Category: Review

FTC votes to review influencer marketing rules & penalties
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FTC votes to review influencer marketing rules & penalties

Undisclosed influencer marketing posts on social media should trigger financial penalties, according to a statement released today by the Federal Trade Commission’s Rohit Chopra. The FTC has voted 5-0 to approve a Federal Register notice calling for public comments on questions related to whether The Endorsement Guides for advertising need to be updated. “When companies…

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Week in Review: Ad Nauseam
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Week in Review: Ad Nauseam

Hey everyone, welcome back to Week in Review where I dive deep into a bit of news from the week or just share some thoughts and go over some of the more interesting stories of the week. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox here, and follow…

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Week in Review: The old Vision Fund heave-ho
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Week in Review: The old Vision Fund heave-ho

Hey everyone, welcome back to Week in Review where I dive deep into a bit of news from the week or just share some thoughts and go over some of the more interesting stories of the week. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox here, and follow…

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FISA Orders Review of Warrant Applications by Ex-FBI Lawyer Clinesmith
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FISA Orders Review of Warrant Applications by Ex-FBI Lawyer Clinesmith

The scandal surrounding the FBI requesting a surveillance warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to spy on Trump presidential campaign aide Carter Page based on uncorroborated information and ommissions may be far from over. According to the recently released audit by Michael Horowitz, the inspector general at the U.S. Department of Justice…

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This Week in Apps: the year and decade in review, gaming acquisitions and a Facebook OS
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This Week in Apps: the year and decade in review, gaming acquisitions and a Facebook OS

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with 194 billion downloads last year and more than $100 billion in consumer spending. People spend 90% of their mobile time in apps…

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Shenmue III Review Embargo Won’t Lift Until Two Days After Release
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Shenmue III Review Embargo Won’t Lift Until Two Days After Release

We’ve heard quite a bit about the oft-perplexing world of review embargo in recent weeks. But, nothing quite prepared us for Deep Silver’s latest move. Shenmue III launches next week on Nov. 19, but the developer has barred the gaming press from sharing their take on the two-decades-in-the-making title until two days after release on…

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