Google Helps Publishers Build Segments, Hit with Class Action Suits and $4 Billion Fine

Google also offers marketing tools to its friends. The latest goodies help publishers build audience and contextual segments, matching standards set by IAB Tech Lab’s Seller Defined Audiences. They’re also giving publishers more control over what data is shared with partners and how often the same person sees an ad on an app. But there’s rain on their parade too: new class action suits in the EU and UK alleging Google reduced publishers’ ad revenue, and a rejected appeal of a $4+ billion EU fine for forcing phone manufacturers to pre-install Search and Chrome apps.