Spotifys increased focus on podcasts in 2019 includes selling its own ads

Having established itself as a top streaming service with now over 200 million users, Spotify this year is preparing to focus more of its attention on podcasts. The company plans bring its personalization technology to podcasts in order to make better recommendations, update its app’s interface so people can access…

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Google warns app developers of three malicious SDKs being used for ad fraud

A few days ago, Google removed popular Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech apps from its Play Store following a BuzzFeed investigation, which discovered the apps were engaging in ad fraud. Today, as a result of Google’s ongoing investigation into the situation, it has discovered three malicious ad network SDKs that were…

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Google to demand verification for ad buyers in upcoming EU parliamentary election

Google is requiring EU election ad buyers to verify themselves.Image: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images Now that we’re very aware of how foreign interference can affect elections, Google is rolling out transparency rules for the upcoming European Union parliamentary vote. Google announced it will be requiring political ad buyers to verify themselves,…

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This study broke down the psychology behind fonts using your favorite Netflix series

Free email providers like Yahoo and AOL are still selling your data to advertisers, despite Google ending its practice.Image: Getty Images If you’re a Yahoo or AOL email user, advertisers have a pretty good picture of exactly who you are because Yahoo and AOL are scanning your emails. According to…

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New Yorks CaseAgainst Trump May Be Prophetic

The report released by the inspector general of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday painted a vivid picture of the past. It shows that in 2016, James Comey, then the FBI director, inexcusably broke the rules in advertising his department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton while simultaneously following the rules in…

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Starbucks Pumps the Brakes in Its Home Market

Americans' long-running joke about a Starbucks on every corner may be nearing its end. The coffee behemoth is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn’t fast enough. The cafe chain Source: Company data, Bloomberg Note: Data is for fiscal…

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Burger King just showed how valuable Instagram stories are for brands

More burgers, more money, more grams.Image: lola & Sarah There are two plausible reactions to a new Instagram campaign from Burger King. The first: Dope, burgers!  The second: Dang, brands are about to clog up my Stories feed. SEE ALSO: Don’t forget: Instagram is creepy, too Spanish Burger King used…

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