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Google Announces It Will Delete Users’ Location History Data for Medical Facility Visits, Abortion Clinics

Google announced Friday that it plans to delete location history data “soon after” users visit medical facilities, including abortion clinics. The news, which the tech company published in a blog post also covering how it will also handle user data on apps, follows the June 24 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. […]

Google News Reopens in Spain After 8-Year Break, Drops Ad Revenue Fight in France

European publishers have celebrated a pair of major victories this week in their years-long battle to get Google and other news aggregators to pay for using snippets of of their news. On Wednesday, Google parent company Alphabet announced it was reopening Google News in Spain, eight years after it shut down the service because of […]

What Snap’s Revenue Warning May Mean for Media Companies and Advertising

With Snap surprising Wall Street with a second-quarter revenue warning on Monday, noting that “the macroeconomic environment has deteriorated further and faster than anticipated” since its last earnings update, some media analysts are assessing the potential advertising impact on other sector players. Wells Fargo’s Steven Cahall in a Tuesday report offered up “helpful quick data […]

YouTube Ad Revenue Growth Slows, Falls Short of Wall Street Expectations

YouTube brought in $6.86 billion in ad revenue during the first quarter as the service experiences a slowdown in growth, falling below Wall Street expectations of $7.4 billion and representing a 14 percent year-over-year increase. The video streaming platform previously saw major growth last year during the pandemic, when it brought in $28.8 billion in […]

Disney Streaming Hires Google’s Jeremy Doig as Chief Technology Officer

Disney has hired Google’s Jeremy Doig as the chief technology officer for the company’s streaming division. Doig begins next month after an 18 year career at Google, where he helped lead development of online video technology for YouTube and Google Chrome, among other roles. The executive will report to Michael Paull, the president of Disney Streaming. “Jeremy […]

Europe Takes Aim at Big Tech With Digital Markets Act

The European Union has done it again. Three years after a European privacy law forced big tech to overhaul how they deal with user data, European legislators have agreed on new sweeping legislation to rein in the market power of tech giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft. Europe’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on […]

Google to Reduce App Commission Fees for Spotify Under Expanded Pact

Users who download the Spotify app from the Google Play store will soon be able to decide whether to subscribe to the audio streaming service using Google Play or Spotify’s separate payment services, the companies said Wednesday. The updated payment feature will roll out later this year and will essentially allow Spotify to lose less […]

Women in Film, Google Reveal Inaugural Fellows for Short-Film Lab (Exclusive)

Three short films will see the light of day thanks to a new program from Women in Film, Los Angeles. The WIF Shorts Lab has revealed the inaugural filmmakers who will receive mentorship from the organization’s members (including producers Kira Carstensen and Alexandra Perez and line producer Martha Cronin) as well as funding support from […]

YouTube Ad Revenue Tops $8.6B, Beating Netflix in the Quarter

YouTube topped Netflix in terms of quarterly revenue, with the Google-owned video platform delivering $8.6 billion in advertising revenue in Q4, the company said Tuesday. For fiscal 2021, YouTube delivered $28.8 billion in advertising revenue. In the same quarter a year earlier, YouTube delivered $6.9 billion in advertising revenue, underscoring the continued explosive growth of […]

Nas, Google, Andreessen Horowitz Invest in African Mobile Games Publisher Carry1st in $20M Round

African mobile games publisher Carry1st has raised $20 million in a financing round led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from such big names as Nas, Google and Riot Games. As part of Andreessen Horowitz’s first investment in a company headquartered in Africa, partners David Haber and Jonathan Lai will join the board […]

Sam Gibney Promoted to President of Home Brew

Digital marketing and production company Home Brew has promoted Sam Gibney to president. Gibney, now in his ninth year with the company, previously served as head of motion and executive creative director, roles that saw him developing and producing numerous digital, social and tech strategies for the company’s set of entertainment clients across TV, film […]

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