YouTube took down 7.8 million videos, almost 1.7 million channels and more than 224 million comments in the third quarter, the company reports. Eighty percent of the videos that were eliminated for being in breach of the platform's community guidelines were identified by automated systems, and 74.5% had zero views when removed.
The news that General Mills released -- and swiftly sold out of -- two Pillsbury Ugly Christmas Sweaters topped this week's top 10 list. Also ranking high among SmartBrief's food and beverage were stories from Mondelez, Walmart and Smithfield Foods.
The positive results of adopting small, healthier habits may be imperceptible at first, but compound quickly when replacing bad behaviors. "But when we repeat 1 percent errors, day after day, by replicating poor decisions, duplicating tiny mistakes, and rationalizing little excuses, our small choices compound into toxic results," writes author James Clear.
Pure Michigan has launched a $2.3 million holiday push that features weather-triggered interactive billboards designed to tout the festive, snowy fun that can be found in the state. The campaign also includes a dedicated landing page, a TV ad and encourages social users to share their stories and tips using #letswinter.
There were almost 30 billion connected TV ad requests made in November this year, compared to nearly two billion in the same month in 2017, representing 1,640% year-over-year growth, according to Beachfront. Roku took an 87% share of connected TV ad requests this year.
Variable fees offered by programmatic supply-side platforms are confusing ad buyers and leading to transparency concerns, writes Tim Peterson. PubMatic, AppNexus, Rubicon Project and Index Exchange have all confirmed that they don't deal in variable fees because of those transparency worries.
Digital-first publishers are flocking to partner with Gas Station TV, which has 18,000 at-pump locations nationwide. So Yummy, First Media's Blossom, Chive TV, Cheddar, CNET, MLB, What's Trending, The List and Stadium have signed on with GSTV.
Morgan Stanley is projecting that 1.6 million people will sign up for mobile service in 2019 via cable companies Charter, Comcast or Altice. Comcast, which unveiled its Xfinity Mobile service in 2017, reported the biggest growth in business, with 1 million mobile lines at the end of its most recent quarter.
Jared Newman writes of the improvements Sony has made to its PlayStation Vue streaming service, including adding local channels to its lineup and enhancing the video quality. Vue is also now offering "On Demand," a feature that allows customers to add content they like.