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Sara Fischer / Axios:
eMarketer study: Amazon's ad business will bring in $4.61B this year, putting Amazon at 3rd place, ahead of Microsoft, in its share of the US digital ad market   —  Amazon's ad business will bring in $4.61 billion this year, according to a new eMarketer study, up a whopping 60% from the projection of $2.89 billion in March.
Sep 19, 2018, 7:25 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
HQ Trivia has a new CEO   —  Trivia app HQ hrecently made a CEO swap, putting co-founder Colin Kroll in charge and moving former CEO Rus Yusupov into a chief creative officer role.  The news was first reported by Digiday.  — HQ also today previewed a new, Wheel of Fortune-like game.
Sep 18, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Snapchat enlists 20 news partners including CNN and NBC to create Curated Our Stories, or curated stories with user-generated content in the Discover section   —  Snapchat is letting more than 20 news partners create curated “stories” with user-generated content from its platform as part …
Sep 13, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Kim Hart / Axios:
Study of US teen internet usage: 81% say they use social media but only 15% say they use Facebook, compared to 68% in 2012, and 89% have their own smartphone   —  Today's teens prefer texting over in-person communication, use social media multiple times a day, and admit that digital distractions interfere …
Sep 10, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
Steve LeVine / Axios:
McKinsey study says AI adoption will add $13T/year to global production, and the companies that embrace AI now will see their cash flow double by 2030   —  The world is in a deceptively quiet period in which some companies and countries are aggressively developing and applying early …
Sep 8, 2018, 10:30 PMIn context
Erica Pandey / Axios:
Amazon has gained a wealth of city data from the 238 entrants for its HQ2, which could give it an edge over its rivals for building facilities like warehouses   —  When Amazon invited cities to compete for its second global headquarters a year ago today, it got reams of data from the 238 entrants …
Sep 8, 2018, 1:25 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Inside the implosion of Social Capital as key partners and execs keep leaving and, sources believe, Chamath Palihapitiya is no longer putting the firm first   —  Social Capital arrived in Silicon Valley seven years ago with a charismatic co-founder, former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya …
Sep 7, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Shannon Vavra / Axios:
Sonatype, which helps companies build secure software using its Nexus platform, raises $80M in a round led by TPG   —  Sonatype, a company that helps companies build more secure software, will be announcing an $80 million funding round led by TPG.  —  Why it matters: The Equifax breach occurred with a known vulnerable component.
Sep 7, 2018, 10:25 AMIn context
David Nather / Axios:
Survey of 2,698 US adults shows 66% of Democrats think search engine results are unbiased while only 22% of Republicans think the same   —  Data: SurveyMonkey online poll conducted Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, 2018 among a total sample of 2,698.  Margin of error of ±2.5 percentage points; Poll methodology; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios
Sep 6, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Joe Uchill / Axios:
A year after the Equifax breach became public, not much has changed; Congress has failed to advance any legislation and CFPB says investigation is ongoing   —  The Equifax data breach was supposed to change everything about cybersecurity regulation on Capitol Hill.  One year later, it's not clear it changed much of anything.
Sep 6, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context

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