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LG one-ups Samsung with Optimus G ad in Times Square

LG one-ups Samsung with Optimus G ad in Times Square

In an effort to promote their upcoming Galaxy S IV handset, Samsung has plastered Times Square in New York City with billboards and advertisements promoting the new device. However, LG has stepped in to rain on their parade with its own ad that mocks Samsung and the "4" theme. The ad, which is placed right above Samsung's billboard, promotes the company's new Optimus G.

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Tougher mobile and social ad rules pit FTC against marketers

Tougher mobile and social ad rules pit FTC against marketers

New advertising guidelines aimed at making online and social media ads more transparent have been published by the Federal Trade Commission, toughening the rules on disclosure for product pushers. The amended document, ".com Disclosures" [pdf link], adds smartphone advertising and social media marketing to its original 2000 guidance; in short, the FTC said, if you can't give full disclosure on a device or service like Twitter, then you shouldn't be using it for promotion.

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Google’s stock may break $1000 within a year

Google’s stock may break $1000 within a year

The folks over at RBC Capital Markets believes that Google's stock may surpass $1000 within the next 12 months. As of today, Google's stock is currently worth $835.04, so the $1000 figure may not be too far off. RBC states that it'd be more accurate to say that the stocks will reach around $950 within 12 months, but under good conditions, such as better advertising revenue, Google's stock can reach up to $1045.

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Mobile Ads are heading to Tumblr

Mobile Ads are heading to Tumblr

Tumblr is looking to implement advertisement on its mobile apps. The online-blogging service has seen its number of mobile users skyrocket in the past six months, and it plans on using that success as a monetizing tool. The Tumblr mobile-ads won't be like those annoying pop-up ads featured in various free apps and games. Tumblr will instead just have "featured posts" for companies that join in on its program.

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