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Wired’s Facebook boom, and why we need new labor laws for kidfluencers: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher's Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. Facebook redux: Wired is out with a sequel of sorts to its widely-read March 2018 deep-dive feature about Facebook that featured a cover photo-illustration of a bruised and bloodied Mark Zuckerberg. That story, written by Wired Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson and Contributing Edi...


The World Health Organization just released screen-time guidelines for kids. Here's how some of the world's most successful CEOs limit it at home

Kids under 5 shouldn't use screens for more than an hour a day, according to the World Health Organization's first-ever guidance on tech use among children. Many CEOs already raise their children with limited technology. Some of them include tech titans that helped invent social media or devices that kids use. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Letting toddlers use screens can be detrimental to their health, according to the first-ever guidance on tech use among children. The...


Podcasting startup Luminary debuts today. Plus, possible repercussions from the Google walkout: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today Would you shell out $7.99 a month for a subscription to dozens of new ad-free podcasts? Luminary, launching today, hopes you will. It has $100 million in venture funding and stars on board, including Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” and writ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Youtube, Advertising, Disney, Samsung, Chelsea, New York Times, Lena Dunham, Bill Gates, Iger, The New York Times, Nielsen


A New York Times story about YouTube's internal 'Condom Challenge' deliberations shows why keeping toxic content off the site is such a daunting challenge (GOOG, GOOGL)

A recent New York Times report highlighted the difficulties YouTube faces when deciding whether or not controversial content should remain on its site.  A policy review meeting held to discuss "Condom Challenge" videos, displayed just how seemingly arbitrary distinctions can be, even when the company's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, is involved.  While t hese internal debates may be the most critical part of YouTube's business for it to get right, its ability to produce clear and repeatable results at...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Youtube, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Susan Wojcicki, Times, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Business Insider, Condom Challenge, San Bruno, Procter Gamble, Wojcicki, San Bruno California


Demoted and sidelined: Google walkout organizers say company retaliated

Staff who organized mass protests say in internal letter their roles were changed after November 2018 demonstration Workers protest against Google on 1 November 2019 in Mountain View, California. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP They helped to organize an unprecedented global protest that saw tens of thousands of Google employees walk off the job in November 2018. Now two Google employees, Meredith Whittaker and Claire Stapleton, are alleging that Google is retaliating against them and other employ...
Tags: Google, News, China, Department Of Defense, New York Times, Guardian, Mountain View California, Stapleton, Employee, Whittaker, Meredith Whittaker, Andy Rubin, Noah Berger, AI Now Institute, Claire Stapleton, Whittaker Stapleton


Podcast Wars: $100 Million Startup Luminary To Launch Tomorrow Without Some Publicly Available Popular Podcasts

Luminary, a $100 million venture-backed podcasting company, will debut its service tomorrow. It offers two tiers to customers: subscription-based shows without ads or podcasts for free but deal with ads as a price. But it has already ruffled some feathers. From a report: When it rolls out to the public on iOS, Android, and the web, Luminary's podcast app will be missing some of the industry's biggest shows, including The New York Times's The Daily and Gimlet Media shows like Reply All and Homeco...
Tags: Spotify, Tech, New York Times, Times, Gimlet Media, Parcast


Mueller report: Inside the search for answers about Trump's alleged collusion with Russia

On a cloudy day in early November, the last of conservative writer Jerome Corsi's six marathon interviews with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller was about to begin. Sitting in a building in Washington, three prosecutors assigned to his case opened with a lecture.For more than two months, they had been chasing tantalising leads offered by Mr Corsi, an associate of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone, who had told them that the longtime Republican Party operative sought a back channe...
Tags: Google, Post, New York, Texas, London, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Dnc


Corporations and private investors are backing new “green” deals as climate worries mount

In the nine years since private equity and venture capital investments into sustainable technologies last crossed the $6 billion threshold, the problems caused by global carbon emissions have only intensified. Now, as the world confronts the reality that there’s not much time left to reverse course on carbon emissions and the impact they will have on life on earth, both corporate and private investors are once again stepping up their commitments to startups in the space. In 2018 global venture c...
Tags: Energy, TC, Texas, Climate Change, China, Massachusetts, Articles, America, Tech, Global Warming, View, United States, New York Times, Connecticut, Paris, Oil And Gas


