of user identification. We need to figure out how data-driven advertising will work within the scope of privacy regulations and technical possibilities. Lately, this debate has revolved around two very different strategic […]

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Identity 2021 virtual sessions: EU Supply-side Panel

  • Posted by Alex Taylor
  • On Jan 12, 2021

The ‘EU Supply-side Panel’ was the third session of Identity 2021, the virtual event hosted by ID5 on December 3. This session encompassed a conversation between our Mathieu Roche and four representatives of some of the biggest EU Publishers, including Azerion’s Sandra Yassaka, Prisa’s Xavier Garrido, MailOnline’s Lauren Dick and Ströer’s Abdelkader Barjiji. The five […]

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Mathieu Roche demystifies cross-domain reconciliation in this TraderTalkTV episode

  • Posted by Alex Taylor
  • On Jan 05, 2021

“As an industry, we should offer as many technical methods and capabilities as possible to provide publishers and brands with valuable ID, as long as we have consent”. On November 9, ExchangeWire invited our Mathieu Roche to speak on one of the latest TraderTalkTV Whiteboard episodes, accompanied by Ciaran O’Kane. During the session, Roche’s role […]

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Identity 2021 virtual sessions: Adform’s Journey from 3rd to 1st-party IDs

  • Posted by Alex Taylor
  • On Dec 21, 2020

‘Adform’s Journey from 3rd to 1st-party IDs’ was the second session of Identity 2021, the virtual event hosted by ID5 on December 3. This session encompassed a conversation between ID5’s Morwenna Beales and Adform’s Lucia Mastromauro and Jakob Bak, where they discussed the process taken by the global advertising technology company, Adform, in rebuilding its […]

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Identity 2021 virtual sessions: The Impact of Identity Providers on Publishers’ Advertising Revenues

  • Posted by Alex Taylor
  • On Dec 11, 2020

‘The Impact of Identity Providers on Publishers’ Advertising Revenues’ by Webedia and Pubstack was the fourth session of Identity 2021, the virtual event hosted by ID5 on December 3. This session encompassed an industry analysis presented by Pubstack’s Adrien Rouget and Webedia’s Inès Mouadil, where they outlined their recent study conducted to understand the influence […]

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Join us for Identity 2021

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Nov 05, 2020

2020 has been a pivotal year for Identity. Chrome’s announcement on the deprecation of third-party cookies has been a catalyst for change. It has forced the industry to accelerate the efforts to build a new identification infrastructure that benefits both publishers and advertisers in the cookie-less future.  2021 is supposed to be the last year […]

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AW2020: ID5 moderates panel discussion on identity as part of Advertising Week 2020

  • Posted by Alex Taylor
  • On Oct 28, 2020

“Start talking to your partners now – this is not a conversation for the future. If your technology partner is not able to clearly articulate what their strategy is for identity over the next 18-24 months, that might be cause for concern.” Chris Keenan, MediaMath. Identity is an undeniably complex issue but is nevertheless an […]

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Hate the Player and the Game: How Big Tech Use Their Infrastructure to Stifle Competition

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Oct 14, 2020

Owning the infrastructure behind an industry provides the opportunity to set its rules. When those who own the infrastructure also actively operate and compete in the industry, rules can be used to favour their businesses. Welcome to the world of digital advertising, where tech giants like Google and Apple own browsers (Chrome and Safari) as […]

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gutefrage.net activates Universal ID from ID5 to provide ‘cookieless’ identification

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Sep 21, 2020

Advertisers can target, frequency cap and measure performance in a privacy-compliant manner without using third-party cookies  Munich and London, 16 September 2020, – gutefrage.net, the largest advisory community in Germany, is integrating with ID5. the independent identity solution for digital advertising, to enable ‘cookieless’ identification.  Brands and their agencies using Universal ID will be able […]

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Throtle and ID5 Partner to Fuel Cookieless Identity Capabilities

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Sep 07, 2020

Red Bank, NJ — August 31 2020: Throtle, a leader in identity resolution, data onboarding, and emerging cookieless identities has partnered with ID5, the independent identity solution for digital advertising, to allow brands and publishers to identify consumers without using third-party cookies across channels and devices. The advertising industry is redefining industry practices in 2020 and […]

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ID5 and CafeMedia partner to provide cookie-less identification capabilities to thousands of publishers

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Jul 10, 2020

Partnership allows CafeMedia’s publishers to identify users in a privacy-compliant manner without using third-party cookies and guarantee better monetisation beyond 2022. New York and London, July 9, 2020 – ID5, the independent identity solution for digital advertising, announces a partnership with CafeMedia, the world’s largest ad management service which provides technology and services to help […]

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Webinar: Diversity in digital advertising – are we doing enough?

