This Ad Blocker Replaces Ads with Affirmations

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Spread the loveTweet Screenshot via Intently Ad trackers know everything about you, and so target you with ads you’re most likely to click on. Ad-blocking software either removes or blocks…


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The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas

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Spread the loveTweet Anna Devane lies in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors, one of whom just told her she has cancer. “It’s a scary word, right? We can all…


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Facebook Claims It Has a Better Way to Prove Ads Work on Facebook

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Spread the loveTweet When it comes to online advertising, Facebook is crushing it—at least according to Facebook’s balance sheet. Advertisers clearly believe they need to be on Facebook, and Facebook…


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Snap Blows First Earnings—But That’s Not the Whole Story

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Spread the loveTweet Today Snap reported its first earnings as a public company, and it bombed. Snap’s stock market debut three months ago was the most valuable tech IPO in…


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Burger Clan and the weird history of awkward video game promos

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Spread the loveTweet Burger Clan allows PlayStation Network members in Spain to jump into a game with an eSports professional — folks like FIFA champion Alfonso Ramos Cuevas or Call…


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YouTube brings in big names like Ellen and Kevin Hart for new shows

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Spread the loveTweet During its big Brandcast presentation YouTube made a pitch to advertisers based on some well-known names, with new shows on the way from Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres,…


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Blame the Fyre Festival Fiasco on the Plague of Celebrity Influencers

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Spread the loveTweet It was like a nightmare crossover between Gossip Girl and Black Mirror. Socialites, models, and celebrities, promised extravagant beachside benders, flocked to the Bahamas only to find…


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UK ad watchdog to tackle misleading broadband speed claims

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Spread the loveTweet As it stands, the “up to” speeds ISPs advertise only need to be achievable by at least 10 percent of subscribers. Most people aren’t aware these figures…


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People.io data rewards app gets Telefónica co-branding push

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Spread the loveTweet London based People.io has taken its first steps outside the UK, expanding its data sharing rewards platform into Germany — where it’s launched a co-branded version of the app with carrier…


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Google will now allow 300×250 ads above the fold on mobile webpages, says they can be “user-friendly”

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Spread the loveTweet Google today announced a change to its AdSense policy that will remove a limitation previously in place that restricted certain kinds of ads “above the fold” –…


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