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"Kinect is amazing and everyone loves it. Let's put ads all over it!" - Microsoft

Jun 21, 2011
Okay, that's a bit of a paraphrase. Today Microsoft will announce NUads (short for natural user-interface ads) for the Xbox Kinect system. It lets...
Posted In: advertising, kinect, Microsoft, Twitter

Facebook paying you to watch ads

May 6, 2011
This is a new program that Facebook is trying out where you get Facebook Credits in exchange for watching some ads. It's an expansion of an earlier...
Posted In: advertising, credits, Facebook

Groupon gets rid of Trump ads

Apr 29, 2011
Groupon has announced "The Apprentice" ads won't be allowed on its site after someone posted an online petition to boycott Groupon on the belief...
Posted In: advertising, groupon

Kids don't realize ads are ads

Apr 22, 2011
The Journal of Advertising has published a study about how kids perceive online advertising. Short answer: they don't. Kids were found not to make...
Posted In: advertising, kids, sorrow

Billboard of tomorrow will recognize you, target you

Apr 18, 2011
A New York company is raising money with the intent of building smart billboards. The company, Immersive, is working on a system where a camera...
Posted In: advertising, evil, sorrow

Online advertising passes print

Apr 14, 2011
Not that we needed many more indicators of the trend in print but pixels are raking in more money than ink, according to a new report by the...
Posted In: advertising, Google

Amazon offers cheaper ad-supported Kindle

Apr 12, 2011
The new model will cost $114, that's 25 bucks off the current price. It goes on sale May 3rd. The ads will appear as screen savers and as small ba...
Posted In: advertising, Amazon, Google, Kindle

Can't pay your mortgage? Get your house painted as a billboard

Apr 6, 2011
If you're looking for a sure way to alienate your neighbors, a fledgling advertising firm based in Southern California just launched this...
Posted In: advertising, mortgage

Decorah eagles become stars

Apr 4, 2011
Now that the whole Charlie Sheen celebrity/reality brainmelt thing has kind of run its course, we need new stars at which to gawk. So millions of...
Posted In: advertising, BP, business, eagles, ustream

Advertisers now changing their minds about "do-not-track"

Mar 31, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reports today that some ad agencies are now embracing a ...
Posted In: advertising, business

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