62% of the web inventory related with coronavirus is brand safe for advertisers

GumGum last week released data based on Verity, the GumGum’s machine learning-based content analysis and brand safety engine. The analysis concluded that 62% of the coronavirus content is still safe…

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Coronavirus pandemic causes historic low CPMs, back to 2016

Ezoic, a platform that connects websites with ads like Google Ad Manager, revealed this month it’s seeing the lowest ad rates they had since 2016. Advertisers are pausing campaigns, which…

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Facebook commits $100 million to help small businesses during coronavirus pandemic

Facebook is committing $100 million in cash grants and ad credits. Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook, wrote that Facebook will help 30,000 small businesses in over 30 countries where Facebook…

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Facebook’s new ‘Quiet Mode’ option lets you turn off the app’s push notifications

Facebook today is launching a new feature called “Quiet Mode” that will allow you to minimize distractions by muting the app’s push notifications for a time frame you specify. The…

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Facebook to supply free Portals to some care home residents under NHS scheme

The U.K. government is pulling in tech firms to connect family and friends with isolated residents and patients in care via video call devices and services during the COVID-19 crisis….

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LinkedIn has no plans to make COVID-19 related layoffs from now until end of fiscal year

LinkedIn has no plans to make COVID-related layoffs until at least the end of June 2020, the professional network has confirmed to TechCrunch. This announcements comes after Salesforce CEO Marc…

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Lacking eyeballs, Facebook’s ad review system fails to spot coronavirus harm

Facebook’s ad review system is failing to prevent coronavirus misinformation from being targeted at its users, according to an investigation by Consumer Reports. The not-for-profit consumer advocacy organization set out…

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Creative ways to host a virtual birthday party for kids

Social distancing requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic may have canceled kids’ birthday parties, but parents are finding new ways to take the celebrations online. While video chat apps like Zoom,…

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Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to stop Zoombombing

Zoom is making some drastic changes to prevent rampant abuse as trolls attack publicly shared video calls. Starting April 5th, it will require passwords to enter calls via Meeting ID,…

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IRL pivots into virtual event calendar In Remote Life

What do you do if you’re an event discovery startup and suddenly it’s illegal to attend events? You lean into the cultural shift and pivot. Today, $11 million-funded calendar app…

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