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  • Google to show ads for apps in Android app store; strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones, tablets 7 hours 22 minutes ago

    California: Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most...
  • Yahoo devises new strategy to catch up with rivals 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Yahoo is giving away a toolkit for managing mobile apps in a move aimed at reaping more revenue from smartphones and tablets as CEO Marissa Mayer scrambles to catch up to the Internet company's rivals. The strategy will enable Yahoo Inc. to distribute ads in other mobile apps besides...
  • The Evolution of TVs in the ICC Cricket World Cup firecrackers ad February 16, 2015

    The ad was brilliant and everyone had a good laugh at the poor fan who never really got what he was praying for all the while. A closer look at the ad would reveal their attention to details. The televisions shown in the ad steadily evolve from 1992 to 2011.From...
  • Pakistan's response to the World Cup 2015 'firecrackers' ad doesn't even come close February 15, 2015

    The 'Firecrackers' ad was a brilliant representation, of what the level of excitement and anticipation is, that comes along with an 'India vs Pakistan' cricket match. Admittedly, it was intended to poke a little fun at our next-door neighbour, but it was generally meant to be in good humour. Some...
  • Watch: Maybe it is time everyone stopped taking so much 'load' February 11, 2015

    We spend way too much time worrying about a lot of stuff. That too, stuff which usually does not affect our lives in any way at all!"Is this offensive to me, my pet, my family, my neighborhood, my city, my country, my culture, my religion etc?"Maybe it is time stop...
  • Twitter says its promoted tweets will now appear on third-party mobile apps, websites February 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter's stock jumped more than 6 per cent on Tuesday after the social media company said its promoted tweets will appear on third-party mobile apps and websites under a new advertising distribution program. The syndication program will broaden the reach of Twitter's ads beyond the 284 million monthly users...
  • Pakistan tests self developed cruise missile Ra'ad February 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed air launched cruise missile (ALCM), an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. The Ra'ad missile, with a range of 350 km, enables Pakistan to achieve "strategic standoff capability" on both land and sea, Dawn online reported. Cruise technology...
  • Election Commission has understood how BJP ad is being blown out of context: Goyal February 2, 2015

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal over the statements made by him over an advertisement published by it in newspapers. ...
  • Watch: Walter White is still selling drugs, only now behind the counter! February 2, 2015

    'Breaking Bad' fans had a field day when the saw the new Esurance Super Bowl commercial that featured Walter White. Actor Bryan Cranston who portrayed Walter White on the phenomenal AMC TV series 'Breaking Bad' can be seen here behind the counter of a pharmacy store in classic Walter White...
  • Delhi elections: BJP defends ad on Arvind Kejriwal, says AAP twisted meaning of 'gotra' February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday switched over to defensive mode over objections raised by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over an advertisement issued on the latter's chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal, who was fielded by the BJP to respond to AAP's charges,...
  • AAP seeks apology from BJP over advertisement on Arvind Kejriwal, claims it's casteist in nature February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: With five days left for Delhi to go to polls, Aam Aadmi Party has issued a two-hour deadline to Bharatiya Janata Party over its controversial advertisement in newspapers. The advertisement mocks AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal threatening to disrupt Republic Day celebrations and later complaining that he was not...
  • Delhi polls: Arvind Kejriwal slams BJP advertisement January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Friday took a swipe at the BJP for its newspaper advertisement, in which Anna Hazare's cartoon has been shown with a garland, prompting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to cheekily ask whether the saffron party had "killed" the veteran anti-corruption crusader. In...
  • Watch: The first bitcoin TV ads January 2, 2015

    Bitcoins may be down, but not out. BitPay, an electronic payment service, has launched a television campaign to popularise bitcoin transactions. The two ads are the first to promote bitcoin payments. Created by Felton Interactive Group, the ads showcase bitcoin and BitPay as a secure alternative to traditional credit-card transactions.Bitcoin,...
  • Aamir Khan: My kids think 'PK' is my best film till now December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan's says his three-year-old son Azad has started calling him 'PK', the title of his upcoming film. The family had a screening of the Rajkumar Hirani movie recently here and they felt it's his "best film" till date. "I have good news, my family saw the film & loved...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: How many of these TV jingles from the 90s do you remember by heart? December 11, 2014

    How many of us remember Shimona Rashi showing off her bizarre dance moves on the cricket field, in one of the Cadbury ads? Those born in the 90s will easily be able to relate to the ads mentioned below. We grew up humming these wonderful TV jingles and were the...
  • Beware! Some Facebook ads selling fake luxury items November 15, 2014

