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Singtel’s Amobee Buys AdJitsu To Take Mobile Ads Into The Third Dimension

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Another bit of consolidation in the mobile advertising space — this time with an ad-tech twist: Amobee, the mobile ad company that itself was the subject of a takeover by Singtel only two months ago, has now bought an ad startup of its own: AdJitsu, a specialist in “3D” advertising...
Singtel’s Amobee Buys AdJitsu To Take Mobile Ads Into The Third Dimension

Timeline for Facebook pages: a complete overview of new features

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Facebook today unveils Timeline for pages — a combination of design elements and moderation features that give organizations the controls they need to maintain an effective presence on the social network. The redesign, the largest for pages since February 2011, creates a more unified look and feel for the site...
Timeline for Facebook pages: a complete overview of new features

Facebook rolling out lightbox photo viewer globally by end of week

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Facebook is rolling out its lightbox photo viewer to all 850 million of its users by the end of this week, according to a spokesperson for the company, who confirmed the deadline to VentureBeat in an e-mail. “The new photo viewer is rolling out to everyone on Facebook and...
Facebook rolling out lightbox photo viewer globally by end of week

Facebook's new widescreen Photo Viewer going live for more users

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Facebook began testing a rather — ahem — inspired new design for its Photo Viewer earlier this month, taking significant visual cues from Google+. If you'd like to get a look at it for yourself, you may be in luck: the new viewer appears to be rolling out to...
Facebook's new widescreen Photo Viewer going live for more users

RadiumOne Debuts Via.Me, A Mobile, Social Content Sharing Application

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RadiumOne, an online ad network that aims to combine social and intent data to serve ads, is launching a new consumer-focused application today, Via.Me. Basically, the iOS app allows you to capture, filter, and share pictures, images, videos, audio and other content across multiple social networks. At launch, Via.me’s app...
RadiumOne Debuts Via.Me, A Mobile, Social Content Sharing Application
AdSafe raises $10M to ensure that ads go on “safe” web pages
Skype calls to feature ads big enough to interrupt any conversation

Wikipedia: If you see banner ads on our site, then you might have a virus

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Apparently some folks who were visiting Wikipedia saw some annoying banner ads. Not the requests for donations from its founder Jimmy Wales, mind you, but real banner ads promoting things to buy from third-party sites. Today, the company has stepped out to make its users aware that not only will...
Wikipedia: If you see banner ads on our site, then you might have a virus

Guy Sues Apple Because Siri Doesn't Do What Apple Says Siri Does

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Apple has been hit with a lawsuit from a guy who says Siri doesn't do what Apple's advertisements say Siri does, reports Joe Palazzolo of the Wall Street Journal. The fact that Siri doesn't work all that well isn't news to anyone who owns an iPhone 4S. But it...
Guy Sues Apple Because Siri Doesn't Do What Apple Says Siri Does

Federal And Rhode Island Agencies Divvy Up $500M That Google Forfeited In Pharmaceutical Settlement

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The Federal Government has approved a plan to distribute the $500 million Google paid for illegally accepting advertisements from Canadian pharmacies targeting U.S. consumers. Under the plan, $230 million will be divided amongst the Rhode Island law enforcement agencies that participated in the... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Federal And Rhode Island Agencies Divvy Up $500M That Google Forfeited In Pharmaceutical Settlement
Skype for Windows introduces ads during one-on-one audio calls

Researchers find privacy and security holes in Android apps with ads

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A team of researchers at North Carolina State University have found that many of the libraries used in free Android applications to display in-application advertisements also pose a threat to privacy, and can be used by attackers to get past Android security. In some cases, the software libraries used...
Researchers find privacy and security holes in Android apps with ads

Facebook Fights Back, Countersues Yahoo For Patent Infringement

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In response to being sued by Yahoo for patent infringement last month, Facebook today filed counter-claims against Yahoo for infringing 10 of its own patents. Facebook says the following Yahoo features and properties violate its intellectual property: Yahoo Home Page, Yahoo’s Content Optimization and Relevance Engine (“C.O.R.E.”), the Yahoo Flickr photo...
Facebook Fights Back, Countersues Yahoo For Patent Infringement
Facebook Reportedly Developing Technology To ‘Friend’ Kids Under 13

37-second observation: how Samsung and Apple pitch products

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A tale of two advertisements: Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Apple’s iPad. Both are designed for humans, but they go about telling you in different ways....
37-second observation: how Samsung and Apple pitch products
Hulu Plus subscriptions hits 2 million, accelerates revenue

