Brave Rewards

How Brave Browser lets you support your favorite sites with Brave Rewards

What we like about Brave is that is serves up ads with privacy in mind. What’s really cool about the Brave Browser is their new Brave Rewards system.

Sprint takes AT&T 5G E lawsuit to the public in New York Times ad

The visibility of Sprint’s lawsuit against AT&T’s LTE-turning-into-5G marketing ploy has just shot up with a full-page ad and, we know, media coverage.

Google Play supporting app developers who reward users who watch ads

The company behind Android is making it easier to implement incentives for users to watch video ads in their apps. And there’s more to come.

Want to continue using Spotify for free? Stop using ad-blockers!

Spotify is frowning upon ad-blockers and those who want to continue using the free, ad-supported version, will have to stop using them.
Unwanted Ads

How cheap should a phone be so you can accept unwanted Ads on it?

Unwanted ads are taking over and popping up everywhere, including the Settings, on some Xiaomi phones. Would you accept this?

Facebook’s order to WhatsApp: Make Money!!

Now Facebook and WhatsApp will be more connected as they allow companies and users to communicate freely within a certain time limit

Samsung’s “Ingenius” ads for Galaxy S9 picks on Apple arrogance

The ads prey upon the perception of the Apple fan: aloof to competition, making up excuses to support their team and exuding superiority. It’s tired.

Data siphoning by Chinese ad sellers continues on in Asia

The Singtech P10 features firmware linked to a Taiwanese company that sucks up all sorts of personal data and then sells ads against it.

This OnePlus 6 ad needs your ideas

Advertising in this age is catered to tech enthusiasts excited about the OnePlus 6. And yes, you can have your say in this, too.

Korean government may go after Apple for dumping ad costs to carriers

Apple is accused of making carriers pay for its standardized marketing materials, leaving the networks to buy airtime and fit local stores with displays.

Taboola gets ZTE as first OEM partner for baked-in news feed

Taboola, if you’re not familiar with it, places branded content story suggestions at the bottom of many news articles. ZTE smartphones will be getting a feed of that.

Google Play Instant just one of many pre-GDC announcements

The feature is an extension of the wider Android Instant Apps initiative where users can try a game out without installing it first.

Samsung drop tests its own Galaxy Note 8, just not on camera

Sure, the company will pay for an advertisement to be made and it’s all clever and such, but it doesn’t show a single impact on a surface.

Software update for Amazon Prime Exclusive phones to remove ads

Amazon says that it wants customers to be able to use facial and iris scanning features, which the lock screen ads get in the way of.

AccuWeather and other iOS weather apps may continuously feed location data to ad servers

Multiple weather apps that deliver you a forecast based on your GPS and network data also send it to an ad server. They may take more dips into that data.

Nielsen Digital Content ratings now codifying video views on Facebook, Hulu, YouTube

It’s taken a few months for Nielsen to start tracking and dissecting viewership numbers on these big platforms, like Facebook and YouTube.

Facebook Messenger home screen ads are going global (no, not THAT home screen)

Advertising that was only shown to Australian and Thai Facebook Messenger users is now spreading around the world. No, not to your lock screen.

Google and Facebook take important steps to subdue online fake news circulation

It’s virtually impossible for Facebook and Google to completely rid the internet of fake news stories, but the trend needs to at least be contained.

In war of words, T-Mobile vs Verizon spat has misleading statements on all ways

Verizon spun up ads with Jamie Foxx against Sprint and T-Mobile on their unlimited data plans. The Un-carrier has its own spin doctor and he’s the CEO.

Fresh iPhone 7 ‘Dive’ ad highlights stereo speakers, water resistance, ‘magic’

Apple’s latest 60-second iPhone 7 commercial reminds you of the handheld’s almost annoyingly loud sound and casual by-the-pool endurance.

iOS App Store ads now appearing in the US

The ads take form as a mini-panel for an app related to your search. It’s mounted to the top of your results. Expect to see apps from many publishers.

App subscriptions just part of series of changes Phil Schiller to make to App Store

Apple is adding new ways for its app developers to make more money than they are right now. Will it be enough? And how will customers react?

YouTube Red trial is back on: 99 cents for three months

If you’re new to YouTube Red, you can pay 99 cents for three-months of ad-free YouTube with original content and several other features.

mNectar avails Force Touch advertisements to game developers

We love to hate ads, but we gotta get through them in life. What if games advertised gameplay to you by getting you to play a little bit of them?

FTC issues warning to Android app devs using Silverpush SDK for ad targeting

What is Silverpush, you ask? It’s a piece of software that uses your phone’s microphones to track what you’re watching on TV. For ad purposes.