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In new ad, Microsoft insists Siri is incompetent

What good is a digital assistant if she can't tell you to leave early because of traffic reports? That's a question asked by Microsoft at any rate.

By November 22, 2014

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ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution

Keith Law gets into a Twitter debate with former pitcher Curt Schilling on the subject of evolution vs. creationism. ESPN confirms Law's Twitter use has been suspended but won't say why.

By November 22, 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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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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Jim Parsons of 'Big Bang Theory' fame shills for Intel

Playing himself, not Sheldon Cooper, Parsons marvels at Intel's technological marvels. It is said to be his first ad as a celebrity endorser.

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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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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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