Research in "The Independent" suggests 18- to-34-year-olds only get an hour a day to themselves because they are too closely tied to their screens. Six in ten report they never truly feel relaxed because they are always checking their device.
Ad blocking is prompting publishers worldwide to tap into events and ecommerce as supplementary revenue streams, according to eMarketer.
Hit TV shows are being transformed into experiences audiences can participate in, according to The Guardian. Among many examples, "Peak Blinders" was recently turned into a festival and tickets are currently being offered for a "Stranger Things" Secret Cinema event.
City A.M. is reporting that Airbnb is still being probed by HMRC, the UK's tax collector, after it saw profits rise last year but its Corporation Tax bill went down.
Goodstuff Communications has won the GBP5m-a-year media planning and buying account for Tia Maria and Disaronno, "Campaign" reveals. The agency won the business in a process that also involved the7stars, Manning Gottlieb OMD and Wavemaker.
Countries imposing direct digital taxes will find they are "not sustainable," according to Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai. His remarks come in an interview with "The Telegraph" in which he states only the OECD can move forward with a multilateral approach.
Unilever has told "Campaign" that it has been impressed by a pilot of blockchain technology for ad reconciliation to ensure that advertising contracts and what is delivered match up.
BBC staff are sticking up for BBC Breakfast News presenter Naga Munchetty, after she was rebuked by bosses over a comment she made when discussing President Trump having told a group of campaigning women of colour they should "go home." "The Guardian" reports that Naga mentioned that growing up, as a person of Indian heritage, she always took the phrase to be racist.
Google has said it will refuse to pay to link to news stories next month when the new EU Copyright Directive becomes law in France. According to the "Press Gazette," it will remove the snippet of content from a news story, but will also allow for publishers to specify they would like a line or two from the article to appear.
Liverpool FC has failed in an attempt to trademark the name "Liverpool." Sky News reveals that the decision to bar the club from owning the name was made because it referred to a wide geographical area. The club said it would continue to pursue seller of counterfeit goods bearing the club's name.