    New York: A new study has found that some advertisements promoting fashion and luxury items on Facebook may be fake. Two cybersecurity researchers analysed over a 1,000 Facebook ads and found that nearly a quarter of those goods are counterfeit items, Mashable reported. The duo focused on the 180 fashion and luxury...
  • Yahoo buys video ad service BrightRoll for $640 million November 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo will pay about $640 million for automated advertising service BrightRoll, beefing up its ability to sell video ads in real-time to marketers. The acquisition sustains Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's acquisition spree and sharpens the company's focus on video ads, which it hopes can offset declining Internet ad...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy ad service BrightRoll: Report October 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Online search and advertising company Yahoo is in talks to buy digital video advertising service provider BrightRoll for around $700 million, tech blog TechCrunch reported. Term sheets have been signed and the price, if the deal is completed, looks likely to be in the region of $700 million-$725 million, the...
  • Photos: Pond's shampoo, Vaseline hair tonic, drive-in banks: 60 vintage Indian advertisements you may not have seen before October 14, 2014

    When televisions weren't as popular in India, the only way to advertise was through print and radio. If you were born in the era when Gold Spot and Campa Cola were the most popular soft drinks, you may have seen a few of these advertisements in newspapers. But did you...
  • 'The biggest strength of a stammering comedian is....suspense': Brave new coffee ad that is both hilarious and emotional, successfully brings out the daily struggles of those who stammer September 12, 2014

    I always thought I needed a better nose. Jokes about the barren, flat expanse that stretched from my forehead to my upper lip did not help my obsession. Growing up, I thought a good, Grecian nose is more than a gift, it's an investment. You could age badly with lumpy...
  • Photos: Finally, a brilliant antilittering campaign that uses trash to spell out rude words to shame those who litter August 27, 2014

    Toronto's Livegreen organization has come up with a series of brilliant ads that tell litterers exactly what it thinks of them, arranging trash to spell out rude words. Finally an antilittering campaign that's just plain brilliant. ...
  • Twitter unveils video advertising August 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new advertising program that delivers "promoted videos" to the tweet stream of users of the popular messaging platform. The new program adds to the source of advertising revenue for Twitter, which has struggled to convince investors it is on a path to profitability. "By using...
  • Malware sneaks into online ads: Researchers August 6, 2014

    Washington: Hackers are increasingly slipping malicious software into online advertising, creating risks for the Internet economic model, security researchers said Tuesday. A report presented at the Black Hat security conference said "malvertising" has become increasingly prevalent and difficult for users to detect. "Malvertising victims are infected with malware in the course of...
  • A woman who is her husband's boss at work but still cooks for him at home? New telecom ad stirs up Twitter outrage and wit July 28, 2014

    A new advertisement for the telecommunication company Airtel has got many users on Twitter with their knickers in a bunch, debating whether the campaign enforces stereotypes, breaks established family roles, is a modern twist to same old misogynist propaganda or just neo feminism riding on compromise. A woman is shown...
  • Microsoft to overtake Yahoo for the first time in ad revenues: Survey July 16, 2014

    New York: Microsoft is expected to overtake Yahoo for the first time in digital advertising revenues, a research firm said today. The survey by eMarketer represents a setback for Yahoo's effort to return to its glory days as an Internet pioneer. The report said Google will extend its domination of...
  • Watch: This superb vocal tribute to classic Indian ads will have you fondly missing your Vicks, Amul and Nirma days July 11, 2014

    'Rahogay tum fit and fine, jeeyogay past 99...doodh, doodh, doodh, doodh...' remember that Amul campaign advertising their milk? The comedians at All India Bakchod collaborated with Voctronica to pay tribute to the era of advertising that defined our childhood. Can you guess the names of all the products featured? ...
  • In a new ad Apple presents the iPhone 5S as the ultimate parenting gadget June 30, 2014

    Becoming a parent is one of the most exhilarating and overwhelming experiences in a person's life and modern day gadgets aim to further enhance the experience. In its latest television advertisement, Apple presents the iPhone 5S as a credible parenting tool. The video showcases the different ways in which parents...
  • Remember Phantom's sweet 'cigarettes' that you pretended to smoke? This video captures our lost childhood memories June 17, 2014

    Sitting on a pile of plastic chairs, stealing mangoes, tying answer sheets with a single thread and placing your homework copybook below others in the fear that your name will be called out first you've done all these things in school growing up. An Indian beverage company gets our...
  • Facebook's Instagram to expand ads beyond US June 10, 2014

    San Francisco: Instagram, the mobile photo service owned by Facebook Inc, is expanding its nascent advertising business beyond the United States and will begin showing ads to users in Britain, Canada and Australia, the company said on Monday. The ads will start to appear on versions of the service in the...
  • Sunny Leone 'not mad' at Ranveer Singh, finds his Durex ad hot May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Ranveer Singh has found a new admirer, courtesy his recent Durex commercial. Actress Sunny Leone, who is currently busy with her upcoming film 'Tina and Lolo', was reportedly infuriated by Ranveer's claims that he is the first actor to endorse safe sex. Refuting rumours about being upset by...