Kickstarter Shares The Effects Of Its Blockbuster Season

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February was a big month for Kickstarter. Not only did they have a number of record-breaking projects, but they were shoved into the mainstream consciousness with a flood of traditional news coverage. But there was always the question of whether these thousands of pledges would have any lasting effect on...
Kickstarter Shares The Effects Of Its Blockbuster Season

Lawmakers Question Whether Google Adequately Reviews Ads Potentially Related To Human Trafficking

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Lawmakers Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) are concerned that Google is profiting from advertisements placed by sex traffickers, expressing these fears in a joint letter to CEO Larry Page. The missive seeks reassurances of the company’s commitment to ferreting out ads that... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
Lawmakers Question Whether Google Adequately Reviews Ads Potentially Related To Human Trafficking

Before and after comparisons of Facebook’s redesigned News Feed

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Facebook’s latest News Feed redesign — featuring larger photos and text, as well as a new format for links — is likely to affect how users engage with page posts and advertisements. Here’s a comparison of how posts appear in the feed before and after the redesign, with some suggestions on...
Before and after comparisons of Facebook’s redesigned News Feed
Samsung sets up $4 million contest to stimulate app development for Galaxy Tab and Note

Steve Jobs' Idea for Ad-Supported Operating Systems Was Nearly a Reality

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Back in late 2009, an Apple patent application surfaced showing that the company had explored ad-supported operating systems, with the user receiving free or discounted goods or services in exchange for viewing the advertisements. The patent application, which was filed in 2008 and shows ad integration in Mac OS X,...
Steve Jobs' Idea for Ad-Supported Operating Systems Was Nearly a Reality

This Facebook log-out ad probably cost Samsung Mobile $700K

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Facebook revealed a new ad product last month in a location that took some of us by surprise: the log out screen. The move was seen to be a largely positive one for marketers who could take advantage of those who use Facebook on public or shared computers, but also as one...
This Facebook log-out ad probably cost Samsung Mobile $700K

Microsoft mulling new in-Skype advertising options

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Sit back and hold onto your hat, Microsoft appears interested in deriving larger revenues from its $8.5 billion purchase of Skype. While that’s not a surprise, how the company might do it could cause some users to shudder: ads. Yes, it seems that advertisements, in a more intrusive way than...
Microsoft mulling new in-Skype advertising options

Twitter Knows When You Sleep, And More

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Twitter data is potentially lucrative for the global communications business. It can inform when to serve up advertisements on the site and for what kinds of products. It also produces cool graphs and charts....
Twitter Knows When You Sleep, And More

Microsoft readies NUads: they watch you watching them

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Interactive NUads advertisements tied to the Kinect sensor will roll out in late spring, Microsoft told CNET this afternoon. But will all other Kinect apps be as privacy-sensitive? [Read more]...
Microsoft readies NUads: they watch you watching them

Microsoft takes aim at hipsters, nerds with new advertising campaign

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Calling it "the browser you loved to hate," Microsoft is encouraging nerds to give Internet Explorer 9 a second look, and even try it out—at least for a site or two. The new tumblog brings together hipster-trolling graphs, quotable quotes from Twitter, blogs, and the press, and video advertisements...
Microsoft takes aim at hipsters, nerds with new advertising campaign

Ads are coming to your Twitter for iPhone and Android timelines

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Twitter has today announced that ads are coming to the timeline of its mobile versions of Twitter on iPhone and Android, marking a departure from its previous policy of only displaying them in the mobile web versions of Twitter. While the Promoted Trends and Promoted Tweets in Search products have...
Ads are coming to your Twitter for iPhone and Android timelines

Google Acquires Social Media Toolbar Maker Meebo

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Google has acquired Meebo, a company that makes a toolbar that aggregates content from websites as well as displaying advertisements, the company said on its......
Google Acquires Social Media Toolbar Maker Meebo
Better search said to be in the works at Facebook

Marriott Says It Stopped Ad Service Hidden in Wi-Fi

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Last week, the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Midtown Manhattan was discovered to come with some hidden extras: The free Wi-Fi connection inserted lines of code into every Web page a guest visited - code for serving advertisements. On Monday, Marriott International said it had investigated the situation and disabled this...
Marriott Says It Stopped Ad Service Hidden in Wi-Fi
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