Facebook reveals new political ad policies in wake of US election – VentureBeat

Facebook announced new advertising transparency policies today that affect all ads on the network. In addition to letting all Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger users view any ad on a devoted page regardless of whether they’re in a targeted audience, the new policies also specifically target political ads. Facebook hopes to curb election interference like the […]

Amazon may be factor behind rumored CVS, Aetna merger – CNNMoney

Amazon may be factor behind rumored CVS, Aetna merger – CNNMoney

Amazon may upend another industry without even launching a product. CVS Health (CVS) is said to be in talks to acquire Aetna (AET) for $66 billion in a blockbuster merger that could reshape the health insurance industry. And one of the factors rumored to be driving the deal is Amazon (AMZN, Tech30). The Wall Street […]

Why CVS Health would want to buy Aetna – Washington Post

(Scott Olson/Getty Images) CVS Health is reportedly in talks to buy the nation’s third-largest health insurer, Aetna — a deal that would allow the pharmacy giant to expand into an entirely new arena of health care. A successful deal could push millions of Aetna’s members toward CVS’s retail pharmacies, walk-in MinuteClinics and home services for […]

Amazon sales surge after Whole Foods acquisition, busy Prime Day – Reuters

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday said its sales surged over the summer and profit trounced expectations, as shoppers jumped at “Prime Day” promotions on its website and bought groceries at its newly acquired chain of Whole Foods Market stores. Shares rose more than 7 percent in after-hours trade. Amazon is winning business from […]

FCC Moves to End TV-Newspaper Ownership Ban – Bloomberg

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said he’ll move to weaken or kill local media ownership restrictions next month, potentially clearing the way for more consolidation among companies that own TV and radio stations. Chairman Ajit Pai told Congress he’ll ask the FCC, where he leads a Republican majority, to eliminate the rule barring […]

NAACP: Most complaints about American Airlines. What can brands learn? – USA TODAY

NAACP: Most complaints about American Airlines. What can brands learn? – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE The NAACP has issued an advisory statement telling African-Americans about traveling on American Airlines. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, Derrick Johnson speaks at a National Press Club in Washington.(Photo: Susan Walsh, AP) Recent incidents involving alleged discrimination against black people, including […]

Twitter to label election ads after US regulatory threat – Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it would add labels to election-related advertisements and say who is behind each of them, after a threat of regulation from the United States over the lack of disclosure for political spending on social media. Twitter, acting a month after Facebook Inc (FB.O) launched a […]

Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly are Proxies in a Media War Between NBC and Fox News – Mediaite

Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly are Proxies in a Media War Between NBC and Fox News – Mediaite

As I have written numerous times before, there is almost no topic that cable news outlets enjoy covering more than the failures of their competitors. Schadenfreude is not something of which anyone should be proud, but it’s become something of a predictable pendulum of coverage, particularly within the broader media battle between Fox News and […]