Did you notice more commercials while you toyed with your phone or watched an online video? Sales of both jumped last year, lifting total Internet ad spending to a record $49.5 billion in the US.
In a bid to make the Web a safer place, Mozilla's security team proposes making encrypted connections necessary for using new Web technologies. Google's Chrome team has a similar idea.
Secure network connections protect people against snooping and criminals, but it's a hassle for websites. Mozilla, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others want to change that.
Online ad revenue in the US hit a high of $42 billion last year, jumping past the $40.1 billion generated by TV ads.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.
ICANN, eager to wean itself from the US Commerce Department, will set up the "multistakeholder" governance it has sought for overseeing the Internet's core workings.
Advertisers spent an unprecedented amount on online ads in the third quarter of 2013, reports the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
The acting chief of the online-television site says one effect of getting a cash infusion means more pitches for original content -- but Hulu's ambitions there are relatively muted.
Raising a big stink, the Digital Advertising Alliance withdraws from work to standardize how browsers tell Web sites not to track users' behavior. The DAA says it's doomed, but other ad groups remain involved.
Interactive Advertising Bureau CEO Randall Rothenberg calls the effort to determine which cookies should be blocked or allowed a "Kangaroo Cookie Court" that will hurt small Internet publishers.