Category: AdTech



YouTube’s Trampled Foes Plot Antitrust Revenge

YouTube then used that supply to control ad prices and amass data about viewers, squeezing out anyone that tried to compete, according to interviews with more than a dozen partners, rivals and former employees. Many asked not to be identified discussing sensitive information about a powerful industry player. YouTube didn’t wipe out competition in one fell swoop, or act maliciously, according to these people. That left a graveyard of failed companies in its wake and fewer choices for advertisers, the people said. In digital video advertising, YouTube has no peers. Read More:

33Across CEO On Bringing The Company Back From The Brink

Wheeler, who founded the company in 2008, says seismic shifts in the online advertising industry wiped away major parts of its ad network business. In seven years, the result is the company has reached $100 million in revenues and its workforce has climbed back up into triple digits. Read More:

Would Advertising Work for Netflix?

Roughly a quarter of U.S. subscribers said they would cancel Netflix if the company introduced ads without lowering prices, according to a recent survey from Hub Entertainment Research. Netflix would have to be willing to generate less revenue from ad-supported subscribers than from its paid subscribers – at least in the short term. Read More:

Google Accused of Ripping Off Digital Ad Technology in U.S. Lawsuit

Impact Engine Inc filed the complaint in federal court in San Diego, California, alleging various Google online advertising platforms, including Google Ads and Google AdSense, infringed on six patents. Impact Engine alleged that, after a series of meetings between the companies, Google copied its intellectual property instead of creating a business partnership. Read More:

F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion

President Trump has dialed back regulations in many industries, but the Facebook settlement sets a new bar for privacy enforcement by American officials, who have brought few cases against large Silicon Valley companies. On Thursday, President Trump took shots at Facebook and other social media companies, accusing them of being biased against conservatives. Read More: