First, time's running out to send nominations to my colleague Ashley Rodriguez for a list of top executives leading sports betting. Send her your nominations here by Oct. 31.
The streaming wars are heating up as AT&T, Disney, and NBCUniversal gear up to take on Netflix. Ashley ran down a list of the people leading the charge at AT&T's HBO Max ahead of its planned spring launch.
With fake and misleading ads continuing to embroil Facebook, Patrick Coffee ran an experiment to show how even when Facebook does do fact-checking, it's easy to get misleading ads through its filters.
Amid the furor over fake ads, Facebook is currying favor with publishers by paying some of them $3 million a year or more to participate in its new Facebook News section. Here are all the details.
This latest stab at getting publisher goodwill raises a lot of questions, among them: Will it drive a meaningful audience, given Facebook's mixed track record for getting users to leave the news feed? And will Facebook's payments help publishers wring better terms out of other tech platforms?
Lauren Johnson reported on some big names in media/tech startups including Chris Cunningham and Complex's Rich Antoniello who are investing money in startups — and how they think their approach differs from other VCs.
And Amanda Perelli found that concerns about fake influencer followers has advertisers looking at metrics like saves and comment sentiment — but that influencers are even finding ways to game those, too.
Here are other great stories from media, marketing, and tech. (You can read most of the articles here by subscribing to BI Prime; use promo code AD2PRIME2018 for a free month.)