Daily September 26

‘Death by a thousand paper cuts’: Publishers fret over alternative ID overload hurting site performance

Publishers are feeling pressure to adopt virtually every identity technology seeking to replace the third-party cookie, but they are increasingly concerned about overloading their sites with IDs, publishing execs said at the Digiday Publishing Summit.

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