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U.S. digital ads spur Publicis’ return to growth

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(Reuters) – Publicis, the world’s third-largest advertising group, on Thursday beat market expectations as it returned to organic growth for the first time since before the pandemic, fuelled by high demand for digital advertising in the United States. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Publicis group is seen at the high......

Apple to start enforcing new app privacy notifications in coming weeks

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FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday that in the coming weeks it will start enforcing a new privacy notification......

News Corp to buy Investor’s Business Daily for $275 million

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FILE PHOTO: The News Corporation logo is displayed on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said on Thursday it would acquire Los Angeles-based financial news firm Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) from O’......

U.S. DOJ accuses Google of dragging its feet in antitrust trial

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FILE PHOTO: The brand logo of Alphabet Inc’s Google is seen outside its office in Beijing, China August 8, 2018. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Thomas Peter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice accused Google of dragging its feet in providing documents in preparation for a trial......

Brands hope to cash in on Clubhouse audio app frenzy

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(Reuters) – Last month, during a live game show on audio-chat app Clubhouse, tech entrepreneur and investor Noah Lichtenstein and his co-hosts handed out $3,200 in prizes funded by Square Inc-owned payment company Cash App, which sponsored the event. FILE PHOTO: The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a......

ITV has spoken to Piers Morgan over Meghan coverage, CEO says

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LONDON (Reuters) – A senior executive at broadcaster ITV has spoken to presenter Piers Morgan about his criticism of Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, the chief executive of the company said on Tuesday. Morgan, a former CNN presenter, has long criticised the couple, saying they have damaged the royal......

Meghan’s father says: the British royals are not racist at all

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LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan’s father Thomas Markle said on Tuesday that he did not think the British royal family was racist and hoped that an alleged remark from a family member about the darkness of the skin of Meghan’s son was just a dumb question. Meghan said that her son......

Baidu-Geely EV venture names Mobike co-founder as chief

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Baidu Inc and automaker Geely hired Mobike co-founder and former chief technology officer Xia Yiping as chief executive of their new electric vehicle venture, the search engine giant said on Monday. Baidu last month had announced it would set up a company with Zhejiang Geely Holding......

Facebook building Clubhouse-like audio chat product: New York Times

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FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo displayed on a mobile phone is seen through a magnifying glass in this picture illustration taken February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is building a new audio chat product similar to audio-based social network Clubhouse, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing......

EU privacy agency urges more safeguards to curb U.S. tech giants

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FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo./File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU privacy watchdog EDPS on Wednesday backed the bloc’s push to curb the power of Apple, Amazon, Alphabet unit Google and Facebook via new tough rules and suggested more safeguards......

Twitter warns user growth to slow, beats sales and profit targets

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By Elizabeth Culliford, Munsif Vengattil (Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Tuesday posted 27% user growth, missing Wall Street estimates, and warned this rate would slow in the upcoming quarters as a boost from the pandemic fizzles. The social media company, which beat quarterly sales and profit estimates, said expenses would......

Texas court considers hearing on changing venue of Google antitrust case

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FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is pictured on a Google building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Texas court considering a state antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google is likely to hold a hearing on......

Google asks U.S. judge to move states’ antitrust lawsuit to California

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has asked a U.S. judge in Texas to transfer an antitrust lawsuit filed by 10 states in December to a court in California, a state that has more relevant witnesses and documents needed by the company, it said. FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is......

Exclusive: Biden administration eyes creating White House antitrust czar – sources

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By Diane Bartz, Nandita Bose FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden arrives to speak during an event at Major Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center at New Castle County Airport in New Castle, Delaware, U.S. January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The incoming administration of......

France wants suspension of ‘poisonous’ U.S.-Europe trade spat

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FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during a news conference at a meeting to discuss how to push forward stalled Arab-Israeli peace talks, in Amman, Jordan, September 24, 2020. Khalil Mazraawi/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union and the incoming administration of U.S.......

WhatsApp to delay launch of new business features after privacy backlash

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FILE PHOTO: The Whatsapp logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is delaying the roll out of new business features following user backlash over the company’s data sharing practices. The delay is a setback for......

Facebook’s advertising integrity chief leaves company

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FILE PHOTO: An illustration photo shows the Facebook page displayed on a mobile phone internet browser held in front of a computer screen at a cyber-cafe in downtown Nairobi, Kenya April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s chief of advertising integrity, who handled the company’s ad products around......

Google, Facebook agreed to team up against possible antitrust action, draft lawsuit says – WSJ

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FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is shown at one of the company’s office complexes in Irvine, California, U.S., July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google agreed to “cooperate and assist one another” in case of an investigation into their pact to work together in......

Mediaset to press ahead with European TV plan regardless of Vivendi: CEO to paper

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FILE PHOTO: Mediaset’s Chief Executive Pier Silvio Berlusconi poses after media conference at the headquarter in Cologno Monzese, near Milan, Italy, April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Mediaset will press ahead with plans to create a pan-European TV champion, regardless of whether it can strike a deal to......

Australia regulator chief Sims says Google and Facebook draft laws fair, critical for media future

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman (ACCC) Rod Sims said proposed laws that will make Australia the first country in the world to force Google and Facebook to pay for news were fair and critical for the survival of the media industry. FILE PHOTO: Australian Competition and......

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