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A good 99.999 percent of the time, the adverts that run before your dogs sitting on cats video are irrelevant. But every once in a while, an ad hits and you want to know more. Beginning today, Google is making that discovery process way easier. According to the official AdWords blog, the new syste...

May 21st 2015 at 4:06pm 0 Comments
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It's bad enough when apps add unwanted toolbars and buttons in your browser, but it's especially irksome when they inject ads. It's no fun to have a technical support scam interrupt your web reading, after all. Google clearly hates this rogue software as much as you do, though, as it just outlined...

March 31st 2015 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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Advertisers aren't always a fan of investing in mobile. Part of that reason is that the ads you see on phones and tablets don't command the same amount of attention that ads do on desktops. Google is working on new ad units though that could lure in the big brands, though users might find them som...

September 29th 2014 at 2:14pm 0 Comments
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Ads for mobile apps are rarely personal; they're more often based on search keywords than your actual habits. Google is fixing this today with new ads in search and on YouTube that reflect your day-to-day app uses and purchases. If you regularly track your runs with fitness software, for instance,...

April 22nd 2014 at 10:17pm 0 Comments
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Love 'em, ignore 'em or pay a buck to get rid of them, mobile ads are more than just a waste of space, they're almost a necessary evil. To that effect, Google Maps is populating its search results with local -- and hopefully relevant -- AdWords starting today. Let's say you're looking for a taquer...

August 8th 2013 at 10:41pm 0 Comments
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Google knows how to tug at your heart strings when promoting its services, but it also has the whole irony thing down pat. Last Thursday, the search giant touted the advantages of its targeted advertising in the Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail, taking out a large spread asking the delightful...

August 14th 2012 at 8:44pm 0 Comments
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Tapani Kaskinen is Nokia's Senior Comms Manager, so it's fitting that he'd be the first person from the company to communicate a solid release date for its long-awaited N8 handset. The gent in question told Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti that advance orders of the N8 will "begin shipping 30 Septembe...

September 6th 2010 at 8:01am 0 Comments
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Google is already pretty well into the mobile biz, what with an RSS reader, mobile maps, Blogger and Google News, and, of course, search -- but the company's still got plenty of other offerings left to shrink down to cellphone-size, and the latest to get that treatment is its AdWords advertising ser...

September 8th 2006 at 3:33pm 0 Comments
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In what looks to be another accomplishment on its supposed quest for world domination, Google is expanding yet again. This time, the search-engine-turned-conglomerate is making way for AdWords customers to get their plugs into the ears of XM satellite radio listeners. In a deal between the two comp...

August 3rd 2006 at 2:14pm 0 Comments