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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


Why I changed my mind about ad-blocking software

From the Cheapskate: Ads are a necessary evil of the Web, and the truth is they're just not that evil, especially if they conform to AdBlock's Acceptable Ads guidelines.

By October 2, 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


Tough challenges ahead for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Job No. 1 for the new CEO: Revamp the stagnating microblogging service to make it more inviting for regular folks.

By October 5, 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


Twitter reportedly to name Dorsey as permanent CEO

The microblogging service will name co-founder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey as its new chief this week, according to a report. His first job: getting more people to tweet.

By September 30, 2015


Twitter could remove its signature 140-character limit

The social network is working on a new product that would give users a way to post longer Tweets, according to a report.

By September 29, 2015