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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


Is Apple done with carriers? Not quite, but new iPhones signal a shift

The smartphone landscape has shifted since the last iPhones emerged, and Apple is about to transform it even more.

By September 23, 2015


Kakao bets on online board games and gambling to nab elusive profitability

South Korea's biggest messaging app is struggling to keep profits up despite increasing popularity, signalling what could be a problem for the global messaging sector.

By September 20, 2015


Ad blockers top Apple charts as iOS 9 debuts

Apple's newest mobile software lets you use third-party apps to block Web ads, which the maker of the Peace app calls "creepy, bloated, annoying and insecure."

By September 17, 2015