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Ad Company Teaming Up With U.S. Carriers To Take Over Your Phone Lock Screen

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Glance is a lock screen platform is part of the pre-installed software on many, if not most, Android phones sold in India and other Asian markets, and it has also made its way to the EU on a few select brands. Glance says that since it was launched in 2019, it has become part of over 400 million sold smartphones.

The service has taken it upon itself to monetize the lock screen, pushing news and ad feeds right into people’s faces before they even unlock their phones. It’s a subsidiary of Indian advertising behemoth InMobi, focusing on mobile-first ads — and it’s all coming to the U.S.

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