Ads marketing sugar-laden snacks and drinks have prompted a further round of complaints about Youtube Kids, a supposedly safe space for children to spend time online.
Microsoft has partnered with mobile ad network Vungle to provide Windows developers a way to monetize apps that they share through the Windows Store.
By Blair Hanley Frank | 18 November, 2015 18:30
From one perspective, it could be argued that the online advertising industry is getting what it deserves. After years of stuffing Web pages with ads, Web surfers are increasingly blocking them with free tools.
The decision by Eyeo, owner of the Adblock Plus browser extensions and mobile browser apps, to hand control of its acceptable ads program to an independent board has prompted the developer of another adblocker to join the program -- and sell his company.
Facing criticism that they are taking money from some advertisers while blocking ads from others, the creators of Adblock Plus will let an independent advisory board decide what ads are acceptable.
Experts believe a recent large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack was launched through malicious ads displayed on mobile devices.
Ads have long been part of the trade-off for users of the free Web, but the rise of ad blockers is making it increasingly difficult for publishers to sustain that ad-supported model.
By Katherine Noyes | 11 August, 2015 12:04
Facebook is giving businesses more reasons to use Facebook Messenger to reach customers.
By Zach Miners | 06 August, 2015 04:49
For years now, checking the "do-not-track" option on your browser has been little more than wishful thinking on the part of users who care about privacy online. But now a group led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking to make that a more meaningful action.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 August, 2015 03:09
Yahoo said Monday it had removed malware from its advertising network, after malicious code there had gone undetected for at least six days.
By Zach Miners | 04 August, 2015 10:35
Facebook has posted strong sales results for the second quarter, showing continued success in its advertising business, though its costs also rose sharply.
By Zach Miners | 30 July, 2015 07:46
Service NSW will launch a digital profile for state government services that will minimise the number of times that people have to hand over their personal details.
By Rohan Pearce | 29 July, 2015 09:43
Twitter reported a higher than expected increase in revenue on Tuesday, suggesting progress in the company's efforts to grow its ad sales.
By Zach Miners | 29 July, 2015 07:01
Google is now requiring that publishers that carry its ads comply with a European Union directive and ask their site visitors' for permission before setting cookies on their computers.
By Loek Essers | 29 July, 2015 01:31
Upwards of 10 million people may have visited websites carrying malicious advertisements in the last ten days, possibly infecting their computers with malware, according to computer security company Cyphort.
By Jeremy Kirk | 28 July, 2015 14:08
Most mobile web users are all too familiar with the infamous "interstitial" ad that often pops up to promote a website's native app, but this week Google did them a favor and eliminated its own such ads.
By Katherine Noyes | 25 July, 2015 04:08
The online advertising industry is marshaling a fresh effort to fight click fraud, which steals money from advertisers and undermines faith in online campaigns.
By Jeremy Kirk | 22 July, 2015 14:29
Google's stock jumped more than 7 per cent in the after-market hours on Thursday, after the company reported strong earnings results for the second quarter.
By Zach Miners | 17 July, 2015 06:51
PayPal is fine-tuning its policies after a recently announced plan to make unsolicited prerecorded calls and texts to users drew questions and concerns from customers, regulators and consumer advocates.
By Zach Miners | 30 June, 2015 05:16
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