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Jul 08, 2020

Diversity has become an increasingly important discussion topic in the digital advertising industry in the last few years and it has recently been amplified by the #blacklivesmatter movement and protests around the world. Have we, as an industry, done enough to support diversity in our organisations and in our initiatives? Some have probably done more […]

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The laptop-side chat – Episode 9 with Jana Meron and Jeremy Fain

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On May 27, 2020

In the ninth episode and last of the laptop-side chat series, Mathieu Roche talked with Jana Meron, SVP Programmatic & Data Strategy at Insider and with Jeremy Fain, CEO and Co-founder of Cognitiv. The live webcast was broadcast on Wednesday 3 June at 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm CET / 10:00 am EST. If you […]

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The Advertising Identity Guide: a resource to help you prepare for the cookie-less future

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On May 27, 2020

Identity is the foundation of digital advertising as it enables core capabilities like profiling and targeting, frequency capping, and performance attribution. The death of the 3rd party cookie has brought lots of attention to Identity and is forcing the industry to redesign the way we identify users for advertising purposes. In the last few weeks, […]

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Adoption of shared ID solution accelerates as publishers and ad tech platforms prepare for a cookie-less future

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On May 15, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 situation, industry efforts to solve the identity crisis are not slowing down. On the contrary, identity providers are seeing a strong increase in demand for cookie-less identification solutions, as publishers and brands use the current down times to plan their post-coronavirus strategy. This trend is visible in Prebid, where the rate of […]

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The laptop-side chat – Episode 8 with Frith Fraser and Nick McCarthy

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On May 14, 2020

In the eighth episode of the laptop-side chat series, Mathieu Roche talked with Frith Fraser, Vice President, Activation at MediaMath and with Nick McCarthy, SVP, Data Solution EMEA at Merkle. The live webcast was broadcast on Wednesday 20 May at 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm CET / 10:00 am EST. If you missed the live […]

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The laptop-side chat – Episode 7 with Tom Kershaw and Paul Bannister

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On May 07, 2020

In the seventh episode of the laptop-side chat series, Mathieu Roche talked with Tom Kershaw, CTO at Rubicon Project and with Paul Bannister, CSO at Cafe Media. The live webcast was broadcast on Wednesday 13 May at 4:00 pm GMT / 5:00 pm CET / 11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST. With Tom being Chairman […]

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The laptop-side chat – Episode 6 with Kristina Prokop and Kasper Skou

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On May 01, 2020

In the sixth episode of the laptop-side chat series, Mathieu Roche spoke with Kristina Prokop, CEO & Co-founder at Eyeota and with Kasper Skou, CEO and Co-founder at Semasio. The live webcast was broadcast on Wednesday 6 May at 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm CET / 10:00 am EST. If you missed it, you can […]

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The laptop-side chat – Episode 5 with Stephanie Layser and Adam Solomon

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Apr 23, 2020

In the fifth episode of the laptop-side chat series, Mathieu Roche talked with Stephanie Layser, VP, Advertising Technology at News Corp and with Adam Solomon, Chief Growth Officer at Lotame. The live webcast was broadcast on Wednesday 29 April at 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm CET / 10:00 am EST. If you missed it you […]

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The laptop-side chat – Episode 4 with Michael Nevins and Romain Job

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Apr 15, 2020

In the fourth episode of the laptop-side chat series, our Chief Strategy Officer, Joanna Burton, will speak with Michael Nevins, Chief Marketing Officer at Smart AdServer and to Romain Job, Chief Strategy Officer at Smart AdServer.

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The laptop-side chat – Episode 3 with Emma Newman and Lucia Mastromauro

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Apr 01, 2020

In the third episode of the series, our CEO, Mathieu Roche, spoke with Lucia Mastromauro, VP Global Agency Development at Adform and Emma Newman CRO, EMEA at PubMatic.

