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Strange Adfellows for Net Neutrality: AT&T and . . . Burger King?
As the rumpus over the fate of net neutrality continues, it’s not just 21 states and the District of Columbia pushing back against the FCC decision to neuter neutrality. It’s also advertisers. Exhibit AT&T: This full-page ad that’s been running … Continue reading
Starbucks Is Not Just a Coffee Shop
You think the Seattle-based coffee chain is just a place to plant yourself, open your MacBook Air, and drink some overpriced Charbucks Latte? No. Starbucks is not just another outpost in Laptopistan. Starbucks is . . . a lifestyle brand. A … Continue reading
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
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Beats by Dre, Beats Music, Deezer, Dr. Dre, Dre for Pay, Google, head(phone)shop, iTunes Radio, Microsoft, New York Times ad, Rdio, Spotify, The Next Web 2 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged digitaliths, Facebook, Gmail, Google, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Maps, GoogleSphere, New York Times, Sneak ADtack, users' endorsements 4 Comments
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
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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