Google manipulated the price and operations of ad auctions, according to newly unredacted details revealed Friday in an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2020 by a coalition of states. Google, which holds a dominant position in helping advertisers buy ads and website publishers sell ad space, ran several programs the states say misled its customers—including by penalizing sites that didn’t give Google...
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As we reported last night, Sequoia Capital has once again taken on the role of Silicon Valley soothsayer, releasing a 52-slide presentation on advice to startups, which it says face a “crucible moment” as the economy slows and central banks retract the monetary stimulus that kicked off the boom two years ago. In particular, the partners at Sequoia told founders to rethink how they consider...
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