Portrait of Ronan Shields

Ronan Shields

Ronan Shields is Adweek's programmatic editor focusing on ad tech, ad buying, tech M&A and the digital economy. Before joining Adweek in 2018, Ronan was digital editor for The Drum and, before that, executive editor of ExchangeWire. Ronan holds a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London.

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Altice Is Spinning out Teads in an IPO

Ad Tech

Teads has filed an S-1 announcing its intention to list on the Nasdaq.

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Outbrain Lands $200 Million Investment From Baupost Group Ahead of IPO

Ad Tech

Baupost Group has invested $200 million in Outbrain ahead of its planned IPO.

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Ad Tech’s IPO Frenzy Gathers Pace

Ad Tech

IAS and Taboola have debuted on the Nasdaq as Outbrain files its S-1.

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Simpli.fi Now Valued at $1.5 Billion Following Blackstone Deal

Ad Tech

Private equity firm Blackstone has invested in Simpli.fi.

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Key Questions Need to be Answered After Google Delays the Cookiepocalypse

The Future of Identity

Now that Google has granted the third-party cookie a stay of execution, some key questions need to be answered.

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Google Grants a Stay of Execution in the Death of the Cookie

The Future of Identity

Google will delay phasing out support for third-party cookies in its market leading Chrome browser until 2023.

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Innovid Eyes $1.3 Billion Valuation in Latest Ad Tech SPAC

Connected TV

Innovid is seeking a $1.3 billion valuation as the CTV specialist gears up for a public listing.

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Google Faces More Antitrust Scrutiny, This Time From the European Commission

Ad Tech

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess if the operations of Google's ad-tech stack violate European Union competition laws.

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UK Regulators Probe Mobile Dominance of Apple and Google

The Future of Identity

The U.K. competition regulator is probing Apple and Google's dominance of the iOS and Android ecosystems for potential anticompetitive practice.

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Google Commits to Opening Up Its Ad Stack, Marketers Remain Skeptical

Advertising

For years, publishers and advertisers have criticized Google for using its market dominance to its own advantage.