Facebook has written a defiant letter back to the UK's CMA saying its concerns over Facebook's Giphy acquisition are totally unfounded. Facebook's defiance could see the issue drag on.
Samsung has announced that following feedback from its customers, it will be removing advertisements from its proprietary apps by the end of this year. The move will likely be welcomed by many.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has raised concerns about Facebook's acquisition of the GIF platform Giphy. It said the merger deprives the internet of a digital advertiser.
Facebook has gone into detail about how it is working on multiple privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) to ensure that it reduces the amount of your data being processed, thereby increasing privacy.
In a bid to make the internet a safer space for teenagers, Google is making changes to many of its major products. SafeSearch will be enabled by default for teens and YouTube uploads will be private.
The United States Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Google's intention to get rid of traditional identifying cookies to make way for federated learning that groups users into cohorts.
Facebook has started a new initiative with the goal of promoting personalized ads as a way to help small businesses grow. It's also updating its ad tools and waiving some fees for businesses.
Apple has announced a timeframe for the rollout of App Tracking Transparency, a new iOS feature that will give users control over which apps can track their activities across apps and websites.
Google today shared its view on Apple's App Tracking Transparency (ATT) policy changes with iOS 14. It says that app publishers will see a "significant impact" on their Google ad revenue.
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Google and Facebook have been asked to stop behavioural advertising and the tracking of people under the age of 18. Signatories argue kids don't understand how their data is being used.
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Google has outlined several measures it is pursuing in order to make online advertising more transparent. One change will let users see the author of an ad and their location information.
eBay is parting ways with its advertising business. Oslo-based Adevinta will acquire eBay Classifieds Group for about $9.2 billion, and the deal is expected to close by the first quarter of 2021.
After major advertisers, including Coca Cola and Starbucks, have suspended advertising on the platform, the firm is attempting to alleviate current concerns about hate speech controls.
Google has announced the launch of YouTube Select, a new way for advertisers to reach new customers. Using YouTube Select, advertisers can reach people across the whole YouTube ecosystem.
In its fourth-quarter financial report, Twitter revealed that it had revenues in excess of $1 billion in one quarter for the first time. It put this rise, in part, down to increased U.S. ad revenues.
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Comcast has announced that those looking to advertise on TV can use a new service which helps better target ads at the appropriate audience. It said targeting audiences in the past was guesswork.
Twitter has issued an apology to users after security information, including phone numbers and email addresses, was inadvertently used for targeted ads. This data was not available to third parties.
Samsung has been sending users notification ads via a couple of its apps announcing the Galaxy Note10 series. Users took to Twitter to complain about the unwarranted advertisements.
Microsoft has announced its acquisition of PromoteIQ, a provider of vendor marketing tech to online retailers. The company will become a division within the Microsoft Advertising platform.
Facebook is once again trying to make it easier for users to understand how ads on its platform work, and it's giving users more information about how they were targeted by specific ads.
Google has announced a handful of new advertising tools and solutions for both advertisers and publishers, which should help them target the right users and monetize their services more easily.
Google has launched the App Policy Center, a centralized dashboard for publishers to manage how advertising policies are being enforced across their apps, as well as resolve any violations.
Microsoft and Verizon Media have expanded their partnership, under which Yahoo's search ads will be served by Bing Ads. An increase in clicks of 10% to 15% is expected in the U.S. under the alliance.
Facebook advertisers who want to run political ads in the UK now need to comply with certain transparency rules. Also, the Ad Library will show data on an ad's budget and the number of people reached.
The Chinese smartphone maker has been embroiled in a controversy after one of the models for a Nova 3 commercial shares photos showing a DSLR image was used in an ad showcasing the phone's camera.
Facebook will reduce the number of ads on its platform for businesses with negative customer feedback. If customer satisfaction remains poor over a period of time, the advertiser may be banned.
Jan Koum has announced that he is leaving Facebook after a disagreement between him and the firm broke out over the matter of encryption. Facebook wants to weaken the encryption in WhatsApp.
Google has said that it is banning cryptocurrency advertising on its AdWords platform due to a lack of regulations. The decision comes just over a month since Facebook decided to slap on a ban too.
Apple has released a new advertisement for its HomePod smart speaker, directed by filmmaker Spike Jonze. It features singer FKA Twigs in a dance number, performed to Anderson .Paak's 'Til It's Over'.
Facebook has been told by a Belgian court that it must stop tracking non-users around the web and immediately destroy their data. Facebook faces daily fines if it refuses to comply.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, has claimed that a third of all new daily users are disappointed with the service because they struggle to work out what to do. He said the service needs to be easier to use.
While those in the tech and science sectors understand the threat of the recent net neutrality repeal, a non-tech company has joined in to bring the reality of what it means to the average American.
YouTube will reportedly start manually reviewing content uploaded by its most popular channels to ensure uncontentious ad spots for major advertisers. It plans to assign 10,000 employees to the task.
Broadband customers in the UK will have an easier time making their switch in future now that ISPs have been forced to change the speed which they advertise. They must now advertise average speeds.
The YouTube algorithm that automatically flags videos as problematic has struck again, this time blocking an ad from parent Google for its Chromebook. The issue was fixed, but not without screenshots.
A new standard for TV, called ATSC 3.0, has been approved by the U.S. FCC. The new technology will super power TVs of the future but it'll also be used by advertisers to show you more relevant ads.
Facebook is going to rollout tools to its platforms which allow users to check up on ads being displayed to them by Pages. Users will be able to look through archives of ads uploaded too.