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WSJ: Facebook won’t push through with plans to put ads in WhatsApp

Sponsored Links Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Facebook will no longer push through with its plans to sell ads on WhatsApp, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company apparently disbanded the team it formed to find the most effective ways to integrate ads into the service. It also removed the team’s work from WhatsApp’s …

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EU investigates Google data collection practices

Sponsored Links Omar Marques/SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images No, European antitrust regulators still aren’t done looking into Google’s practices. The European Commission told Reuters in a statement that it’s conducting a “preliminary investigation” into Google’s data collection. While it didn’t go into detail, a leaked document indicated that the focuses were on local search, …

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TiVo tries running pre-roll ads before your recorded shows

Sponsored Links REUTERS/Steve Marcus It might soon be that much harder to avoid ads by using a DVR. TiVo appears to be testing 15-second pre-roll ads that play before recorded shows, making it difficult to avoid at least some marketing — you can fast-forward through the promos, but it’s “not that seamless,” according to community …

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Russia accuses Facebook, Google of violating political ad laws

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin Russia is once again butting heads with internet giants over their political advertising. Communications regulator Roskomnadzor has accused Facebook and Google of allowing political ads during regional elections on September 8th despite being a ban on running ads both during the vote and the day before. Officials reportedly warned the …

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Instagram removes ad partner that tracked millions of users’ locations

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images Facebook’s privacy woes aren’t over in the wake of its FTC fine. The company has pulled the marketing company Hyp3r from Instagram’s ad platform after Business Insider learned that the agency had been collecting massive amounts of data in violation of the social network’s rules. Hyp3r reportedly exploited …

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Find a Job Paid With BCH Using Workingforbitcoins.com

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Social media ads for vaping must include nicotine warnings, FTC says

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a handful of “e-liquid,” or vape, companies that they — and their social media influencers — must follow the same advertising rules as everyone else. Specifically, ads for vaping products that contain nicotine must include warning labels, as …

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Amazon says it mistakenly pulled ads with religious content

Sponsored Links David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon’s growing ad business may have produced some unintended casualties. CNBC has learned that Amazon staffers were mistakenly removing ads with religious content, explaining to sellers that a “policy update” reportedly banned promos for products “related to a specific religion.” A company spokesperson said that the policies hadn’t changed, however, …

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Action Launcher revamp comes with ad-supported searches

Sponsored Links Chris Lacy/Action Launcher Action Launcher has received a tune-up for the spring, but its biggest change may be how it makes money. Version 40 of the Android launcher has introduced an Action Search feature that looks across apps, contacts, settings and the web, but also displays ads whenever you hunt for something that …

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Amazon may be working on a free, ad-supported music service

Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Amazon might compete more directly with Spotify in the near future. Billboard sources maintain that Amazon is in talks to debut a free, ad-supported service as soon as next week. You’d only have access to a “limited catalog,” but this would also give you something to play on your …

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