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Flipboard video ads pilot program kicks off today

Flipboard video ads pilot program kicks off today

Flipboard, the snazzy magazine app, has added video advertisements to its roster, following in line with other big-name services that have rolled them out in recent months. The ads have launched today, with Flipboard saying it has eight different brands on board to kick it off.

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Spotify offers 30 mins of no-ad music for watching video ads

Spotify offers 30 mins of no-ad music for watching video ads

Pandora users are likely familiar with the video advertisement option that trades a block of uninterrupted listening in exchange for interacting with an ad. Spotify has announced something similar, rolling out new video advertisements that give users 30 minutes of ad-free listening.

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Firefox Nightly builds get “sponsored” Directory Tiles

Firefox Nightly builds get “sponsored” Directory Tiles

It seems that, short of a massive revolt, there is no stopping Mozilla from pushing out one of its more controversial new features. Directory Tiles, which will place a few sponsored websites on your Firefox New Tab page, has finally landed on Firefox Nightly version 34, signaling the impending arrival of the feature before the year ends.

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Snapchat tipped to be eyeing more vanishing content

Snapchat tipped to be eyeing more vanishing content

Self-destructing messages? Check. Self-destructing photos? Check. Self-destructing videos? Self-destructing news? Self-destructing ads? Check, check, and check! That is, if this rumored Snapchat Discovery truly takes flight to bring the company an additional source of revenue from brands eager to connect with the service's millions of users.

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Pop-up Ad inventor apologizes to the internet

Pop-up Ad inventor apologizes to the internet

After 20 years of the pop-up ad ruining the day of internet-goers around the world, the original developer of said code has apologized. Finally. He made clear that his original intentions were good - separating a banner ad from the page that was profiting from it. But things went sour quickly.

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Qualcomm LTE Direct can serve you battery-friendly ads

Qualcomm LTE Direct can serve you battery-friendly ads

You've probably heard of WiFi Direct, which lets devices connect to each other via WiFi when and where they need to, without the need for a wireless access point like a router. Now Qualcomm is rooting for something similar yet something new. LTE Direct is basically the same except that, as the name would imply, it leverages an LTE network instead. And it's ultimate purpose: to make sure your mobile devices receive location-relevant promotions and information without draining your battery.

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Facebook earnings confirm going mobile was right

Facebook earnings confirm going mobile was right

Facebook released their earnings today, outperforming all expectations. Their staggering uptick wasn’t an fluke, either. In parsing the numbers, it’s clear that Facebook not only gets what everyone has known for some time, they’ve capitalized on it, too.

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Amazon Fire Phone ad hawks Prime to the masses

Amazon Fire Phone ad hawks Prime to the masses

Amazon has released its first advertisement for the Fire Phone, and rather than hawking the handset's 3D novelty or other features, the advertisement focuses on what the Internet retailer has to offer on the digital level: a year-long Prime subscription.

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Old Spice’s latest ad campaign ushers in Mandroid

Old Spice’s latest ad campaign ushers in Mandroid

Old Spice, noteworthy for its odd commercials (particularly those featuring Terry Crews), has rolled out a new ad campaign, this one with a man who isn't quite human. The Mandroid, as he calls himself, is as much wires and hydraulics as he is artificial flesh, awkwardly finding himself in fortunate situations.

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iPhone 5s TV spot shows how it is the perfect parent helper

iPhone 5s TV spot shows how it is the perfect parent helper

All the power that you ever need is in your pocket, which presumably houses an iPhone 5s. As Apple's latest video ad tries to show, it is powerful, flexible, and resilient enough to get you through one of life's most significant and most difficult tasks: raising a child.

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2015 Chrysler 200 shown off in Born Makers ad

2015 Chrysler 200 shown off in Born Makers ad

The 2015 Chrysler 200, which was introduced earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show, was shown off today in a new commercial called "Born Makers", something said to refer to a nation of "people who constantly create, reinvent, and never look back."

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Apple Strength ad focuses on fitness future

Apple Strength ad focuses on fitness future

Apple has aired a new health and fitness-centric television advertisement called "Strength". In the ad, we get a look at the iPhone used in conjunction with a variety of wearable devices during exercise, sports, and general health monitoring, hinting at the company's health ambitions.

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