All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Advertisements’

Bing Thinks Students Are Getting Scroogled In Search Results

A new school year has just started, and students everywhere will soon be using Google to search for everything from history to math. Bing wants in on that student search action, and it’s not afraid to do a little mudslinging to promote its new Bing for Schools initiative. If you couldn’t already guess, we’ve been blessed with another Scroogled ad …

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Robert Downey, Jr. Stars in Weird HTC Commercial

Earlier this week, smartphone manufacturer HTC revealed that Robert Downey, Jr. will be the star of a new ad campaign for the company. The star of the Iron Man movies will be the company’s spokesperson for two years, with HTC reportedly spending billions on the marketing plan. A short teaser revealed that the first ad to star Downey will re-introduce …

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Your New HTC Spokesperson

HTC has an image problem. Sure, the handset manufacturer has put out what is arguably the best phone of the year with the HTC One, but people still automatically think of Samsung and its Galaxy S4 when it comes to Android devices. Now the company is trying to win over the American public with the man who made Tony Stark …

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First Galaxy S4 Ads Focus On Features, Not Making Fun Of Apple Fans

Samsung loves making fun of Apple and its fans with its ads. It’s kind of become a tradition now that every major Samsung product launch takes a dig at the people who wait in line outside Apple stores for the latest iDevice. That’s probably not going to change with the Galaxy S4, but Samsung isn’t poking fun just yet. Samsung …

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Make Your Kids (And Potential Employers) Think You’re Smarter Than You Are With The Google Search App

Google has put out a couple new ads for its Search App. The last time they did that (in November), we saw a little girl and her mother figure out how to come up with a Martin Van buren costume and an umpire use Voice Search to look up the strike zone in a baseball game. In the new ones, …

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Don’t Want Ads On Your Kindle Fire? That’ll Be $15

From the moment they were revealed, Amazon has been calling the new Kindle Fire models a service. The tablet is an impressive piece of hardware, for sure, but it’s more than that for Amazon. It’s a way for the retailer to personally connect with its user base. To that end, ads will be displayed on the Kindle Fire HD’s lock …

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Facebook Settles In Sponsored Stories Lawsuit

Facebook has settled a lawsuit over their Sponsored Stories feature out of court today. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. A document filed yesterday (PDF) notified the court that the parties in the case had reached a settlement agreement which would be formalized in a second document to be filed today. According to Reuters, that document has …

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Samsung Galaxy S III Gets An Emotional First Ad

Today, Samsung announced the newest addition to the Galaxy line – the Galaxy S III. The much-anticipated smartphone will hit Europe on May 29th and North America after that, on an undisclosed date during the summer. As part of that announcement, Samsung has also unveiled the first commercial for the new device, and let’s just say they try to tug …

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Tumblr Begins Selling Ads For Spotlight & Radar

Tumblr today announced that ads can now be purchased for display in its Spotlight page or on Tumblr Radar. Business Insider is reporting that these ads start out costing $25,000 per ad. As you can see above, the ads will be accompanied by a dollar sign symbol next to the Follow button, indicating its placement has been paid for rather …

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See Printers Destroyed In Slow Motion In This Viral Ad

It’s Friday, which means a week’s worth of tensions, anger, resentment, and frustration has been building and is ready to burst. Not toward your actual job or your coworkers – the target of all of this is most likely your office equipment. You know, that damn stapler that gets jammed, or that damn copier that won’t copy. But most of …

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Facebook Shrinks Ads To Cram More Ads Onto Your Page

As if it wasn’t enough for Facebook to start affixing ads in every nook possible, now it appears that the social networking site is changing the requirements for ads so as to push even more ads into the extant ad-laden areas. According to a new document laying out the policy, “Premium and Marketplace Product: Specifications and Best Use Cases,” ads …

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Covering The Three Little Pigs In a Social Media Era

How would the modern world cover the conspiracy surrounding The Three Little Pigs? Would they blame the wolf? Would Twitter trends pop up in support of the Wolf’s plight? What about the Pigs? Would their hard scrabble life–having to move again and again because of unsound housing conditions, which were exacerbated by their natural predator–make them sympathetic figures while they …

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