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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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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 videos have Apple written all over

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 videos have Apple written all over

Not literally, of course, unless they want another lawsuit on their desk by Monday morning. Samsung has unleashed a barrage of videos preaching the features of the Galaxy Note 4, as well as a bit of Gear S on the side. But why not take a jab at a rival while they're at it? As they themselves say, it doesn't take a genius to see who they're really aiming their crosshairs at.

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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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McConaughey Lincoln Commercials: just amazing

McConaughey Lincoln Commercials: just amazing

Behold, we’ve reached the mountain top. This is the most amazing piece of film footage you’ll ever see of Matthew McConaughey. These clips are for the 2015 Lincoln MKC, first introduced all the way back in December of 2013. But it’s really all about the bull.

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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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Twitter video ads enter beta, are heading to your feed

Twitter video ads enter beta, are heading to your feed

Video advertisements are heading to your Twitter feed, with the company announcing that after months of testing, it is pushing its so-called Promoted Video platform into beta mode. Fortunately, the ads won't auto-play when you scroll past them.

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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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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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