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March 7, 2013 | 1:10 pm

Facebook Redesign Allows Bigger Ads… And More Revenue?

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The Facebook redesign announced on Thursday will display larger photographs and advertisements and new types of news feed. Those people whose jobs depend on the social media giant hope it also means more revenue. Facebook is under pressure to show that it is moving with its users onto cell phones and tablets, and the redesign […]

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March 1, 2013 | 11:35 am

Microsoft Winds Down ‘Scroogled’ Campaign Against Google

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Can nothing stop Google? On Thanksgiving, Microsoft launched attack ads against the Internet giant that were so ferocious they made headlines in advertising and technology publications alike. Microsoft spokespeople are still warning anyone who will listen that Google is reading its users’ email and delivering biased results in Google Shopping. But it has stopped buying […]

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August 13, 2012 | 2:33 pm

Muni Bus Ads Call Israel’s Enemies ‘Savages’

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If you are out and about in San Francisco, you may have noticed ads on the sides of Muni buses that refer to Israel’s enemies as “savages.” The ads are raising questions about the kind of advertising public agencies can accept. The ads read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support […]

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February 6, 2012 | 3:12 pm

Videos: Super Bowl Ads From Bay Area Companies Through the Years

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Unless you count this Star Wars-themed Volskwagen ad, the last two years have seen a dearth of Super Bowl commercials from Bay Area companies. If you’re one of those people who DVR the big event then skip past the boring game parts to get to the adverts, here’s a survey of Super Bowl spots from […]

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