While less than one-third of Web publishers offered real-time bidding on their ad inventory last year, about 44% of publishers will offer it this year, according to a recent report from eMarketer.

The report underscores the growth in this sector of the digital ad business that started to take off last year, bolstered by venture investments in real-time platforms like AdMeld as well as Google’s purchase of real-time system Invite Media. For more details on how real-time bidding works and why it’s hot, check out this week’s New Media Minute.


Daisy Whitney

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