Wag, an app that lets you book a dog walker on demand, is testing a new app feature that lets walkers rate their experience walking your dog.
Twitter wants to stop 'malicious actors' from abusing next month's pivotal UK election so it's creating special reporting tools and a custom emoji
Twitter said it would make it easier to report misleading information about the voting process in Britain's Dec. 12 election.
We spoke with top industry executives who work closely with influencers on how this change could affect an influencer's career.
AR startup Magic Leap is currently in the process of raising its Series E round of funding. Magic Leap previously raised around $2.6 billion.
Joe Ianniello will stay on at ViacomCBS after the merger but in an unusual arrangement, will still get a hefty payout.
An AI startup says it's built a 'crystal ball' for advertising, and it has Mondelez, Ford, and Comcast buying in
Dumbstruck claims it can measure emotional responses to test video ads before they run — potentially saving marketers millions in media waste.
College athletes could be the next wave of influencers to get big paydays from brands, especially in local markets
A new NCAA rule would allow college athletes to profit from endorsements, which opens doors for influencers deals that are still likely years away.
A martech startup that has raised $3.5 million says its technology helps cannabis brands reach consumers in a new way
Vana uses age-gating and state-gating technology to run compliant cannabis and CBD ads across its network of publishers including BuzzFeed and USAToday.
How Logan Paul went from making videos in his backyard to becoming a 24-year-old millionaire and one of the most controversial stars on YouTube
Logan Paul got his start at age 10 at home in Ohio. Now, he's one of the most famous — and controversial — YouTube stars in the world.
Amazon has a big leadership hole to fill with the departure of advertising exec Seth Dallaire. Here are five insiders that ad execs say are his likely successor.
Business Insider asked five agencies close to Amazon who they think will fill the top advertising role.
From comedians to gamers to vloggers of all kinds, these YouTubers have generally built their followings outside of the control of media giants.
Legal sports betting could be a game-changer for NFL, Nascar, and others in US media-rights negotiations
Legal sports gambling could be a big bargaining chip for sports-rights owners when they negotiate with media networks.
Inside Amazon's growing ad business: Everything we know about how the e-commerce giant is making inroads with marketers
Amazon is steadily building an advertising business that rivals Facebook and Google. Here's what we know about its big ambitions.
A Molson Coors exec reveals how it works its brands into Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon shows and why 70% of its product placements are now in digital
A Molson Coors exec explains why it's shifting product placements from traditional TV and movies to streamings services like Hulu and Netflix.
The billionaire behind California’s sweeping new data privacy law reveals his plans to further regulate the ad industry and fight big tech lobbyists
Alastair Mactaggart spent more than $3 million to pass CCPA. His new proposal would create stricter regulations around data collection and targeting.
A perfect storm of anxiety and the death of the American dream are transforming chains like Applebee's and TGI Fridays
Restaurant consultant Malcolm Knapp says dissatisfaction can be linked to growing anxieties in the US and doubt in the American dream.
Efficiency-obsessed tech firms are sticking newsletters on toilet stall walls to keep employees productive while they poop
Google, Facebook, Yelp, and other Silicon Valley firms want workers to learn about the business while they do their business.
Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the app will test hiding 'likes' for some users in the US starting next week
Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube have already started experimenting from hiding like and subscriber counts in other countries.
Retail CEOs are leaving, things are changing at Jet, and Wegmans' food court manages to exceed our wildest expectations.
While Twitter's new policy would block environmental groups from running ads about global warming, Exxon has still been allowed to.
Meet The Trade Desk's Jeff Green, ad-tech's most loved CEO, who thinks he can save targeted advertising
Green talked about Google, its work to create a standard ID for cookies and how he convinced Wall Street to buy into ad-tech company.
Ad holding company WPP is continuing its consolidation spree with the Wunderman Thompson network absorbing 3 more agencies
WPP's global network Wunderman Thompson is expected to absorb the digital agencies Possible, Mirum, and iStrategyLabs.
Bustle Digital Group employees are tweeting their layoffs, as at least 14 more writers and editors are cut
A previous report from Business Insider revealing staggered cuts at the company. Today eight more full-time employees were laid off.
EU Commissioner Vestager slammed Mark Zuckerberg for allowing lies in political ads: That's not democracy, it's 'manipulation'
The EU's Margrethe Vestager had sharp words about Facebook's political ad policy.
Obama's former cybersecurity adviser thinks lawmakers are right to treat TikTok as a security threat
TikTok is drawing increased scrutiny from US lawmakers who worry the Chinese-owned app's rising popularity could constitute a security threat.
Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom has deleted all the photos he posted on the app over the past 18 months
Kevin Systrom helped found Instagram in 2010, but left his role as CEO in September 2018 amid "growing tensions" with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Kim Kardashian says she no longer posts to Instagram and social media in real-time after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris
Kim Kardashian is a massively public figure on Instagram, but that publicity can come at a price that forces her to change her social media ways.
With so many podcasts out there, it can be hard for newbies to find ones they like. Here are six discovery tools that can help.
This week's edition of the Trending newsletter takes a look at Airbnb, UiPath, Facebook and the tech scene in Ohio.
How Slate got season three of its 'Slow Burn' podcast to break download records before it even launched
"Slow Burn" season three has been one of Slate's most successful podcast ventures, helped by an established infrastructure and ad sales strategy.
A 35-year-old Palestinian American bootstrapped a $5 million platform matching freelancers with brands and agencies. Here's how she's taking on Accenture, McKinsey, and the biggest marketing companies in the world with independent talent.
After 13 years in advertising, Stephanie Nadi Olson is using an outsider's mentality to build a nationwide network of freelance marketing talent.
How Outbrain established 'around the web' content recommendations, only to lose its lead to Taboola and end up getting eaten by its rival
In October, the two dominant content recommendation companies Outbrain and Taboola announced plans to merge to create a $2 billion company.
McDonald's franchisees' leaked memos reveal what they actually think about a controversial exec's unexpected promotion to CEO
McDonald's franchisee groups sent internal memos encouraging franchisees to continue to work together to build "strength in numbers."
Facebook refuses to fact-check political ads, and it's infuriating employees and lawmakers. Here's why the issue has become Facebook's latest major controversy.
Facebook instituted a policy not to fact-check political ads, and it's causing a stir among its own employees and lawmakers like Elizabeth Warren.
Why the head of Procter & Gamble's startup studio rents out a movie theater for her team every quarter to spark innovation at the $299 billion retail giant
Entrepreneurs can be hesitant to team up with large corporations like Procter & Gamble. It was a key challenge for P&G Ventures head Leigh Radford.
Spkr, the latest discovery platform to hit the podcasting industry, is attempting to use AI to resolve the paradox of choice.
The amount influencers earn from sponsored posts is soaring. Here’s the average cost brands pay on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.
The average price of a sponsored video on YouTube soared from $420 in 2014 to $6,700 in 2019, according to an IZEA report.
An Amazon-focused tech firm has hired a vet of the e-commerce giant to build advertising tools for sellers
Teikametrics is one of a handful of tech firms that pitches Amazon sellers deep data like the cost of goods sold.
The direct-to-consumer economy shows no signs of slowing down. Fashion retailer Express is launching its own DTC brand to catch up.
UpWest is taking a page out of the DTC playbook by using branded content and events to build a community.
CEO Chris Kempczinski and Rick Hernandez Jr., the chairman of McDonald's board of directors, answered questions about the future of the company.
Alphabet's board has launched a probe into the company's handling of sexual-misconduct charges, including those made against its top attorney
The investigation follows a lawsuit, a worldwide walkout by company employees, and a blog post accusing its chief legal officer of emotional abuse.
The defendants allegedly spied on more than 6,000 Twitter accounts beginning in 2015 at Saudi Arabia's behest.
Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram in October, a move that garnered so much attention from fans it caused technical issues and broke a world record.
California's attorney general reveals he's investigating Facebook over privacy issues, and says it's not complying with subpoenas
Facebook is dragging its feet and outright refusing to respond to questions, according to the California attorney general.
Leaked emails show how Facebook wielded its control over user data to hobble rivals like YouTube, Twitter, and Amazon
Facebook employees regularly discussed how to make special exceptions to the company's policies on data-sharing in order to hobble its competitors.
Fake news stories targeting American voters are still rife on Facebook, and a new investigation from Avaaz just revealed the 10 most-viewed in 2019.
Facebook fought to keep a trove of thousands of explosive internal documents and emails secret. They were just published online in full.
Facebook has fought vigorously against the release of the documents, arguing that they presented an unbalanced picture of the company.
The company behind 'Pokémon Go' has a new plan to help businesses attract new customers, as it explores more responsible ways to make money than traditional advertising
Niantic says that there are more responsible ways to make money from "Pokémon Go" than getting pushy with ads.
This report features forecasts for ad spending in Germany, including breakouts by media and company and the main forces shaping Germany’s ad market.
Newly released court documents reveal Facebook executives quietly planned a data policy 'switcharoo'
Facebook began cutting off access to user data for app developers from 2012 to squash potential rivals while presenting the move to the general public as a boon for user privacy, according to court documents reviewed by Reuters.