How Advertisers Feel Now That They Can Pursue Class Action Over Facebook Ad Rates

According to Reuters U.S. District Judge James Donato in San Francisco ruled yesterday that a lawsuit accusing Meta (Facebook’s parent company) of deceiving advertisers about “potential reach” of ads may proceed as a class action. The lawsuit was first filed in 2018. Ad agency DZ Reserve and other advertisers accused Facebook of inflating…

“VC” Sunil Paul’s New Startup Doesn’t Understand Contracts

“Only after the contract was fully executed did Spring Free EV’s representative Visrin Vichit-Vadakan, demand I sign an adhesion contract on behalf of Push ROI. The new adhesion contract overwrote some terms of the already executed agreement. Visrin Vichit-Vadakan informed me that Spring Free EV would terminate that executed agreement…

After experiencing outages on Tuesday, Spotify and Discord say their services have been restored

Spotify, Discord and several other sites are beginning to recover after experiencing mass outages Tuesday morning. Users on Twitter said they were unable to access their Spotify accounts and experiencing message failures on their Discord accounts at just before 10 a.m. PT Tuesday morning. According to Down Detector, which tracks website…

YouTube bans Russian media outlets across Europe

Google’s YouTube said Tuesday that it would block Kremlin-backed media outlets RT and Sputnik from Europe following similar bans by Facebook and TikTok. “It’ll take time for our systems to fully ramp up. Our teams continue to monitor the situation around the clock to take swift action,” Google’s video streaming…

Instagram users in Ukraine and Russia

Meta Platforms Inc. today announced that it has made an encrypted direct messaging feature available for Instagram users in Ukraine and Russia.  The company also stated that it’s demoting content from the Facebook pages and Instagram accounts of Russian state-controlled media outlets. Instagram users in Ukraine and Russia now have access to a feature…

Samsung Gaming Hub Will Support for Google Stadia, Nvidia’s GeForce Now, and Utomik Cloud Gaming

“Samsung Electronics today unveiled its newest MICRO LED, Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs ahead of Consumer Electronics Show 2022. With advancements in picture and sound quality, more screen size options, customizable accessories and an upgraded interface, the 2022 screens bring the vision of ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All’ closer to…

News Anchor Suing Facebook, Reddit And Others For Hosting Her Image

Karen Hepp, a female news anchor for Fox 29 in Philadelphia, is claiming that an image of her has been sexualized and used in advertisements without her permission, and is suing websites including FaceBook and Reddit for damages in excess of $ 10 million. She also seeks a court order to force all…