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Pinterest advertisements with artistic flair are incoming

Pinterest advertisements with artistic flair are incoming

After a few years of making it easy to find and share pictures of all sorts, Pinterest, the Internet's scrapbook, will be adding advertisements to the service in the near future. The Wall Street Journal reports the company is aiming to keeps its advertisements in line with what users often encounter on the service, however, which means giving them an artistic flair.

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Model S unofficial commercial catches Tesla Motors’ attention

Model S unofficial commercial catches Tesla Motors’ attention

The Internet is no stranger to fan-made commercials, most of which pale in comparison to the unofficial Tesla Motors' commercial some recent graduates made. Using a relatively small budget and ample skills, the team made a commercial (available after the jump) blending the best of everyday life with big dreams to make the Model S look attractive.

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Titanfall life-size Titans behind the scenes with Daniel’s Wood Land

Titanfall life-size Titans behind the scenes with Daniel’s Wood Land

There’s a massive Titan making its way across Germany right now in a tour that’s promoting Titanfall to the masses. As we’re suitably addicted to all things Titanfall at the moment, we decided to investigate this monster closer, finding the creator of not just this one Titan, but the other US and UK-based model as well. Here we chat with CJ Berg Theming Designer for Daniel’s Wood Land about the creation of the world’s only two life-sized Titans in existence today!

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Xbox Live political advertisement targeting leverages user data

Xbox Live political advertisement targeting leverages user data

Microsoft is using its users' data to target political ads to its roster of gamers, the Washington Post has reported. The company wants targeted ads on multiple of its services, including Xbox Live and MSN, and uses Xbox user information to create profiles on its huge array of gamers.

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LG G Flex Mouth on Hand video suggests phone is a human

LG G Flex Mouth on Hand video suggests phone is a human

In a move that you’d expect only the Super Bowl crew of advertising agents would push forward, LG has created a spot for the LG G Flex with human lips. In a move that we’ve only otherwise seen Sony roll with on the Xperia Play, LG presents the LG G Flex as a device that’s "the most human phone ever." We must assume that they mean the phone curves to the side of your face.

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Ellen’s most-retweeted Oscars selfie: Samsung made it happen

Ellen’s most-retweeted Oscars selfie: Samsung made it happen

By now you’ve likely seen the "selfie" photo taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the 2014 Oscars. What you might not know is the process that lead up to it - and no, that didn’t just happen to be Ellen’s everyday phone taking a selfie for the fun of it. It is true, on the other hand, that the photo did turn out quite well due to the relative excellence of the device at hand.

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Lenovo taps Ashton Kutcher for smartphone lineup

Lenovo taps Ashton Kutcher for smartphone lineup

Ashton Kutcher, who recently starred in the movie JOBS, has been tapped by Lenovo to aid in the design of a smartphone lineup. The information comes from Lenovo's Chief Marketing Officer David Roman, with these special edition handsets slated to launch sometime later on this year.

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Opera unveils sponsored web pass for mobile internet access

Opera unveils sponsored web pass for mobile internet access

Opera has announced a way for mobile data consumers to get free access to the web while on the go. The new offering is called the sponsored Web pass and it is a service that allows advertisers to sponsor the cost of the data user's mobile internet access. The advertiser would provide the user with free mobile data in exchange for looking at ads.

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Mozilla Foundation chair tackles thorny issue of ads in Firefox

Mozilla Foundation chair tackles thorny issue of ads in Firefox

Mozilla just recently made an announcement that made everybody's heads spin. Firefox was going to have ads. Naturally, as with anything related to unwanted advertisements, users were in an uproar. Now the Mozilla Foundation is clarifying its position and the situation isn't really as dire as some may paint it.

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Facebook Paper to remain ad-free… for now

Facebook Paper to remain ad-free… for now

Facebook has no immediate plans to add adverts to its Paper newsreader app, according to COO Sheryl Sandberg, with other products in the social network's line-up likely to be squeezed for monetization first. The company is still in its early stages of analysis, Sandberg said, trying to figure out exactly how Paper users are actually interacting with the app, which combines personal social content from a circle of friends with broader news content from a number of categorized online sources.

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T-Mobile wins fight for magenta against AT&T’s Aio Wireless

T-Mobile wins fight for magenta against AT&T’s Aio Wireless

T-Mobile has won its battle over the color magenta, with a federal court ruling AT&T's subsidiary brand Aio Wireless must cease using the distinctive hue. The case, filed back in August 2013, began when Aio Wireless - which targets cellphone users looking for prepaid or contract-free plans - started using large blocks of what it referred to as "plum" color in its advertisements and promotional materials.

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Apple rejecting apps using ad identifier without serving up advertisements

Apple rejecting apps using ad identifier without serving up advertisements

Apple is tightening the reins on iOS developers who utilize IDFA, putting the kibosh on apps that use the identifier without offering up advertisements. Such activity has been against its terms for iOS developers, yet was still fairly common among many apps that are now being rejected.

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