Hashtag Trending – Tesla being sabotaged, Uber tests new cheaper fare feature, autoplay video ads coming to Facebook Messenger

Tesla is apparently being sabotaged, Uber is testing a new feature that lets passengers wait for cheaper fares, and Facebook is putting autoplay video ads in your private messages. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: June 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

6 types of misleading ads, sites, and scammers Google took down last year

Google Inc. wants you to know it's leading the fight against less-than-scrupulous advertisers and their work. The company took down 1.7 billion ads that violated its advertising policies in 2016 - more than

Published on: February 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Eyereturn maps Canadians’ interests based on their online behaviour

With its interactive Audience Interest Map, Canadian online marketing company Eyereturn has mapped the interests of Canadians across cities and provinces based on data from its digital advertising platform that tracks online behaviour across billions of webpages.

Published on: November 30th, 2015 David Hamilton

Mobile ads, videos gain ground on desktop campaigns

Advertisers, take note: go mobile and do video. Those are the two main conclusions from data gathered for Say Media bycomScore, according to our source story from MediaPost. The study of1,200 smartphone and

Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Social media ads get biggest traction with Generation Y

The younger the attention span, the more likely it is to be grabbed by advertising on social media, a new study shows. Members of Generation Y are most likely to click on an

Published on: October 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

More Canadian companies turning to online video for advertising

More Canadian businesses are starting to use online video as part of their advertising strategies. Recent figures from the Interactive Advertising Bureau show that onlinevideo is the fastest growing ad category in Canada,

Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

Toronto’s Shiny Ads teams up with red hot U.S. startup PubMatic

A self-serve advertising platform produced by Toronto-based Shiny Ads is getting added exposure courtesy of PubMatic, a U.S. startup that has raised over $60 million in venture capital.Shiny Ads makes an integrated solution

Published on: August 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook related job postings plummet after IPO, ad kerfuffle

Facebook's fizzled IPO and doubts about its advertising potential have put a damper on the job market for Facebook-related positions, a new study finds.Facebook related jobs “fell dramatically” during the quarter measuredbetween April

Published on: July 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Uplifting escalator ad pitch wins 19-year-old student $25,000

Douglas Lusted has nowhere to go but up after pocketing $25,000 for his winning pitch on escalator advertising technology at a recent University of Waterloo competition.Lusted, just 19, has developed technology to place

Published on: June 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Facebook ads pack little punch, poll finds

A new poll suggests Facebook ads just don't work.Four out of five Facebook users have never bought a product or serviceas a result of ads or comments on the social networking site, accordingto

Published on: June 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Is Siri coming to the iPad?

iOS 6, internally codenamed 'Sundance', could bring Siri to the iPad at last.That's according to TechCrunch,who reports that the delay in bringing Siri to the iPad has been causedby user interface issues."I've been

Published on: May 15th, 2012 Ashleigh Allsopp

Siri ads misleading, class-action suit claims

A Brooklyn man recently launched a class-action lawsuit against Apple over Siri, the popular personal digital assistant on the iPhone 4S, claiming the feature can't understand directions, locate nearby stores, and often produces

Published on: March 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

Group wants new FTC investigation of Google’s privacy policy

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should force Google to halt its plan to consolidate user identities across its services and fine the company for violating an October privacy settlement with the agency, privacy

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Grant Gross

Facebook ads could hit smartphones, tablets as soon as March

Get ready for advertising to hit the mobile version of Facebook in early March as the company looks to generate more revenue leading up to its forthcoming initial public offering, according to an

Published on: February 6th, 2012 Ian Paul