Samsung's long-awaited and repeatedly leaked next-generation Galaxy smartphone was finally made official today at the company's Unpacked event in New York City. As expected, the phone is a huge step up from its predecessors, which had gotten a reputation for growing somewhat stale in design. Show More Summary
With heavyweights like Lyft, AT&T and others yanking ads from YouTube, transparency and accountability are at the forefront of advertiser minds today. This week, MMW connected with Nels Stromborg, EVP of Retale (they work with 5,200 brands, 26M users), for his take on how to bring about deeper accountability in the ad industry. Show More Summary
The news arrives following T-Mobile's early pre-order shipments last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habitsShow More Summary
LG G6 is already in the hands of a few lucky customers. U.S. carriers have kicked off pre-orders for the LG G6 ahead of its debut in the country on April 7, and customers that have ordered the device are already starting to see shipping notices, with deliveries scheduled for later this week. Show More Summary
In 2013, Time Warner Cable (since acquired by Charter Communications) struck an $8.35 billion deal with the LA Dodgers to create LA SportsNet, the exclusive home of LA Dodgers games. To recoup its investment, Time Warner Cable demanded exorbitant prices from competing cable providers if they wanted access to the channel. Show More Summary
The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and … Click to Continue »
Downtown tunnel cell service is LIVE. T-Mobile customers now, Verizon, AT&T to roll in next couple weeks. Bars from IDS to UW! pic.twitter.com/5HMoVRFu4I — Sound Transit (@SoundTransit) March 28, 2017 In an afternoon tweet, Sound Transit...Show More Summary
Upgrades and new lines on Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon apply
Privacy rules that would’ve forced telecommunications companies like AT&T and Verizon to notify customers and ask for permission before selling personal information, including browsing history and app usage, are in danger of being scrapped. Show More Summary
Glenwood, AL (March 24, 2017) – Pursuit Channel announced today that it will be expanding its market-leading distribution coverage in the United States through a long-term carriage agreement with AT&T U-verse. Launching in mid May 2017...Show More Summary
"Brand safety" became the global ad industry's hottest buzzword in March as a string of major advertisers such as AT&T, Verizon, The Guardian and J&J announced plans to pull all video and text ads from YouTube amid disputes over messaging running alongside videos supporting ISIS and other extremist groups. In a parallel case of brands...
Summary: It’s open season on the duopoly. In the past week, a flood of brands from AT&T to Verizon to Johnson & Johnson have pulled ad campaigns from Google-owned YouTube because they don’t want their ads appearing next to objectionable videos. Show More Summary
To cap off a week of companies like AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson pulling their ad dollars from YouTube due to placement around offensive videos on the platform, it was shown today that not even YouTube's own brand is safe from the problem. On Friday afternoon, Wall Street Journal reporter Jack Nicas tweeted a...
A new report scoring tech companies’s support for digital rights comes to some surprising conclusions. It ranks Google (GOOG, GOOGL) above Apple (AAPL), puts AT&T (T) atop telecommunications firms and even says some modestly nice things about firms in China and Russia.
Superfast fiber internet—promising download speeds of a 1000 megabits per second—is a tantalizing but far-off prospect for many people, and even those who live in major cities often can’t access it. It’s exciting, then, when news comes along that a big internet service provider will expand its fiber access. Read more...
YouTube’s efforts to siphon ad money from television hit a speed bump in the past week when advertisers including Verizon Communications, AT&T and Johnson & Johnson canceled their ad deals with the video site. “The decision by a handful of...
Customers lost when pay-TV companies illegally shared information, DOJ says.
Conducting a materiality assessment is akin to taking your car to the shop for an inspection, says Amath Gomis, senior sustainability manager for AT&T. Both exercises can significantly improve performance in the long run. Gomis will be speaking about materiality assessments at the 2017 Environmental Leader Conference in June. Show More Summary
So you may have noticed that Google has been caught up in a bit of a stink in the UK over the company's YouTube ads being presented near "extremist" content. The fracas began after a report by the Times pointed out that advertisements for a rotating crop of brands were appearing next to videos uploaded to YouTube by a variety of hateful extremists. Show More Summary