German antitrust watchdog: “insufficient transparency” in online ads
Google has an unfair market advantage in behavioural advertising, according to the German competition authority.
This week Germany's antitrust regulator, the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office) announced that it had published the final report on its sector inquiry into non-search online adv... Read more
EU moves closer to antitrust action over Google’s ad technology
The EC competition authority is once more soliciting preparatory input from Google's rivals.
The European Commission is inching closer to what could be a massive fine for Google over its advertising technology, according to POLITICO.
The report says that Google may soon receive a "statement o... Read more
Lawsuit claims Google delayed Europe’s ePrivacy Regulation Process
An internal memo boasts of having "slowed down" the EU regulatory process.
A lawsuit brought by Texas with 11 other states alleges that Google abused its dominance of the sophisticated technology that delivers ads to consumers online. The legal papers the states filed last week provide a behind-... Read more
EU’s antitrust chief warns Apple to treat all apps equally
Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s antitrust chief, has warned Apple to give equal treatment to all apps on its platform. This comes after the company introduced new privacy changes that have attracted accusations of anti-competitive practices from rival Facebook.
Apple will ask iPhone users for con... Read more
HubSpot acquires Hustle for an undisclosed amount
HubSpot, the marketing software company, is acquiring The Hustle, a tech media startup that publishes a newsletter of the same name. The news was first reported by Axios, which also valued the startup at $27 million.
HubSpot did not offer any comments about what the deal was worth. In a tweet ab... Read more
The Google Analytics update brings ML to reveal useful customer data
Brands want more and better information about their target markets. Just this week, Twilio bought the customer data startup Segment for a reported $3.2 billion. Google is no different than any other company in the same space.
Yesterday, it announced a slew of updates to Google Analytics to help ... Read more