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UK’s antitrust watchdog orders Facebook to sell Giphy

In a significant push against big tech’s ability to maintain market dominance through sheer buying power, the UK’s competition watchdog has ordered Facebook (now Meta) to reverse its acquisition of animated GIF platform, Giphy — confirming the Financial Times‘ earlier reporting. The Competition and Markets Authority ...

Europe offers tepid set of political ads transparency rules

It’s been almost a year since the EU’s executive announced it would propose rules for political ads transparency in response to concern about online microtargeting and big data techniques making mincemeat of democratic integrity and accountability. Today it’s come out with its proposal. But frankly it ...

Talkwalker adds TikTok analytics to their Consumer Intelligence platform

This will allow businesses to discover critical insights on how consumers are interacting with their brand on the social media. Talkwalker is now providing TikTok data in its Consumer Intelligence Acceleration Platform, the consumer intelligence company announced on 9 November. Talkwalker analyses millions of short videos from ...

Web 3.0 can repair the attention-driven digital economy

Doug Petkanics Contributor Share on Twitter Doug Petkanics is the CEO of Livepeer, an open video infrastructure for livestreaming. From imbalanced creator economics and poor security, to centralized control and disgruntled communities — Web 2.0’s flaws have been on full display these past couple of months. First, former Facebook product ...

In growth marketing, signal determines success

Jonathan Martinez Contributor Share on Twitter Jonathan Martinez is a former YouTuber, UC Berkeley alum and growth marketing nerd who's helped scale Uber, Postmates, Chime and various startups. More posts by this contributor Early-stage brands should also unlock the power of influencers In growth marketing, creative is the critical X factor Unlike ...

TikTok partners with Shopify on social commerce

TikTok is further investing in social commerce with today’s announcement of a new global partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify. The deal aims to make it easier for Shopify’s over 1 million merchants to reach TikTok’s younger audience and drive sales. The partnership will ...