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Facebook Messenger to begin displaying adverts

If you thought using Facebook’s Messenger application was a good way to avoid seeing all of the adverts on the Facebook main site, think again. In what will begin as a small-scale trial in select territories, Facebook is set to begin running adverts within the app itself, providing links to …

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Facebook to start showing ads in Messenger

It looks like Facebook will soon be monetizing its Messenger app with paid advertisements some time in the next few months. Facebook is currently distributing a document to business partners indicating that they will be able to send ad messages to customers directly starting this year though businesses will only …

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Google to start banning Flash adverts

Companies have been moving away from Adobe Flash for a while now and Google is set to sever yet another tie with the software as the company has announced that it will no longer be accepting adverts made using Flash from the 30th of June onwards. If advertisers get their …

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BitTorrent Inc. serves 200 million+ ads a day

When it was announced back in 2012 that the Utorrent BitTorrent client was going to begin serving adverts, it wasn’t a particularly popular move. Despite that though, to this day they continue to be served in monstrous numbers. The latest count has the software’s parent company BitTorrent Inc., serving upwards …

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Google Chrome plans to combat auto-play videos

If there is one thing a lot of us don’t take too kindly to on the internet, it is auto-play videos on sites in the background. Google already made finding which tab is playing audio a little easier last year with a new speaker icon displayed on tabs with audio, …

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Amazon to stop accepting flash advertisements from September

The slow downfall of Adobe Flash continues, as Amazon announces that from September onwards it will no longer be accepting flash based advertisements on its site. The decision was apparently driven by recent updates to several popular web browsers, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. In recent years, Flash has …

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Microsoft has turned Solitaire in to a freemium game

Windows 10 is out now, bringing with it many welcomed features, unfortunately, not everything has been changed for the better. Solitaire has been a classic time waster, which has come bundled with Windows since the early days of the operating system. Typically it has been basic and free but now, …

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Amazon launches new advert scheme on mobiles

Amazon is looking to poke its digits into more digital pies this week, with the announcement that it has launched a new advertising scheme for mobiles, designed to help app makers promote their software on Android and Amazon Fire devices. This scheme will go after the two dominant companies in …

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Samsung Smart TVs inserting ads in to third-party apps

It turns out that Samsung’s smart TVs are inserting unwanted adverts in to TV shows and movies played on third-party apps. Several owners have begun complaining about a silent Pepsi advert interrupting playback every ten minutes or so. Obviously this isn’t supposed to be happening, so Samsung has launched a …

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SOE: PlanetSide 2 pop-up ads aren’t going away

If you’ve been playing PlanetSide 2 recently then you may have noticed that SOE has implemented a new notification system. This new system will give free players little pop-up ads which periodically ask them if they want to upgrade to a premium membership. Many players began receiving these notifications several …

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uTorrent is generating a lot of ad impressions

When uTorrent‘s parent company, BitTorrent Inc. announced that it would be adding banner like adverts to its torrent client, there was some measure of outcry from users. Not that much though and it shows, as most haven’t turned off the optional feature or used an older version. So much so …

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