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Browsers block ads, threaten free sites, researchers say

Nearly one in four browsers are now armed with an ad-blocking tool, reducing revenue at free-content websites, an Irish company said today

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Redmond abandons Microsoft Tag. Where does QR Code go from here?

Though Tag technology will continue under the stewardship of Scanbuy, the future or QR Code remains uncertain.

Don't start selling until you see the whites of their eyes: Google patents "pay-per-gaze" ads

In the future, your eyes could give you away to marketers—and make Google mad cash.

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Facebook eyes making local connections with mesh networks

Facebook has designed a system that would allow individuals and advertisers to make direct connections to those physically nearby that share similar interests or are open to receiving certain advertisements.

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Adware runs rampant in Google Play, researchers say

One or more antivirus vendors flagged 22 percent of 8000 popular apps as having issues

on techhive.com

Google Maps ads are a big opportunity for local businesses

The combination of Google Maps and Google ads gives local businesses a tool to reach the customers that matter most.

Google adds more advertising to Maps app

Google says recent changes to the Google Maps app will make the app "more attractive for users and more effective for advertisers."

on techhive.com

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Facebook hashtags 'not driving additional engagement'

Did you know: Facebook has hashtags?

Trade group reports controversial Oracle advertisements to FTC

An advertising industry oversight group says Oracle has repeatedly failed to make any (much less a good faith) effort to bring its advertising into compliance.

Facebook embedded posts good for business

Facebook announced a new program this week that lets websites post public Facebook posts to their sites. And that could be a boon for businesses, says industry analysts.