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.
Outbrain Lands $200 Million Investment From Baupost Group Ahead of IPO
Baupost Group has invested $200 million in Outbrain ahead of its planned IPO.
Simpli.fi Now Valued at $1.5 Billion Following Blackstone Deal
Private equity firm Blackstone has invested in Simpli.fi.
Key Questions Need to be Answered After Google Delays the Cookiepocalypse
Now that Google has granted the third-party cookie a stay of execution, some key questions need to be answered.
Google Grants a Stay of Execution in the Death of the Cookie
Google will delay phasing out support for third-party cookies in its market leading Chrome browser until 2023.
Innovid Eyes $1.3 Billion Valuation in Latest Ad Tech SPAC
Innovid is seeking a $1.3 billion valuation as the CTV specialist gears up for a public listing.
Google Faces More Antitrust Scrutiny, This Time From the European Commission
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.
UK Regulators Probe Mobile Dominance of Apple and Google
The U.K. competition regulator is probing Apple and Google's dominance of the iOS and Android ecosystems for potential anticompetitive practice.
Google Commits to Opening Up Its Ad Stack, Marketers Remain Skeptical
For years, publishers and advertisers have criticized Google for using its market dominance to its own advantage.