Posts Tagged ‘ads‘

The Internet’s Original Sin: Advertising

It’s not too late to ditch the ad-based business model and build a better web… The fiasco I want to talk about is the World Wide Web, specifically, the advertising-supported, “free as in beer” constellation of social networks, services, and content that represents so much

ibmsocialbiz: A very cool ad. Shows how mobile apps can grab real-time data from a phone’s camera, accelerometer, compass, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth, determine where you are (via GPS and/or WiFi), whether you’re on foot or in a car (via the accelerometer), and what you’re photographing.

I was probably being an idiot then. – David Karp, Tumblr CEO, explaining the reversal of his previous statements decrying the possibility of putting ads on Tumblr. Tumblr will begin selling ad space in May. (via tpmmedia)

Listening To My Calls Has A Whole New Meaning

Is it a bad thing that it seems sensible that Google has a patent for technology to serve me ads based on the background noise of a phone call I’ve made (see Drew Olanoff, Google Wants to Serve Ads Based On Your Phone’s Background Noise) ?