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Sick of Kindle ads? Pay up

Oct 6, 2011
That new $79 Kindle that Amazon just announced is ad supported, as befits a screaming deal. But if you just don't want to see the dang ads any more...
Posted In: ads, advertising, Amazon, Kindle, Tech Report

Commercials are coming to Twitter

Sep 14, 2011
Well, commercial tweets anyway. Twitter is expanding its paid tweets program and will begin inserting commercial messages in your feed. So you'll...
Posted In: advertising, Twitter

Kellogg's goes after the ESPN crowd

Aug 29, 2011
This final note today, from the Marketplace desk of cynical advertising, courtesy of Ad Age magazine. All you dads out there who like to sneak y...
Posted In: advertising, Kellogg's

Your iPhone won't be as nosy

Aug 22, 2011
Apple is asking developers to stop using a tracking feature in apps....
Posted In: advertising, do not track, iPhone

No anonymity on social networks! Why the hell not?!

Jul 26, 2011
Over the weekend Google+ let loose a tempest in its shiny new teapot when the company expelled folks using fake names on the social network. By all...
Posted In: advertising, Facebook, google +, search, social media, Web Culture, world

Showing up unaware in Ads on Facebook

Jul 25, 2011
Last year Facebook came up with the idea of using your name and image to sell products to your Facebook friends on third party sites. Creepy, right...
Posted In: advertising

Companies are not following their own Do-Not-Track policies

Jul 13, 2011
That's according to a recent study from Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. While Congress wrestles with online privacy legislation, the...
Posted In: advertising, Congress, do not track, House

Yahoo! is reading your emails and still forcing me to type that stupid exclamation point at the end of its name*

Jul 11, 2011
Yahoo! is drawing the ire of a consumer lobby group called Which? (you'd think the two companies would get along given their shared penchant for...
Posted In: advertising, email, Gmail, Google, Yahoo

Google to launch data exchange?

Jul 11, 2011
That's what Ad Age says, citing anonymous sources....
Posted In: advertising, Google

Twitter to suck more

Jun 24, 2011
That's because sponsored tweets are about to find their way into your tweet stream. Twitter has had things like sponsored trends and sponsored...
Posted In: advertising, Facebook, Twitter

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