Online advertising – The rise of real-time bidding

  • Posted on 24th October 2014
Online advertising – The rise of real-time bidding

According to a recent report, the total global spend on advertising will reach £320.5bn over the course of this year, boosted by 17.1% growth in internet advertising. The growth of the “adtech” industry is dramatically changing the way that advertisers, publishers and consumers interact. This article will look at a key technological driver of this growth, known as real-time bidding…

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European Council: 2030 Climate and Energy Framework

  • Posted on 22nd October 2014
European Council: 2030 Climate and Energy Framework

This Thursday and Friday, 23 and 24 October, at the European Council in Brussels, EU Heads of Government will take their most significant decision on climate change and energy policy for nearly six years, i.e. since the 2020 framework was passed into legislation. On the agenda this week is a prospective political agreement on the policy framework for climate and…

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Drones Without Borders: Future Common Standards in the EU?

  • Posted on 15th October 2014
Drones Without Borders: Future Common Standards in the EU?

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), more commonly referred to as ‘civil drones’ or ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAVs), can perform tasks that manned systems are sometimes unable to perform. They can be useful for surveillance purposes, border control, agriculture, firefighting, or media and entertainment, amongst other applications. The EU and some of its Member States have in recent years acknowledged the…

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Exploring the Critical Features of a Global Agreement to Tackle Deforestation

  • Posted on 8th October 2014
Exploring the Critical Features of a Global Agreement to Tackle Deforestation

The issue of deforestation and forest degradation, as explained in our previous analysis piece, has to be addressed urgently by donor and tropical forest countries alike. At present, these governments face the challenge of creating new regulatory frameworks to protect the world’s tropical forests. This, however, cannot be achieved without the collaboration of the private sector, a non-state actor which…

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Sharing Economy in the Party Conference spotlight

  • Posted on 2nd October 2014
Sharing Economy in the Party Conference spotlight

With the news on Monday that the UK Government has announced an independent sharing economy review, to be led by Love Home Swap CEO Debbie Wosskow, and also the recommendation last week from Labour Digital in its Number One in Digital report that the Government should “conduct a review the rules and regulations surrounding the sharing economy”, it is evident…

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