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Amazon Strongly Defends Banned Ad That Uses The C-Word

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Amazon defended an ad's use of the c-word as "light hearted" after the UK's ban-happy Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) pulled it from the site.  The controversial online ad in question appeared on Amazon.co.uk  and featured a picture of a Christmas card by SmellYourMum.com that read "YOU'RE A C*** SORRY, I MEANT TO SAY...
Amazon Strongly Defends Banned Ad That Uses The C-Word

Criticism of Google at Wikipedia

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Wikipedia has a whole page dedicated to criticism of Google. [By Philipp Lenssen | Origin: Criticism of Google at Wikipedia | Comments][Advertisement] Want to make money with your website? AllPosters.com Affiliates Program...
Criticism of Google at Wikipedia

Apple's new iPod ad ready to watch online

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Shown during its media event last month, Apple has posted its new fifth-generation iPod advertisement online for all to see. The ad is titled “Bounce” and highlights the new iPod’s design, along with the choice of colors Apple now offers. Apple says that the advertisement is also being shown...
Apple's new iPod ad ready to watch online
Penny Arcade details Strip Search, a webcomic reality show for Kickstarter contributors

Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

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Back in 2009, we wrote about a case involving a company called Ultramercial, which held a broad and ridiculous patent (7,346,545) that effectively covered the process of watching an ad before you could download content (seriously). Ultramercial sued Hulu, YouTube and WildTangent over this. The case went back and forth...
Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

Apple Has To Advertise That Samsung's 'Not Cool' Tablet Is No iPad Copycat

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So even as Apple has been successful in getting a US court to rule against Samsung for having a tablet that Apple thinks looks too much like an iPad, things are shaping up very differently in the UK. We already noted that a judge over there had rejected Apple's claims...
Apple Has To Advertise That Samsung's 'Not Cool' Tablet Is No iPad Copycat

Apple releases iAd Producer 2.1

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Apple on Wednesday rolled version 2.1 of its iAd Producer software, adding Twitter integration along with a host of improvements and fixes for the advertisement building tool....
Apple releases iAd Producer 2.1
Boingo acquires Cloud Nine Media for sponsored Wi-Fi hotspots
Samsung opens fire at iPhone 5 in new attack ad

Dentist advertisement

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Dentist advertisement
T-Mobile strikes back at AT&T attack ads

Dish Network sued by Fox, NBC, CBS over auto ad-skipper

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Fox, NBCUniversal, and CBS have all filed suit independently against Dish Network over the new AutoHop service, which with the right set-top box allows viewers to automatically skip commercials, assuming the recorded content isn't watched on the day of broadcast. The broadcast networks call the DVR technology a violation of...
Dish Network sued by Fox, NBC, CBS over auto ad-skipper
Apple's revised Samsung design statement printed in UK newspapers
Surface ad invites you to 'buy now,' Microsoft announcement imminent?

BP advertisement from 1999 - http://bit.ly/bMvjaD

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BP advertisement from 1999 - http://bit.ly/bMvjaD

U.K. Judge Orders Apple to Publicly Recant Galaxy Copycat Claim

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Last week a U.K. court ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets aren’t “cool” enough to be confused with Apple’s iPad and certainly don’t infringe upon Cupertino’s design. Now, the same court has ordered Apple to publicly recant its allegations suggesting that they do. Judge Colin Birss today ordered Apple to post...
U.K. Judge Orders Apple to Publicly Recant Galaxy Copycat Claim

Steve Jobs reportedly pushed for ad-supported version of Mac OS 9

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Would you use an ad-supported operating system if the software was free? According to former TBWA\Chiat\Day Creative Director Ken Segall's recently released book, Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was on the verge of launching such a thing in 1999. The limited...
Steve Jobs reportedly pushed for ad-supported version of Mac OS 9
$5,000 will buy you access to another, new critical Java vulnerability

After His First App Flopped, This Entrepreneur Decided To Build A Startup That Shows You How To Actually Make Money Off Your Apps

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When Kontagent CEO Jeff Tseng wanted to find out how well his app was doing, he couldn't find a way to track his users and whether they were buying anything. So he decided to build the app himself -- and it worked. Unfortunately, it also showed that his app was...
After His First App Flopped, This Entrepreneur Decided To Build A Startup That Shows You How To Actually Make Money Off Your Apps

dwr: But I would rather have a bottle of Ballantine Ale than...

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dwr: But I would rather have a bottle of Ballantine Ale than any other drink after fighting a really big fish. Ernest Hemingway advertisement for Ballantine Ale, 1951 (via How Writers Build the Brand) After fighting a really big fish....
dwr: But I would rather have a bottle of Ballantine Ale than...
Epic backfire: Apple now 'advertising' Samsung Galaxy Tab on its website
Sony to bring back VAIO U with 'Hybrid' prototype tablet?

Best Buy prices Nokia Lumia 920 at $149.99 and HTC 8X at $99, as AT&T opens preorders

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 launch event is just over a week away and already Best Buy and AT&T have begun releasing pricing for the Nokia and HTC flagships, pricing the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X at $149.99 and $99 respectively. WPCentral reports (via The Verge) that Best Buy placed a new advertisement earlier today,...
Best Buy prices Nokia Lumia 920 at $149.99 and HTC 8X at $99, as AT&T opens preorders
Vertu's new Android smartphone is handmade in England, costs $10,000

Google Gives $2 Million to Wikimedia

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales says that Google has donated $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation, TechCrunch reports (can’t connect to the source, Twitter, at the moment). The official statement is supposedly be made today, Wednesday. [Thanks David!] [By Philipp Lenssen | Origin: Google Gives $2 Million to Wikimedia |...
Google Gives $2 Million to Wikimedia

Twitter Brings Promoted Tweets and Accounts to Mobile Apps

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On Tuesday, Twitter announced that sponsored tweets and accounts would soon be rolling out to the timelines, searches and suggested follows seen by users of the social network’s mobile client apps. Promoted Accounts will appear immediately in user searches and suggestions with the latest updates to Twitter’s official mobile apps...
Twitter Brings Promoted Tweets and Accounts to Mobile Apps

Facebook Settles Lawsuit, Will Pay $10 Million To Charity

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Facebook is settling a lawsuit brought upon the social network giant for $10 million.  The settlement was reached last month but made public this weekend. Facebook declined to comment on Saturday. Reuters reports that the five victims alleged Facebook violated California law by publicizing their "likes" of certain advertisers on its...
Facebook Settles Lawsuit, Will Pay $10 Million To Charity
ZeroAccess: A look at just how big a botnet can get

Do Not Share a Link to Personal Lubricant on Facebook Unless You Want It to Become an Ad

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(madcowramblings.com) For avid Facebook users, it's become second nature to "like" a brand or political position or angsty emo group like  "When I say 'I hate you' I mean 'I love you but you hurt me."'And most informed users know that in the court of Facebook, your likes can be used...
Do Not Share a Link to Personal Lubricant on Facebook Unless You Want It to Become an Ad

Mark Zuckerberg Only Has 3 Public Photos Posted On His Instagram Account (FB)

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has an Instagram account under the name Zuck. At least we're pretty sure it's his -- the first picture is a closeup shot of his girlfriend Priscilla Chan. The second is a picture of a MacBook Air keyboard. We have no idea why it's there....
Mark Zuckerberg Only Has 3 Public Photos Posted On His Instagram Account (FB)
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