Tag: ads

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft wants to show you ads in Windows 11’s Start menu. Here’s how to prevent them

April 15, 2024

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is testing a way to further mismanage the Windows 11 Start menu: displaying icons for recommended apps. In a Friday blog post announcing the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build for the Beta channel, the company revealed that it’s […]

Mobile Apps

TikTok spotted testing native video ads

February 14, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

TikTok is testing a new ad product: a sponsored video ad that directs users to the advertiser’s website. The test was spotted in the beta version of the U.S. TikTok app, where a video labeled “Sponsored” from the bike retailer […]

Application Software, Development Software, Software Category

Google announces new ad-blocking features coming to Chrome tomorrow

February 14, 2018

Via: BGR

Google on Wednesday declared war on online advertising. Again. Well, it’s not a real, full-fledged war, and it’s nothing new compared to what we already know was coming. Starting Thursday, the Chrome browser will block some of the annoying ads […]

Application Software

Adblock Plus is now selling advertising, that’s right

September 14, 2016

Via: TechSpot

Adblock Plus is the most popular piece of ad-blocking software in the world. But its 100 million users may soon start seeing new ads appearing on their screens after the company launched a service that will allow more “acceptable” ads […]

Application Software

Wired: stop blocking our ads, pay for an ad-free version or go elsewhere

February 9, 2016

Via: TechSpot

Wired Magazine is taking a bold step into the unknown. Starting next week, the site will give its readers who use an ad blocker an ultimatum: either stop blocking their ads, pay to view an ad-free version of the site […]

Development Software

Google’s infrastructure czar predicts cloud business will outpace ads in 5 years

November 19, 2015

Via: PC Advisor

Google may lag behind its two biggest rivals in the public cloud, but Urs Hölzle, the technology titan’s senior vice president for technical infrastructure, sees Google’s cloud revenue eclipsing its ad business in five years. “I think cloud will actually […]

Development Software

YouTube offering news publishers big incentives to lure them back

November 6, 2015

Via: Owen Williams

Today after discussions with Digital News Initiative participants, Google announced at an event in Berlin that it’s working on a new product for news publishers to entice them to upload to its service directly. Called the YouTube Embedded Player Pilot, […]


Apple approves iOS 9 app that blocks ads in Facebook, Apple News

October 7, 2015

Via: itCurated

AS THE CONTROVERSY surrounding ad blocking software intensifies, Apple has welcomes an app called Been Choice into the iTunes App Store. But this isn’t just another ad blocker. As well as blocking ads in third-party apps, this one will block […]

Software Category

Windows 10: Let the Start menu ads begin

September 25, 2015

Via: itCurated

A day I’ve anticipated for quite some time has just arrived. Today Microsoft started showing ads in the Start menu of the latest Fast ring version of Windows 10, build 10547. Not all computers are showing them just yet, but […]