Turkey is the most recent country to ding Meta – this time for antitrust breach

As fines for Meta go, Turkey is well behind the EU and UK numbers, coming in at only $18.6 million, compared with $267 million and $70 million respectively. But, Turkey’s judgement that Meta obstructs its competitors by combining data from separate services it operates, threatens the core of its ad business, which is predicated on collecting and compiling data for profiles from its multiple services and being able to micro target using that information.

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Acast Offers Audience Targeting Based on Advertisers’ Data

November 1, 2022

Podcast platform Acast has launched a different flavor of audience-based targeting: it matches its own identify graph of podcast listeners with advertisers’ customer lists. The new capability doesn’t rely on cookies or device IDs, but does use IP address, which European regulators are now treating as personal data.  But that’s okay: the new service is only available in the U.S. and Australia.

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Flexera Buys Snow Software to Help Manage IT Spend

November 29, 2023

Do not confuse Snow Software, which helps companies track IT costs, with Snowflake, a cloud database often used for CDP-ish solutions.   Do take note that Snow has just been sold to Flexera, which also helps companies optimize their return on tech investments.  It’s a helpful reminder that cost-conscious IT departments are more than happy  to “help” marketers who are doing a poor job of controlling tech spend.

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