Kanye West’s surprising Coachella merch. Plus, the origins of Earth Day’s branding: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today Kanye West hosted an emotional, gospel-inflected Easter Sunday performance during the last day of the Coachella festival. The music and performances at the set—called a "Sunday Service"— nodded to Christian spirituality. Meanwhile, West ra...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Beyonce, Advertising, Kanye West, Netflix, West, New York Times, Howard Schultz, Jesus, Starbucks, Volkswagen, The Washington Post, Alexa, Schultz, Hayes


Kansas Towns 'Rebel' Against Zuckerberg-Funded School Programs

"I want to just take my Chromebook back and tell them I'm not doing it anymore," said Kallee Forslund, 16, a 10th grader in Wellington. The New York Times reports on a "rebellion" that started in Kansas against an online "personalized learning" program funded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, and developed by Facebook engineers -- including a classroom walk-out, a sit-in, and parent protests at public school board meetings. Read the Times' pay-walled original article or this free alternate ver...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Indiana, Brooklyn, New York Times, Kansas, Times, Wellington, Don, Wichita, McPherson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, CHESHIRE Conn, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, Kallee Forslund


America Reports Its First Cases of A Fungus Resistant To All Major Drugs

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: About 90 percent of C. auris strains are resistant to at least one drug, and 30 percent are resistant to two or more of the three major classes of antifungal drugs. However, on Tuesday, the C.D.C. confirmed that it has learned in the last month of the first known cases in the United States of so-called "pan-resistant" C. auris -- a strain resistant to all major antifungals, said Dr. Tom Chiller, head of the agency's fungal division, in an interview....
Tags: Cbs News, India, America, Tech, Walmart, United States, South Africa, New York Times, States, New York State, Matt Richtel, Chiller, Tom Chiller


NYC Subway Denies Using 'Real-Time Face Recognition Screens' in Times Square

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has denied suggestions that it's putting facial recognition cameras in the subway, saying that a trick designed to scare fare-dodgers was misinterpreted. From a report: "There is no capability to recognize or identify individuals and absolutely no plan" to do so with NYC subway cameras, says MTA spokesperson Maxwell Young. Young was responding to a photo taken in the Times Square subway station by New York Times analyst Alice Fung, which shows a...
Tags: NYC, Tech, New York Times, Mta, Young, Times Square, Fung, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Wisenet, Time Face Recognition Screens, Maxwell Young Young, Alice Fung


Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO

Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company is one of several businesses that improve the download time and delivery of different websites to internet browsers and it has just filed for an IPO. Media companies like The New York Times use Fastly to cache their homepages, media and articles on Fastly’s servers so that when somebody wants to brows...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Verizon, Lyft, Media, Pinterest, Tech, E-commerce, Internet Security, New York Times, Computing, Aws, Times, Cloudflare


The Mueller Report Is #1, #2 and #3 on the Amazon Bestseller List: You Can Get It Free Online

Peruse the Amazon bestselling book list and you'll find that the long-awaited Mueller Report is not just the #1 bestseller. It's also the #2 bestseller and the #3 bestseller. Collusion and obstruction--it's the stuff that makes for good book sales, it appears. You can pre-order the Mueller Report in book, ebook and even audio book formats via the links above. But if you want to download the report for free, and start reading it asap, simply head to the Washington Post and New York Times. Or go ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Books, Washington Post, College, Current Affairs, New York Times, Justice Department, Facebook Twitter


The One-Hour Guide to SEO: Link Building - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishThe final episode in our six-part One-Hour Guide to SEO series deals with a topic that's a perennial favorite among SEOs: link building. Today, learn why links are important to both SEO and to Google, how Google likely measures the value of links, and a few key ways to begin earning your own. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard F...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Washington Post, Seo, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Domain Authority, Randfish, Tyler, Cyrus Shepard, Speechpad, Britney Muller, Gillian Muessig, Sparktoro, Seattle Great


An EU government data watchdog is 'engaging' with Facebook after it harvested 1.5 million users’ email contacts without consent (FB)

