Don't care for that car ad? Soon, Facebook will explain why it's there -- and give you the power to tune out those kinds of pitches.
Facebook's operations chief warns that users might banish traditional advertising the way they ignore annoying friends. Precise targeting means it doesn't have to be that way.
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.
The information network is letting advertisers use browser cookie data and customer databases to retarget prospects with promoted tweets.
A freshly published Apple patent application envisions the delivery of targeted ads based on your mood, behavior, and other seemingly intangible characteristics.
Targeted ads are nothing new, but the search engine giant is about to make them a lot more personal. Here's how to keep your search criteria and other information out of the ad mix.
Starting from next week, Instagram users in the US will see ads placed in their stream. Here is what they will look like.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is repeating its warning from 2002 that it's not easy to distinguish paid search results from other results.
With 500 unique categories, such as cereal buyers and frozen food buyers, the social network creates more ways for advertisers and agencies to specifically target users' online buying habits.
A 3-year-old company takes technology from MIT's Media Lab and applies it to ad testing. But do you like Yetis with your Wheat Thins?