China launches campaign to clean up big tech and improve their employees’ welfare

China is continuing its crackdown on the country’s big tech by launching a national campaign that will address what it perceives as major issues in the digital industry. The country is also introducing guidelines for online platforms to ensure food delivery riders earn above the country’s minimum wage, are freed from unreasonable demands placed upon them by algorithms and have access to social security and a place in a union.

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PropertyGuru to go public in US through US$1.78bn SPAC merger

July 29, 2021

PropertyGuru is merging with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Bridgetown 2 Holdings, to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. The combined company will have an enterprise value of about US$1.35 billion and an equity value of approximately US$1.78 billion at closing. PropertyGuru, backed by KKR, TPG Capital and REA Group, will retain over 70% ownership of the listed company. At the same time, KKR, TPG Group and REA Group will roll 100% of their equity into the combined company.

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Marketers to Focus on Platforms Not Ad Channels in 2023: IAB Survey

November 29, 2022

This IAB study finds that connected TV and paid search are expected to be the fastest-growing ad channels next year, while linear TV and other traditional media continue to shrink.  More intriguing: marketers are focusing more investment on foundational tools like measurement and first party data, and less on specific ad channels.  Download for deep dives into retail media networks and the metaverse.

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