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GigaOM And paidContent Join Forces

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Yes, it’s true: We are joining GigaOM. And the combined group will be a powerhouse, with more than 20 writers and editors, a strong presence on the East and West coasts and in Europe, and coverage of everything from media and big data, to the cloud and mobile, to book publishing...
GigaOM And paidContent Join Forces

Former DailyCandy CEO Pete Sheinbaum Launches Link Management Startup LinkSmart, Raises $4.7M

techcrunch.com
You may not think much about the links that punctuate nearly every piece of online content (including this one), but Pete Sheinbaum, the founder and CEO of a new startup called LinkSmart, says they present an untapped opportunity. “The text link is this little innocuous thing that’s been on the...
Former DailyCandy CEO Pete Sheinbaum Launches Link Management Startup LinkSmart, Raises $4.7M
Vibrant Media, The Company Behind Those In-Text Ads, Announces Lightbox Video Units

Report alleges Google overrode Safari browser security to track Internet usage

thenextweb.com
The ongoing tech privacy debate, which began when Path was exposed for accessing user data without permission, took a new twist after Google, and a number if advertising firms, were revealed to have been overriding privacy settings to track Internet usage on Apple’s Safari browser. According to a report from...
Report alleges Google overrode Safari browser security to track Internet usage

About That Pinterest Scandal: Nobody Thought There Was Anything Wrong With Skimlinks When It Raised $4.5 M. Last Fall

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Ms. Navarro. Pinterest is making money with affiliate links, something the average Pinterest user cares about approximately not at all, and it's caused a small kerfuffle. Pinterest is using Skimlinks, a London-based third-party service that scans links and checks to see if the destination (most relevantly, sites like Etsy and...
About That Pinterest Scandal: Nobody Thought There Was Anything Wrong With Skimlinks When It Raised $4.5 M. Last Fall
Safari Trackers

Google, others said bypassing Safari cookie privacy guards

www.electronista.com
Google in a report Thursday night was accused of circumventing the cookie privacy settings in Apple's desktop and mobile versions of Safari. Web ad code seen by Wall Street Journal advisor Ashkan Soltani allegedly bypassed blocks in Safari's settings on about a fifth of the top 100 websites. Google wasn't...
Google, others said bypassing Safari cookie privacy guards

Industry Moves: TubeMogul; Vibrant; RTP; Joule; Adara; Think Realtime

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Here is a roundup of some of the latest executive-level hirings and exits in the world of digital media business… —TubeMogul: Paul Joachim is joining as chief revenue officer, leaving his post as SVP at Vibrant Media. He first started out in the tech industry as an engineer, then...
Industry Moves: TubeMogul; Vibrant; RTP; Joule; Adara; Think Realtime

BUSTED: Google Caught Secretly Hacking Apple Software To Track Apple iPhone and Mac Users

www.businessinsider.com
The Wall Street Journal has caught Google using another questionable online tracking technique, one that will likely further inflame those who think the company is evil. Google has been "tricking" Apple's Safari browser into letting Google monitor Apple users' web-surfing behavior, the WSJ reports--even users who want this kind...
BUSTED: Google Caught Secretly Hacking Apple Software To Track Apple iPhone and Mac Users

GOOGLE: The Wall Street Journal Is Full Of Crap—Here's What That Apple Safari 'Tracking' Was Really About (AAPL, GOOG)

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Earlier, we described how the Wall Street Journal caught Google using another questionable online tracking tactic, one that Google has since stopped using. The tactic consisted of Google creating a way to secretly circumvent privacy settings that Apple put into its web browser, Safari. The workaround allowed Google to...
GOOGLE: The Wall Street Journal Is Full Of Crap—Here's What That Apple Safari 'Tracking' Was Really About (AAPL, GOOG)
Google and other ad companies have been tricking iOS Safari into accepting ad cookies, regardless of security settings
Google and other advertisers used ‘a special code’ to bypass Safari privacy restrictions
FTC could fine Google millions for Safari privacy breach
Google allegedly outsmarted mobile Safari to force ad cookies upon iOS users

Who are Vibrant Media, WPP and PointRoll?

www.washingtonpost.com
Google may be facing the bulk of the backlash over a bit of code that went around Safari’s privacy settings to attach cookies to users’ devices, but it was not the only company to do so. Here’s a quick look at the other companies that used the same tactics. Read...
Who are Vibrant Media, WPP and PointRoll?
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