Tag Archives: Advertising

Financial Daily Dose 5.13.2020 | Top Story: Uber in Talks to Acquire Food-delivery Startup Grubhub

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 13, 2020

Uber and Grubhub are in talks to join forces, “aiming to create one giant player in food delivery as more people turn toward those services in the coronavirus pandemic.” Uber reportedly approached Grubhub with a potential takeover offer that, after a counter from Grubhub, would value the deal around $6.1 billion – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.6.2020 | Top Story: Feds Probing Google’s Ad Business Over Antitrust Concerns

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 6, 2020

More detail is emerging on the DOJ’s ongoing antitrust probe into Google, with recent attention to the company’s online ad tools suggesting the topic has become “a major focus of the investigation,” with special focus on “how Google’s third-party advertising business interacts with publishers and advertisers” – WSJ and Bloomberg The company has, however, managed … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.09.2019 | Top Story: States Begin Trial Today Challenging T-Mobile/Sprint Merger on Antitrust Grounds

BY: Juvian Hernandez | December 9, 2019

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia are suing to block the $26 billion plan to merge T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. The trial is slated to begin today with state officials arguing the deal would create “a more staid market with prices higher than they would otherwise be . . . .” – … Continue reading

Following SCOTUS’ Lead, the Ninth Circuit Strikes Down a Ban on “Disparaging” Ads

BY: Michael Kolcun | October 18, 2018

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit has ruled that Seattle violated the First Amendment by banning “disparaging” ads on city buses. American Freedom Defense Initiative v. King County involved the submission of an advertisement for Seattle city buses that depicted mugshots of terrorists, predominately of Middle Eastern and Asian descent, with the slogan “Faces … Continue reading

“I’m Unavailable to Take Your Advertisement Right Now”: FCC Regulation of Direct-To-Voicemail Marketing

BY: Anne Lockner | October 10, 2017

The days of lamenting the dinnertime telemarketing call seem to have faded, but as communication technology ― particularly cell phone and smartphone usage ― has become ubiquitous, advertisers have found new avenues to advertise to their customers. With the advent of text messaging and mobile phones, advertisers gained a new way to reach consumers who … Continue reading