Ancestry said it has removed the ad from YouTube and is pulling it from TV.
"We still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes," an HBO spokesman said in a statement to CNBC.
Richard Clodel, manager of Janus Henderson's global technology fund, discusses Pinterest's upcoming IPO.
CNBC's "Power Lunch" team is joined by Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete in history with 23 gold medals, to discuss his newest initiatives, mental health and Tiger Woods' Masters win.
Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising and client partnerships at NBCUniversal, and Casey Wasserman, chairman of LA 2028 and CEO of sports and entertainment agency Wasserman, join CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss the new venture that will transform how advertisers can access the Olympic games.
British newspaper the Financial Times (FT) has taken the unusual step of taking an ad out in its own publication. Not to advertise new products or services, but to berate former customer British Airways (BA) for ending their relationship.
Net income attributable to the company fell to $263.2 million in the quarter ended March 31, from $264.1 million a year earlier. On a per share basis, the company earned $1.17 in the first quarter, compared with $1.14 a year earlier due to a lower share count. Revenue fell to $3.47 billion from $3.63 billion.
The probe, carried out by U.K. consumer advocacy group Which?, analyzed hundreds of tech products on Amazon and found that potentially false reviews were helping unknown brands dominate searches for popular items.
Analysts wonder how well Publicis will be able to integrate the data marketing company.
The UK's data body has warned companies not to use "positive reinforcement techniques" that encourage children to stay on social media, so the site or app can collect data on them. These methods include "likes" and "streaks," a Snapchat function.
The French ad holding company's purchase of Epsilon gives it deeper digital chops.
A former ad executive sued the account for defamation a year ago after he was fired.
Jim Cramer breaks down Pinterest's initial public offering and explains why investors should be hesitant about the stock.
Shares of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet are on the rise, and one market watcher says the technical layout favors two of them.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surprised many when he made a public appeal to Congress in the Washington Post for them to actively regulate social media content. This is a departure from what many social media companies had been saying for over a decade since the companies became prominent. Ken Auletta, staff writer for New York Magazine, and Ed Lee, media reporter for the New York Times, join "Squawk Box" to discuss what might have caused this shift.
Burger King pulled a promotional video in New Zealand showing customers trying to eat burgers with chopsticks after it sparked an outcry in China and demands for an apology from the U.S. fast food chain.
This case with Nike and celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti mimics a recent scandal involving Nike rival Adidas, in which three men were convicted of so-called pay-for-play schemes.
Facebook's ad revenue share and user base keep growing in the U.S., and advertisers haven't found alternatives that give the same kind of bang for their buck.
Lisa Utzschneider tells CNBC's James Wright what they're doing to help marketers measure marketing ROI with new media advertising opportunities, but why is it giving her a small headache?
Advertisers will have the ability to buy non-skippable, six-second video ads on games.