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Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify quarterly revenue beats on paid users, ad rebound

Spotify Technology SA beat Wall Street estimates for second-quarter revenue, as the Swedish music streaming company reported a 20% jump in paid subscribers for its premium service ...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Facebook’s slowdown warning hangs over strong ad sales,

Facebook Inc has said it expects revenue growth to “decelerate significantly,” sending the social media giant’s shares down 3.5% in extended trading even as it re...

Digital Advertising: Outbrain

Digital ad platform Outbrain valued at more than $1 billion in Nasdaq debut

Shares of Outbrain Inc opened flat in their Nasdaq debut last week, giving the web recommendation platform a market capitalization of nearly $1.1 billion.

Comcast

Comcast says ad rates for fall TV up double-digit percentage from last year

Comcast has said advertising rates and the volume of ad inventory it sold for the fall television season rose by double-digit percentages from the same period last year, as the par...

Platform News: Google

Google’s adtech business set to face formal EU probe by year-end

Google could face its biggest regulatory threat, with EU antitrust regulators set to open a formal investigation into its lucrative digital advertising business before the end of t...

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

YouTube bans masthead ads for politics, alcohol and bets

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube will no longer allow political or election ads in its coveted masthead spot at the top of the site’s homepage nor ads for alcohol, gambling and p...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook’s global ads chief Everson leaves company

Facebook Inc ads chief Carolyn Everson is leaving the company, she said in a post on the social media platform on Wednesday.

Platform News: Google

Google to change global advertising practices in landmark antitrust deal

Google said it would make changes to its global advertising business to ensure it did not abuse its dominance, bowing to antitrust pressure for the first time in a landmark settlem...

Platform News: Facebook like

Australia’s Nine signs Facebook and Google deals

Australian broadcaster and publisher Nine Entertainment said it signed multi-year content-supply deals with Google and Facebook, harnessing tough new licencing laws to bolster prof...

Platform News: Sprinklr

Software provider Sprinklr reveals 19% jump in revenue in IPO filing

Software start-up Sprinklr has made public its plans for a stock market listing in the United States, revealing a 19.3% rise in annual revenue.

Platform News: Google

US judge dismisses advertisers’ antitrust claims against Google

A US judge has dismissed antitrust claims against Google brought by a group of advertisers, though offered them a chance to try again after addressing her “serious concerns.&...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google sales top estimates; Alphabet plans $50 billion buyback

Alphabet beat quarterly revenue estimates and announced a $50 billion share buyback as the recovering economy and surging use of online services combined to accelerate its advertis...

Apple App Store

How will Apple’s new privacy changes impact businesses and consumers?

Apple has now begun rolling out an update of its iOS operating system with new privacy controls designed to limit digital advertisers from tracking iPhone users.

Platform News: Facebook

Apple iPhone privacy update seen hurting Facebook revenue in second-quarter

When Facebook Inc reports first quarter earnings on Wednesday, investors will be preoccupied with how a new pop-up privacy notification on Apple’s iPhones will affect the sec...

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