The Government is considering legislation that will make the bosses of nuisance call companies responsible for spam telephone calls and texts, "Sky News" reveals. At the moment, company heads can set up a business, break rules and then shut the firm down. The Government is consulting on plans to hold bosses accountable with fines of up to GBP500,000.
Daimler, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, has taken a GBP175m stake in Taxify, the app from the Baltics that is planning to take on Uber in the UK and the rest of the EU, "The Telegraph" reports. The service tried a soft launch in London last year, which it had to end due to licensing issues.
Uber has partnered with Channel 4 to deliver a documentary series following its drivers around the country as they pick up interesting passengers, including taking a bunch of Manchester United players to training, "Campaign" reveals. The series will run on All4, Channel 4's on-demand service, and will feature six five-minute episodes narrated by Dawn French.
Discovery has drafted a Brexit contingency plan to move its broadcasting hub out of London, should an amicable deal between the UK and EU not be concluded, "The Drum" reveals.
A group of MPs is calling on the Government to treat gambling advertising like smoking and force companies to carry warning messages on all ads, "The Guardian" reports.
EU privacy group Noyb has told The Mirror that it has reported Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Google to the authorities in France, Germany, Belgium and Austria. It believes the tech giants' take it or leave it approach to new privacy policies is forced consent and thus contravenes GDPR.
Google and Apple top the Brand Z brand league table, as one might imagine. But Amazon is gaining ground fast -- overtaking Microsoft to secure the third spot, "Marketing Week" reports. The site also points out that several Chinese brands are making serious gains too
Google and Facebook could face a Government-led review of their dominance of the UK digital advertising industry. "The Telegraph" reports that a review into the threats the print media industry is facing is actively considering extending its remit to cover the tech giants accounting for 55% of online advertising budgets.
Mobile will account for a quarter -- or 24% -- of all media consumed this year, Zenith is predicting. As Mediatel reports, this is an increase from just 5% in 2011 -- and by 2020, mobile will account for 28% of all media consumption.
YouTube has confirmed that it has taken down half the music videos the police have asked it to, after the video platform investigated whether the content violated its rules. The BBC reveals that thirty videos have so far been taken down after the police identified that at least twice that number glamourised gang violence.