Tag Archives: advertising

Facebook will hand-review every ad targeting politics and race

When Facebook said it was hiring 1,000 more people to manually review ads, it wasn't necessarily clear to everyone what that entailed -- just what was the focus, and would it affect upstanding advertisers?

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Facebook hands Russia-backed ads to election investigators

Those Russia-linked Facebook ads are more than just a reason for concern -- they could play an important role in one of the largest investigations in recent memory. CNN sources understand that Facebook has supplied the ads and "related information"...

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Samsung teams with Microsoft again : Xbox One X, QLED 4K TV, the future

Two of the biggest brands in electronics announced their intention to cross-promote products, making one monster of an advertising force before the holiday season 2017. On the surface the deal seems to be a connection between Samsung’s QLED 4K TV and the Xbox One X

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Karma’s new hotspot gives users a cloak of invisibility

Personal hotspot hardware provider Karma has announced a new security-focused product, Karma Black.

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Bloomberg: Spotify is planning another big podcast push

Spotify started its new year getting into the podcast game when it announced it was bringing on its first original content in a trio of music-related shows. Then in March, it partnered with WNYC to bring its podcasts to the platform.

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Twitter tests $99 subscription for auto-promoted tweets

Twitter is testing a subscription plan that charges users $99 a month to automatically promote tweets into strangers' timelines. This wouldn't be a service offered to all: Only those invited would be given the option to bellow out tweets to folks who...

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Scientists Use Ancient DNA to Identify Bizarre Species That Baffled Darwin

What has a body like a humpless camel, legs like a skinny rhino, and a face like the short-trunked saiga antelope? Until only recently, the accepted answer was Charles Darwin’s , and I paraphrase: “I have no idea what the hell this is.” Read more..

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Google Slapped With Record $2.7 Billion Fine in Europe For Manipulating Shopping Results

This morning, government regulators in Europe hit Google with a record €2.42 billion fine, roughly the equivalent of $2.7 billion US. The search engine company was found to be manipulating search results to favor its own shopping service, a violation of antitrust laws

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Top EPA Official ‘Bullied’ Scientist to Change Testimony About Dismissed Scientists

According to emails obtained by the New York Times , the top scientist on the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific review board was instructed to downplay the mass dismissal of advisors when she testified before Congress. “I felt bullied,” she says now.

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Without Chrono Trigger, the SNES Classic Is Just a Fancy Brick

On Monday, Nintendo formally announced the feverishly-anticipated Super Nintendo Classic Edition , a miniature version of the beloved 16-bit console coming to stores this September.

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