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What you need to read today: Alphabet’s gains, inflation pains, Netflix games, and more

New Digital Age highlights some of the best stories you should read across the media, marketing, and advertising press.

Ad revenue

AdExchanger

Alphabet Smashes Ad Revenue Record On The Strength Of Commerce, Cloud And CTV

On Tuesday, the company reported $75.3 billion in total Q4 2021 revenues.

Social media

Performance Marketing World

Influencer crackdown: fail to declare ads and we’ll name and shame, says ASA

Advertising Standards Authority to take out ads unmasking those who fail to flag ad posts.

Economy 

The Times 

Shop price inflation nearly doubles in a month

The rate at which prices are rising in shops has almost doubled in a month amid concerns that inflation will further squeeze household budgets.

Google

Financial Times

Google parent Alphabet posts surge in search advertising revenue

Shares in Alphabet soared nearly 9 per cent late on Tuesday, lifting its value back to almost $2tn as an unexpectedly strong surge in search…

Work-life

Financial Times

Monzo launches paid sabbaticals as UK groups rethink work-life balance

Monzo Bank will offer three-month paid sabbaticals to its employees in the latest move by a British company to rethink how staff should balance their…

Gaming

Tech Crunch 

Netflix adds more games, including Riot Games’ otherwise paid title ‘Hextech Mayhem’

Streaming service Netflix is expanding its gaming lineup once again with the launch of two more titles, which will begin to roll out globally starting…

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