YouTube Could Launch $10 Ad-Free Version in Late October

We’ve known YouTube is working on a subscription service that will allow users to pay a monthly fee to ditch all the ads, but the company has never explicitly laid out a date for said service. Now, thanks to a…

Twitter’s Autoplay Video App Ads Open to All Advertisers

Twitter has rolled out the video App Card to all advertisers running mobile app promotion campaigns. That means if you’re advertising a mobile app, you can now do so with video ads – which will autoplay in users’ timelines. According…

Pandora Lets You Turn Off Ads for One Day, for $1

As expected, Pandora has unveiled a new way to generate revenue from people who just need a little break from the ads. For users who need an ad-free experience – maybe for a long road trip or a big party…

Hulu Gets Rid of Ads … If You Cough Up an Extra $4 a Month

  Hulu, which unlike competitors Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO and more make you pay a subscription fee and watch ads, is finally going to let you ditch the ads. If you want to pay $4 more a month. As…

Pandora Turns 10, Offers One Ad-Free Day for All

Pandora is celebrating a big birthday this month, and it’s handing out a small gift to its users. On September 9th, Pandora will turn 10. It’s declared the day “Listener Love Day” and with that comes 24 hours of ad-free…

Kim Kardashian Forced to Post a ‘Corrective Ad’ After FDA Called Previous One Misleading

Future first lady and Instagram queen Kim Kardashian has been forced to post a #CorrectiveAd on Instagram after she and a drugmaker ran afoul of the Food and Drug Administration over a deceptive ad. In now-deleted Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook…

Pandora Gives Users an Hour of Ad-Free Music If They First Pay Close Attention to an Ad

Pandora is heralding the full rollout of its Sponsored Listening feature, which has been in beta since last fall. With Sponsored Listening, Pandora offers listeners a deal: You can have an ad-free hour of music, uninterrupted, if you just pay…

Instagram’s New Focus on Search Should Excite Marketers

In 2013, boasting a little under 100 million users, Instagram finally decided to pay some attention to its web presence. The social network updated its barebones website to finally offer the ability to browse your feed. Before that, Instagram on…

Twitter Lets Advertisers Target Around Big Events

For years, Twitter has shined during big events – whether they be scheduled events like The Oscars, Super Bowl, or Grammys, or breaking news. Twitter’s fine for the mundane day-to-day, but when something big is happening, more people flock to…

Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Have you logged on to Twitter.com today? If so, you were probably greeted with a much whiter background than you remember setting. That’s because Twitter has decided to remove your custom backgrounds from your home page and notifications page. Here’s…