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location-based advertising

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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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Path puts 'superpower' in your hands with app to text businesses

Alternative social network tries to stand out with a new mobile app that lets users message with friends, and businesses too.

By June 20, 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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Yahoo's mobile chief: Acquisition spree about playing 'catch-up'

Since taking over Yahoo in 2012, Marissa Mayer has bought companies at a breakneck clip. Yahoo's mobile czar, Adam Cahan, says the reason is simple: because they had to.

By June 8, 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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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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Exclusive: RadiumOne’s very strange story just got stranger

Turns out RadiumOne's fired CEO isn't the only employee with a spotty record, according to the US Secret Service.

By May 8, 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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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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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