Advertisers on Facebook are re-examining their ad spend commitments to the platform as average price per ad goes up and ad targeting gets harder after GDPR (Seb Joseph/Digiday)

Seb Joseph / Digiday: Advertisers on Facebook are re-examining their ad spend commitments to the platform as average price per ad goes up and ad targeting gets harder after GDPR  —  Advertisers are more concerned that they are wasting money on Facebook than they are about the platform’s privacy lapses. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2jVlsqk

At CoinDesk’s Consensus crypto conference in NYC, with 100+ sponsors, Lamborghinis cruise the streets and gimmicks include staged protests by mock bankers (Lily Katz/Bloomberg)

Lily Katz / Bloomberg: At CoinDesk’s Consensus crypto conference in NYC, with 100+ sponsors, Lamborghinis cruise the streets and gimmicks include staged protests by mock bankers  —  John Nouri makes a living renting out exotic cars for weddings, birthdays, bachelorette parties, and now … Bitcoin conferences? from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2rH0fEb

How WhatsApp is being used to spread misinformation, share fake polls, and exacerbate religious divides ahead of national elections in India (Vindu Goel/New York Times)

Vindu Goel / New York Times: How WhatsApp is being used to spread misinformation, share fake polls, and exacerbate religious divides ahead of national elections in India  —  MANGALORE, India — Waving a giant saffron flag, Pranav Bhat last week joined a political rally for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India’s ruling party … from… Read More How WhatsApp is being used to spread misinformation, share fake polls, and exacerbate religious divides ahead of national elections in India (Vindu Goel/New York Times)

Sensor Tower: Apple’s App Store redesign improved browse-driven app downloads to 15%+ of all downloads, up from ~10%; search still primary app discovery method (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Sensor Tower: Apple’s App Store redesign improved browse-driven app downloads to 15%+ of all downloads, up from ~10%; search still primary app discovery method  —  When Apple introduced its completely redesigned App Store last fall, one of its goals was to improve app discovery by placing … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2IiWK1G

Offline support for Gmail on web now rolling out with support for search, delete, archive, and compose functions (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Offline support for Gmail on web now rolling out with support for search, delete, archive, and compose functions  —  The new Gmail launched with a slew of new features last month, and Google announced that more were on the way.  While Smart Compose may have grabbed all the attention at I/O… Read More Offline support for Gmail on web now rolling out with support for search, delete, archive, and compose functions (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Snapchat starts showing unskippable six-second ads in the middle of Shows; ads don’t link to longer videos or e-commerce sites like its typical video ad unit (Garett Sloane/Ad Age)

Garett Sloane / Ad Age: Snapchat starts showing unskippable six-second ads in the middle of Shows; ads don’t link to longer videos or e-commerce sites like its typical video ad unit  —  Snapchat viewers are seeing a new type of ad—ones they have to watch.  —  On Monday, the first forced-view ads … from Techmeme… Read More Snapchat starts showing unskippable six-second ads in the middle of Shows; ads don’t link to longer videos or e-commerce sites like its typical video ad unit (Garett Sloane/Ad Age)

Amazon says its board has adopted a “Rooney Rule” to increase board diversity, after its initial opposition sparked employee outrage (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Jason Del Rey / Recode: Amazon says its board has adopted a “Rooney Rule” to increase board diversity, after its initial opposition sparked employee outrage  —  The company says it is merely formalizing a practice that was already in place.  —  Amazon said on Monday that it would adopt a policy whereby women … from… Read More Amazon says its board has adopted a “Rooney Rule” to increase board diversity, after its initial opposition sparked employee outrage (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Tinder’s working on Places, a new location-tracking feature that will highlight where users visited but filter out spots not deemed “social”, screenshots show (Ashley Carman/The Verge)

Ashley Carman / The Verge: Tinder’s working on Places, a new location-tracking feature that will highlight where users visited but filter out spots not deemed “social”, screenshots show  —  Last week we reported on Tinder’s in-the-works location-tracking feature that’ll help users connect with one another in the real world. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2rHTmDk

How LocationSmart, which has “direct connections” to major US carriers including AT&T and Verizon, sells millions of Americans’ real-time phone location data (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: How LocationSmart, which has “direct connections” to major US carriers including AT&T and Verizon, sells millions of Americans’ real-time phone location data  —  The company embroiled in a privacy row has “direct connections” to all major US wireless carriers, including AT&T … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2Gf4Oe8

Lyft shares its internal market-share numbers for the first time, claims it has 35% of the national ride-sharing market, up from 20% 18 months ago (Deirdre Bosa/CNBC)

Deirdre Bosa / CNBC: Lyft shares its internal market-share numbers for the first time, claims it has 35% of the national ride-sharing market, up from 20% 18 months ago  —  – Lyft says it has 35 percent of the U.S. ridesharing market and enjoys majority share in “multiple” markets. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2wFSlAp