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location-based ads

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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 April 18, 2014

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Facebook will let you control which ads you see

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.

By June 12, 2014

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Moviegoers stunned by VW's 'don't text and drive' ad (or are they?)

In an attempt to put people's heads in the moment, moviegoers get a text, just as the action on the screen unfolds. But is it all a setup?

By June 9, 2014

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Could wearable tech read minds to sell ads?

Maker of brain-scanning tech says wearables like Google Glass could evolve to monitor brain signals and sell you toothpaste.

By May 21, 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 April 10, 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 April 4, 2014

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Snapchat said to have $10B valuation on Kleiner Perkins investment

The venture-capital investment firm has made an investment of up to $20 million in the ephemeral message service, according to The Wall Street Journal.

By August 26, 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 March 5, 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 February 11, 2014

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Verizon aims discount products at customers via Smart Rewards

New program gives points to Verizon customers that can be used to buy merchandise, gift cards, and other products. Is there a catch?

By July 21, 2014