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The 'I'm a Mac' guy now advertises Android phones

Actor Justin Long, known for his role in Apple's "Get a Mac" ad campaign, has signed a new contract with Huawei to film a series of commercials for its Android smartphones. In the videos, Long alludes to his former work for Apple.

Opera gets a built-in ad blocker, dramatically boosts performance

Opera has announced that a major update to its web browser will include a native ad blocker, the first in the industry. The company says it will speed up websites and improve user experience, claiming a built-in blocker is more effective than plugins.

Google to ban Flash adverts next year, remove them from the web

Google has announced its plans to phase out Flash in the AdWords advertisements displayed on websites. Ads using the old and outdated technology will not be accepted for submission from July 2016 and Flash will be banned entirely next year.

Confirmed: YouTube is launching a paid-subscription service

In an email to partners, Google has confirmed that it is launching a new subscription model for YouTube. Subscribers will pay a monthly fee to view YouTube without any adverts on videos and content creators will get a portion of the fee.

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?

Instagram announces adverts are coming to UK, Canada & Australia

Following a successful trial in the US last year, photo-sharing network Instagram has announced that uses in the UK, Canada and Australia will all be seeing adverts appearing in the app "later this year".

AdBlock Plus Firefox plugin could consume gigabytes of RAM

One of the most popular Firefox plugins used by millions worldwide has been revealed by Mozilla to potentially consume megabytes, or even gigabytes, of RAM on users' machines while enabled during browsing.

Op-Ed: Who is taking advantage of the falling rupee?

There could be several reasons to the declining value of rupee, the Indian currency. However, it is no accident that the Indian currency and the Indian economy are both at their lowest levels today.

Coca-Cola defends drinks in new ad, points to low calorie options

A new ad from Coca-Cola is defending itself against criticisms and promoting its low sugar and sugar free beverages as ways to combat obesity. The ads are being launched this week.

Google brings self-promoting ads to Chrome browser

Much in the same vein as their email provider, Gmail, Google has started to roll out self-promoting ads in their popular Web browser Chrome.

Putin releases sexy ad amid drop in the polls

Vladimir Putin and his party, the United Russia Party, have recently released a new sexy ad, hoping to garner more support for the upcoming Dec. 4 elections.

Democrats target GOP, John Boehner with mocking medicare video ad

Washington - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has released a web video of its new television ad, that they are hoping to debut in John Boehner's district, in which they mock the GOP for proposed cuts to medicare and ask the question "How will you pay?"

Introducing the Tracy Awards, honoring the worst ads of the year Special

Riffing off what the Razzies do for the Oscars, the Tracy Awards call out the "the worst of the worst in advertising." The winners -- or losers -- include Microsoft, Oreo, Red Robin and Yahoo!.

Advertisements Appearing on Vatican Radio for the First Time

With few organizations of any kind immune from the effects of the current global recession, many of them have had to find new ways to generate the funds that they require to operate. Sometimes employing methods that they had previously decided against.

Your Cellphone as an Advertisement Barometer?

We're bombarded with a deluge of advertisements everyday: billboards, TV, radio, newspapers, online... the list goes on. But how effective are they? A media research company is working on a new way to test their efficiency - using your cellphone!

Microsoft to Introduce High-Tech Shopping Cart Ads

Microsoft is bringing digital advertisements to shopping carts starting in the second half of 2008. The software company has been working on this new technology for the past four years and will test it in Wakefern Food Corp.'s ShopRite supermarkets.

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