Amazon Faces EU Data Inquiry; Apple Will Fund Podcasts

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Ecom Advantage The EU’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, opened an investigation into whether Amazon unfairly collects or uses data to promote its own products at the expense of other retailers or manufacturers. “Ecommerce has boosted retail competition and brought more choiceContinue reading »

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Apple News Plus A Bust For Publishers; Bain Wants To Acquire WPP’s Kantar

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Crab Apples Apple News Plus, the $10 per-month news bundle Apple launched in March, is headed back to the drawing board after a rough debut. Revenue from the service is split 50/50, with half going to Apple and publishers splitting the other half basedContinue reading »

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Experts Weigh In On What Apple’s New Privacy-Safe Social Login Option Means For Advertisers

Apple dropped a mini bombshell Monday at its Worldwide Developer Conference: a privacy-safe logon button for apps. Positioned as “the fast and easy way to sign in without all the tracking” according to SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi, “Sign in with Apple” is a developer-initiated alternative to the single sign-ons offered by the likesContinue reading »

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With Cookies Nearly In The Rear View, Apple Cracks Down On Social Logins

Apple’s high-profile assault on third-party tracking continues. Starting with iOS 13 in the fall, users will be able to log in to apps and services using Apple Face ID without sharing other personal information. The new “Sign in with Apple” button, an unconcealed jab at Google and Facebook, is a way to sign in “withoutContinue reading »

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Apple’s Attribution Fix For Safari Explained

When it comes to ad tracking in Safari, Apple usually taketh away. But sometimes Apple giveth advertisers a little something. Meet privacy-preserving ad click attribution for the web. Think of it as Apple throwing a bone to advertisers who need a way to measure the effectiveness of their ads in Safari, which is where trackingContinue reading »

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Silicon Valley Tech Is Spending More On Ads – Largely On Itself

Internet-age companies like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Netflix, not to mention Chinese technology giants, are spending more on advertising, catching verticals like CPG, automotive and financial companies that traditionally spend the most on ads. There are 10 new-age tech companies among Ad Age’s top 100 global advertisers. In 2017, the most recent full year dataContinue reading »

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wants To Force Google To Divest Its Ad Platforms

Big Tech can’t catch a break in DC … actually, scratch that. If Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, is elected to the White House in 2020, she’s got a plan to break up Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple. And her proposal specifically targets Google’s ad platform business. On Friday, the Democratic presidential candidate laid out how herContinue reading »

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Apple Buys Digital Marketing Firm; Facebook Watch May Let Media Companies Serve Their Own Ads

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Apple Goes Shopping A regulatory filing revealed that Apple has acquired DataTiger, a digital marketing company specializing in customer journey tracking. Apple has assembled an interesting portfolio of tech companies in recent years, including the audio recognition app Shazam and Texture, a digital magazineContinue reading »

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