Google to pause US political ads ahead of presidential inauguration

Google will stop selling political ads referencing US elections over its various platforms until at least the 21st of January, following last week’s violence at the Capitol, ...


UK’s competition watchdog to probe Google’s browser changes

The UK’s competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched an investigation to Google’s suggestions to get rid of third-party cookies and other functions from the Chr...


Interesting: Facebook’s advertising integrity chief leaves company

Facebook’s chief of advertising ethics, who managed the organization’s ad products around sensitive subjects like politics and coronavirus misinformation, departed this...


Google, Facebook agreed to team up against possible antitrust action, draft lawsuit says

Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google agreed to “cooperate and assist one another” in case of an investigation into their pact to work together in online advertising...


Genius Media, The Nation sue Google in advertising antitrust lawsuit

Online publishers such as Genius Media Group and news site The Nation alleged in a lawsuit seeking class-action status on Wednesday that Google has unlawfully stifled advertising c...


US lawsuit claims Google, Facebook cooperated to undermine ad competition

Facebook and Alphabet’s Google, the two largest players in online marketing, used a series of deals to combine their market power illegally, Texas and nine other states alleg...

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Google, adtech firms hit with fresh EU privacy complaints

Google and other digital advertising businesses were struck with fresh privacy complaints to national watchdogs in six EU nations on Thursday on how that they sell advertisements t...


Google will lift post-election political ad ban on 10th December

Google will lift its temporary ban on election-related advertisements on December the 10th, it said on Wednesday.


UK to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules

The United Kingdom will impose a new competition regime from next year in order to attempt to stop Google and Facebook with their dominance to push out smaller companies and disadv...


Spotify to buy ad tech firm Megaphone to monetize podcasts

Sweden-based Spotify Technology SA has agreed to buy podcast advertising and publishing platform Megaphone, the latest in a set of a deals to improve its podcast platform.

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Amazon drops French Black Friday ad campaign as lockdown starts

Amazon is withdrawing advertisements for pre-Black Friday reductions in France, after the government said the effort was unfair to small shops at time when a coronavirus lockdown h...


Uber and HSBC wins help trading improve at ad group WPP

The UK proprietor of the Ogilvy, Grey and GroupM bureaus, already rebuilding following a few years of tech-led turmoil from the advertising industry, is currently recovering from t...


Italian watchdog investigates Google over alleged advertising market abuse

Italy’s antitrust authority is exploring Google for alleged abuse of its dominant position in the Italian online display advertising market, it has said.


First day of Facebook moratorium on new US political ads marked by glitches

The first day of Facebook’s effort to stop fresh political advertising being introduced at the last stretch of US election campaigning has been indicated by complaints that t...