Media Business News and Trends

France's Supervisory Authority (CNIL) has fined Google $56.8 millions Euros for what the data protection watchdog believes is a violation by the multinational tech company on EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Posted Jan 29, 2019

Security and privacy issues aren't going anywhere in 2019. In fact, we're starting to see the first big consequences of the increased focus on data privacy. Google and Facebook are, predictably, at the center of it.

Posted Jan 25, 2019

Email bombing can hurt your brand, but how do you protect yourself from being tricked by malicious bots? Combines these nine steps to protect your brand and your customers from email flooding attacks.

Posted Jan 25, 2019

Publishers have tried various methods to win back share from the Facebook/Google duopoly. Not all have been successful. But there are some battle-tested tactics that stand out. These offer hope for publishers that are tired of losing business to Google and Facebook.

Posted Jan 23, 2019

Research from leading real-time insights company gauges US consumer attitudes, purchase intent and adoption of consumer electronics.

Posted Jan 10, 2019

Why are some big retailers still experiencing site outages during the biggest online shopping weekend of the year? There are several factors at play.

Posted Jan 09, 2019

If you're a content creator of any kind--creating books or audiobooks, podcasts, articles, magazines, videos, you name it--you're eventually going to have to bring that content into the realm of Amazon's Alexa. Here are two tools to help beginners build their skills.

Posted Dec 20, 2018

Newspaper entrepreneur David Montgomery, has partnered his National World business with data management platform, Carbon by Clicksco (Carbon).

Posted Dec 18, 2018

The evolution of the spam filter, with increasingly more sophisticated ways for determining which content is contextually relevant to the recipient, has all but eliminated the need to cross-check campaigns against those long lists of words to use and/or avoid. Yet more and more messages get stuck in email purgatory putting the marketer's reputation at risk. What gives? Here we take a closer look at the current state of spam filters.

Posted Dec 14, 2018

In what may seem like one of the more comically surreal moments of the Trump administration, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of Congress to answer questions like, why does a picture of Trump show up if you Google the word "idiot." It seems like a silly question, but it shows something deeper—many of our elected officials still don't understand the internet.

Posted Dec 13, 2018

PossibleNOW survey shows many companies are not ready for the upcoming holiday season.

Posted Dec 13, 2018

Critics target as socially harmful only those personal technologies they find vaguely distasteful or unfamiliar while they notably exclude others. We never respond to images of masses of people reading newspapers in public or nose-down in their own books at libraries as dire signs of alienation. Our hand-wringing about the social costs of mobile gadgetry is as selective and myopic as it ultimately unhelpful in understanding the phenomenon that is mobile.

Posted Dec 13, 2018

Anyone with a computer and an internet connection can spread whatever drivel he or she wishes. Social media amplifies it, and before you know it, this fake news has spread like a wildfire in the California hills.

Posted Nov 29, 2018

Fears of new mass media being hijacked tug at a fear that the citizenry—hence, democracy—somehow can be manipulated by extra-democratic forces.

Posted Nov 27, 2018

Any attempts to limit the public's access to information would undermine that purpose. Unfortunately, following several months of pervasive news stories regarding alleged Russian influence campaigns during the 2016 elections, major internet companies opted for censorship.

Posted Nov 23, 2018

Quartz is launching the Quartz AI Studio to help our journalists - and those at other news organizations - use machine learning to report their stories.

Posted Nov 22, 2018

New research details how consumer purchase habits are affected by reviews, reputation, and response.

Posted Nov 22, 2018

Steganography - the practice of concealing a file, message, image or video within another file, message, image or video - is a growing trend this year, being implemented by malicious advertisers who insert their malicious codes into ad images

Posted Nov 16, 2018

Update to 250ok's email intelligence platform seeks to solve consumer email design woes through the guidance of real deliverability insight.

Posted Nov 16, 2018

The premium video content packages of editorial stories, audio, and media, are now available for AP Video Hub customers and will soon be rolled out on other digital platforms.

Posted Nov 15, 2018

A study by the Knight Foundation, in partnership with Gallup, shows that while the American people believe the role of the media is fundamental to democracy, they do not see any media fulfilling that role satisfactorily. The study is part of a series undertaken by the Knight Foundation's Trust, Media and Democracy initiative; it's the largest on the topic, with more than 19,000 adults in the U.S participating in research conducted throughout early 2018.

Posted Nov 14, 2018

Heather Whaling, who founded the PR firm Geben at her dining room table in Columbus, Ohio, 9 years ago, is a longtime proponent of public relations (PR) professionals acting as technologists. "The majority of PR happens in and around online now," she says, pointing to how brands successfully leverage social media channels such as Snapchat and Facebook.

Posted Nov 09, 2018

Opinions abound about what role platforms like Facebook play in combatting fake news.

Posted Nov 06, 2018

Here are the 10 professionals who decided ?which companies would make the EContent 100.

Posted Nov 05, 2018

Here we define the categories we use to acknowledge the EContent 100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.

Posted Nov 05, 2018

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