Ireland's top privacy regulator is in contact with Facebook about the social network's collection of more than one million user email contacts without their consent. Business Insider reported on Thursday that Facebook had harvested the contact information since 2016. Facebook has said the move was "unintentional" and that it is deleting the data. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Ireland's Data Protection Commission has reached out to Facebook for information as it considers what st...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Eu, Britain, Ireland, New York Times, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, Business Insider, DPC, Data Protection Commission, Irish Data Protection Commission DPC, Graham Doyle


Pinterest goes public, Carl’s Jr.’s hemp burger and Serena Williams the VC: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for “Ad Age” under “Skills” in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today Digital-scrapbooking platform Pinterest and video-conferencing software maker Zoom are set to start trading today. As J.P. Mangalindan, chief tech correspondent for Yahoo Finance notes, they are “two of at least eight tech companies eyein...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fcc, Washington Post, Youtube, Time, Advertising, Disney, Samsung, Bloomberg, New York Times, The New York Times, Susan Wojcicki, Nbc Universal, Hulu


Business Quietly Returns to #SaudiArabia After Khashoggi’s Murder - The New York Times

Business Quietly Returns to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi’s Murder - The New York Times:Six months after agents from Saudi Arabia murdered and dismembered the writer Jamal Khashoggi, companies are no longer shying away from the Arab kingdom.The movie theater giant AMC says it is moving ahead with ambitious expansion plans for dozens of cinemas there. Hundreds of investors thronged last week to place $100 billion in orders for the first international bond sale tied to Saudi Arabia’s state-backed o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Saudi Arabia, Amc, New York Times, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Co-Star raises $5 million to bring its astrology app to Android

Nothing scales like a horoscope. If you haven’t heard of Co-Star, you might just be in the wrong circles. In some social scenes it’s pretty much ubiquitous. Wherever conversations regularly kick off by comparing astrological charts, it’s useful to have that info at hand. The trend is so notable that the app even got a shout out in a New York Times piece on VCs flocking to astrology startups. This week, the company behind probably the hottest iOS astrology app announced that it has raised a $5.2 ...
Tags: TC, Funding, Tech, Ios Apps, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Astrology, Seed Funding, Co Star, Meyers Briggs, Guler, Maveron Aspect, Banu Guler


HuffPost is asking readers to voluntarily pay to support its journalism, even as its parent Verizon made $16 billion in profits last year

HuffPost is the latest publication to ask readers to support its journalism through a new membership program. For $6 a month, supporters will get perks like HuffPost merch, exclusive newsletters, and a lighter ad load. Meanwhile, its parent Verizon had $16 billion in profits in 2018. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. HuffPost just became the latest news outlet to chase reader revenue. It's launched a membership program that it's pitching as a way to support HuffPost's journalism at ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Digital, Trends, New York Times, The Guardian, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Vox Media, Newman, Yahoo Finance, Lessin, Jessica Lessin, Lydia Polgreen, Polgreen


Unpacking Pinterest’s IPO expectations

For seven years, Pinterest has been considered a “unicorn,” boasting a valuation larger than $1 billion since its 2012 Series C funding round. Before that, it was considered an underdog, puzzling some investors with its “digital pinboard” and preference for “quality growth.” Now, as the company takes its final step toward its Thursday NYSE initial public offering, it’s being called an “undercorn.” Pinterest plans to sell shares of its stock, titled “PINS,” at $15 to $17 apiece, less than the ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Lyft, Uber, Money, Pinterest, Finance, Ipo, Evernote, Tech, Economy, New York Times, Venture Capital, Square, Search Engine, Silicon Valley, Airbnb


The Exit: an AI startup’s McPivot

Five years ago, Dynamic Yield was courting an investment from The New York Times as it looked to shift how publishers paywalled their content. Last month, Chicago-based fast food king McDonald’s bought the Israeli company for $300 million, a source told TechCrunch, with the purpose of rethinking how people order drive-thru chicken nuggets. The pivot from courting the grey lady to the golden arches isn’t as drastic as it sounds. In a lot of ways, it’s the result of the company learning to say ...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Funding, Israel, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Chicago, New York Times, Venture Capital, M&a, Machine Learning, Mcdonalds


