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Trump ads taken down over violation of Facebook hate policies

Facebook said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate. The ads had red downward-pointing triangles associated with Nazi political prisoners.

Spotify to terminate or suspend accounts that block ads

The music streaming service Spotify is taking a firm stance against users that block ads. This may lead to suspension or termination. Its new terms of service will go in effect on March 1, 2019.

Hulu will start running ads during pause breaks this spring

On January 31, it was reported that the streaming service Hulu will start running advertisements in pause breaks this spring.

Google Chrome's built-in ad blocker to be enabled in February

Google's announced when it's going to enable built-in ad blocking in Chrome. Chrome will strip ads from certain websites on February 15 as Google pushes the ad standards defined by the Coalition for Better Ads. Only non-compliant ads will be impacted.

Instagram Stories becomes Facebook's next step in ads

Facebook has detailed changes coming to Instagram ads that will make it easier for businesses to share content in Stories. The company is looking to monetise Stories to help advertisers reach new people. It's also rolling out more options to users.

50 percent of web users 'would not revisit' pages with popup ads

Google has published research detailing how annoying ads impact browsing habits. The company said 50 percent of web users will not return to a site that uses intrusive popup ads. Google intends to help sites migrate to more effective alternative formats.

Gmail stops scanning your emails to personalise its ads

Google has announced it will stop scanning Gmail users for information used to personalise adverts. The company said it will bring the service inline with the enterprise G Suite version of Gmail. The decision has been welcomed by privacy campaigners.

Google confirms that Chrome is getting a built-in ad blocker

Google has announced significant changes to its approach to online advertising. Confirming previous rumours, it has said it will enable automatic ad blocking in Chrome next year. It will also withdraw its own ads from sites that use them irresponsibly.

Body-shaming ads to be banned on London transport

London - The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, plans on banning negative body image advertisements on the London Tube, buses and trains.

Digicel wants Google to pay up or it will block its ads

A mobile carrier in Jamaica wants Google, Facebook and Yahoo to pay money or they will block their ads from being shown to its customers.

Paper industry spends millions in campaign to bring customer back

Paper and Packaging Board, the paper industry’s trade group, is spending $170 million in ads to get customers back to use paper again after per capita paper use slumps by 46 percent over the past 15 years.

Mobile ads are dramatically under-priced, says marketing leader

Last week, the leader of the Mobile Marketing Association advised advertisers that they were being dramatically under-charged for ad videos on mobile platforms. He suggests that supply outweighs demand and that the current low prices cannot last long.

'Ride me all day for £3' ads with topless models sparks outrage

Cardiff - The New Adventure Travel Group wanted to attract attention from the "younger generation," so the company placed ads featuring sexy, topless models — men and women — on the back of its buses.

Why your Facebook friends are inviting you to join Ello

In the past few days, you might have noticed your Facebook community pushing you to join Ello, a new social network best known for being ad-free. But what else should you know about this hot new startup?

Smart political ads coming in 2014

Political ads on TV are always annoying, but in 2014 they might verge on the eerie: Democrats and Republicans will both be using DirectTV and DISH smart ad technology during this election to decide what ads to show you.

Facebook says makes progress targeting users

Facebook highlighted on Wednesday two ad campaigns in an attempt to persuade advertisers that its massive membership base and ability to home in on specific audiences makes it a more effective advertising platf...

Brands bet on star power to shine through ad-cluttered Super Bowl

Celebrity endorsements are as common during Super Bowl telecasts as pizza and chicken wings, but this year some advertisers are betting their brands will need star power m

Man banned for life by Walmart for matching ads

On December 2, Joe Cantrell, a disabled former professional wrestler, received a lifetime ban from Walmart for ad matching, which is one of Walmart's proudest traditions.

Another Craigslist murder

Los Angeles - Buying something off Craigslist has proved deadly again. A Los Angeles man was shot dead by teens when he met them to pay for the mobile phone in south Los Angeles.

Pedestrians photo-shopped into digital ads as part of a prank

A photographer and retouch artist from Sweden teamed up with Adobe to prank pedestrians in Finland by photoshopping them into digital ads right next to them as they were waiting for a bus.

New DC Metro ads expose ExxonMobil oil spill in Arkansas

Washington - Environmental groups are urging the State Department to stop construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Starting from Monday, consumer watchdog organization, is placing ads in the DC metro system, exposing images of the Arkansas oil spill.

For some, watching the game is all about the commercials

For those who tune into the Super Bowl, they may utter, "hope a game doesn't break out" in reference to those commercials.

Budweiser invites fans to name baby Clydesdale during game

Football and commercials go together like beer and brats. Especially the Super Bowl, which is to played on Sunday, Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

Associated Press selling ads in 1.5 million-follower Twitter feed

New York - The Associated Press will become the latest news organization to begin selling ads in its 1.5 million-follower main Twitter feed, the company announced. Samsung will be the first company to issue sponsored tweets.

'Hashtag' voted word of the year for 2012

The word "hashtag" has been voted word of the year in the annual list issued by the American Dialect Society. This year marks the vote's 23rd year.

Op-Ed: Food companies market products to kids via smartphones

It's not that surprising to see food companies are increasingly advertising to kids through smartphones. Advertisements are already implemented on smartphones, specifically via the Android application market.

Yahoo introduces cost-per-lead search ads

Yahoo Advertising is introducing a new ad unit, cost-per-lead ads. Cost-per-lead ads are placed under a site's listing within Yahoo's organic search results.

Anti-Jihad ads heading for Washington, DC

Washington - In a court ruling, it was decided that anti-Jihad adverts could be displayed in the Washington, DC metro, as has already been done in New York City and San Francisco.

Canadian broadcasters forced to turn down the volume on TV ads

Ottawa - Have you ever noticed when watching television that as soon as a commercial comes on, the volume suddenly gets louder? Well Canadians can put down the remote, the government is doing something about it.

Craigslist now the exclusive owner of your ads

In an effort to hang onto its market share in the online classifieds game, Craigslist is now demanding to be the "exclusive licensee" of any content posted to its site. But some say Craigslist is on shaky legal ground.
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