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Layoffs at Vox, Hires at The Atlantic, Ecommerce Success at GQ

This week's news briefs: Vox Media lays off staffers and reins in social video, The Atlantic looks to hire 100 heads, Gothamist/DNAInfo are revived by public radio stations and anonymous backers, GQ's ecommerce efforts deliver strong engagement numbers, and AT&T and Bayer both sign onto a blockchain solution for the…

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LinkedIn Ramps Up Ad Model, P&G Hedges on Programmatic

Is LinkedIn the New Facebook (for Content Distribution)? LinkedIn is reportedly firming up relationships with publishers in the U.S. and the U.K., according to Digiday, and a growing number of publishers are getting more serious about using LinkedIn as a content distribution channel. (They’re not just B2B publishers, either). LinkedIn…

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Weekly News Roundup: Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Problem, The State of Data, The Future of the Long Tail

Facebook's Content Problem Is an Ad Problem, Too Couple fresh dispatches from the “You Can’t Automate Everything” beat: Facebook is catching heat over ads both weird and fraudulent on its platform. The Daily Beast’s Taylor Lorenz published a detailed exploration of the bizarre, impractical products (cat blindfolds? Plastic doodads of…

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