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Windows 10 usage helps propel positive search advertising revenue, up 18% for FY16 Q3

Windows 10 usage helps propel positive search advertising revenue, up 18% for FY16 Q3 Revenue from its More Personal Computing division increased 1% in FY16 Q3 due largely to search advertising.Gross margin dollars increased 2% (up 6% CC) due to search and Surface (which had a significant impact on the quarterly reports).

Pizza Hut delivered a pizza to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

Pizza Hut delivered a pizza to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro Perhaps none more literally so than Pizza Hut, which has sent its intrepid pies to places as far-flung as the White House, the International Space Station and, now, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the tallest peak in Africa.The special delivery was carried out by a group of five mountaineers to mark the occasion of the Yum Brands-owned pizza makers setting up shop in its 100th country.

A fake funeral home wants people to text and drive

A fake funeral home wants people to text and drive But where most see a tragedy, an enterprising funeral home might see a business opportunity.At least that's the morbid premise of a provocative billboard that has been shocking drivers on a freeway near Toronto this week.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update to increase the number of Promoted Apps displayed

Windows 10 Anniversary Update to increase the number of Promoted Apps displayed If you’re not a fan of the “promoted apps” feature in Windows 10 where you’re presented with ads for apps to try out from the Windows Store, then that’s one of the things you’re likely not to appreciate in the Windows 10 Anniversary update coming this summer.At the same time, the number of Start Menu spots allocated to promoted apps (which launch the Windows Store when clicked) will increase to 10, from the current five.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update doubles up on Start Menu advertising

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update doubles up on Start Menu advertising Once the Anniversary Update drops, the number of promoted apps in the Start Menu will double, from five to 10.To accommodate this change, the number of static Microsoft applications will decrease, from 17 to 12.

Microsoft Office ads show up in Android notification tray

Microsoft Office ads show up in Android notification tray Just as Microsoft dials back its smartphone business, it is sprucing up some attention on the other end of the spectrum, as ads for the company’s mobile Office apps allegedly showed up on the Android notification, reports OSnews.In the first occurrence, the particular app whose ads was shown is Excel for Android; the next reportedly was PowerPoint.

Samsung plans to add intrusive advertising to its smart TVs

Samsung plans to add intrusive advertising to its smart TVs As a result, it’s reportedly testing programs that would add new advertisements to the main menu bar of its higher-end televisions.When Samsung introduced advertising in 2012, the ads were only shown if the user first clicked the apps button.

'Modern Family' actor makes laundry detergent look suave in new commercial

A debonair man in a suit runs down the hallway of a rustic European mansion as a new-age beat keeps tempo.The high-end fragrance he's shilling?

Verizon's 'can you hear me now' guy is now saying stuff for Sprint

You just can't keep a good pitchman down.The new ad spots debuted Sunday night during Game 2 of the NBA Finals and featured Marcarelli as himself instead of his previous character.

Facebook plans to track which stores you shop at, report data to advertisers

Here’s how the system works: If you have location services enabled on your phone, Facebook will track which local ads it serves you, as well as your response to those advertisements.If you visit a partner store after seeing an ad for the company’s products, Facebook will know it.

1st ever Bing Agency Awards to take place in NY's historic Gotham Hall on September 15th

1st ever Bing Agency Awards to take place in NY's historic Gotham Hall on September 15th With Bing posting a year’s worth of healthy profit finally, Microsoft seems a bit more confident in showcasing its alternative internet search tool, so much so in fact that the company is now announcing its first ever Bing Agency Awards.The Bing Agency Awards is designed as an event to honor the “creative thinking and passionate hard work” of Microsoft’s agency partners.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update makes it harder for admins to remove advertising

Windows 10 Anniversary Update makes it harder for admins to remove advertising Microsoft has been accused of injecting ads and sponsored apps into Windows for quite a while and now they’re taking more direct steps to prevent users disabling them through Group Policies.Several Group Policies will be deactivated with the Anniversary Update, making it harder for IT-pros and system admins to prevent unwanted content.

Facebook will begin embedding ads as content to bypass ad blockers

Facebook will begin embedding ads as content to bypass ad blockers The battle between ad blockers and content engines has raged for years, with no end in sight — but Facebook’s decision to throw its own weight against ad blocking could have significant impacts on both the service and online journalism.If you don’t want to see ads about a certain interest like travel or cats, you can remove the interest from your ad preferences.

Donald Trump still hasn't spent a dime on commercials, but he promises to start

Donald Trump still hasn't spent a dime on commercials, but he promises to start With less than three months until the election, Donald Trump's presidential campaign has still yet to spend a dime on TV commercials.Nonetheless, Trump said on Tuesday that he would at last start buying TV time in some battleground states this week.

A 'nuclear weapon' ad blocker is partnering with telecoms around the world

A 'nuclear weapon' ad blocker is partnering with telecoms around the world While mobile ad blocking has yet to catch on in the United States, one Israeli startup is doing its best to make sure it does everywhere else in the world.But Shine's latest collaborator is bigger than either of those networks — Digicel boasts just 13 million subscribers and Three Group has 30 million across its various European brands.

Daily fantasy sports return to New York

Daily fantasy sports return to New York Daily fantasy sports are once again legal and available in New York.The state's gaming commission awarded temporary permits on Monday to five of the biggest daily fantasy companies — DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo, FantasyDraft and Draft — allowing them to resume operations in the state immediately.

Media.Net, which powers Bing/Yahoo contextual ads program, acquired by Chinese group for $900 million

Media.Net, which powers Bing/Yahoo contextual ads program, acquired by Chinese group for $900 million The group is led by the Chairman of Beijing Miteno Communication Technology Company, a provider of cellular towers.Bloomberg also reports that Miteno “has been ‘moving aggressively’ into mobile advertising and hoped to accelerate the transition through an acquisition.

Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings

Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings Now, Microsoft has made changes to the Anniversary Update that may roll back some of your previously preferred settings, according to PC World.These problems may be rooted in Microsoft’s decision to fire most of its QA staff and require its own programmers to fill that role instead.

Valve to crack down on fake screenshots in Steam

Valve to crack down on fake screenshots in Steam The Steam gaming platform started merely as a way to distribute Valve’s games like Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress.To make sure it stays on top, Steam is making a change to the way games are listed.