Google, Facebook, Twitter chiefs called back to Senate Intelligence Committee

Posted Posted in Internet Economics

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operations officer Sheryl Sandberg will testify in an open hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee next week, the committee’s chairman has confirmed. Larry Page, chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet, was also invited but has not confirmed his attendance, a committee spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch. Full […]

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Posted Posted in Privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent […]

Inside AT&T’s media ambitions

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Mobile Ecosystem

AT&T’s purchase of AppNexus has been perceived as a landmark development for the adtech sector, and widely interpreted as a precursor to a sustained assault on the duopoly’s dominance of digital ad spend. In its latest earnings call, AT&T revealed that revenue for its advertising and analytics unit, which includes the AdWorks addressable TV group, grew […]