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WhatsApp to monetize by selling ads and charging business users

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

How to go about bringing in revenue has been a problem Facebook has failed to solve in the four years since it acquired WhatsApp. The world's most popular messaging app cost roughly $22 billion, but other than a brief experiment with charging an annual 99-cent subscription fee, there has been no clear plan on how to monetize the service.

There has been a reluctance to serve advertisements to its now 1.5 billion users, but it looks like that could change starting next year.

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WhatsApp to monetize by selling ads and charging business users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp to monetize by selling ads and charging business users

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

How to go about bringing in revenue has been a problem Facebook has failed to solve in the four years since it acquired WhatsApp. The world's most popular messaging app cost roughly $22 billion, but other than a brief experiment with charging an annual 99-cent subscription fee, there has been no clear plan on how to monetize the service.

There has been a reluctance to serve advertisements to its now 1.5 billion users, but it looks like that could change starting next year.

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WhatsApp to monetize by selling ads and charging business users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung’s new ‘Ingenius’ commercials poke fun at the iPhone X

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Samsung and Apple burning each other in commercials is a long-standing tradition at this point. Samsung's recent ads have been lackluster, like the recent 'Moving On' commercial that pitted the Galaxy S9 against... a four year-old iPhone. The company is now back with a new 'Ingenious' ad campaign, this time targeting the iPhone X.

There are four ads so far. There's 'Fast Charger,' which points out that the iPhone X doesn't ship with a quick charger (you have to buy a USB Type-C to Lightning cable, as well as a Type-C wall adapter).

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Samsung's new 'Ingenius' commercials poke fun at the iPhone X was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google retires AdWords and DoubleClick brands in effort to streamline advertising products

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Ads are big business. They're how the Google services we use — search, Gmail, Maps — are available free of charge. Now, Google has announced that it's restructuring various advertising products, retiring the AdWords and DoubleClick brands in favor of some new, more straightforward brands: Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform, and Google Ad Manager.

"The new Google Ads brand represents the full range of advertising capabilities" Google offers, the company said in a blog post.

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Google retires AdWords and DoubleClick brands in effort to streamline advertising products was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google updates Ad Settings to give more info on how your ads are targeted

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

As you're hopefully well aware, pretty much everything you do online is tracked. Information about your activity is sold to advertisers, who then serve you ads based on a profile of you built up based on your habits. It's what keeps many services, like Google's, free. Now, Google has updated its Ad Settings to provide enhanced transparency about the whole process.

Google introduced Ad Settings back in 2009 and has been iterating on it since, introducing a tool to "personalize" ads in 2016 and refining its approach again earlier this year.

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Google updates Ad Settings to give more info on how your ads are targeted was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Ads are appearing in Google Feed for some

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

In what seems to be a limited test, the Google Feed has started showing ads for some users. The ads look about like you'd expect: otherwise normal cards with a little green "Ad" badge in the corner. Unsurprisingly, people are not pleased.

We're getting reports directly, and people have started complaining on Twitter and Google+. Google is in the ads business, so it's logical that it would want to stuff advertisements everywhere valuable eyeballs might look.

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Ads are appearing in Google Feed for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook Stories are getting video ads

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Posting social media updates is so yesterday. Stories are all the rage now with big players like Snapchat and Instagram racking up many millions of Stories each day. Now, Facebook's version of stories has hit a big user milestone—150 million daily users. Being Facebook, that means it's time to start pushing ads.

In case you're unaware, Facebook Stories are similar to stories on every other platform. They're short video and photo montages put together by users.

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Facebook Stories are getting video ads was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung will cram bloatware apps from Verizon’s Oath into its phones

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

You know what my $800 smartphone is missing? Sponsored content and ads that are accessible with a hardware button. No one has ever actually said that and meant it, but that's what Samsung owners could be getting very soon. Verizon's Oath, which includes Yahoo and AOL properties, has announced a deal with Samsung to integrate its content and "native ads" into Bixby Home and pre-load more bloatware apps. As if you didn't already have enough reason to disable Bixby.

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Samsung will cram bloatware apps from Verizon's Oath into its phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung will cram content and ads from Verizon’s Oath into Bixby Home

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

You know what my $800 smartphone is missing? Sponsored content and ads that are accessible with a hardware button. No one has ever actually said that and meant it, but that's what Samsung owners could be getting very soon. Verizon's Oath, which includes Yahoo and AOL properties, has announced a deal with Samsung to integrate its content and "native ads" into Bixby Home. As if you didn't already have enough reason to disable Bixby.

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Samsung will cram content and ads from Verizon's Oath into Bixby Home was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

German Supreme Court rules Adblock Plus practices legal in final decision

Friday, April 20th, 2018

German-based eyeo, parent company of popular ad blocker Adblock Plus, announced yesterday that it had won a case against publishing house Axel Springer heard in the German Supreme Court, putting an end to a longstanding legal dispute and affirming with finality that both the blocking of ads and allowing certain unobtrusive ads to be exempt from that blocking—a practice called whitelisting—are legal in the country.

Eyeo has been feuding with Axel Springer since 2015, when the company sued eyeo, claiming the German press has a constitutional right to serve ads to its readers.

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German Supreme Court rules Adblock Plus practices legal in final decision was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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