The Big Platforms Are Giving Augmented Reality A Real Push

Augmented reality is about to hit its stride thanks to large media platforms, which are leading the way. Snap was early, but over the past 12 to 18 months, Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba and others have all made big bets on AR by either investing in companies or creating (some might argue copying)Continue reading »

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5 Things The FTC Needs To Keep In Mind As It Modernizes

What’s a good, succinct way to describe the current US system of data security and privacy regulation? “It’s a mess,” said Daniel Solove, a professor of law at George Washington University. That’s why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting a series of hearings from mid-September through November to help it rethink its approach toContinue reading »

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Facebook Gives Advertisers More Info On Where Their Ads Are Running – But Is It Enough?

As of Monday, all advertisers on Facebook will be able to see a full list of contextual placements where their ads might appear before a campaign starts and where they actually ran after a campaign ends. Facebook has been testing this capability for more than a year. As of last autumn, advertisers were already ableContinue reading »

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Break Up Google? Don’t Hold Your Breath; Nintendo’s Miyamoto Bemoans Today’s Game Monetization

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Let’s Stay Together A growing chorus of media industry leaders, privacy activists and even legislators have called for anti-monopoly cases against Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. And those calls have only gotten louder since the European Union hit Google with a record-breaking $5.1 billionContinue reading »

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Facebook Eliminates 5,000 Ad Targeting Options To Pull The Plug On Prejudice

Advertisers that want to exclude people interested in “Passover,” “Native American culture” or “evangelism” from seeing a campaign on Facebook will soon be out of luck. On Tuesday, Facebook said it’s planning to remove more than 5,000 ad targeting parameters that could be used to discriminate against minority groups. The targeting options will be unavailableContinue reading »

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Google Pursues OOH Market; Spotify Experiments With Ad Skipping

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Right At Home, Out-Of-Home Google is working on deals for out-of-home advertising inventory in shopping centers and transportation stations in Germany, and may expand an OOH offering to the US and UK. The Android mobile operating system, which runs on 75% of smartphones inContinue reading »

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DOJ Charges Ahead With AT&T Appeal; Facebook Is The No. 3 Mobile Browser

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Back To The Bench The US Justice Department is appealing the decision by Senior US District Court Judge Richard Leon to allow AT&T to acquire Time Warner. “Most legal observers believe the government faces an uphill battle in overturning the ruling,” reports The WallContinue reading »

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Facebook Banks On Bank Data; Amazon Centralizes Its Ad Platform

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Money On My Mind Recent data scandals haven’t stopped Facebook from asking US banks for information about their customers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Over the past year, Facebook has approached Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and US Bancorp for data, including user creditContinue reading »

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Crimson Hexagon Regains Partial Access To Facebook And Instagram, Investigation Is Ongoing

Crimson Hexagon is back in business on Facebook and Instagram – mostly. The social analytics platform, which uses AI to analyze public data across social networks, said Friday that most of its customers have had their access restored to both Facebook and Instagram data since the end of last week. The process was far swifter forContinue reading »

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Marketers Mourn Facebook Data Partner Program; Ads Come To WhatsApp

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Good While It Lasted Facebook’s data partner program will shut down on Aug. 15, a result of policy changes following the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, and some marketers dread the impending loss. The program included data brokers like Acxiom, Oracle Data Cloud, EpsilonContinue reading »

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