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March 27, 2017, 4:05 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Analysis finds ads for big brands placed on politically extreme and derogatory content across the web, highlighting broader issues with programmatic advertising  —  Follow The Post's tech blog, The Switch, where technology and policy connect.  —  As the owner of a small business in liberal Massachusetts …
Tess Townsend / Recode:
YouTube's ad mess gives advertisers leverage for what they really want: More data  —  Advertisers are tired of just trusting Google.  —  As far as advertisers are concerned, there are really only two ways to place ads online: The “open web” where you can track the ads, and “walled gardens” where you can't.
Bloomberg:
Uber suspends self-driving car testing following Arizona crash involving one of its cars; police say the Uber car was not at fault, another car failed to yield  —  A self-driving car operated by Uber Technologies Inc. was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest setback for a company reeling from multiple crises.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Sources: Amazon exploring retail store concepts for furniture, electronics, and more, including plans for grocery stores in India's vast market  —  SEATTLE — Last Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif., Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, climbed into the cockpit of a 13-foot robot …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Seoul escort bar visit by Uber CEO, Emil Michael, and others in 2014 led to HR complaint; Kalanick's ex-girlfriend says Michael asked her to lie about visit  —  A woman who dated Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for three years, Gabi Holzwarth, says she was with Mr. Kalanick when he and a team …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
UK regulator Ofcom proposes rules that would force ISPs to automatically compensate customers for slow repairs or missed deadlines and appointments  —  Telecoms watchdog proposes making providers pay automatic compensation for 7.2m customer service failings each year
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together  —  While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Emaar Malls, the shopping-center unit of Dubai's largest publicly-traded property developer, has offered ~$800M for Souq.com, challenging Amazon's bid  —  Offer of about $800 million said to have come last week  —  Emaar Chairman Alabbar focusing on technology investments

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