Pinterest is the first big tech platform to ban weight loss ads as people go out more often this summer after being indoors most of 2020 due to COVID.
France's antitrust watchdog fined Google $267 million for abusing its market power in the ad business.
The New York Review of Books personals ads last year included references to Zoom and FaceTime. Now, buyers are looking for vaccinated friends.
Google misled phone makers into hiding privacy settings users liked in order to collect more location data, according to newly unredacted documents.
Ads on Facebook featuring voter fraud conspiracies from the conservative super PAC Restoration Action was running until Insider contacted Facebook.
Last month, the Chief Principal of the Cherokee Nation told Insider he wants Jeep to stop using the tribe's name.
Snap shares surged as the company said work on its self-serve ad platform puts it on course for many years of strong revenue growth.
Budweiser did not air a Super Bowl ad for the first time in 37 years, but Bud Light had two. Bud Light aired two ads for its beer and seltzer during the first half. Anheuser-Busch InBev, which owns Bud Light and Budweiser, has a $US250-million-per year deal with the NFL. […]
Local businesses damaged during the coronavirus pandemic would likely struggle if Google Search left Australia, analysts warn. IBISWorld says restaurants, hairdressers, and some tourist accomodation could lose the ability to reach local customers through ads placed on Google Search. Google says it is prepared to remove Search from Australia if […]
Microsoft criticises Apple’s Touch Bar in new advertisement for the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. Apple is said to be planning to get rid of the Touch Bar entirely in its latest update. The two companies have long gone head-to-head in their advertising efforts around computers, with the rivalry going back […]
NHS Charities Together officials apologised for a Christmas ad showing Santa Claus nearly dying from COVID-19 in hospital, saying the spot wasn’t meant for children. The charity scrubbed “The Gift” from its YouTube channel, as did those involved with the making of it. A top YouTube comment on the video […]
Facebook pulled down four sets of Trump ads on Tuesday, two of which implied it was already Election Day. The Trump ads all featured the copy “Vote today!” and two of them contained the phrase “election day is today!” Facebook said it took the ads down for violating its ad […]
Facebook has a new video game service that enables games to be played from the cloud, streamed directly to your device, without a download. The new service is a rare push into gaming from Facebook that makes more sense when paired with another Facebook announcement tied to the new service: […]
Facebook said it had taken down 120,000 posts for violating its “voter interference policies” ahead of the US election. The posts were taken down across Facebook and Instagram, which Facebook owns. Facebook has also rejected 2.2 million ads because the organisations behind them had not yet been approved to run […]
The Trump campaign has started running ads which tap into unfounded online rumours that Joe Biden wore an earpiece during Tuesday’s presidential debate. The ads claim Biden “refused” to take a drug test and “declined an earpiece inspection.” The Biden campaign rejected both these claims. Facebook has a policy of […]
The Trump campaign is unintentionally funding Chinese and Russian state media outlets by running YouTube ads on their channels, a new study found. At least 22 Trump campaign ads ran on YouTube channels linked to the Chinese government this month alone, according to an analysis of thousands of YouTube videos […]
US e-commerce giant eBay has sold its classified-ads business to Norwegian competitor Adevinta in a $US9.2 billion deal. The deal includes the sale of recognised brands such as Gumtree, Kijiji, and DBA. It will make Adevinta the world’s leading online classified group, with a market presence in 20 countries. California-based […]