Tag Archives: Microsoft

Google Thinks You’re a Foogle

At Google’s inception, founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page eschewed advertising, concerned that people would think financial interests might skew the search engine’s results. Now? Fuhggedaboudit. Via the Wall Street Journal (print edition headline): Deceptive Web Ads Draw Flak, Little … 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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Bing Bling For Schools

From our Late to the Party Favors desk This ad appeared in Sunday’s New York Times: Which got the hardwondering staff to wondering: What’s that all about? Just this (via PRNewswire): REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Bing launched a free, national … Continue reading

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Advertisers Try To Derail Do Not Track Movement

Pity the poor online marketers. Their unfettered access to your consumer data is being threatened, and they don’t like it. From last Sunday’s New York Times: Do Not Track? Advertisers Say ‘Don’t Tread on Us’ THE campaign to defang the “Do … Continue reading

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Online Track ADtack!

You have no idea how much you’re being stalked on the Internet. But the Atlantic does. From Alexis Madrigal’s piece in the Atlantic’s February edition: I’m Being Followed: How Google—and 104 Other Companies—Are Tracking Me on the Web This morning, if you … Continue reading

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Microsoft Takes Hard Line On Google Tracking Changes

Google’s new piracy – sorry, privacy – policy has caused quite a ruckus this week. From PC Mag: Google Overhauls, Consolidates Privacy Policies Google said Tuesday that it has instituted a new, streamlined privacy policy that will consolidate the company’s … Continue reading

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‘History Sniffers’ Take It On The Nose

The New York woman who sued the behavioral advertising network Interclick last month for “history sniffing” (Sneak ADtack post here) is now suing Interclick’s clients, specifically McDonald’s, CBS, Mazda, and Microsoft. As MediaPost reports: In a complaint filed Tuesday with the U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider Official Twofer®

From the Weekend Wall Street Journal: Forbidden Fruit: Microsoft Workers Hide Their iPhones Steve Ballmer Sours on Apple Product; Work for Ford, Drive a Ford From the Sunday New York Times: Apple’s Spat With Google Is Getting Personal Questions? Comments? Bitter Recriminations?

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