Media.net was recently bought for about 900 Million Dollars by a chinese Company.
Chinese Ad market :
Media.net will now be able to focus on the expanding china ad market due to the high population and high user growth of internet in china.
What does it mean for other countries ?
We are not sure till now how it will go. I am sure that the US ad business will keep on going and won’t be shutdown or anything. So publishers are not in danger if they are using media.net ads on their websites for revenue stream.
But with the access to ad data and user usage data china can make use of the data and sell it to other chinese companies. So there is a some worries regarding this. We don’t know yet how this privacy issue will be handled.
I have already seen reduction in earnings in my media.net account for my websites. I think it coincides with the company being bought my a chinese company.