The unexpectedly large fine the European Commission has slapped on Google -- 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) -- is evidence that the search giant's relationship with European regulators is now a vicious circle of escalation. Google's reluctance to give up any revenue from its fastest-growing ad format may lead to significant, unpredictable losses in its biggest market outside the U.S.
Instagram wants users to call out when they're flaunting sponsored content. The Facebook-owned photo app announced in a blog post on Wednesday plans to roll out a "paid partnership with" feature in the weeks ahead. The new tag option will be available for both Instagram posts and Stories.