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Google expected to sell $8.8B in mobile ads this year

Web giant expected to sell more mobile ads than all of its competitors put together for the second year in a row.

By June 13, 2013

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Facebook's Plan B: New ads in News Feed

The social network, currently under pressure to grow revenue, is now letting advertisers run a more familiar, albeit less holistic, ad type in the News Feed.

By March 26, 2013

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Twitter ad revenue should near $1B next year, researcher says

eMarketer estimates Twitter will earn $582.8 million in global ad revenue this year, $950 million next year, and $1.33 billion in 2015. And a big chunk of that will come from mobile ads.

By March 27, 2013

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Spotify can never replace my iPod, but it can ease the pain

Commentary: The quiet demise of Apple's iPod Classic prompts CNET's Nick Statt to reflect on the time before streaming services -- when music was first set free.

By September 13, 2014

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Handicapping Google's 'horse in every race' strategy

Search giant is investing in everything from broadband access to grocery deliveries. But it still hasn't found a way to turn them into moneymakers. Will that change soon?

By July 18, 2014

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Facebook's mood study: How you became the guinea pig

That controversial research into how posts affect users' emotions is just latest in a long line of privacy flaps -- and apologies -- for the social networking giant.

By July 1, 2014

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Ka-ching! Mobile ads cranking $1.1B a year for Facebook

Facebook's efforts to make money from mobile are young -- but the payoff already looks big.

By October 24, 2012

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Blame bots for $1.5B in wasted ad spend this year

Solve Media says 10 percent of all online traffic is generated by bots, which hurt publishers and advertisers by generating fake ad clicks and false user accounts.

By October 1, 2012

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Apple makes final pitch in patent infringement case against Samsung

The Cupertino, Calif., company has argued throughout the trial that the case is not about Google and that Samsung copied Apple out of desperation.

By April 29, 2014

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Marissa Mayer: Aviate key to Yahoo's mobile ad biz

During Marissa Mayer's tenure as CEO, Yahoo has acquired many companies. But Mayer singled out the artificial intelligence service Aviate for its potential to help the company make big ad bucks on mobile.

By April 15, 2014