Apple News Lets Publishers Test Serving Ads From Google’s DoubleClick

Apple’s latest iOS is out, the news app is updated, and for publishers a new ad serving trial is under way with help from an unlikely ally, Google.

A select group of publishers are testing ad insertions into their Apple News pages using DoubleClick For Publishers, according to a number of publishing executives familiar with the trial. Publishers like Cond Nast, Gannett, Time Inc., CNN and other media partners have been in talks with Apple for months about changing the technology behind the ads in the popular news app. Many publishers already use Google’s DoubleClick on their own properties and want the ability to just extend campaigns using their own tech.

“Apple is just starting to do more for monetization,” said one digital publishing partner, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We’re starting to get excited about it, but can only design and develop ad inventory for Apple News once we have the right pipes in place.”

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