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Panasonic DMP-BDT230

The Panasonic DMP-BDT230 is a mostly solid Blu-ray player, except it serves up obnoxious ads in its onscreen interface.

By Oct. 11, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Oct. 11, 2013
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Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when

With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.

By Apr. 18, 2014

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Apple aims to target ads based on your mood

A freshly published Apple patent application envisions the delivery of targeted ads based on your mood, behavior, and other seemingly intangible characteristics.

By Jan. 23, 2014

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How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.

By Apr. 18, 2014

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BlackBerry promises no ads on BBM chat

Sponsored content will pop up in BBM Channels, but BlackBerry says it won't interfere with actual chats.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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Protect your device from malicious ads

The chances of encountering a malware-bearing ad on your phone or tablet are increasing. But blocking ads on mobile is neither easy nor very effective. Here's a better approach to ad-blocking on your device.

By Apr. 10, 2014

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Yahoo testing app-install ads similar to Facebook's

To try and rack up advertising revenue from mobile developers, Yahoo is testing an ad unit that would be familiar to Facebook users.

By Mar. 4, 2014

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Mozilla to sell New Tab page ads in Firefox

Paid advertisements are on their way to Mozilla Firefox's New Tab page in an attempt to show more sites to first-time browser users.

By Feb. 11, 2014

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Emails from Apple exec show worry over Samsung ads

In emails presented during a California patent case, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller expresses frustration with his company's advertising efforts and notes that Samsung's ads seem to be "in the zone."

By Apr. 4, 2014

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UK's Tesco to scan eyes, target ads accordingly

Eyeball-scanning tech at British gas stations will determine your age and gender, and fire at you what it thinks are suitable ads.

By Nov. 5, 2013