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Category Archives: Online advertising

First Twitter, Now Facebook: Company Introduces New Political Ad Transparency Policy

Facebook must’ve seen this tweet, published three days ago by a ProPublica journalist after Twitter unveiled a sweeping new transparency policy that included new disclosure rules for “political” and “issues-based” ads… Twitter is promising more transparency in political ads than Facebook. I love seeing tech giants try to outdo each other on transparency pic.twitter.com/aXPOpLicoB — […]

Hackers ‘Screw’ Millions Of PornHub Users In Large-Scale Malvertising Scheme

Via StockBoardAsset.com, Proofpoint, a next-generation American cybersecurity firm, has uncovered a large-scale malvertising  campaign in adverts appearing alongside videos on PornHub (Alexa US Rank 20 and world rank 37 as of this writing). Researchers at Proofpoint have pinpointed KovCoreG group, the hacker organization behind the “sophisticated social engineering scheme that convinced users to infect themselves” […]

“Melt Up”

Google searches for “melt up” are melting up… Source: Google Trends h/t @hmeisler

SOMETHING BIG IS ABOUT TO CHANGE THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA COMMUNITY

By the SRSrocco Report, To all the precious metals, resource and alternative media followers and investors…. something BIG is about to change in our community.  This change will have a very powerful and positive impact on the Alternative Media Community, while at the same time, disrupting the control by the mainstream media. So what is […]

Google Fires Author Of “Outrageous” Memo Slamming Company’s Anti-Conservative Culture

Yesterday we reported that a 10-page document penned by an unnamed Google engineer titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” which criticized the company’s “left-leaning”, “anti-conservative” culture and called for replacing Google’s diversity initiatives with policies that encourage “ideological diversity” instead, led to angry outrage among fellow Google employees and Silicon Valley liberals. The document, published in […]

P&G Slashed Digital Ad Spending, This Is What Happened Next

Submitted by Wolf Richter of WolfStreet Tired of feeding an opaque, slimy industry of bots and fake clicks Procter & Gamble, one of the largest and most sophisticated advertisers in the world, reported on Thursday that sales were slightly down in the fourth quarter and for the fiscal year, despite consumer price inflation. It’s the […]

Google Slides As Cost-Per-Click Tumbles

Google, aka Alphabet, reported Q2 earnings that beat on the top and bottom line, reporting EPS of $5.01, above the estimate of $4.45, and earnings per share excluding the $2.7 billion European Commission fine of $8.90, also above the $8.25 expected. Total Q2 revenue of $26.01 billion rose 21% Y/Y, and also beat consensus of […]

Google Market Cap Hits An All Time High $600 Billion

Even as the US “brick and mortar” retail industry is in a tailspin of historic proportions, its ad spending must be better than ever, because on Monday Google parent Alphabet closed up 2.3%, hitting a new record high, and as Bloomberg pointed out first, the company’s market value crossed above $600 billion for the first […]

Visualizing The 100 Websites That Rule The Internet

There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, Google.com, for example, has an astounding 28 billion visits per month. The next closest is also a Google-owned property, Youtube.com, which brings in 20.5 […]

Google’s Eric Schmidt: Trump Admin Will Do “Evil Things”

As we reported earlier, thousands of Google employees staged protests on Monday over Trump’s executive order on immigration with Bloomberg noting that more than two thousand Google employees participated across several offices. What we did not report, however, is what Google executive chairman and staunch Hillary supporter – recall the leaked Podesta email which revealed […]