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bottled water

We Keep Buying Bottled Water Because We Fear Death

Ads for bottled water make it seem safer and purer than normal tap water, researchers say.
Stephen Leahy
2.2.18
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Just Banned All Cryptocurrency Advertising

Facebook banned ads for "financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices."
Jordan Pearson
1.30.18
Art
Art

This Guy Is Covering a $10,000 Painting With Advertising

You, too, can buy ad space on a signed Robert Rauschenberg art piece.
Samantha Cole
1.9.18
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING

Social Media Experts Say the Russian Trolls Suck at Facebook

You don’t even have to be good at Facebook to reach millions of voters
Louise Matsakis
11.3.17
Mobile Is Eating The World
Mobile Is Eating The World

20-Minute Episodes of 'Game of Thrones' Are Just About Ads

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson thinks we only want to watch Jon Snow 20 minutes at a time on our phones. Is he right?
Meaghan Beatley
5.26.17
digital divide
digital divide

Digital Surveillance Is Class Warfare

The poor are victimized by devices and the companies who profit from them.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
Drone On
Drone On

The Bizarre, High-Flying World of ‘Dronevertising’

The Don Drapers of today are turning to drones to hawk soda and car services, even if the regulations are tight and the results are lame.
Zara Stone
2.16.17
Trumping
Trumping

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​
Hannes Grassegger & Mikael Krogerus
1.28.17
RIP
RIP

Yahoo! Is Dead, Will Now Be Called ‘Altaba'

If the Verizon deal goes through, one of Silicon Valley’s most famous brand names will soon exist only in our memories.
Sam Gustin
1.10.17
Facebook
Facebook

Why Twitch Is Joining Facebook In Blocking Ad Blockers

Getting rid of online ads is no longer as easy as installing an ad blocker.
Kayla Matthews
12.13.16
Google
Google

Automation Is Coming for SEO Content Farmers

How four twenty-somethings in Ohio built a neural network that outperforms offshore content mills.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.12.16
News
News

Facebook Says It Will Detect and Disable Racial Discrimination in Some Ads

'Ethnic affinity' marketing will be banned on ads for housing, employment, and credit.
Jordan Pearson
11.11.16