Facebook agrees to pay UK data watchdog’s Cambridge Analytica fine but settles without admitting liability

Facebook has reached a settlement with the UK’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, agreeing to pay in full a £500,000 (~$643k) fine following the latter’s investigating into the Cambridge Analytica…

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New startup Capital wants to reintroduce founders to venture debt

Why raise venture capital when you can raise debt and keep your equity? That’s the question a whole slew of new financial technology companies are hoping entrepreneurs will ask themselves…

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Selling Likes And Followers Has Been Ruled Illegal By the FTC

In what could be a precedent-setting case, the FTC recently fined a US business over the sale of fake likes and followers. Florida businessman German Calas Jr., owner of a…

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Spotify sees slowdown in programmatic growth from 65% Y/Y in Q2 to 48% in Q3

Spotify yesterday reported the financial results for the third quarter of 2019, where it saw a revenue growth of 20% Y/Y. Spotify says the ad supported growth underperformed the expectations…

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Tech giants still not doing enough to fight fakes, says European Commission

It’s a year since the European Commission got a bunch of adtech giants together to spill ink on a voluntary Code of Practice to do something — albeit, nothing very…

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Build a sound foundation to scale your Facebook campaigns

With SMX East right around the corner, it’s a great time to start the conversation that will shape my talk in November – How to Structure Your Facebook Campaigns for…

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Google Shows Paywall Content in Featured Snippets

A member of the search marketing community tweeted his surprise that Google ranked a paywalled web page in the featured snippets.  Google’s official description of featured snippets precludes content that…

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TVSquared partners with Extreme Reach (ER) to measure TV content served across ad-supported OTT

TVSquared this month announced a partnership with Extreme Reach (ER) to enable advertisers to measure TV content served across ad-supported OTT streaming service. Extreme Reach integration captures all ads, giving…

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Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns

A report by campaign group Avaaz examining how Facebook’s platform is being used to spread hate speech in the Assam region of North East India suggests the company is once…

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Facebook unveils its first foray into personal digital healthcare tools

Nearly a year and a half after the Cambridge Analytica scandal reportedly scuttled Facebook’s fledgling attempts to enter the healthcare market, the social media giant is launching a tool called…

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