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Stalking and Being Stalked

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

She has considered fake-searching other items, like a compendium of the greatest philosophical thought of the twentieth century or tiny bikinis. Every time either of them popped up on her screen, it would make her proud that she would have been in need of such things.

Yes, Those Outrageous Online Weight Loss Ads Are Too Good To Be True

Rob Haralson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Rob Haralson

The phrase "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" is often overused but it certainly rings true with dietary supplement and weight loss advertisements -- be it on TV, in print, on the radio or on the Internet.

Here's Why You Might Not Remember This

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media

5...4...3...2...1...NEXT. Turns out, most of us aren't giving as much attention to online ads as publishers might hope. In fact, for all the effort...

Conan HATES Online Ads, Even His Own

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.10.2013 | Comedy

There's no getting around it: Online video advertising is a necessary evil. Even Conan O'Brien, whose website Team Coco is supported by ads that run b...

French Woman Offers To Breastfeed Babies Of Gay Male Couples

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents

PARIS (Reuters) - A woman has posted an offer on a French website to breast-feed babies of homosexual male couples for 100 euros ($130) a day, stirrin...

The Content Brief: Banner Ads Will Evolve, Not Go Away (WATCH)

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.14.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Banner ads -- blech. That seemed to be the consensus from a round-up of early banner ad creators and adopters convened recently by Digiday, who lamented that banner ads today represent "nothing but eye candy on the page" and "a race to the bottom."

The Machines Have Arrived: Ad Buying Going the Way of High Frequency Trading

Andrew Tweed | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Andrew Tweed

Online advertising used to be a relationship driven market. Agencies would strike deals with clients for large pre-determined campaigns. Then came the real time bidding exchanges.

Tiny Box Could Block The Most Annoying Part Of The Internet

Boing Boing | Posted 02.11.2013 | Technology

AdTrap is a planned $150 firewall box for consumers. Plugged in between your internet connection and router, it strips the web of advertising without ...

How To Make The Most Of Black Friday

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 11.10.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Get ready for Black Friday week. Stores are making a big push to lure in bargain-hungry shoppers before the Friday after Thanksgiving, th...

INFOGRAPHIC: Who Spent More On Online Ads This Election?

Mashable | Posted 01.06.2013 | Technology

Overall funding for online ads grew 251% which speaks to the digital nature of this election. Barack Obama spent $52 million, in comparison to his opp...

Google Can't Be Liking This

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - U.S. Internet ad spending slowed sharply in the first half of the year after a strong recovery in 2011, but still hit a new high of $17 bi...

Online Obama Ads Target Voter Registration In Vegas

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama campaign is running online advertisements on a number of major news websites covering the Las Vegas area ahead of Nevada's Satu...

What Actually Matters For An Online Ad

Businessweek | Posted 08.10.2012 | Technology

For all the computer science behind ad technology, it’s somewhat surprising that the industry hasn’t already sorted out matters like these....

Did Facebook's Privacy Problems Foretell the IPO?

Adam Levin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

Facebook's approach to its IPO was consistent with the way it has handled the personal data of its users. In both cases, it seems the company's leadership has pushed policies that are disproportionally focused on their personal enrichment at the expense of everyone else.

Why Advertising Is Dead

Jackie Barrie | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Jackie Barrie

All those poor advertisers are trying so hard to get our attention and make us buy more stuff, but it's just not working any more!

Ben Craw

Going Beyond Google

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 12.29.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

How Your Credit Card Could Be Used To Target Ads

Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology

By Emily Steel, Wall Street Journal Visa has filed several patent applications that provide a blueprint for using credit-card transaction data to t...

More Ads Than Ever In Online TV

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — One of the rewards of watching TV online is not having to sit through as many commercials. Now the networks are chipping away at t...

Skype To Start Showing Ads

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Skype for Windows will begin offering advertisements this week to customers in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. According to an official company blog po...

FDA: Drug Companies Pressure Agency To Allow More Online Ads

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — As federal regulators take their first tentative steps toward policing the wild west of medical information online, pharmaceutical ...

Microsoft Users Gullible When It Comes To Online Advertising?

techcrunch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Is there something about people who use Microsoft products that makes them more likely to click on an online ad? Some data from search advertising net...

The 10 Online Ad Formats People Hate Most

Business Insider | Nicholas Carlson|Jun. 17, 2009, 8:00 AM|16 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We asked usability testing firm Catalyst Group to help us come up with a list of online ad formats people hate most. Here they are....

The 10 Best Online Ads Of The Last 12 Months

Business Insider | Nicholas Carlson|May. 21, 2009, 1:19 PM|1 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We've decided to celebrate the best digital creative produced over the last 12 months. With the help of Ads Of The World's vast repository, that's wha...