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Apple closes Chinese App Store loophole, causing thousands of games to...

The Verge reports: "Apple will start removing thousands of games from its Chinese App Store in July as a result of a policy that...

Civil Rights Groups Call on Advertisers to Pause Facebook Ad Spend...

Social Media Today reports: "Despite ongoing criticism of its policies, and its approach to divisive comments and content, Facebook has thus far stood firm...

Ad-Supported News Streamer Haystack Adds Millions of Users, Rebrands

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Advertising-supported streaming news provider Haystack has added more than 2 million users this year, with people looking for news about...

Facebook, Instagram Will Let Users Turn Off All Political Ads

Variety reports: "Amid criticism over Facebook’s policy to not fact-check political ads, the social giant is giving users a new option: They can choose...

Niantic to promote 1,000 small businesses in Pokemon Go for free...

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Niantic has announced it will be offering 1,000 small and locally-owned businesses a year of free promotion in Pokemon Go as in-game...

U.S. 2020 Ad Spending to Fall 17 Percent, Excluding Political, Amid...

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "U.S. advertising revenue will fall 4.3 percent this year to $213 billion, or around 17.0 percent when excluding political advertising,...

NBCUniversal Ad Chief Linda Yaccarino Responds To Advertisers’ Upfront Demands

Deadline reports: "In an open letter to advertisers Monday, NBCUniversal ad chief Linda Yaccarino offered a response to recent demands that media companies shift...

YouTube Pulls Black Lives Matter Fundraising Videos That Encourage ‘Fake Engagement’

Variety reports: "YouTube has removed multiple videos whose creators said they were donating ad revenue to Black Lives Matter and other racial-justice causes —...

Madison Avenue Calls for Seismic Changes to TV’s Upfront Market

Variety reports: "Madison Avenue is calling for a different route for the billions of dollars it sends to TV networks every year. A group...

YouTube is relaunching its premium ad offering as YouTube Select

TechCrunch reports: "YouTube is announcing a new way to buy advertising, which it’s calling YouTube Select. The announcement — made ahead of the now-remote...