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Billboards in Space? Astronomers Are Not Pleased

January 18, 2019

It was bound to happen. While the rest of us look up at the night sky, and wonder…
Have you seen Bruce Lee play table tennis with a nunchuck? Well, that video isn’t real

August 31, 2018

Bruce Lee really is a legendary actor and martial artist. He inspired entire generations to train and become…
Block ads at home using Pi-hole and a Raspberry Pi

July 25, 2018

Pi-hole is a network-wide ad blocker. Instead of installing adblockers on every device and every browser, you can…
In a step toward fighting human trafficking, sex ads are linked to Bitcoin data

August 17, 2017

A UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate has developed the first automated techniques to identify adult ads tied to human…
Meta-Analysis Indicates that Sex doesn‘t Actually Sell when it Comes to Advertising

June 24, 2017

A new research review of 78 peer-review advertising studies conducted over more than three decades indicates that the…
Proliferation of marijuana ads alarms addiction researchers

March 30, 2017

As more states have legalized marijuana, advertising for the drug has become more common. In a new study,…
Those Funny Ads May Make You Laugh, But Maybe Not Buy

December 2, 2016

Advertisers often use humor to grab customers’ attention, but they should do so with caution, according to a…
Research: Native advertising raises ethical concerns, suggest interviews with journalists and advertising, PR executives

November 29, 2016

Native advertising is a promising alternative to traditional advertising, for both advertisers and news publications. But the practice’s…
Poor countries are hardest hit by tobacco marketing

December 2, 2015

People living in poor countries are exposed to more intense and aggressive tobacco marketing than those living in…
How to make Web advertising more effective

October 31, 2015

Every day, users are bombarded with animated ads across the Web, and companies fight to cut through the…
Patented technology for writing on the surface of… the Moon

October 25, 2015

Most of us do not have any real chance of going into space. But what about getting your…
Infographic: The Rise of Ad Blockers—and What to Do About It

October 24, 2015

For many Internet users, closing a pop-up ad is virtually instinctive at this point, and more and more…
Debates around sex industry based on ‘sexist stereotypes’, says report

October 9, 2015

More than a third of UK escorts advertising on a prominent website identify as male or trans, with…
Sport TV in Australia is exposing children to thousands of alcohol adverts a year

August 13, 2015

New research from Lancaster University and Monash University, Australia, shows that children in Australia are being exposed to…
Mobile users ‘resist use of ads’ in news

June 17, 2015

The report finds that many news brands are struggling to cut through on mobile with access to content…
Ads effective even in the midst of multitasking, studies find

January 27, 2015

Those video ads playing in the corner of your computer screen, in the midst of your multitasking, may…
Researchers’ new way of syncing music to video will revolutionise the production of TV ads

October 16, 2014

A universityof Huddersfield researcher has shown that tiny tweaks to the soundtrack can make TV adverts much more…
Racial bias in television ads

May 6, 2014

The first systematic study of Canadian television commercials, conducted by sociologists Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho from the…
Google announces +Post ads now available to all advertisers

April 18, 2014

Google has announced the availability of +Post ads to all advertisers who meet minimum Google+ followers requirement. +Post ads was introduced last…
Nando’s plays chicken with Schapelle and wins

February 11, 2014

Fast-food chain Nando’s has done it again. While the release of Schapelle Corby on parole was hitting all the Australian…
Advertisers look with empathy into your front room

February 4, 2014

Someone’s about to get sold a Lucozade. adwriter Technology is under development to enable advertisers to target products not…
Underage youth exposed to alcohol advertising through social media

December 31, 2013

 Researchers investigating whether children and young adults are exposed to advertising from major alcohol brands on the three…
Update: Countering click spam: Researchers test new algorithm to detect, combat fraudulent clicks online

November 5, 2013

Countering Click Spam Researchers test new algorithm to detect, combat fraudulent clicks online…
Countering click spam: Researchers test new algorithm to detect, combat fraudulent clicks online

November 4, 2013

Anatomy of a click When is a click not a click? When an advertising network registers a click…
Researchers quantifies the effectiveness of video ads

October 24, 2013

Ramesh Sitaraman studies user behavior on the Internet. Credit: UMass Amherst Online video is a “killer application” of…
Big ads atop Google results point to broken promise

October 24, 2013

Attendees work on their laptops during the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco,…
No more cookies: Google wants to own the whole bakery

October 14, 2013

The indelible digital footprint associated with your internet usage is worth gold to others. Around the world, online advertisers are…
European regulator close to settlement with Google

October 2, 2013

European regulators appeared to be nearing a settlement with Google in their probe over whether the Internet search-and-advertising…
Google Web Designer to simplify the building of ads

October 2, 2013

Back in June, there was talk of a Google plan to launch something called Google Web Designer, which…
Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy

September 6, 2013

Facebook is drawing fire from privacy activists again, after unveiling a new policy which could turn users’ data…
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