💰 Plaid competitor TrueLayer, which works with fintech apps like Revolut and Freetrade, raised $70 million to expand its service internationally. The YouTube Kids app has rolled out to 11 new markets, including Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay. Clubhouse launches payments so creators can make money from their shows.
“We were already encouraging our clients to utilize these, since relying on the platform data was a siloed view of performance and only looks at last touch and doesn’t take into account other marketing activity,” said Rain’s Eenigenburg. “We are running a bit blind right now, having to make decisions based on one-fourth crochet checkerboard of the information we had before,” said Nick Shackelford, managing partner at media agency Structured Social. “This is a very uncomfortable time for us — we spend between $3 to $10 million a month, and not having data to make the most informed decisions possible is putting our relationships with brands to test.”
Because we work hard to get people on the store, not to keep people off the store,” Cook said. “And so, I’m hoping that they put in the moderation that’s required to be on the store and come back, because I think having more social networks out there is better than having less,” he added. 45% of apps used in Q were games and 36% of gamers said they were now playing more mobile games compared to before the pandemic, AdColony said.
Upcoming planned privacy update to iOS 14, which will make it easier for iPhone and iPad users to block companies from tracking their activity to target ads. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he is confident the social media company “will be able to manage through” Apple’s upcoming privacy changes. Meanwhile, Facebook has been preparing for the looming data privacy changes by launching more commerce products, such as Facebook Shops and Instagram Shops.
Android Auto apps can now be launched into production, Google announced this week, following months of testing. That means developers can now publish apps for navigation, parking and charging to Google Play without needing to sign up for a beta program. The turnabout in opinion contrasts Facebook’s posturing against Apple and the new ATT functionality. Facebook in December began to run newspaper ads warning of the looming threat ATT posed to small businesses. In January, reports claimed Zuckerberg was readying an antitrust suit over the matter. After raking Apple over the coals in protest of an upcoming iOS 14 feature that will limit ad tracking, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now saying the change could actually benefit his company.
Apple will make its first product announcement of 2023 through a press release on its website tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17, according to Apple leaker Jon Prosser. MacRumors can corroborate an announcement is expected to take place this week. The announcement could be one of several products expected in the near future, including updated MacBook Pros and Mac mini models.