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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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Ingress invades iOS: Google's augmented reality game hits iPhone

Google reaches across the aisle to Apple's platform with its hit game, which sees you running around real-world locations claiming them for your team.

By July 14, 2014

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Reddit to launch official mobile apps

In a post advertising a job listing and another about privacy policy updates, Reddit admins reveal that the website is working on an official mobile app.

By April 29, 2014

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Facebook adds new Nearby Friends feature to engage mobile users

Users of the world's largest social network can now find out who is around them. After spending billions on acquisitions and developing other apps, it's also a return to Facebook focusing on, well, Facebook.

By April 17, 2014

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Facebook loses project manager reportedly working on video ads

Justin Shaffer, who arrived at the social network after his startup was acquired in 2010, is leaving as the company purportedly struggles to figure out how to run video ads without alienating users.

By September 17, 2013

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Foursquare to continue check-in ads at Comic-Con International

Foursquare users checking in at the San Diego Convention Center may see an ad for free movie tickets to "The To Do List."

By July 17, 2013

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Foursquare now showing ads after check-ins

The startup's latest play for advertising dollars has the company targeting members with ads after they check in to certain types of venues.

By July 16, 2013

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Apple approves 'only gay social app for ages 12 and up'

The founders of Distinc.tt believe it's time for a gay social app that doesn't have sex at its core. This is an app that "you can bring home to Mom."

By December 14, 2013

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Location information to make mobile ads more valuable

App and advertising executives tell an audience at All Things D's mobile conference that location-based ads may finally pave the way for more money to be spent on mobile advertising.

By April 15, 2013