Tag: advertising

Samsung patents a flying screen that could be used for hovering video

Samsung was awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office last week for what it’s calling a “flying display device.” The patent, spotted by LetsGoDigital, was filed for in 2016 and describes a drone-like device with a screen that coul……


Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers

Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify ……


Logan Paul hasn’t learned his lesson

Logan Paul, the YouTube star who came under fire recently after posting a video of a corpse, is at the center of yet another controversy. This time around, Paul is facing backlash for uploading a video in which he’s seen shooting two lifeless ……


Amazon pulls lock screen ads from discounted Prime phones

Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones are decent bargains over their regular counterparts, but there has always been a catch: your lock screen becomes a billboard. It doesn’t really feel like your phone with those ads and offers. You won’t have to p……


Ads in Instagram Stories are about to get worse

More ads are coming to Instagram. This time, the photo-minded social network is upping the amount brands can put into Stories. Now, instead of one photo or video in an advertiser’s Story, there can be up to three. Coca-Cola, movie studio Param……


Facebook bans ads promoting cryptocurrencies

Most of Facebook’s recent advertising changes have tried to curb the danger of, you know, a foreign government using the social network to influence elections. But Facebook believes other kinds of harmful ads prey on less-than-savvy users with……


Google gives users more control over the ads they see

Google announced today that it’s rolling out a couple of new tools aimed at making online ads a little less irritating. Its Ad Settings and Mute This Ad features are both getting updates that let users have more control over what ads they do a……


Google freezes addiction center ads after word of sketchy referrals

Google rarely stops advertising for an entire category, but it’s making that exception to halt some serious abuses. The search firm has temporarily stopped running addiction center ads worldwide after a report revealed that sketchy referral se……


Google bans sketchy UK ads for profiteering addiction helplines

Google’s not having the best start to the year, as it’s already been called out, yet again, for unscrupulous advertising practices. An investigation by The Sunday Times shed light on a significant money-making machine, which played out through……


JP Morgan figured out how to advertise on ‘safe’ YouTube channels

YouTube has a long history of failure when it comes to self-policing. It’s gotten in hot water multiple times because it has not been able to guarantee that that advertisers’ videos wouldn’t run on channels that had objectionable content. Inde……