Amazon gets biggest fine ever under GDPR: €746M ($888M)

Luxembourg’s data protection authority has charged Amazon €746 million ($888 million) for violating EU GDPR data protection rules. Amazon, which is also under scrutiny in Europe for antitrust, claims this is ‘without merit,’ and plans to appeal.

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Gupshup Raises $240 Million for Conversational Messaging

August 3, 2021

All that fancy AI is nice but most companies would be happy just to make customer interactions a bit less taxing – through a good messaging system, for example. Gupshup has built a $150 million business on that premise, and just raised $240 million to grow it further, bringing total funding to $384 million. The funding announcement includes a singularly unimpressive chatbot named Gupper that answers a few questions about the deal.

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Ad Fontes Media Partners with The Trade Desk to Support Brand Safe Advertising

February 23, 2024

Ad Fontes Media, a company that rates news sites for reliability and bias, has announced the integration of its rating data with The Trade Desk’s programmatic advertising platform. This will allow the screening out of highly partisan, AI-generated and clickbait sites, preferentially serving ads to sites containing quality journalism. Directing ad spend to low quality sites not only wastes dollars and threatens brand safety but de-monetizes quality news operations.

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