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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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MacKeeper to pay $2 million in class action settlement

If you’re an Apple user, then you may have heard of MacKeeper. It’s one of those dodgy anti-virus programs that uses pop-up ads and scare tactics to trick the unsuspecting in to thinking their computers are infected and that they need to purchase the software to clean it up. Given …

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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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YouTube has a paid subscription service on the way

News broke earlier this week that YouTube’s long rumored paid subscription service is finally on the way. The new service will let monthly subscribers watch videos without ads and a cut of that revenue will be split between YouTube and content creators. The idea is to boost revenue for everybody, …

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Twitter monetisation continues on third party sites

Twitter, unlike its main social networking rival, Facebook, has always had a bit of a problem with monetisation. The users have always been there and the platform produces a lot of ‘content,’ but figuring out how to make money from it has been much harder than it has been for …

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Youtubers warned by Ad Standards to flag promo videos

Along with all of the GamerGate furore that has engulfed the world of games journalism in the past few months, Youtube Let’s Players have been catching flak too, for not making promotional videos obvious enough. Sure they might have put a disclaimer in the description, but when the content in …

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Utorrent backs off of mandatory adverts

uTorrent maker BitTorrent Inc. was hit with a lot of flak last week for introducing mandatory adverts into its once upon a time, lightweight torrent sharing client, Utorrent. Over the weekend however, it dropped that idea and returned the service to optional advertisements. The advert in question is a small …

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Dotcom’s Baboom will pay you for browsing the internet

Kim Dotcom’s upcoming music streaming service, Baboom, if it takes off, will become a hot new competitor for the likes of Spotify, Youtube and other prominent music streamers. But beyond the musical side of things, Dotcom is also looking to release a tool that could help you earn money just …

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Would you buy goods through a Tweet?

This is the question Twitter is hoping you’ll answer “yes,” to in the coming months, as it plans to try and monetise its service to a much greater extent, by setting up an e-commerce platform within the Twitter experience, giving you the option to buy products talked about through tweets. …

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Instagram to start rolling out ads

If you’ve been on the Internet for long, you’ve probably picked up on the proliferation of online advertising. It’s how websites and content creators earn money, making it an integral part of the ecosystem, so it’s no surprise that Instagram is planning to put ads in users’ timeline. Much like …

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Ebay study finds Google adverts ineffective

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Google makes the bulk of its revenue from advertising, almost £30 billion a year in fact. However that foundation of income could be threatened, as Ebay has just produced a new study that claims the adverts people are paying for, have almost no effect on sales. “Results show that brand-keyword …

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