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The laptop-side chat – Episode 2 with Cadi Jones and Paul Gubbins

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Mar 27, 2020

In the second episode of the series, our CEO, Mathieu Roche, will speak with Cadi Joens, Commercial Director EMEA at Beeswax and Paul Gubbins, Digital Advertising Consultant. The webcast was broadcast on Wednesday 1 April at 3:00 pm GMT. If you missed it you can watch the recording below. The laptop-side chat is a series […]

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The laptop-side chat – Episode 1 with Wayne Blodwell

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Mar 20, 2020

In a time where the chances to meet and build relationships are limited, it’s important to stay connected and to share knowledge, opinions, challenges as well as positive thinking with others. ID5 is organising “the laptop-side chat”, a series of webcasts with industry partners and friends that will be broadcast live every week. The laptop-side […]

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Let’s stay connected

  • Posted by Mathieu Roche
  • On Mar 19, 2020

Dear partners and friends, I hope that you, your loved ones and your teams are in a safe and sound condition. We wanted to inform you that ID5 has taken all necessary measures to ensure that our services run uninterrupted and that our people are available to support you while working safely from the comfort […]

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Chrome 2022: does the end of cookies mean the end of ad tech?

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Mar 04, 2020

Google’s announcements on the end of third-party cookies in its Chrome browser by 2022 has shaken the digital advertising industry. What are the solution that can help identify users when 3rd party cookies will be phased out? Are first-party data becoming more important in a world without 3rd party cookies? Will we still need 2nd […]

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ID5’s vision for a future without 3rd party cookies

  • Posted by Mathieu Roche
  • On Jan 15, 2020

Yesterday, Google’s Chrome team announced that, by 2022, the Chrome browser will stop supporting 3rd party cookies. With this decision, Google is challenging the pillars of digital advertising that brands have embraced massively over the past 20 years, from audience qualification and targeting to frequency capping and performance attribution. Google plans to offer standardised replacement solutions […]

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Identity 2020 – the event write up

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Dec 19, 2019

What does the future hold for Identity? In order to answer the question, ID5 organised Identity 2020, the first industry event fully dedicated to the hottest topic in digital advertising. ID5 invited experts from publishers, technology vendors, consultancies, and brands to share their knowledge and opinions regarding strategies and solutions that can help prepare for […]

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The impact of cookie matching on publisher websites

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Dec 13, 2019

Cookie matching has been, in the past 10 years, the method the industry has used to share user-level information in the advertising value chain. Cookie syncing is a system that has worked relatively fine in a small, lightly regulated ecosystem but it’s no longer sustainable in today’s privacy-first, crowded programmatic industry.  With the fast expansion […]

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Identity 2020

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Oct 17, 2019

What does the future hold for identity?

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How can we make Programmatic work in an ITP & privacy-first world?

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Oct 14, 2019

Identity was the dominant topic in the latest edition of ATS London. Our CEO, Mathieu Roche, was on stage at the event to discuss a focal question: how we can make programmatic work in an ITP and privacy-first world?  Mathieu joined ExchangeWire‘s Lindsay Rowntree, Matt Prohaska, from Prohaska Consulting, Dom Perkins from Immediate Media and […]

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Mathieu Roche discusses the Identity challenge on TraderTalk TV

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Sep 19, 2019

Our CEO, Mathieu Roche was interviewed by ExchangeWire’s Ciaran O’Kane for this episode of TraderTalk TV. Mathieu and Ciaran discussed the identity challenge affecting frequency capping, measurement, attribution, and basic-level targeting. Watch the video to learn more about– The underlying challenges facing ad tech providers within the privacy-first world, with particular reference to ID match […]

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Whether you rely on 1st or 3rd party data, browsers’ tracking restriction will impact us all equally

  • Posted by Mathieu Roche
  • On Sep 19, 2019

Recent announcements about Safari and Firefox’ restrictions to read and write third party cookies have sparked many press articles explaining that this would signal the end of third party data and that first-party data would rule the world. Just because “data” and “cookies” can both be “First Party” or “Third Party” doesn’t mean these notions […]

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The Ultimate Dmexco 2019 Party Guide

