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No Escaping Ads: They’re Under Your Shoes, On the Back of Your Legs, Where You Pee

Most people aren’t exactly overjoyed that their lives are flooded with ads. Whereas the average consumer may find the creep of advertising to be, well, creepy, advertising insiders see unexpected brand and product placements not as intrusive, but as innovative, often brilliant. AdAge recently celebrated some oddly placed ads with a roundup of “The 10 [...]
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Just How Creepy Can Targeted Ads Get? New Tool Promises To Tell You

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (last week)

Ever find yourself scrolling through a website and seeing an advertisement that’s a little too well-targeted? You know, as if the advertiser knew you recently twisted your ankle and need to buy some sturdier shoes? Columbia Universi... Read Post

WhatRunsWhere launches first in-app Android ad spy to show who’s buying mobile ads (and where)

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (last year)

Brands, how would you like to know exactly where and when your competitors advertise? Publishers, how would you like to know exactly which brands are advertising at competing publications -- and who sold them those ads? Read Post

?The Best Spring-Loaded Running Shoes

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (15 hours ago)

Can adding springs — polycarbonate or rubber — to the soles of running shoes help you run faster? We tested three new shoes from Adidas, Reebok and new Swiss brand On Running to find out. Surprisingly, the answer was a pretty defini... Read Post


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