Advertising and public relations

FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo shows signage at eBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif. EBay is initiating review concerning the future of its StubHub and its classified ads business. The e-commerce company said Friday, March 1, 2019 that there’s no guarantee that the review will result in a sale, spin-off or other business combination involving its assets. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 01, 2019 - 7:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — EBay said Friday that it is considering the sale or spin-off its ticket-reselling site StubHub and its classified ads business after a push from an activist investor. Back in January, Elliott Management said in a letter to the company in that it believed the e-commerce company would...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. 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. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 28, 2019 - 2:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube said Thursday it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids — potentially affecting millions of posts on the site — after reports last week that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos of children. The change comes as YouTube...
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This undated image provided by Anheuser-Busch shows a scene from the company's Bud Light 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (Anheuser-Busch via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Super Bowl ads went heavy on the humor — and surprises. Take, for instance, Jason Bateman's Hyundai ad about an elevator with unpleasantness on every floor. A surprise "Game of Thrones" tie-in with Bud Light both confused and delighted viewers. And robots seemed to be...
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FILE- In this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo the BuzzFeed website is displayed on an iPad held by an Associated Press staffer in Los Angeles. Media company BuzzFeed is cutting 15 percent of its jobs, or about 200 people, to trim costs and become profitable. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti said in a memo to employees Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, that the layoffs will help BuzzFeed avoid having to raise money from investors again. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 24, 2019 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Digital media company BuzzFeed is cutting 15 percent of its jobs, or about 200 people, to trim expenses and become profitable. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote employees Wednesday that the layoffs will help BuzzFeed avoid having to raise money from investors again. The privately...
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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 - 5:36 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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January 22, 2019 - 6:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist shareholder says 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, it could push its share price, which had...
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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 - 4:50 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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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio in New York. Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Carlson's show following his remarks referring to immigrants as “the world’s poor.” It’s the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy, but experts say the flap is likely to blow over. So far, the biggest advertisers are sticking with him and his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 18, 2018 - 10:36 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks referring to immigrants as "the world's poor." It's the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy, but experts say the flap is likely to blow over...
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. In itself, Facebook’s latest privacy bug doesn’t sound like a big deal. But it’s part of a pattern for the social media giant that shows just how much data it has on its 2.27 billion users and how often these sorts of slipups happen. The company said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 that software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2018 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended. The bug disclosed Friday gave hundreds of apps unauthorized access to photos that could in theory...
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November 27, 2018 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department charged eight people Tuesday in connection with the takedown of two international cybercriminal rings that cost advertisers tens of millions of dollars. "As alleged in court filings, the defendants in this case used sophisticated computer programming and...
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