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You know those full-screen "interstitial" ads that pop up when you load a mobile site and suggest that you install the app instead? It just dawned on Google that they actually make you rage-quit the entire site and go somewhere else. The search giant decided to take a look at interstitial ads for...

July 24th 2015 at 5:42am 0 Comments
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The sad truth of the internet is that lots of the snarky blogs and lovely longform content you can dig into are there because they're commodities companies can sell ads against. The most odious of the bunch? Pop-ups, naturally -- an entire cottage industry sprang up to quash them with extreme prej...

August 14th 2014 at 5:29pm 0 Comments
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Facebook's Recommendations Box sits passively on many websites, allowing us to engage or ignore as we see fit. But too much of the latter option has led to something slightly different: the new Recommendations Bar -- a pop-up variant which, when integrated by your favorite page, plugs site-specifi...

July 27th 2012 at 9:16am 0 Comments
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Although a number of interactive children's books have billed themselves as being pop-up (or pop-out) books, like The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Night Before Christmas (both from Loudcrow), nothing really popped up and constructed the 3D scenes that I remember from my childhood. Grimm's Rapunzel -...

December 24th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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We've already been up close and personal with Sharp's 52-inch LCD TV prototype. You know the one: 29-mm (1.14-inch) thin with a 100,000:1 contrast and the ability to reproduce 150% of the NTSC color gamut. Right, well, Sharp has slipped the pup into an automatic "POP-UP" rig which gives rise to the...

October 4th 2007 at 2:04am 0 Comments
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Well, that was quick. Motorola's Destination Q, a "pop-up" store devoted to the Q on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, has slipped the surly bonds of this mortal plane, moving on to the great EV-DO network in the sky. Moto's calling Destination Q's run "successful," though we don't know exactly what para...

August 3rd 2006 at 4:12pm 0 Comments
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Continuing on my quest for apps that make me go "that should've been in OS X," I found BuddyPop at the ever-useful Hawk Wings. BuddyPop makes Address Book a bit more accessable and useful by offering a searchable pop-up window for your contacts. A user-definable keyboard shortcut calls the...

December 26th 2005 at 11:00am 0 Comments