Melt In A Minute | Wavemaker Appoints Ajay Gupte As CEO for Wavemaker, South Asia & MORE

Ritwika Gupta, January 29, 2020

In other news, Kaizad Pardiwalla quits The 120 Media Collective.

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1.Wavemaker Appoints Ajay Gupte As CEO for Wavemaker, South Asia

Wavemaker has appointed Ajay Gupte as Chief Executive Officer for Wavemaker, South Asia. Gupte, who is currently COO of Wavemaker India, takes over from Kartik Sharma who has stepped down to pursue other opportunities in the industry.

2. Facebook Rolls Out “Off-Facebook Activity” Feature

In a bid to tighten security on the platform, Facebook has rolled out ‘Off-Facebook Activity’ feature to improve privacy controls. With the new feature, Facebook users can exercise control over the amount of data shared with advertisers and businesses.

3. Google Announces $1 Million Grant To Fight Fake News In India

Google has announced $1 million grant to promote news literacy in India in order to fight fake news. The funding support is part of Google’s broader, $10 million commitment to media literacy, in collaboration with the Google News Initiative.

4. Kaizad Pardiwalla Quits The 120 Media Collective

Kaizad Pardiwalla, former president and chief operating officer at The 120 Media Collective has moved on from the agency. As noted by Afaqs, he has started his own consulting agency called “KPC – Responsive Creativity”.

5. Apple TV+ To Remain Ad-Free

Apple TV+ is going to remain ad-free, according to The Drum. At a recent conference, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, said that he believes that customers want an ad-free product and Apple TV+ won’t have ads, anytime soon.