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FTC's Data Security Case Against Wyndham Worldwide Moves Forward Closely-watched case could determine authority

In a victory for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge declined to dismiss the agency's data security case against Wydham Worldwide Hotels, allowing it to move forward. The case, in…

April 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

Jerk.com Jerked Around Consumers, FTC Says Site secretly grabbed personal information from Facebook to create profiles

How's this for an online racket? Surreptitiously grab information from Facebook to create tens of millions of profiles labeling people a "jerk" or "not a jerk" and then charge people…

April 7, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

AOL Renews 4 of Its Web Series #Candidly Nicole, Hardwired, The Future Starts Here and City.Ballet will be streaming this fall

Great news for #Candidly Nicole, Hardwired, The Future Starts Here and City.Ballet fans: You’ll be able to see more of these shows online this fall. AOL announced the renewal of…

April 7, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

72% of Americans Won't Wear Google Glass Because of Privacy Worries Distractibility also an issue, according to new study

It’s not Google Glass’ nerdy aesthetics, somewhat douchey reputation or lofty price tag that will prevent a whopping 72 percent of Americans from donning the headset of the future—it’s concerns…

April 7, 2014, 9:19 AM 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

Here's How That Little Blue Ad Marker Should Appear in Mobile Ads Digital Advertising Alliance releases new creative specs

The Digital Advertising Alliance today is releasing creative specs on how the little blue ad marker should be used and displayed on mobile ads—the next major step in extending the…

April 7, 2014, 12:00 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

Meet Watch Awards Talent Judge Amber J. Lawson Comedy Gives Back CEO speaks about online video trends

Entrepreneur and producer Amber J. Lawson has made a career out of spotting innovative ways to create content online. Recently, she’s noticed that it’s not just the the average joe…

April 4, 2014, 5:54 PM EDT

Women Are Getting More Data Exec Gigs and 4 Other I-Com Takeaways Confab shows that fraud and viewability are hot-button issues

The 5th I-Com Global Summit just wrapped here in Seville, Spain, where a few hundred data marketing execs met to address industry challenges this week. Below are five takeaways from…

April 4, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

Lacoste Takes One Giant Leap in Top YouTube Brand Videos Plus, Taco Bell's Ronald McDonalds maintain momentum

Fans of first kisses may want to check out Lacoste’s Big Leap ad. The 30-second spot likens that heartstopping moment to the thrill of jumping off a building. Taco Bell’s brilliant…

April 4, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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