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YouTube Will Let Brands Target Top 5 Percent of Its Videos Johnson & Johnson and Heineken have beta-tested 'Google Preferred'

YouTube is attempting to assuage advertiser concerns about showing up next to poor content by rolling out Google Preferred. The feature allows brands to target pre-roll ads against the top…

April 30, 2014, 11:46 PM EDT

Coca-Cola Serves World Cup Trivia on QuizUp App now advertising with branded topics

Coca-Cola is now sponsoring World Cup trivia on QuizUp, the fast-growing mobile app out of Iceland. The app from Plain Vanilla Games has been testing branded quizzes as its advertising…

April 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Google's Mobile 'Problem' Squeezes Pricing in First Quarter Costs Per Click down 9 percent

Google topped $15 billion in first quarter revenue but still reported lower costs per click while the industry shifts to less expensive mobile ads. Google’s quarterly results also fell short…

April 16, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT

AppNexus Hires Ex-CEO of 24/7 Media As CFO Public experience hints at Wall Street ambitions

AppNexus has hired former 24/7 Media CEO Jon Hsu as chief financial officer, adding another veteran of the ad tech world and signaling its ambitions to eventually take the company…

April 7, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

Sorting Through the Streaming Music Universe Who will survive such a crowded marketplace?

While the Internet of Things takes center stage when we talk about connectivity, the future of streaming music presents consumers with a whole new set of opportunities and challenges as…

April 6, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

Google Plus Just as Popular as Twitter in U.S., Study Says And has more visitors than Instagram, Pinterest

Google Plus has the same number of U.S. users as Twitter and more opportunity for brands, according to a new survey from Forrester Research. Google Plus, the 2-year-old network that…

March 31, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

Unilever's Debbie Weinstein Heads to Google Dove 'Sketches' braintrust to help digital giant in Europe

Debbie Weinstein is leaving Unilever for Google, Adweek has learned. Weinstein has served in three international executive roles for the packaged goods giant since 2009, most recently as vp of global…

March 25, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT

Google and Viacom Finally Bury the Hatchet Lengthy appeals process ends

After years of in-court bickering and appeals overturning appeals, Google and Viacom have finally decided to end their lengthy legal squabble over more than 150,000 clips on YouTube of everything…

March 18, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

QuizUp Tops 1 Million Downloads on Android, Too Fast start similar to Apple version

QuizUp has more than one million Android signups since being made available on the mobile operating system on March 6, according to the count on Google’s Play store. The trivia…

March 17, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

Google Winds Down Wildfire to Focus on DoubleClick Integration Competitor Sprinklr says it's going to gain from the move

Google’s Wildfire clients—companies like Amazon, Gap, Dairy Queen, Cisco—are looking elsewhere for their social media management needs. The company that the search giant bought in 2012 for a reported $250…

March 14, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

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