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Indonesian Government Proposes New Scheme to Force Digital Platforms to Pay For News Content

February 21, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

Every time this comes up it seems like a misinterpretation of web usage data, but money, and pressure from influential publishers, still clearly has a strong hold on political policy. This week, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has announced that he […]


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EU Officials Launch Investigation into TikTok Over Potential DSA Violations

February 20, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

EU officials are wasting no time enacting their new powers under the Digital Services Act (DSA), with the European Commission announcing a new investigation into whether TikTok is currently in violation of DSA rules in relation to the protection of […]


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Rumors of an eBay NFT Scaleback and C-Suite Departure

February 19, 2024

Via: Practical Ecommerce

This time last year, eBay was hiring to bolster its Web3 team to support its NFT marketplace in the UK called KnownOrigin, according to CoinDesk. One year later, KnownOrigin employees were part of eBay’s mass layoffs that saw a 9% […]


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Meta forces Apple fees on advertisers

February 16, 2024

Via: Payments Dive

The changes to Menlo Park, California-based Meta’s pricing come after Apple updated its mobile app store guidelines in Oct. 2022. Cupertino, California-based Apple gave Meta over a year to comply with the rule change, according to a recent report from […]


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TikTok Outlines Preparations for Upcoming Elections Across Europe

February 14, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

TikTok is preparing for the next wave of elections across Europe, with a new commitment to staffing local language election centers for each of the 27 individual EU member states, which will include dedicated, vetted local voting info in the […]


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YouTube Announces 2024 Device Partner Summit in Seoul

February 12, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

YouTube has announced that it will be holding its third annual “YouTube Device Partner Summit” in Seoul, South Korea on April 23rd and 24th, where it’ll showcase its latest developments in maximizing viewer engagement, across various surfaces. The event will […]


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Tech Myths and Facts: Vision Pro, Google Culture, Digital Ad Market Edition

February 7, 2024

Via: CMSWire

It’s a weird time for Big Tech. Technology companies are setting revenue and profitability records yet conducting deep rounds of layoffs as they try to figure out computing’s next act. AI and mixed reality have plenty of promise, but they’re […]


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Snapchat Announces New Round of Layoffs, Affecting 500 Roles

February 5, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

Snap Inc. has announced a new round of layoffs, with the company set to cull 10% of its global workforce as it continues to rationalize costs, and re-focus the business. As reported by CNBC, Snap will cut around 500 roles […]


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Snickers brings AR Super Bowl experience to forthcoming Apple Vision Pro

January 30, 2024

Via: Marketing Dive

Apple’s Vision Pro mixed-reality headset hasn’t yet arrived, but brands are already strategizing ways to plug into the hype. The long-anticipated Vision Pro headset became available for pre-order earlier this month and is expected to arrive on Feb. 2. For […]


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Disney ties mood to messaging with contextual ads amid ad-tech roll-out

January 11, 2024

Via: Marketing Dive

Now in its fourth year, the Disney Tech & Data Showcase helps set the tone for what advertisers can expect from the media giant in advance of its upfront presentation later this year. This week’s presentation, made at the Consumer […]


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Amazon makes key hire to lead Prime Video’s advertising expansion

January 5, 2024

Via: Marketing Dive

Amazon has snapped up a media veteran with established know-how in designing an ad business for the streaming age. Helfand played an important role in building out Hulu’s offerings, later translating that experience to other corners of Disney’s empire like […]


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Have You Been Approached by an eBay Growth Advisor?

January 2, 2024

Via: EcommerceBytes

The eBay for Business podcast hosted one of the company’s Growth Advisors in its January 2nd New Years episode to discuss how he helps sellers grow their business. Some of the advice he shared with the podcast hosts was for […]


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CMSWire’s Top 10 Ecommerce Articles of 2023

December 26, 2023

Via: CMSWire

This year has brought about many changes and challenges for ecommerce. This collection of CMSWire’s top articles takes you through the latest shifts and trends, from the rise of AI in leveling the playing field to the evolving conflicts at […]


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Is It Time to Make CX and EX ‘One Experience’?

November 21, 2023

Via: CMSWire

April Ho-Nishimura, global head of employee and customer experience at onsemi, a NASDAQ100 semiconductor powerhouse, lives and breathes CX and EX. No, she really does. Just look at her title. We’ve heard about the importance of the intersection of customer […]


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Amazon partners with Meta and Snap in push to expand in-app shopping

November 15, 2023

Via: Business of Apps

Amazon appears to be bolstering its in-app shopping partnership. In two separate news pieces emerging over the past week, the eCommerce giant has struck a deal with both Meta and Snap to feature in-app shopping capabilities. We’ll take a closer […]


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Walmart tests more AI, AR shopping tools

October 10, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

In addition to the numerous other tech features, Walmart said it is developing virtual commerce, meaning shoppers can buy physical items within a virtual environment. The retailer has tested its capability within the online game House Flip, but it aims […]


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Amazon to hire 250,000 people for the holidays

September 20, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

The retail industry typically hires hundreds of thousands of people to support holiday operations. But it appears that some companies have pulled back on seasonal hiring so far this year, with plans at their lowest since 2008, CNN reported. But […]


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Walmart Connect bows Sponsored Video ads to drive holiday inspiration

September 15, 2023

Via: Marketing Dive

Walmart Connect, the retail media unit of Walmart, is rolling out a sponsored video advertising format ahead of the holiday shopping rush, per details shared with Marketing Dive. This represents the network’s first on-site video ad solution and is positioned […]


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Holiday sales predicted to rise by 3.5%: Deloitte

September 14, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

After years of increased spending on services, that behavior could cool off, while spending on durable goods remains high compared to pre-pandemic levels, Nick Handrinos, vice chair of Deloitte and U.S. retail, wholesale, and distribution and consumer products leader, said […]


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3 Crucial Tips for AI in Customer Experience

September 11, 2023

Via: CMSWire

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t sci fi like you see in the movies — not yet anyway, and it probably won’t be for a long time. But because so many futuristic, cyberminded depictions are out there about AI, it’s important to […]