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Nexstar Buys Video Ad-Tech Startup LKQD Technologies for $90 Million

Variety reports: "Broadcast giant Nexstar Media Group has reached a deal to acquire LKQD Technologies, a video-advertising infrastructure company, for $90 million cash. LKQD, founded in 2014 and...

YouTube pulls ads on 2 million inappropriate children’s videos

The Verge reports: "YouTube has removed more than 270 accounts and over 150,000 videos from its platform, and switched off commenting on 625,000 videos...

YouTube faces brand freeze over ads and obscene comments on videos...

Tech Crunch reports: "YouTube is firefighting another child safety content moderation scandal which has led several major brands to suspend advertising on its platform....

Unity and Lionsgate find horror film’s VR ad can get your...

VentureBeat reports: "Unity Technologies and film studio Lionsgate have created a virtual reality advertisement for the launch of the Jigsaw horror film, and an analysis shows...

AdColony shuts down AdMarvel, 125 jobs cut

Gameindustry.biz reports: "AdColony has announced that it will lay off 125 staff in a bid to refocus its business away from mediation and ad-serving...

Spotify UK Reports Booming Revenue, New Focus On Advertising

Hypebot reports: "Revenues at streaming music service Spotify’s UK division were up sharply, driven by sustained paid subscriber growth in 2016. According to Spotify's latest...

NBC Expects More Than $1 Billion in Ad Sales from Super...

Variety reports: "NBCUniversal projected it would take in more than $1 billion in ad revenue from its broadcasts of Super Bowl LII and the Winter...

Facebook Instant Games trialling monetization options for developers

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Nearly a year after it first launched, Facebook's Instant Games is introducing monetization for developers.Though the forthcoming changes are only trials, Facebook...

Fox Sued for Using Muhammad Ali in Super Bowl Advertisement

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Fox Broadcasting has been hit with a $30 million lawsuit for using Muhammad Ali as the centerpiece in an advertisement...

Facebook is hiring another 1,000 people to review and remove ads

Recode reports: "Facebook is making changes to its advertising policies in the wake of an investigation that confirmed the company unknowingly sold ads to Kremlin-backed...