Advertising and marketing industry

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook was charged with discrimination by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because of its ad-targeting system. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 28, 2019 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly allowing landlords and real estate brokers to systematically exclude groups such as non-Christians, immigrants and minorities from seeing ads for houses and apartments. The civil...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Evan Sharp, Pinterest co-founder and chief product officer, poses for a photo, standing beside a wall of pegs symbolizing the company logo at Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco. Pinterest is pinning its future on Wall Street, with the digital scrapbooking site on Friday, March 22, 2019, filing for an initial public offering of stock. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 22, 2019 - 7:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest is pinning its future on Wall Street, with the digital scrapbooking site on Friday filing for an initial public offering of stock. It follows a similar filing with securities regulators earlier this month by ride-hailing company Lyft in what is shaping up to be a busy...
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FILE- In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg adjusts his tie as he arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. Earlier this month Zuckerberg announced a new “privacy-focused vision” for the company to focus on messaging instead of more public sharing, but he stayed mum on overhauling Facebook’s privacy practices in its core business. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 19, 2019 - 2:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook settled five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its...
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February 28, 2019 - 3:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube says it will turn off comments on most videos that feature kids. The change comes after advertisers began boycotting the site last week in response to inappropriate comments made on videos of minors. Suspending comments from the videos will happen over the next several...
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This undated image provided by The Washington Post shows a scene from the company's Bud Light 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (The Washington Post via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 10:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the Super Bowl (all times EST): 10:15 p.m. The Washington Post is debuting its first Super Bowl commercial, highlighting the often-dangerous work journalists do. The ad, narrated by Tom Hanks, features journalists who have been killed or disappeared. They...
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This undated image provided by Avocados From Mexico shows a scene from the company's 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot. Star power abounds in this year's Super Bowl ads. Avocados From Mexico's ad will feature Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. (Avocados From Mexico via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 7:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl Sunday is kicking off. Prepare to be entertained... by the ads. Each year's slate of Super Bowl ads offers a snapshot of the American psyche. Forty-plus brands have shelled out millions for the chance to win over live-TV viewers of Super Bowl 53 with a combination of...
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In this Jan. 17, 2019 photo, workers use a lift to install a Super Bowl 53 wrap on the outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium as it is transformed for the big NFL football game in Atlanta. Kraft Heinz’ frozen-food brand Devour is trying to make waves during its Super Bowl debut with an ad taking a humorous jab at one man’s “frozen food porn addiction.” Super Bowl ads have long used raunchiness and sex stand out during the Super Bowl, advertising’s biggest stage. But the approach runs the risk of offending the audience. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sex sells ... frozen food dishes? Kraft Heinz' frozen-food brand Devour is trying to make waves during its Super Bowl debut with an ad taking a humorous jab at one man's "frozen food porn addiction." The ad shows a woman talking about her boyfriend's problem with "frozen food porn...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, shows signage at the entrance to eBay's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. An activist shareholder is telling eBay that restructuring its business could help more than double its stock price. Investment firm Elliott Management, which owns more than 4 percent of eBay stock, said in a letter sent to eBay Inc.’s board that enacting the recommendations could lead eBay’s stock to be valued at $55 to more than $63 per share by the end of next year. The stock closed at $31 on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 22, 2019 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist shareholder said Tuesday that eBay would be better off without StubHub or its classified ads businesses. Elliott Management, which owns more than 4 percent of its stock, said in a letter to eBay that if it focused on its online marketplace, the company could double its...
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This image from Gillette's Twitter account shows a Gillette advertisement. The ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking online backlash, with some saying it talks down to men and calling for a boycott. Gillette says it doesn’t mind sparking a discussion, and since it debuted Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, the online-only ad has garnered millions of views on YouTube, a level of buzz and chatter that any brand would covet. (Gillette via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 9:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion. Since it debuted Monday, the Internet-only ad has garnered...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Google and Facebook are being ordered by a Washington state judge to pay $455,000 for a campaign finance violation case, Ferguson said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 18, 2018 - 7:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday. Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in...
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