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Why Ad Blocking iPhone Apps May Have Little Impact - MIT Technology Review

An upgrade to Apple’s mobile operating system released Wednesday brought with it apps that can block ads inside the company’s default Web browser, …

Digital Advertising

Facebook’s Cyborg Virtual Assistant Is Learning from Its Trainers - MIT Technology Review

Late last month a few hundred lucky users of Facebook’s mobile messaging app got an unusual new contact to talk with: M, a virtual assistant powered …

Artificial Intelligence

India pins hopes on smart cities

India's new government has ambitious plans for urban regeneration.<p>In its first budget, unveiled last month, it announced plans to spend $1.13bn (£690m) on building 100 "smart cities".<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration is taking its cue from developments elsewhere in Asia, including China …

India

Ginger Page Wants to Improve Your Written English

Ginger Software, an Israeli startup that focuses on ‘language enhancement software’, has released mobile, Windows and Web apps designed to make it easier to write English correctly.<p>Available today, the Chrome extension, desktop download and mobile apps (Android and iOS) go beyond in-line spell …

Sunrise Integrates Evernote, Songkick, Tripit, GitHub and Asana

Sunrise updated its beautiful calendar app today with seamless integration for your Evernote, Songkick, TripIt, GitHub and Asana accounts. If you’re already using these services, it means any time-sensitive deadlines or information will be piped into your calendar automatically, creating a single …

How 'Pages to Watch' from Facebook Can be a Source of Competitive Insight

Shares 3K<p>Are you keeping up with the competition on Facebook?<p>Are you interested in knowing what is and isn’t working for your competitors?<p>All …

Why Precious Metals May Be On The Verge Of A Big Move

Precious metals experienced a wave of selling this past week as bullish investors shunned safe haven assets and bid U.S. equities to all-time highs. Expectations of stimulative action by the European Central Bank next week caused the U.S. dollar to rally against the euro, which also contributed to …

Automation is the key to saving cash in the cloud. But how to do it?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>We’re a month out from our Structure conference, so we took the opportunity on this week’s Structure Show podcast to talk …

Will cable operators, CDNs and ISPs make or break the future of online streaming video?

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/designbydx<p>For consumers staring at their screen wondering why “House of Cards” is not streaming in HD or …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Who is best prepared to dominate mobile payments?

James Gill, CEO at GoSquared, discusses competition for mobile payments as Facebook and Apple move into the space<p>James Gill, CEO of analytics platform GoSquared believes <b>Facebook</b> is in a "great position" to enable money transactions happen more easily online.<p>He explained that their strength lies in …

Google Has New Targeted Ads That Encourage You Dive Into Apps

You’ll soon be seeing mobile ads from Google that can take you directly into an app. These ads will appear in Google’s mobile search, on YouTube, and on third-party websites that use Google’s ad network.<p>Today the company announced it will offer ads that display a button that will open up the …

Google Trends Debuts Email Notifications For Search Topics, Hot Searches And More

Google Trends, the informative resource that shows you what’s currently popular around the web right now in and in the recent past, now offers email subscriptions, Google announced this morning. The new feature will allow you to subscribe to any search topic, plus Hot Searches for any country, or …

Why Random is developing an irrational browsing experience

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Sometimes a company is interesting not because of the utility of what it can provide now, but because of the slightly …

How to Design Banner Ads that People Want to Click

Banner ads are the most ubiquitous form of marketing on the Internet. Since the days of Geocities and MySpace, banner ads have peppered the World Wide Web, advertising everything from free iPads to flash sales.<p>Recently, the proliferation of behavior based marketing tactics in web advertising means …

Facebook and Google Own the Future of Advertising—in 2 Charts

The two companies dominate digital advertising in a way even TV's oligopolists would envy<p>Two remarkable images from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>: First, take a look at the future of American advertising. Print and radio are projected to stabilize this decade, TV is expected to keep growing, and digital …

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

10 Tips on How to Use Google Plus Hangouts - Jeffbullas's Blog

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Google hangouts and the SEO advantages of hosting a Google hangout and using this as a source of engagement …

Ontkracht: 10 SEO-mythes anno 2014

Ja, dat lees je goed. 2014. En nee, ik ben niet helderziend. In januari presenteerde ik bij Bol.com (slides) al eens over diverse SEO-mythes en ik …

The Future of Facebook Ad Revenue: Small Businesses

Facebook hit all the right numbers during its most recent earnings call last month.<p>Revenue was up. Profit was higher than any quarter in company …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

Fully-Automated Ad Management Startup Multichannel Raises $3M In Seed Funding

Multichannel wants to help marketers fully automate their online advertising so they can focus on developing campaigns instead of staring at software dashboards all day. Based in Hong Kong and the U.S., Multichannel has raised $3 million in seed funding from investors including founder Dmitry …