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Has Google Replaced U.S. Postal Stamps in Celebrating Cultural Giants?

Call it the Dawn of the Great Google Doodle Backlash. From today’s Washington Post Outlook section (via Politico Playbook): The case against the Google Doodle When Google honored African American author Zora Neale Hurston with a custom logo — a Google … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The ‘Reform Government Surveillance’ Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I don’t read the New York Times much (I’m a Washington Post kind of guy), but I happened upon Monday’s edition and here’s … Continue reading

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Dr. Dre Goes Double-Truck In NYT

Beats by Dre, the fabulously successful head(phone)shop, is branching out, as this two-page ad in Monday’s New York Times announced. Lefthand page: Righthand page: How soon? From TheNextWeb: Beats says its new Beats Music streaming service will launch ‘within the … Continue reading

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The Sneak in Review: Branded Content Lightning Round

The hardtracking staff has a cliporama piling up, so we’re passing it on to you. Who’s Behind the Sponsored Content at BuzzFeed, Gawker, Hearst and WashPo? Lede: What good is native advertising if it doesn’t talk like a native? To … Continue reading

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Google And Facebook Totally Pwn You

Come to think of it, Google and Facebook also totally pawn you. From the New York Times: Google to Sell Users’ Endorsements SAN FRANCISCO — Those long-forgotten posts on social networks, from the pasta someone photographed to the rant about her dentist, are … Continue reading

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You Have No Idea How Much They’re Watching You Online

You probably know that Facebook and Google are strip-mining you like West Virginia for online data, but that’s just part of the story. NPR’s All Things Considered is trying to provide the rest of it in its series Your Digital Trail. … Continue reading

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Is Google Gmailing You Ads?

So it turns out Google’s not just reading your gmails, it’s sorting them too. Here’s the message Google has sent to all its Gmailers: Of course, lots of people are Gpissed about it, as Winston Ross’s piece in the Daily Beast noted . . … Continue reading

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FTC’s Stealth-Ad Warning Not Strong Enough

This week the Federal Trade Commission addressed the blurring of the lines between advertising and editorial content on search engines. From MediaPost: Search engines are increasingly blurring the differences between paid ads and organic listings, the Federal Trade Commission said on … Continue reading

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On Native Advertising, BuzzFeed Schools While Google Scolds

Here’s bad news for anyone who values the separation of advertising and editorial content. “Native advertising is going to be the only advertising. The question is only what people are going to put in those units.” Thus spake BuzzFeed’s Jon … Continue reading

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For All You Know, Facebook Owns Your First-Born Child

The New York Times reports that “despite how much we say we value our privacy — and we do, again and again — we tend to act inconsistently,” which is the Times-nice way of saying stupidly. To half-wit: Letting Down Our Guard … Continue reading

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