Firms Working on Standards for Real-Time Bidding

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ClickZ, 12/14/10

A group of ad technology companies that enable the purchase of display media through real-time bidding (RTB) platforms have formed an alliance to create industry standards around the practice, as they try to further drive its adoption.

The group, called OpenRTB, will see demand-side platforms DataXu, MediaMath, and Turn collaborate with supply-side platforms AdMeld, PubMatic, and the Rubicon Project to agree on a set of standards governing how information is transferred between different players in the ecosystem.

“At the moment there are a lot of tech problems [companies in the RTB space] are solving individually. The goal of this is to solve them as a community, and to make all of our businesses more efficient,” said Bill Simmons, chief technology officer for DataXu.

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