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Uber Has 40 Million Active Riders Who Pay $50 a Month

SAN FRANCISCO—During the first day's closing session of Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that his app has 40 million monthly riders paying an average of $50 for the company's ride-sharing services. That was one of a few stats Kalanick revealed during an interview with Vanity Fair's editor-in-chief Graydon Carter. Show More Summary

Yahoo calls for greater transparency over national security orders

The US tech company has written to James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, urging that the US government provide more information about the national security orders they issue to internet companies in order to obtain their users' data. Read more...

With 500 Million Monthly Users, Activision Blizzard CEO Claims His Company Is 5 Times Bigger Than Netflix

SAN FRANCISCO—Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick thinks the size of mobile gaming is on par with video-streaming behemoth Netflix. Speaking at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit this morning, Kotick boasted about the video gaming...Show More Summary

How Jeff Bezos Is Turning the Washington Post Into a Digitally Driven Publisher

SAN FRANCISCO—When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took over the Washington Post in 2013, many wondered what a tech exec's leadership would look like at a 140-year-old newspaper. But with a growing digital business and new practices in the newsroom,...Show More Summary

New YouTube Red Series Shows Off the Weird World of Rhett and Link

In a world where an evil co-ex-girlfriend, an "infomercial queen," has taken over a super popular YouTube channel in order to sell her products, only one team can stop her (because they kinda have to): Rhett and Link. This comedy duo,...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Getting Taken to Task on Snapchat for His Climate Change Stance

The Sierra Club has purchased a geofilter that will be seen by folks who attend tonight's presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The ad takes aim at Donald Trump's climate change stance: he doesn't believe the notion...Show More Summary

Adweek Podcast: Let's Talk Retail, Gender and

It's one of the biggest weeks of the year for marketers, with ANA's Masters of Marketing conference getting underway. So our podcast panel is ready to talk about the biggest issues facing many of today's top brands. Join our opinionated band of Adweek editors and writers for this week's installment of Yeah, That's Probably an Ad. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Just Created a Way to Make Money From Donald Trump's Tweets

Donald Trump's tweets from now until Election Day are about to start delivering money directly to Hillary Clinton's campaign. A new tool, Troll Trump, lets supporters sign up to automatically donate 50 cents, $1, $3, $5, $10 or other amounts every time the Republican presidential nominee tweets. Show More Summary

What Media Planners Can Do About Dramatically Shifting Video Viewing Habits

For advertisers, consumers have become a moving target. Literally. Our society is more mobile, active and urban than ever before. Higher skilled workers are moving to urban areas, as are many corporations like GE, McDonald's, Google and Facebook. Consumers now spend 70 percent of their time out of their homes, according to Kinetic USA. Show More Summary

Two new tools at the cutting edge of audio sharing

When you hear a great story on the radio, there is no easy way to send it to your friends. You might be in the car listening to live radio, doing the dishes with a podcast on, or streaming on the computer. Wherever you’re listening, the best you could do is send them a link to the Soundcloud, and tell...

Why Agencies Should Spend More Time and Effort Retaining Their Strategy People

The ad industry is losing more talent than it's gaining, according to a LinkedIn study—"The Truth About Strategy Talent"—done in partnership with the 4A's. In 2015, the ad industry experienced a 25 percent net loss of global talent to competing industries, but one area where agencies need to focus a bit more time is the strategy department. Show More Summary

Expect a policy focus at tonight's debate -- with plenty of fireworks

Tonight’s third presidential debate brings America its final chance to see Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton together on the same stage. Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News has announced plans to ask questions on six topics: debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots, and fitness to be president. Show More Summary

Facebook Is Now Offering Movie Tickets, Food Delivery and Salon Appointments

Good evening, earthlings. Thank you for logging on to Planet Facebook, where you can read posts from your friends, chat with them, watch recorded video, stare aimlessly at live video and now, starting today, order up a facial, dinner...Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: Sick Kids Are the Ultimate Fighters in Brilliant Hospital Ads by Cossette

A boy suffering from kidney failure isn't weak. He's a gladiator about to step into the ring for battle. So says a gorgeous, jaw-dropping new campaign from SickKids Hospital—or as it's more formally known, The Hospital for Sick Children—in...Show More Summary

LinkedIn's Top Recruiter Called Her Relative a 'Mulatto' in an Interview About Diversity

Racially insensitive public comments are generally rare among top tech executives, and you definitely don't expect to hear them coming from someone like LinkedIn's HR chief. Pat Wadors (via LinkedIn) Yet the social network's svp of global...Show More Summary

What Euronews learned from experimenting with 360-degree video

Euronews has recently started experimenting with 360-degree video – a technology that ties in nicely with the news organisation's philosophy of empowering its audience. Duncan Hooper, Editor-in-Chief of digital platforms, shared some of the lessons his team has learned along the way. Read more...

You Can Buy Everything You See on Lifetime & Wayfair’s New TV Series

A+E Networks this weekend is rolling out its most ambitious branded content push yet, a new Lifetime lifestyle/home improvement series co-produced by Wayfair in which every item that appears on the program will be available for purchase...Show More Summary

Whether Mobile Shoppers Are Fickle or Smart, Holiday Retailers Need to Deal With Their Elusive Ways

Holiday shoppers can be pretty fickle, according to Google's retail-based study being released today. Fickle to the point that 76 percent of shoppers change their mind about which brand to purchase thanks to a Google mobile search. Picture...Show More Summary

Pinterest Enlists Top Creators and Production Shops to Craft Posts for Marketers

As Pinterest works to build an advertising business that rivals heavyweights like Facebook and Google, it's launching a creative program with a handful of production shops, publishers and creators aimed at making it easier for brands...Show More Summary

Star-Ledger employees left scrambling after retirement plan dissolves

The story has finally hit home for retirees of the Newark Star-Ledger. In late September, the benefits administrator for Advance Publications, which owns the paper, sent a letter to retirees notifying them that they would no longer be covered by a company-sponsored group retiree plan. In its place, Advance informed them it was “pleased to offer a new solution” –...

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