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Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you

Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable guy.

By November 21, 2014

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Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you

Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable guy.

By November 21, 2014

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Google tests subscription service for ad-free websites

The test for Google's Contributor program enables you to see a thank-you note instead of an advertisement on participating websites. The cost: $1 to $3 per month.

By November 21, 2014

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Sears gets funny in ad with Mike Myers and brother (who works at Sears)

The troubled place where you still might buy your new washing machine offers the double act of a famous comic actor and his brother, who's worked at Sears for 32 years.

By November 17, 2014

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Your Facebook News Feed is about to have fewer ads

The world's largest social network is reducing the number of promoted posts that show up in user's feeds, essentially nudging Page owners to buy ads instead.

By November 14, 2014

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When is a company's Facebook post not an ad?

Facebook has decided to exert more control over posts that it deems "overly promotional." Ultimately, though, isn't every Facebook post by a company promotional?

By November 16, 2014

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Sony to take another look at ad-supported music streaming

Chief financial officer says that Sony, owner of one of the world's three major labels, needs to evaluate what kind of value it's getting in allowing catalog music to be streamed for free.

By November 18, 2014

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Firefox dumps Google for search, signs on with Yahoo

Google's 10-year run as Firefox's default search engine in the US is over. Yahoo wants more search traffic, and a deal with Mozilla will bring it.

By November 19, 2014

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Firefox users, get ready for ads in your browser

Mozilla says the new Firefox ad initiative takes a kinder, gentler approach to pitching you products.

By November 13, 2014

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Yahoo confirms $640M purchase of video ad startup BrightRoll

Marissa Meyer extends Yahoo's video advertising reach across websites, mobile devices -- and could reinvent banner ads in the process.

By November 11, 2014