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Google AI and SGE: What’s next for affiliates?

SBC News Google AI and SGE: What’s next for affiliates?

Google has begun pushing AI algorithms into its search engine, transforming traditional search results into a Search Generative Experience (SGE).  While still in an experimental stage and available to a limited number of people, Google plans to allow everyone  access to SGE content regardless of where they might be in the world.  SGE will essentially transform the way users look …

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Google to expand Play RMG framework for India, Mexico & Brazil

SBC News Google to expand Play RMG framework for India, Mexico & Brazil

Google has informed its app developer community that its app store “Google Play will begin supporting more Real Money Game (RMG) apps this year”, including “game types and operators not currently covered by an existing licensing framework.” Developers were notified via a blog post authored by Karan Gambhir, Google’s Director of Global Trust and Safety Partnerships, titled “A New Approach …

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AGCOM fines Google and Twitch for Dignity Decree violations 

SBC News AGCOM fines Google and Twitch for Dignity Decree violations 

AGCOM, the Media and Communications Authority of Italy, has imposed fines of €2.25mand €900,000 on Google and Twitch, respectively, for violating the advertising laws of the Dignity Decree. The penalties were announced on 12 December and levied against the US tech giant’s European subsidiaries: Google Ireland Ltd and Twitch Interactive Germany. In its filing, AGCOM disclosed that it had initiated …

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PaymentExpert: Tech giants commit to UK’s Online Fraud Charter

SBC News PaymentExpert: Tech giants commit to UK's Online Fraud Charter

The UK government has deepened its commitment to protecting citizens from fraud after reaching what it calls ‘the first agreement of its kind’ with global tech companies. Eleven Big Tech conglomerates – Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Match Group, Microsoft, Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube – are expected to sign a pledge to remove fraudulent content from their platforms as …

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Vixio forms Expert Advisory Board for PaymentsCompliance

SBC News Vixio forms Expert Advisory Board for PaymentsCompliance

Vixio has held the first meeting of its newly formed ‘Executive Advisory Board’ for the global payments sector, strengthening its PaymentsCompliance product and providing regulatory intelligence for all stakeholders. The board will provide “expert insight from a cohort of customers across the tech and compliance ecosystem to inform its product development and address challenges shaping the payments industry.” Formed of …

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Google escapes €750K Dignity Decree penalty

SBC News Google escapes €750K Dignity Decree penalty

AGCOM, the Communications Authority of Italy, has been ordered to drop its €750,000 fine against Google’s Italian business.  The decision follows a judgment made by the Administrative Court of Lazio (Rome), which cited that Google had not violated the rules of the Dignity Decree of 2018. Google had issued an appeal to the Lazio Court contesting fines totalling €750,000 imposed …

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TPD nets ‘Valley Pro’ Jeremy Doig as NED

SBC News TPD nets ‘Valley Pro’ Jeremy Doig as NED

Total Performance Data (TPD) has announced that Silicon Valley enterprise expert Jeremy Doig has joined its business as a non-executive director (NED). A 35-year technology veteran, Doig has most recently served as CTO of the Disney+ network, overseeing the streaming giant’s team of over 2,500 developers working on technologies for ESPN+, Hulu, Star+ and Disney+.  Recognised as a ‘Valley figurehead’ …

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DCMS new loot box guidance on enhanced ID controls & fair terms of play 

SBC News DCMS new loot box guidance on enhanced ID controls & fair terms of play 

DCMS has published an “update on industry-led improvements and protections” related to loot box interactions/exchanges on video games.  The guidance corresponds to the Technical Working Group (TWG) formed by DCMS, following a call-for-evidence consultation response issued in July 2022. The group was tasked with the primary focus of “improving protections for children and adults with regards to loot boxes”. Prior …

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Max Proctor, Doppelgänger: Engaging betting with sports via the metaverse

SBC News Max Proctor, Doppelgänger: Engaging betting with sports via the metaverse

With the huge upsurge of the Metaverse and Web3 in 2022, the emerging space is creating unparalleled opportunities for the sports and betting industry particularly in terms of engagement. Max Proctor, Managing Director at Doppelgänger, spoke to SBC News about his experiences of implementing these strategies to put fans quite literally ‘at the heart of the action’, and how gambling …

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AGCOM toughens media monitoring on Dignity Decree rules

SBC News AGCOM toughens media monitoring on Dignity Decree rules

AGCOM, Italy’s media and communications agency has warned foreign and domestic media owners and affiliate publishers that Dignity Decree rules on gambling advertising must be obeyed. The warning comes as AGCOM confirms that it has fined Google Ireland Ltd a record penalty of €750,000 for allowing its YouTube platform to promote gambling-related content on its video channels. YouTube was deemed …

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