Videos are getting a bigger role on Flipboard

Flipboard is following the launch of its “smart magazines” by boosting the role of videos. It’s not that videos were totally absent from the news app...

Bustle acquires Elite Daily

Elite Daily, the online publisher that (still) describes itself as “The Voice of Generation Y,” has been acquired by Bustle. The news was first reported by...

Popular Pays raises $3.1M in new funding to connect marketers and creators

How can Popular Pays stand out in the influencer marketing crowd ? The key, according to co-founder Corbett Drummey, is to focus in content. The approach seems...

YouTube will now block ads on channels with under 10,000 views

YouTube is taking measures to help ensure its user-generated content doesn’t end up positioning ads by big brands next to questionable content. The social network...

AdAsia, an ambitious one-year-old ad tech startup, raises $12M for expansion

AdAsia, a one-year-old online advertising startup based in Singapore, has closed a $12 million Series A round from Japanese investor JAFCO. The company was founded in April 2016...

Article recommendation startup ZergNet adds sponsored links, but promises to remain “content only”

ZergNet pitches itself as a higher quality alternative to content recommendation widgets like Taboola and Outbrain. Now co-founder and CEO Reggie Renner is planning to...

Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to WhatsApp, Facebook et al

The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand their remit to cover email and mobile messaging data...

Facebook to test showing ads mid-video with publisher revenue split

Facebook is doing what many publishers had hoped it would one day do, according to Recode: opening up another key revenue stream for video producers....

Taboola buys Commerce Sciences to tweak sites with “Amazon-style” personalization

Taboola, the startup that works with hundreds of online publishers to run carousels of recommended content and ads from their own and other publishers’ sites to grow...

Uru finds the best places to introduce ads in online videos

New York City-based startup Uru is working on a new way for video publishers to make money. Imagine watching a normal-looking online video — except...