  • Posted by Joanna Burton
  • On Sep 05, 2019

There are some great parties scheduled for Dmexco this year, from local players and international advertising companies alike.  Tuesday After the long journey on the Bidswitch Express / Ratecard Express – or a day spent discussing universal identity at the Online Ad Summit – followed by a quick skål with the IAB Sweden in the Radisson Blu […]

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ID5 releases its Universal ID solution via Prebid

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Jul 10, 2019

The ID5 ID allows publishers to increase their programmatic revenues by enabling buyers to identify 100% of users even in environments where 3rd party cookies are blocked London – 10 July, 2019. ID5, the independent identity solution for digital advertising, announced that its Universal ID is now available in Prebid.js to publishers and ad tech […]

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GDPR one year later

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Jul 01, 2019

Mathieu Roche participated in the Programmatic Society episode: GDPR – one year later. It’s been a year since the GDPR came into force, what has been its impact in the digital advertising industry? Are there any winners and losers? Michel Juvillier, the host of the show, also invited Merav Griguer from Bird&Bird, Etienne Drouard from […]

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ID5 publishes “The State of Digital Identity”, the first research on Identity for the digital advertising industry

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On May 20, 2019

The identity solution provider surveyed the industry to assess the importance of Identity in programmatic advertising. London – 20 May  2019. ID5, the independent universal ID solution for digital advertising, has released The State of Digital Identity, the first industry report on the topic of user identification for advertising. ID5 surveyed over 90 digital advertising […]

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Light at the end of the tunnel

  • Posted by Mathieu Roche
  • On May 20, 2019

Comments on the Google Chrome privacy announcement The Ad Tech industry has been holding its breath as we approached the May 7 Google I/O conference and the rumoured announcement that the Chrome browser would prevent usage of 3rd party cookies for (among other things) user tracking, profiling and targeting with ads. This dramatic route has […]

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ID5 Appoints Joanna Burton as Chief Strategy Officer

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On May 13, 2019

London – 13 May 2019.  Joanna Burton is joining ID5, the shared identity infrastructure, as Chief Strategy Officer.  Reporting into CEO and co-founder Mathieu Roche, Burton, formerly VP European Strategy at video ad monetisation platform, SpotX, will create a go-to-market strategy to drive revenue, strengthen partnerships with premium publishers and accelerate the company’s international expansion. […]

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Mathieu Roche discusses the importance of unique identifiers in programmatic

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Apr 01, 2019

Mathieu Roche participated in the Programmatic Society episode dedicated to unique online identifiers. Michel Juvillier, the host of the show also invited Nola Solomon from Dailymotion, Eric Gueilhers from Programmatique Marketing and Emmanuel Alix from l’Equipe et VP at GESTE, to join the discussion. You can watch the full episode on youtube – the show […]

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Golf Day with ID5 and Eyeota

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Feb 01, 2019

Are you travelling to the South of France for Cannes Lions? On Monday 17th June, join ID5 and Eyeota for a golf day experience at the beautiful Old Course Golf Club in Cannes. The legendary “Old Course” is one of the most iconic golf courses in the French Riviera. Nestled between the sea and the mountains, the picturesque […]

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Open Online IDs Compete To Be Ad Tech Standards

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Jan 03, 2019

In the past two years, we have seen a growing number of consortiums, coalitions and ad tech products that aim at standardising online IDs to improve match rates. AdExchanger took a look at the 5 online identifiers, including ID5, that are on a mission to be ad tech’s universal IDs. Read the article by James […]

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ID5’s Mathieu Roche Discusses Cookie Syncing at TraderTalk TV

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Dec 03, 2018

In this episode of TraderTalk TV, ExchangeWire CEO, Ciaran O’Kane, interviews Mathieu Roche, co-founder and CEO, ID5 about cookie syncing. Watch the video below to learn more about: How users are currently identified across the digital supply chain and how matching tables work How the existing systems in place affect page latency and user experience […]

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ID5 at scale in Europe, rolling out its shared ID infrastructure globally in 2019

  • Posted by Valbona Gjini
  • On Nov 29, 2018

ID matching specialist now reaching over 1 billion devices per month and synchronising advertising IDs across more than 35 Ad Tech platforms. London, November 29, 2018 – Just over one year after its launch, ID matching specialist ID5 announces that it now reaches 1 billion devices per month in Europe and provides matching capabilities with […]

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