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What you need to read today: Ecosia’s VC fund, the crackdown on money mule ads and Novara’s YouTube woes

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

SUSTAINABILITY

Digiday

Publishers are seeing increases in advertiser requests around climate and sustainability coverage

As publishers invest in more climate coverage this year, the question remains whether or not this content category is also drawing interest from advertisers.

CNBC

Google search rival Ecosia launches $405 million VC fund to back climate tech start-ups

“Ecosia, the search engine that uses its ad revenue to plant trees, has launched a 350 million euro ($405 million) venture capital fund…”

SOCIAL MEDIA 

City A.M

Tik-ing time bomb: Social media companies told to crack down on money mule ads

City bigwigs have demanded social media companies clamp down on “money muling” ads on their platforms which could leave young people blacklisted from credit for life.

YOUTUBE

City A.M

News platform Novara booted off Youtube

Novara Media’s Youtube channel has been deleted without warning or explanation, the media site tweeted this morning.

BUSINESS

Campaign

Group M hires Dentsu COO to lead digital activation and evolution

Sam Hughes will lead more than 1,000 digital specialists who form Group M Services.

iOS 14.5

Campaign

YouTube “slightly impacted” by iOS 14.5 changes

Alphabet revenues still soared 41% to $65 billion in Q3.

BRANDING

Campaign

Saga relaunches brand by championing ‘Generation experience’

The over-50s brand says its customers want to see more focus on experience rather than age.

TECH

Campaign

Smartphone is UK’s tech device of choice as more people ditch PCs and tablets

The Global Media Intelligence Report has revealed that mobile phones continue to be the most popular tech device among the UK population, and while more Brits are ditching larger-screen PCs and tablets, smart TV ownership has exceeded 50%.

FACEBOOK 

AdExchanger

Facebook Falls (But Not As Bad As Snap); Amazon Sweetens Its Brand Follow Feature

Amid a continuous onslaught of negative headlines, Facebook reported slower revenue growth on Monday as a result of, yep, Apple’s AppTrackingTransparency framework.

PRIVACY

CNBC

Why Alphabet has weathered Apple’s privacy change better than rivals

“Alphabet Tuesday topped analyst estimates for its third quarter earnings, but perhaps more importantly to investors, was that the company…”

SUPPLY CHAIN

CNBC

Tech company earnings reports reveal a rising risk for any business reliant on advertising revenue

“Microsoft is no stranger to supply chain challenges in its hardware business, but it’s now warning for the first time about their impact on…”

ALPHABET EARNINGS 

Wall Street Journal

Google Nearly Doubles Profit Behind Red-Hot Ad Market

Alphabet Inc.’s Google tallied its highest sales growth in more than a decade and nearly doubled its profit in the third quarter, as smaller 

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