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Sony has attempted to step up the fight against pirate sites this year but has been caught unwittingly funding these very sites according to analysis by the MPAA.
Microsoft has taken its Bing search engine and slowly turned it into a feature in many of its products which justifies why the company continues to support the platform.
Pictures of LG advertising for their upcoming G3 flagship handset have been leaked online and confirm the device's 5.5", QHD display, Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM.
Mozilla has revealed that one of the most popular Firefox plugins, AdBlock Plus, can potentially consume megabytes, or even gigabytes, of RAM on users' machines during browsing.
Sites that allow you to download copyright infringing material can make millions of dollars each year, but under new rules legitimate adverts could no longer be displayed on these types of sites.
Microsoft's social media team is now promoting the Surface wireless adapter for its keyboard covers, seemingly one of the few times they've been promoted... and now it's discontinued.
While the proposal is not a new one, Facebook has pushed back the idea for having video ads in users' feeds a number of times. This week, however, in-feed video ads are expected to finally debut.
Typically going after the Apple iPad's weaknesses in its Surface ads, Microsoft has instead chosen a new target in ads that will air this Thanksgiving weekend: Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung's has set aside $14bn for its latest advertising campaign- higher than Iceland's entire GDP. The huge sum equates to around 5.4 percent of revenue compared to Apple's 0.6 percent investment.
No less than 450 Tesco petrol stations around the UK have been fitted with face scanning cameras that enable them to beam tailor-made advertising to you, while you fill up.
After Google announced it's testing large banner ads in search results to very lukewarm reaction, Microsoft isn't shying away from experimenting with similar ads in Bing Smart Search in Windows 8.
Breaking a promise the company made to its users almost eight years ago, Google is testing pretty large banner ads that might end up placed on search results pages for queries related to a brand.
According to newly released statistics, it turns out that Microsoft struck gold with the Scroogled campaign because it's slowly but successfully turning people away from Google services.
A recent article claimed Microsoft would use Kinect to gather biometric and user data from the next-generation Kinect bundled with Xbox One consoles, but Microsoft says such allegations are wrong.
Smartphone manufacturer HTC is betting big on a new marketing campaign featuring actor Robert Downey Jr. The campaign's $1 billion price tag is the same as the company's marketing budget last year.
In a move sure to confuse absolutely everyone to some extent, Samsung is poised to release an Android flip-phone in its home market of South Korea. Didn't they get the memo that flip phones are dead?
Twitter is planning to experiment with tailored ads, beginning in the United States and spreading the idea elsewhere if it proves successful. Oddly, they also explain how to get out of tailored ads.
Microsoft have restarted their "Scroogled" advertising campaign against Google, hitting out at them over their privacy violations regarding the Play Store, claiming Google gives out sensitive info.
Mozilla's latest project, the 'Collusion' addon for Firefox, builds up an almost-scary picture of how you're connected to the Internet, and how you can be tied across different websites unknowingly.
Analytics firm eMarketer have forecast that Twitter may generate up to $1 billion in 2014 through advertising revenue. With an IPO likely approaching and a growing user base, will forecasts be met?
Reddit are introducing the ability to up vote, or down vote ads depending on their relevancy to you. If an advert is unsuitable, Reddit will hide it if you down vote the ad.
Apple and Microsoft have introduced many new products over the years and we have compared each of their advertising efforts to highlight how each company promotes new products.
Microsoft is continuing its advertising push for its numerous products and services with a new commercial for SkyDrive and Office 365 featuring Aubrey Plaza of "Parks and Recreation."
Despite previously saying it would wind down the Scroogled marketing campaign against Google, Microsoft apparently has no plans on abandoning the campaign anytime soon.
Facebook is looking for new, and more inventive, ways of monetizing their 1 billion users, but they could come at the cost of the advertisers who provide Facebook with the majority of their money.
Microsoft has released a new 30-second commercial advertising its new Office 365 Home Premium service. The commercial touts the cloud storage and syncing capabilities of the service.
Facebook is planning to enter the video advertising game, offering video advertising space to ad agencies, with those adverts being played dynamically on users news feeds.
The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 10 people over the Butterfly Botnet; a botnet that, peaking at more than 11 million machines infected, harvesting details on bank accounts and passwords.
To promote its new mobile operating system, Microsoft is launching an outdoor ad campaign in the UK today that will allow people to design personalized start screens on outdoor ads.
Microsoft is on a roll when it comes to advertising, and they just got a huge boost in Europe by bringing Windows 8 and its Live Tiles to the front and center of the MTV European Music Awards.
A video showing how the Surface commercial made has been released. The video focuses on how the dancers worked together in their group movements and how they came up with ideas.
Microsoft's Surface TV spot is apparently the most effective tablet-only advert of the year, scoring highly in analysis performed by Ace Metrix and beating all iPad and Galaxy Note ads
Microsoft is showing off how a number of high profile Windows 8 apps will include in-app advertising features, including videos and interactive elements from companies like Delta and Jeep.
Conservative UK politician Grant Shapps, or Michael Green as he identifies himself online, has been found to have been exploiting Google's AdSense system through selling SEO spamming software online.
An approved patent application reveals Sony plans to get you to shout at your TV or play an interactive game with it in order to skip through the commercials more quickly.
Is nothing sacred any more? Microsoft has filed a patent that would take advertising in e-books to a whole new level by bringing contextual, targeted advertisments to your favorite literature.
Google has changed the developer policies for their Play Store to aid buyers and users. They have made it harder to push fake apps, and finally killed the frustrating AirPush advertisement platform.
A claim from a company advertising on Facebook suggests that the company was seeking to exploit them for profit. They allege most of the ad clicks coming from cash-hungry Facebook bots.
Facebook posts content to your friends' news feeds whether you would like them to or not, and it isn't a bug either. We observe what causes these posts.
Microsoft has confirmed it has laid off a number of its team members in its advertising and marketing divisions, although it is not clear how many people have been affected.
A class-action lawsuit has beaten Facebook into allowing users to opt out of Sponsored Stories, and could also cause significant financial ramifications for the site as well.
After disputes with Australia's competition watchdog, Apple and the ACCC have not reached an agreement over the iPad WiFi + 4G model, despite it being incompatible with Australian 4G networks.
A hotel chain has now said it has stopped two of its hotels from putting in hidden ad code in its free WiFi services, claiming it did not know about the practice.
At least one hotel in New York City uses its free WiFi connection to place some hidden code inside the web sites that are visited by its guests who use the wireless network.
There's a ton of great apps for kids on mobile devices, but they're being plagued by inappropriate ads, urging kids to do everything from meeting up with 'hot women' to becoming a Scientologist.
Samsung's advertising and approach to it has been less than stellar recently. In this editorial I share my thoughts and examine the wealth of potential open to the South Korean company.
In a move obviously destined for the world of social media, Microsoft has trademarked the term 'People Powered Stories', which could form the backbone to a future advertising campaign.
It appears Facebook is trying to justify the "sponsored stories" that will hit your newsfeed next year by asking if users actually understand how Facebook makes money. Do they actually care?