Publishers Watch Closely as Adoption of Ad Blocking Tech Grows

Ad blocking technology presents a growing threat to digital publishers and ad-tech companies -- and they're starting to pay close attention.Ad blocking technology removes ads from the internet via a browser extension. There are a number of such extensions -- the two most notable being Adblock and Adblock Plus -- and they are being installed in droves.Adblock Plus, for instance, recently surpassed 300 million installs, according to spokesman Mark Addison, who said it stood at 200 million roughly a year ago. Mozilla has seen more than 200,000 downloads of Adblock Plus nearly every day since Sept. 1. Mr. Addison attributed the extension's popularity primarily to the fact that it is now available on every browser. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2015-02-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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