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Facebook's next step: Help advertisers do their jobs better

The world's largest social network is expanding the tools it offers to help advertisers understand how well their ads work, so users are less frustrated by them.

By September 3, 2015


New iOS malware tricks its way onto iPhones in China and Taiwan

The malicious software, called YiSpecter, hijacks apps and the Safari browser to show full-page ads. It fools users into installing it by claiming to circumvent China's Web censorship.

By October 5, 2015


Facebook wants Pages to be your go-to for info on restaurants, shops

The world's largest social network offers new features to help businesses keep in touch with customers and better advertise their wares and services, particularly on mobile devices.

By September 8, 2015


Twitter to buy Niche, where social media stars meet advertisers

Twitter announces it's acquiring a startup called Niche, a sort of talent agency for social media celebrities and a new revenue stream for the company.

By February 11, 2015


Twitter decides on worst Super Bowl advertiser: Nationwide

Technically Incorrect: Presenting an ad featuring a little boy who reveals that he is, in fact, dead did not go down well with the twitterati.

By February 2, 2015


Facebook is trying to change the way advertisers look at social

The world's largest social network is refining its tools designed to help advertisers understand how well ads work.

By January 27, 2015


The Exoplanet Travel Bureau: NASA posters advertise Kepler planets

The space agency is promoting some of the 1,000 planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the style of vintage travel posters.

By January 8, 2015


Donate sperm, get an iPhone 6S? In China, yes

In exchange for sperm donations, health institutions around China are offering enough money to buy Apple's latest smartphone, says a report.

By September 17, 2015


How Verizon's Go90 ended up as a mobile-only video service

The service, free to everyone regardless of their carrier, has taken a couple of sharp turns on its road to release. The exec in charge shares the story behind Go90 and hints at long-term plans.

By September 15, 2015


​Apple TV's Siri-ous challenge: Roku, Fire TV and Nexus Player take Apple's voice control test

We compared to see how Google's Nexus Player, an Amazon Fire TV and a Roku 3 could handle the voice commands Apple highlighted with the new Apple TV.

By September 12, 2015