A hot potato: The much debated Manifest V3 tech will not arrive in January as originally planned. Google is listening to developers' feedback, as developers have expressed concern about the short period of time the company was giving the industry to adapt to such a disruptive change.
The states are demanding $9.4 million in penalties
Elon Musk says free speech-hating Apple has stopped advertising on Twitter, threatened to remove app from its store
The world's richest person versus the world's most valuable company
In other news, the sky is blue
Ain't nothin' sacred anymore!
A hot potato: Mozilla has started accepting Manifest V3 add-ons for the code-signing process of the AMO store. From June 2023, Chrome will only accept MV3 extensions and crippled ad-blocking tools. Mozilla will continue to support full-featured (MV2) ad-blockers like uBlock Origin anyway.
"Don't be like Larry"
What just happened? Remember all the outcry when Larry David appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for now-collapsed crypto exchange FTX? The comedian probably wishes he'd never took part in the ad, too, given that he's one of several celebrities named in a lawsuit against the platform's former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
Ads, or "certain actions that need to be taken"?
Facepalm: If there's one thing Windows 11 could use, it's ads appearing in the operating system—said no one other than Microsoft. The Redmond firm appears to be testing a feature in preview builds that shows ads for its services in the flyout menu, where users can sign out or lock the system.
Acquisition spree is still going strong with well-known gaming and media brands
TikTok doesn't have as many trackers out there as Google and Facebook, but its ad platform is young
Apple Music is replacing Pepsi as the Super Bowl halftime show sponsor
Meta insists that there is no merit behind the claims
Apple wants a three-fold increase in revenue from its ads business
Via website code injection
Payments up to $50,000 aren't always properly disclosed
Clearing content for the new tier is proving difficult but not deal-breaking
Styles can be tracked across multiple games
Still no details on launch date or price
Amazon promises that the data will be anonymized
Would you choose cheaper Netflix if it meant watching ads?
Roku partners with Walmart on shoppable ad pilot
Part of an agreement DuckDuckGo is working to change
Sony might sell user data to advertisers
Just after it lost subscribers for the first time in a decade