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Google announced that it will not complete third-party deprecation during the second half of Q4 2024 as originally planned.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how concerned we should be about AI-driven mass unemployment, how ad industry jobs will change, and the ways in which AI will affect a persons workday. "In Other News," we talk about what to make of Apple's AI strategy and the AI measurement problem. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.

UK regulators could force Google to delay Privacy Sandbox: An internal report found that Privacy Sandbox doesn’t hold up to regulatory standards, dealing a blow to its rollout.

Sam Altman’s $7 trillion AI plan might actually happen: The massive undertaking might not be as far-fetched as some thought. Investors are showing interest, and the US government is taking note.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what happens when GenAI hits the turbo button on economic growth, the next major shift AI is going to create, and the biggest concerns regarding an AI-powered injection of this magnitude. "In Other News," we talk about why Amazon is pouring more money into AI company Anthropic and what happens when ChatGPT steps into the physical world. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss why Amazon is pulling back from "Just Walk Out" technology, how the Atlantic magazine turned things around, what will ignite TV shopping, whether LinkedIn testing TikTok-like videos is a good move, what science says about how to be happy, and more. Tune into the discussion with vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf, and vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.

POSSIBLE conference reveals retail media’s potential with loyalty data: Target’s strategic use of customer info enhances ad trust and multiplies engagement.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss why social media platforms are less equipped to stop toxic content, the main ways AI will heighten brand safety concerns, and steps marketers can take to mitigate risk. "In Other News," we talk about whether brands repurposing vertical video ads for TVs can work and what Hulu adding its content to Disney+ means for the streaming universe. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of content Paul Verna.

Government employees threaten to quit over former OpenAI researcher’s hiring: We can expect to see rising discord over generative AI’s social and economic risks and what to do about them.

Big Tech throws caution to the wind with massive AI capital expenditures: Tech companies’ multibillion-dollar AI spending spree could face the harsh reality of an overtaxed energy grid.

“Digital advertising was founded upon third-party cookies, which are going away by the end of 2024 if Google sticks to its current timeline,” said our analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf. “That makes first-party data more valuable because there is a direct relationship between the data owner and the person from whom the data originates.”

Big Tech scrambles to attract talent amid AGI quest: Companies have hundreds of AI-related open positions to snatch the best from a small pool of applicants to build frontier systems.

Verishop bought data analytics firm Trendalytics: The move aims to help brands get a pulse on rapid shifts in consumer behavior trends.

Criteo’s layoffs can be linked to cookie deprecation: The ad tech firm laid off 140 employees months after saying cookie deprecation would cost it $40 million.

On today's podcast episode (part 1), we discuss why consumers are using GenAI to look up health information, how physicians feel about it, and how this stacks up against other health-related internet searches. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Rajiv Leventhal.

On today's podcast episode (part 2), we discuss how doctors are using GenAI to deliver healthcare, how patients feel about it, and why you may climb into a large AI-driven box for your next primary care visit. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Rajiv Leventhal.

As third-party cookies go away, “The question you need to be asking yourself is, ‘Are you data rich, or are you data poor,’” Joshua Lowcock, president of Quad Media, said on our recent webinar.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how marketers are using GenAI, how its affecting media plans, and whether GenAI’s usefulness for advertisers will be similar to the calculator’s effect on mathematicians. "In Other News," we talk about which platforms users are paying most attention to social media ads on and Chase bank using spending data to help advertisers target folks. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Max Willens.

Choice is spurring innovation in AI and privacy. Users can now pick from more diverse, multifunctional options, challenging default browsers like Chrome and Safari.

Podcast Listeners Prefer Personalized Ads: AMA's survey indicates a shift toward tailored advertising, with a significant majority favoring customized content.