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AT&T reportedly bidding against Verizon for Yahoo

AT&T has submitted a bid for Yahoo and remains active in the auction of Yahoo's core internet business, according to a new report from Bloomberg. AT&T's interest in Yahoo puts the company directly into competition with Verizon, which is also reportedly bidding on Yahoo's business and reportedly remains the frontrunner.

Targeting, length among key factors for successful in-app video ads, IAB says

Deploying video ads in your mobile app could help developers increase app revenues, especially if they deploy ads that generate interest from the target audience. But there are a few caveats that devs should not ignore that could torpedo their ad strategy.

CBS All Access, Showtime Anytime make 'meaningful contribution' to $3.85B record Q1 revenues

CBS is paying close attention to the growth of its two OTT properties, CBS All Access and Showtime Anytime, which "are beginning to make a meaningful contribution to our revenue and our profit," Les Moonves, chairman, president and CEO, told investors on its first-quarter earnings call, as the network reported record-breaking revenues of $3.85 billion.

NFL streaming win doesn't stem Twitter share drop after Q1 revenue miss

The investor rebellion against online video and social media stocks appears to be continuing after Twitter's shares fell 13 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday following a first-quarter earnings report that missed analyst estimates by over $13 million. Revenues reached just $595 million, 36 percent higher than a year ago but much lower than its high point of $641 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Brightcove boosts OTT ad possibilities with VPAID support, adds turnkey deployment solution

Cloud-based video services provider Brightcove is upping the ante in the competition to attract media companies and content owners to the online video space. The vendor announced that its Brightcove Player now supports HTML5 VPAID 2.0, which makes it possible for customers to eschew Flash and instead run JavaScript-based interactive ads.

Mobile, personalized in-app ads present 'a new privacy threat,' Georgia Tech study shows

A new study conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Computer Science indicated the personal data of millions of smartphone users remains at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers.

Even as online video ad strategies evolve, friction increases over ad blocking

Marketers are increasingly using viewability as the most important metric in deciding how well an online video ad performs, a new report from Videology finds. But the number of fraudulent ad requests-- such as those from ad bots-- spiked to record levels at the end of 2015, even as the share of ads targeted toward mobile devices jumped 700 percent in the past year. And issues like this are helping spur threats from some wireless carriers that they will block mobile ads entirely.

AOL and Dailymotion expand relationship to boost programmatic advertising opportunities

AOL, which has redoubled its online video strategies alongside the launch of its multiscreen automated ad-buying platform ONE, is more tightly integrating with online video provider Dailymotion in an expansion of the relationship the companies have had since 2012.

AT&T leads carriers' TV ad spending in October, topping charts for 3 months in a row

AT&T Mobility continues to lead all of its competitors in TV advertising spending in October, according to a new report from TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv. AT&T also led the market in TV ad spending in September and August, according to iSpot.tv, while T-Mobile US was the leader in July.

Analyst: Verizon taking a Google tack in its revenue strategy, focusing on consumer data via go90

What is Verizon's go90, really? One analyst is arguing that the key reason the carrier launched the mobile-first over-the-top video service is not to upend current online video business models, but a much simpler and purportedly more lucrative reason: to collect data on users that it can sell to advertisers.