• FTC Settles Paid Online Review Case

    FTC Settles Paid Online Review Case

    An automobile shipment broker based in Georgia, has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that will halt the company’s allegedly deceptive practice of touting online customer reviews, while failing to disclose that the reviewers were compensated with discounts and incentives. The broker’s website represented that the compan...

  • FCC Passes Net Neutrality

    FCC Passes Net Neutrality

    The FCC has finally voted on Net Neutrality, and as of earlier today, the commission has approved having the government step in to regulate how the Internet operates.  Not surprisingly, the commission passed it 3 votes to 2, along party lines. While supporters are certainly celebrating this vote, it might be too early to declare ... ...

  • AdWords Launches new Call Only Campaign Option

    AdWords Launches new Call Only Campaign Option

    While clicks on your ads can be very profitable in many cases, it is often better to try to get customers to actually pick up the phone and give you a call.  Thanks to a new ad type from Google AdWords, this will be easier than ever.  They have just confirmed a new option that ... ...

  • Apple Ordered to Pay $533 Million to Patent Troll

    Apple Ordered to Pay $533 Million to Patent Troll

    Apple, along with several other major tech firms, was sued in a Texas federal court for patent infringement by Smartflash LLC. Smartfish is a well known patent troll that has made millions in the past with this type of lawsuit.  This one, however, is particularly big.   It is related to the way iTunes handled data ... ...

  • Google now Auto-Converting Flash to HTML5 for Mobile Ads

    Google now Auto-Converting Flash to HTML5 for Mobile Ads

    Google has recently announced that they are now automatically converting ads made in Flash to HTML5 so they can be displayed on mobile devices that don’t support Flash.  This will fix the issue that many marketers have faced where non-Flash enabled devices would simply display a static image in place of the rich-ad that they ... ...

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