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YouTube confirms it has removed some Trump campaign ads

Google also does not disclose specifics about why an ad may have been taken down. In the transparency tool, blocked ads are covered up by a message explaining that the ads have violated Google’s advertising policies, and links to a page outlining what Google allows and disallows on its platforms. But Google’s tool does not explain what specific policy an offending ad has violated. – Brian Fung, CNN » https://ift.tt/380zVt1

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Roku stock tanks after Morgan Stanley says massive rally means it’s time to sell

Swinburne downgraded Roku shares ROKU-13.05% to underweight from equal-weight on Monday, writing that the stock looks far too expensive, as they are now trading at a higher forward multiple of enterprise value to sales than the average fast-growth software company he’s tracking. At the same time, he expects gross margins to fall and gross-profit growth to temper. – Emily Bary, MarketWatch » https://ift.tt/2OFDr48

Nickelodeon Content Coming to CBS All Access

The subscription video platform is adding children’s programming from Viacom-backed Nickelodeon in one of the first moves ahead of the media titans’ Dec. 4 merger. The news was announced Monday, the same day that kids programming from Boat Rocker Studios (Danger Mouse) and WildBrain (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) began streaming on CBS All Access. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/LFKyOt [photo: Nickelodeon]

Dedicated social video content commissions soar

Fundamentally Ampere believes that commissions for content from the social video platforms are an increasingly important revenue stream for digital studio groups. It noted that since mid-2018, the likes of YouTube, Facebook, and Snapchat have commissioned over 200 digital originals. The sector is almost certain to get a huge boost when Quibi joins the made-for-mobile fray in 2020, with over 80 scripted and unscripted titles already in development. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/37IRZrg [photo: Ampere Analysis]

Planned .Org Registry Sale Puts The Pirate Bay at Risk

The Internet Society is in the process of selling the Public Interest Registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. The planned sale has raised widespread concerns over a possible price hike and suspensions of .org domains. This could also be relevant for many pirate sites including The Pirate Bay, which still operates from its original .org domain – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2DupYpA

UK households forecast to spend extra £600MN a year on streaming

The [uSwitch.com] survey from price comparison and switching service calculates that just over three-fifths of UK households (61%) currently watch streaming services, rising to more than three-quarters (77%) of 18- to 34-year-olds. Just over two-fifths of over-55s were found to have also signed up to at least one streaming provider. Netflix is currently the most watched service, used by two thirds (67%) of streaming fans, with the BBC iPlayer in second place with 58%, and 44% of viewers enjoying Amazon Prime. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/37IK51j

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