This week’s news was rather dominated by Apple, but we did still find some other things to talk about in our News Roundup episode. We kick things off with news that Facebook (as well as Google and Twitter) has been offering advertisers the option of targeting users by some pretty unpleasant terms including several antisemitic ones. Secondly, we talk about news from NBC that Amazon is looking at buying several less-watched TV channels from big traditional TV companies that are looking to offload them. And we couldn’t help but cover some of the Apple news that emerged later in the week, both related and unrelated to Tuesday’s announcements.
As always, you’ll find links to these stories and other things we discussed underneath the SoundCloud player embedded below.
Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode (Tech Narratives links unless otherwise stated):
- Facebook, Google, and Twitter Ad Targeting:
A good roundup from Bloomberg:
Tech Narratives take ($): https://www.technarratives.com/2017/09/15/facebook-announces-ad-targeting-changes-in-response-to-racist-keywords/
Talking Points Memo article: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/facebooks-heading-toward-a-bruising-run-in-with-the-russia-probe
- Amazon Buying Channels:
Jan’s Tech Narratives piece ($):
NBC News story: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/amazon-hungry-it-s-coming-your-cable-channels-n801781
- Apple Roundup:
Jan’s Tech Narratives piece on other announcements (free post): https://www.technarratives.com/2017/09/13/various-additional-details-about-apples-announcements-dribble-out/
Jan’s Tech Narratives piece on cookie blocking ($):
Adweek piece on open letter from ad groups: http://www.adweek.com/digital/every-major-advertising-group-is-blasting-apple-for-blocking-cookies-in-the-safari-browser/
9to5Mac piece on Safari cookies: https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/15/what-are-cookies-how-do-cookies-work/
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