Tag Archives: Ads

Facebook will pull used car ads into its Marketplace

Facebook Facebook Marketplace has been around for a year now. In that time, the social network has gotten a firm grasp on what users are buying and selling on its Craigslist rival. (It’s also made sure to stop you from hocking certain things like, ahem, hedgehogs). But, cute critters were always going to be a niche category anyway. What’s really popping on Marketplace are cars. ... Read More »

A Used Car Ad to End All Used Car Ads

It can be hard to make a used car ad stand out from the others. But that was not a problem for Eugene Romanovsky. Romanovsky created the epic video above to hock his used Suzuki Vitara ’96. The video starts off like a homemade car commercial, with Romanovsky filming the vehicle as it plunges offroad and conquers the forest, before it becomes something ... Read More »

Google Won’t Build an Ad-Blocker Into Chrome, Wants to Fix Ads Instead

  At the Chrome Dev Summit 2016, where it was revealed that the popular Web browser now has 2 billion active users, Google also shared its stand on ad-blocking, and it should come as no surprise. Google’s primary revenue source is ads, and its approach is to fix what’s wrong with ads instead of putting them off the table entirely ... Read More »

Samsung Apologises for Galaxy Note 7 Scandal With US Newspaper Ads

Samsung took out advertisements Monday in major US newspapers to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 scandal in which fire-prone batteries forced a global recall of the popular smartphones. The full-page ads in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post admitted the company “fell short” on its promise of delivering “breakthrough technologies that enrich people’s lives.” “For ... Read More »

You Can Now File Complaints About Misleading Ads via WhatsApp

Consumers can now file complaints against misleading commercials by companies to advertising watchdog ASCI through mobile messaging app WhatsApp. Consumers can now WhatsApp the objectionable advertisement to +91 77-100-12345, from where the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) would lodge ‘suo moto’ complaints using this number. Consumers can send pictures of print ads, hoardings, packaging or screen shots of websites, ... Read More »

Smartphone Ads Can Put Users’ Personal Data at Risk: Study

Personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers, a new study has found. The study by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in US examined more than 200 participants who used a custom-built app for Android-based smartphones. Researchers reviewed the ... Read More »

Facebook Live Video Rolling Out Globally; Messenger Tipped to Get Ads

Facebook last month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to all iPhone users in the US region. The content sharing feature, which was previously limited to select users and celebrities, has now started rolling out to other countries as well. A separate report adds that Facebook might soon start injecting ads in to its standalone messaging app – ... Read More »