Advertising has taken over most online entertainment and social media platforms. These ads are especially annoying when you are watching a video and it pops up in between. Ads like this have taken over Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat to name a few platforms. These ads are also a primary source of income for some businesses. Popular online websites sell space on their websites to advertisers. This trend is spreading over the internet like wildfire. Even WhatsApp will now start displaying ads in its status section.
WhatsApp Vice President, Chris Daniels has confirmed that the instant messaging app will start placing Snapchat-like ads in the status section.“We are going to be [...]
HTC received a truckload of criticism for coming out with an iPhone look alike with the One A9. Yes, HTC did not hesitate in ripping off the most notable iPhone characteristics. The company later came out with a defence stating that Apple copied them first.
This is fine and all, but now HTC has come out with a commercial titled ‘Be Different’, which blatantly copies (read: parodies) Apple’s ‘1984’ advertisement. More than the actual device, the commercial relies heavily on symbolism.
The theme is a familiar one. Back in 1984, Apple launched the Macintosh with a commercial that showed a woman (representing Macintosh) saving humanity [...]
This is the day we had hoped would never come – after cluttering our newsfeed on Facebook with “suggested posts”, it’s now Instagram’s turn to push sponsored pictures.
The first ad which appeared is by Instagram itself, announcing that within the next few weeks we’re going to see multiple unwanted posts on our homepage. These ads will come with a sponsored label and you can tap it and hide the ad if it doesn’t interest you. According to the company, even if you opt out of seeing a certain type of ads, you will still see ads based on your activity on Instagram