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YouTube Comments Vandalized by Troll Art Google's fix has led to some erotic behavior

YouTube comments have devolved into a forum for phallic art. Google has admitted its new commenting system has led to some unintended consequences, like pornographic pixel portraits. In September, Google forced…

November 27, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

Viddiverse Is Designed to Be a YouTube/Vine for Kids Entrepreneur looks to build parent- and brand-safe social network for tweens

"Just one more video and that’s it.” That’s a common empty threat/demand many a modern parent has made, after plying their kids with a diverting iPad or iPhone—only to end up…

November 25, 2013, 9:58 PM EST

Facebook Plays Favorites With Autoplay Video Feature Early look at test profile reveals platform's priorities

Experimenting with new ways to display video in the News Feed, Facebook is also apparently playing favorites in deciding what content gets enhanced features like autoplay. A sneak peek at the…

November 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

JWT’s Global CEO-in-Waiting Has a Big Task Ahead of Him Lucky for Gustavo Martinez, he has a year to get it right

Gustavo Martinez will have nearly a year to establish himself at JWT as global president before he succeeds Bob Jeffrey as CEO in 2015. Given the scale of the top…

November 18, 2013, 10:18 PM EST

Google Coughs Up Cookie Dough for Apple Breach Paying $17M in privacy lapse

Google agreed to pay a total of $17 million to 36 states and Washington, D.C. to settle a privacy suit for trying to beat Apple’s cookie restrictions on its Safari…

November 18, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

Martin Sorrell Talks Candidly About Mergers, Mayhem—and His Own Demise The WPP CEO says people don’t take risks

In 1978, Martin Sorrell had just started working with the Saatchis, where, as group finance director, he was the architect of the agency acquisitions that would reshape modern advertising. After…

November 10, 2013, 8:42 PM EST

Google’s Chief Business Officer Says It’s Time to Invent What’s Next Nikesh Arora’s new media calculus

You’ll see all around this a number of essays about digital disruption, about what’s coming at us, about what the future will be like for us all. But the truth…

November 10, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

Google Inks Upfront Deal with MediaVest Commitment signals shift in how search giant sells ads

Google has entered into a major upfront ad deal with MediaVest. The two announced a pact today that commits Publicis-owned MediaVest and its clients like Walmart, Coca Cola and Honda, to…

October 24, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

Google Advertisers Now Have Access to Facebook Ads Rivals cooperate on FBX

Google now has Facebook ad space to sell you. The search company just announced that ad agencies that buy through DoubleClick would have access to FBX, Facebook’s exchange. This means that advertisers…

October 18, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

Google's $1,000 Stock Means Billions to Founders' Bank Accounts It's a good time to be Sergey Brin or Larry Page

$1,000. Google’s stock price hit its all-time high today, making the rich founders even wealthier. Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each saw their fortunes rise more than $250 million…

October 18, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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