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WhatsApp confirms that ads will start appearing in the app in 2020

May 22nd, 2019

You know that one episode of Black Mirror where everyone can’t even go to sleep without watching an ad that covers their entire bedroom? Well, we’re one step closer to that reality today, as Facebook has confirmed that ads will arrive in its app as part of Statuses (which are the equivalent of Instagram’s Stories) …

Facebook Messenger Video Ads

Of course Facebook was going to ruin Messenger with autoplay video ads

June 19th, 2018

Facebook says it will start placing video ads inside the social media giant’s standalone Messaging service next week, an outgrowth of the company saying it’s run out of how many ad units it can squeeze into the main newsfeed and elsewhere in the app as it looks to wring value out of every monetizable hole …

Google Chrome Ad Blocker

Google Chrome’s built-in ad blocker goes to work on February 15th

December 20th, 2017

Earlier this year, Google revealed that its popular Chrome browser will block ads automatically in the future. That seemed to be a counterintuitive move from the tech company who wrote the book on making money from ads on the internet. We already have tools that block web ads, but Google’s tool isn’t going to work …

new apple ads

Apple ruthlessly targets Android in trio of new ads

May 29th, 2017

Apple regularly boasts about how many of its new iPhone customers were previously Android users, and CEO Tim Cook has brought up the statistics during earnings calls on numerous occasions. Now, in an effort to make those figures even more impressive, the company just launched a trio of new TV spots aimed directly at getting …