Check-in Time: INQ is adding the Foursquare location layer to its Cloud Touch phone. This will enable visualization of location content and access to all of the usual Foursquare features (check-ins, places nearby, tips, to do) without having to go through an app because it is directly built into the Android system. TechCrunch
Nokia Numbers: Looks like Nokia’s fall from grace continues: Nokia’s global market share has fallen to 25 percent, a low point it hasn’t seen since 1997. All the while, worldwide mobile device sales rose 19 percent year over year. Ouch, that must hurt, Nokia. All Things D
Nook Color Finds its Niche: The Nook color has really taken off, to the surprise of many publishers, thanks to strong sales of women’s publications like O Magazine, Cosmo, and Us Weekly. While the iPad is seen more as a men’s toy, the Nook (and e-readers in general) appeals more to the female market. NYT
Tablet Shoppers: According to the e-tailing group research, tablet owners research and shop online more that smartphone owners. If your business has an e-retail site, make sure it is optimized for tablets! eMarketer
Android Not as Open: Google has blocked access to its Android movie rental service on rooted Android devices. Google cited copyright issues, but it seems it has more to do with Google’s control. Users who initially bought into Android’s openness won’t be very happy about this. Ars Technica
Media Briefing: Publisher execs fear lack of visibility for Q3, but feel steady year over year
Publisher execs share how Q2 shook out for their businesses as they brace for an equally murky second half.
Digiday+ Research: Nearly two-thirds of publishers think they will lose when the third-party cookie dies
Publishers have been busy prepping for the end of the third-party cookie, but that doesn't mean they think they'll come out on top in the post-cookie era. In fact, publishers count themselves among those who stand to lose from the end of the cookie.
As AI spreads across the marketing landscape, data’s role will be key to success or danger
There’s a growing awareness of the risks inherent in AI's ultra-powerful potential, but whether enough steps are being taken to mitigate them remains a huge question mark.
SponsoredWhat the measurement and currency discussion really means to TV advertisers
Ali Mack, head of TV and agency, Experian Major streaming video providers have recently made headlines by adopting new currencies for ad measurement, threatening Nielsen’s long-standing TV ratings monopoly. NBCUniversal, for example, has certified iSpot and VideoAmp as currencies for advanced audiences and formed the Joint Industry Committee with Paramount, TelevisaUnivision and Warner Bros. Discovery. […]
Spotify cancels six true crime podcasts amid layoffs, Gimlet-Parcast merger
Spotify is canceling six shows and laying off 200 people as it merges its Gimlet and Parcast units to push its podcast business towards profitability.
‘Not the future’: European publishers remain steadfast in blocking alternative IDs to third-party cookies
Some European publishers believe alternatives to the third-party cookies, probabilistic or deterministic, will do more harm than good to their ads businesses.