Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Google and Facebook executives colluded in online advertising sales (Image is for representational purposes only – iStock) Recently unedited documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online ad sales. The lawsuit alleges that the chief executives of both companies were aware of and … Read more

France fines Google, Facebook millions over tracking consent, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

France fines Google, Facebook millions over tracking consent, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

France hits Google and Facebook with huge fines over cookies French regulators on Thursday fined Google and Facebook a total of more than 200 million euros ($226 million) for not making it as easy for people to opt out of online tracking as they are for them to accept it. CNIL’s data privacy watchdog said … Read more

Trump’s social media accounts and online harms: the tech review of 2021

Trump's social media accounts and online harms: the tech review of 2021

It was the year when the friction between technology and politics reached new heights. How should any social media regulation be handled, the debate over freedom of expression, censorship, data collection and privacy concerns are all issues that have shaped the past 12 months. Here’s a look at some of the biggest tech stories of … Read more

This, Not Google, Is The World’S Most Visited Website

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TikTok was the most visited website in the world in 2021. According to Cloudflare Inc, a cloud infrastructure company that tracks internet traffic, the app even topped last year’s flagship, Alphabet Inc’s Google. The popular app, owned by Beijing-based company ByteDance, ranked seventh last year, after Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix and Amazon, according to … Read more

Social media app Parler plans to expand into NFTs, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Social media app Parler plans to expand into NFTs, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Social media platform Parler said Monday it will expand its business into non-fungible tokens (NFT), in a move that supports the digital asset’s rapid growth in recent months. NFT, a digital asset usually purchased with cryptocurrency or dollars, includes everything from photos and videos to text. The property record is tracked on the blockchain, which … Read more

Facebook pays fines to Russia over banned content, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Facebook pays fines to Russia over banned content, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Image used for representational purpose On Sunday, Interfax news agency reported that Facebook had paid 17 million rubles ($229,643) in fines to Russia for failing to remove content Moscow deemed illegal, but with the prospect of a larger fine looming. Facebook’s parent company Meta, along with Google’s Alphabet, faces a lawsuit next week on suspicion … Read more