• UK Tech Start-Ups Hit Record Level Of Investment
    Figures from VC firm Atomico suggest British tech start-ups attracted a record GBP9bn in investment in 2019. City A.M. reveals that is almost as much as the entire investment in French and German tech start-ups combined.
  • MediaMonks Merges With Delhi-Based White Balance
    Sir Martin Sorrell's S4C MediaMonks content division is reported by "Campaign" as having agreed a merger with Indian content agency White Balance. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
  • Headlines Criticise Prince Andrew As He Withdraws From Royal Duties
    "The Guardian" has a rundown of today's newspaper headlines that will make uncomfortable reading for Prince Andrew. The Duke of York resigned from official duties yesterday after an outcry following his BBC Newsnight interview over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. The "Daily Mail" sums up the general mood with the simple headline of "Outcast".
  • Tech Giants Ordered To Hand Coroner Data On Molly Russell
    Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have been ordered by a British coroner to hand over information they have for Molly Russell, the teen who died in February, 2017. "The Telegraph" reveals her parents believe lack of control over harmful content contributed to her death.
  • Publishers Look For Non-Publishing Income As Revenue Dips
    AOP and Deloitte figures show digital publishing revenues dipped more than 3% in the second quarter of the year, meaning that nine in ten publishers see growing non-publishing revenues as a key priority, "Campaign" reports.
  • Reuters Institute Opens Fellowship Programme In Oxford
    "Press Gazette" reveals that the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has opened up applications for six fellowship positions. Applicants will need to detail the subject they want to intensely research over a three-month period to stand a chance of winning a place on the programme.
  • Google Admits Errors On Reporting Political Ad Spending
    Google has admitted it has underestimated political spending on its platforms by a factor of up to a thousand. "The Guardian" probed the tech giant on its figures uncovering previous mistakes in accounting for spending which, Google now claims, have been cleared up.
  • Airbnb Signs Olympics Sponsorship Deal
    Airbnb has signed a nine-year deal to sponsor the Olympics and Paralympics up to and including the 2028 games, "Campaign" reveals.
  • Twitter Warns Parties After Conservative Rebrand As A Fact-Checking Service
    The Conservative Party has come under heavy criticism for rebranding its Twitter account as a fact-checking service during last night's leadership debate on ITV. The BBC reveals that Twitter has warned the parties in the election that it will take "decisive corrective action" if a similar stunt is attempted again.
  • ICO Says RTB Ad Tech Firms Are Processing Sensitive Data Without Consent
    "Campaign" is reporting that the ICO held a closed-door meeting yesterday to reveal is has found ad-tech companies in the RTB space are holding on to consumer data -- and perhaps more worrisome, are processing special interest data such as political views and sexuality without the explicit consent required by GDPR.
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