Topic / Advertising

Infographic: Where is Google Making Their Money?

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Yes, it’s another Infographic Sunday, and this time we bring you one that shows you where Google is making the big bucks. Everyone knows it’s in advertising, but what are the very keywords that make Google roll in the money? That’s is all to be revealed in our new infographic chosen from Visual.ly. Hope you enjoy it.

New ad reveals the next generation is f**ked

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PHD, a marketing company, has copped some flack over its new video campaign titled “We are the Future”. Why? Because it reveals the extent of how PHD or other advertising companies will help its clients interact with “the next generation”. The video, however, has gotten some flack across the internet. [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/aliceroberts/statuses/40919827140984832″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/stephenfry/status/41371009651183616″] Why is it bad? Despite the fact it is a very bad ad, it reveals some […]

Father and Son to pay $8 million for rouge security products

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Fathers and sons usually go fishing or watch a football game, but deceiving unsuspecting people with rouge security applications? Well, one father-and-son duo will now pay over $8 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission – with that money to be used to reimburse victims of their scam. Marc D’Souza, the son, and Maurice D’Souza, the father, are among seven people connected to two companies that operated under […]

The Year in Review 2010: The Highlights Reel

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2010. What a year to end a decade. From political uncertainty in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the leaking of important US documents – from Afghanistan to diplomatic cables – and even a possible upheaval of our classification system to finally allow a R18+ rating in Australia, bringing it in line with other western nations. We got more information about the new National Broadband Network, while we […]

European Union announes antitrust probe on Google

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Microsoft and Intel had face them. Now it’s Google’s turn. The search engine will be investigated by the European Union for antitrust violations, with the European Commission accusing that Google had abused its dominant position in the search engine market. The matter, according to the European Commission, is “a matter of priority”.

TECHGEEK Podcast 18: Put that in your phone

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John Brumby goes Oprah and starts giving doctors iPads, Facebook tries to kill Gmail with their own email project and your phone will be able to determine if you have a STD instantly. What a freaky little world. Oh, and turns out the Kinect is starting to be a bit creepy (and its not because of Project Milo) when advertising companies are getting images of you performing acts in front […]

Microsoft New Ad Campaign Against Apple

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In the world of technology lately, there has been a lot of change and innovation going on with the machines many of us use in our -day-today lives. The PC, for a long time, has dominated market share and seen as a God-send for businesses. Over the years, the price and efficiency of computers have opposed each as the price drops and processing power increases. Apple however, are seen as […]

Apple releases two new “Get a Mac” holiday ads

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We love Christmas (and the holidays), and why not celebrate it by watching the two new Christmas/Holiday-themed “Get a Mac” ads from Apple. Entitled “I Can Do Anything” and “Tree Trimming”, these follows last year’s style of animation, instead of using the real actors to perform the scenes, and like always, they are very, very amusing. I Can Do Anything is where the PC shows off what he can do […]

Google terminates Yahoo deal after DOJ rejects revised deal

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Google has decided to terminate its ad deal with Yahoo after the US Department of Justice rejected the revised ad deal that would account for more than 90 percent or more of the web ad market, and “would likely harm competition in the markets for Internet search advertising and Internet search syndication.” Google’s Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, said in a blog post that while Google was disappointed, but it […]

Yahoo, Google to submit new revised ad deal to Justice Dept.

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Yahoo and Google is being reported to have submitted a revised version of their proposal to form an advertisement partnership to the US Justice Department anti-trust regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal – citing “people familiar with the matter”. According to the newspaper, both parties have added new provisions to limit the “scope of the deal” in a bid to get the green light from the Justice Department. It […]

Google upsets Russia, local advertising acquisition halted

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Russian regulators have said that Google cannot acquire Zao Begun, a local advertising company in Russia – effectively halting its $140 million deal that was agreed to in July. Zao Begun is owned by Rambler Media, another Russian company who runs various websites and a search engine. Google has said, according to IDG, that it would be reviewing the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in Russia; saying in a […]

New Apple ad bashes “I’m a PC” ad

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A new “Get a Mac” ad has been released that sees PC raising some money to fix Vista via a bake sale, after their marketing team decided to run an “expensive ad campaign instead of fixing Vista”. Mac then offers to help out by buying a cupcake from Vista … a $10 billion cupcake. This ad is basically a direct attack at Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” ads. To me, the […]

Google-Yahoo online deal postponed

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Google has decided that it will postponed a planned online advertising deal between it and Yahoo to allow the US anti-trust regulators to consider the ramifications of the deal. The anti-trust investigation is the first of its kind, as the Department of Justice (the regulators) usually perform investigations in an event of a merger. The new deal, according to Microsoft’s senior vice president and general counsel Brad Smith, would put […]