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Report: YouTube ready to run preroll and postroll ads

Google has spent nearly two years trying to figure out the ad model for YouTube. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the company is planning on a traditional approach: preroll and postroll ads.

By Jul. 8, 2008


Share context-free, full-screen YouTube videos with Surprise.ly

This simple Web app lets you maintain the mystery of YouTube videos.

By Feb. 6, 2014


AdBlock Plus spreads its gospel of unintrusive Net advertising

A new manifesto from an ad-blocking company Eyeo tries to build support for the idea that some ads are OK. That's good for its business, since big advertisers pay to get on its whitelist.

By Apr. 3, 2014


Talk to the hand: No, really, it's a glove phone

A British designer develops a glove that works like a phone. Yes, you talk into the pinkie. Why didn't Google think of this?

By Jun. 23, 2013


Watch YouTube videos in Firefox's sidebar with Side Watch

If you are watching YouTube videos in a second browser window while you work, you are doing it wrong (unless you happen to have a huge display).

By Jun. 27, 2013


Ad blockers get ad-group exec's blood boiling (Q&A)

The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.

By Apr. 4, 2014


Stephen Hawking: I lost a $100 bet over Higgs boson discovery

In an interview with the BBC, the famed physicist says he lost a bet over the discovery of the Higgs boson particle.

By Jul. 4, 2012


Early take on India's $35 tablet: 'Fairly impressive'

A gadget show on Indian TV just featured an exclusive hands-on that could help dissipate some of the skepticism about the low-cost device.

By Aug. 11, 2010


Tragedy! Susan Boyle clip not making anyone money

The lack of an advance deal between British channel ITV and YouTube means that, gasp, no one is making money from a clip that's reached more than 100 million views.

By Apr. 23, 2009


Time is ticking for new Microsoft ads

At Microsoft's Web sites 'preroll' video ads will appear at three-minute intervals.

By Sep. 26, 2007