Jessica Lessin thinks The Information could spend more on journalism than The New York Times or Wall Street Journal some day

The Information has a staff of 35 today, but founder Jessica Lessin sees the tech publication becoming on a par with The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In 10 years, The Information could actually be spending more than those titles on journalism, she said. The Information sees a lot of potential to grow by covering tech's intersection with business, and is hiring as fast as it ever has to feed that growth, she said. See the full list of the 100 people transforming business here. Jessi...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, New York, China, US, Trends, Information, New York Times, Alibaba, Times, Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Lessin, Jessica Lessin, ByteDance Lessin


It’s Time To Break Free From the Algorithm-Driven Life

A recent story from Wired helpfully explains the latest batch of changes Facebook has made to its algorithm—the algorithm that sorts through the billions of available articles, photographs, and videos to determine the few we will actually see as we scroll our news feeds. This is just their latest attempt to head off the never-ending stream of content that is illegal, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate, and to deliver content that is safe, inoffensive, and within the bounds ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Youtube, Articles, Social Media, Blogging, New York Times, Google News, Apple News, Facebook Twitter, Facebook YouTube Twitter Apple News


LeBron James' STEM-Based School Is Showing Promise

Last year, NBA superstar LeBron James opened an experimental school that focuses on teaching a STEM curriculum to students who have a higher probability of failing academically or dropping out of school. The New York Times is now reporting that "the inaugural classes of third and fourth graders at [the I PROMISE School] posted extraordinary results in their first set of district assessments. Ninety percent met or exceeded individual growth goals in reading and math (Warning: source may be paywal...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Nba, Lebron James, NWEA


Notre Dame front pages, Pulitzers by the numbers, Mayor Pete's NYMag cover: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. Notre Drame: Monday’s devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris—or just Notre Dame (sans hyphen), as most news organizations have been styling it—lands on newspaper front pages across the world this morning, including every major New York-based daily (The New York Times, The Wall Str...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, New York, California, Washington, France, Advertising, San Francisco, Indiana, Atlantic, Brooklyn, New York Times, Paris, Manhattan, Npr


Notre Dame front pages, Pulitzers by the numbers, Mayor Pete fronts NYMag: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. Notre Drame: Monday’s devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris—or just Notre Dame (sans hyphen), as most news organizations have been styling it—lands on newspapers front pages across the world this morning, including every major New York-based daily (The New York Times, The Wall St...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, New York, California, Washington, France, Advertising, San Francisco, Indiana, Atlantic, Brooklyn, New York Times, Paris, Manhattan, Npr


How to Stop Google’s Sensorvault From Sharing Your Location With Law Enforcement

Worawee Meepian/Shutterstock Google’s Sensorvault is a location history database that police can query to see phones near the location of a crime. Google is the only company with such a database—and innocent people have been arrested because of it. How Does Sensorvault Work? According to a New York Times investigation, Sensorvault works using Location History. This is included on Android and is part of some Google apps for the iPhone. It’s not enabled by default, but there’s a good chanc...
Tags: Google, Crafts, New York Times, The New York Times, Sensorvault


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Multiple YouTube viewers tracking the devastating fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris reported that live streams and news videos were displaying an information panel related to the September 11 terror attacks in the US. The information panels were automatically triggered as the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral captured global attention. A New York Times investigation into how Google furnishes law enforcement with phone data e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Lyft, Pinterest, Microsoft, India, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, New York Times, Paris, Times, Foxconn, Alexa


Wieden & Kennedy takes top honors at Ad Age's 2019 A-List & Creativity Awards

For the second year in a row, Wieden & Kennedy took the highest honor at Ad Age's A-List & Creativity Awards Gala. The event was held at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan Monday night. See all of the 2019 A-List & Creativity Awards winners here. The agency topped Ad Age’s annual A-List on the strength of culture-leading campaigns for Nike, KFC, Bud Light and OkCupid and strong revenue growth in its New York office. Its work with the sportwear brand for the 30th anniversary of “Just Do It” fea...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, New York, Nbc, Australia, Advertising, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, Chobani, Nike, Diageo, Netflix, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan



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