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Leader Who Rebuilt Time Warner Empire Prepares an Exit
The New York Times • Emily Steel
HuffPost reporters may be rating pizza on site’s cross-country bus tour. Yuck.
Washington Post • Erik Wemple
Online ad fraud is a 'widespread' problem, Google and other big ad platforms admit
CNBC • Michelle Castillo
Yahoo Asserts 'OG' Fantasy Sports Status in New Campaign
Advertising Age • Lindsay Stein
Google spends $6M in record lobbying quarter
The Hill • Harper Neidig
GoDaddy Pulls the Plug on Its Amazon-Like Cloud Business
Fortune Magazine • Jonathan Vanian
Google right to be forgotten spat returns to Europe’s top court
Ars Technica • Kelly Fiveash
Google to radically change homepage for first time since 1996
The Guardian • Samuel Gibbs
Yahoo Japan launches web-based Game Plus platform
Game Industry International
Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool
Skift • Sean O'Neill, Skift
 
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Leader Who Rebuilt Time Warner Empire Prepares an Exit
The New York TimesEmily Steel
Jeffrey L. Bewkes championed acclaimed series like “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City” at HBO, salvaged Time Warner from its disastrous merger with AOL and publicly battled his rival media mogul Rupert Murdoch three years ago to fend off a hostile...
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HuffPost reporters may be rating pizza on site’s cross-country bus tour. Yuck.
Washington PostErik Wemple
First came the rollout: In a Politico article last week, HuffPost announced a multistate bus tour to greater familiarize itself with the country beyond large media metropolises. “Trust in media has bottomed out,” reads an explanation on the HuffPost site. “We hope...
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Online ad fraud is a 'widespread' problem, Google and other big ad platforms admit
CNBCMichelle Castillo
Online ad fraud is a growing problem, and even huge platform companies like Google and Verizon's Oath are not immune. Google-run tests found fraudulent companies selling ad space on premium websites they did not have access to, or on fake versions of...
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Yahoo Asserts 'OG' Fantasy Sports Status in New Campaign
Advertising AgeLindsay Stein
Yahoo is looking to reassert itself as the "OG of fantasy sports" in a new ad campaign called "Feel the Wins," developed in partnership with the company's new creative agency, Sid Lee. Although Yahoo was one of the early powers in fantasy...
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Google spends $6M in record lobbying quarter
The HillHarper Neidig
Google spent nearly $6 million lobbying federal officials from April through June — a new quarterly record for the internet search giant as it faces antitrust scrutiny abroad and concerns about privacy practices in the U.S. The $5.9 million Google spent in...
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GoDaddy Pulls the Plug on Its Amazon-Like Cloud Business
Fortune MagazineJonathan Vanian
GoDaddy is giving up on a business that it debuted just a little over a year ago. The website hosting company is ending its cloud computing business, which it unveiled in March, 2016 as an alternative to Amazon Web Services (amzn, +0.12%)...
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Google right to be forgotten spat returns to Europe’s top court
Ars TechnicaKelly Fiveash
Google's dispute with France's privacy watchdog over a call to apply "right to be forgotten" rules globally to some Web links will be weighed by Europe's top court—three years after it told the ad giant to comply with an order to remove...
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Google to radically change homepage for first time since 1996
The GuardianSamuel Gibbs
Google’s famously simple homepage with its logo and single search box on a white background is set to undergo a radical change for the first time since its launch in 1996, with the addition of Google’s interest and news-based feed. The feed...
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Yahoo Japan launches web-based Game Plus platform
Game Industry International
A new games venture centred around browser-based gaming has launched in the East, courtesy of Yahoo Japan. Game Plus is a new platform that offers users HTML5-developed games as well as larger, console-style titles thanks to cloud-streaming, Japan Times reports. The service...
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Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool
SkiftSean O'Neill, Skift
In the past month, some Google searches have been revealing an option to comparison-shop vacation rentals. In our checks Tuesday, could find vacation rental filters for Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Cologne, Dresden, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Madrid, Munich, Milan, Naples, Nice, Nuremberg, Paris, Palermo, Porto,...
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