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Opera introduces native ad blocking: what advertisers & publishers need to know

While the debate around ad blocking continues, Opera has decided to build a native ad blocker that ships with its browser.

The company announced that it’s “the first major browser vendor to integrate an ad-blocking feature” and the reason won’t come as a surprise.

It looked at the stats, which show that a growing number of consumers want ad blockers to protect them from bloated web pages, poor browsing experiences and unwanted tracking.

Why adopting HTTP/2 should be a priority in 2016

While it can be difficult to predict what a new year will bring in the fast-moving world of the internet, one technical development should be on the radar of every organization in 2016: HTTP/2.

Here’s everything you need to know about HTTP/2 and why your organization should look to adopt it in the near future.

Looking at the pros and cons of tag tracking

Firstly, thanks for all the great comments and emails I received following the first instalment of this article.

A lot of people commented on the many overlaps between the themes and particularly around the tagging requirements.

Tagging is a great area to explore, so I thought I would take this and a few of the other themes that were proffered before looking at areas to postpone focus, in the next instalment.

If you would like to see these prioritised further or which companies are differentiating themselves in this space, please let me know or add in the comments field below.

Speed and security: how to win the mobile race

We know that we are addicted to our mobile devices and love that they enable us to purchase anytime, anywhere.

So chances are that one of your next purchases will be via your tablet or mobile phone.

But what does this mean for businesses operating in the mobile space?

Five steps for improving lead generation ROI

Most companies involved in lead generation spend a considerable amount of time thinking about, well, lead generation, with an emphasis on generation.

Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that far more organizations have mastered the art of generating leads than have mastered the science of converting leads into sales.

Infinite scrolling: pros and cons

It’s not exactly new, but you probably encountered far more sites with infinite scrolling functionality in 2012 than you did in 2011, and there’s a good chance you’ll come across even more in 2013.

With popular services like Twitter and Pinterest bringing infinite scrolling into the mainstream, it’s no surprise that more and more designers and publishers are considering doing away with old school pagination.

But is infinite scrolling a good trend or will it soon become a design worst practice?