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Publishers Tell Ad-Blocking Browser to Back Off

But Brave says it 'is the solution, not the enemy'

The nation's most powerful publishers—including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal—sent a letter Thursday to Brave Software, accusing the company of creating a web…

Even in a Mobile World, Retailers Aren't Convinced Social Media Can Sell

Platforms like Facebook and Pinterest make up 1.5 percent of purchases

While retailers have long fretted over whether social media sites drive adequate sales, major players in the category seem to have no intention of backing away from Facebook, Twitter and…

Google's Swipeable Car Ads Are Turning Search Into a Mobile Showroom

Toyota's happy with early results

Google's Model Automotive Ads let users swipe through images of car interiors and exteriors. Google is continuing to drive home the idea of micromoments by turning auto ads into beautiful, swipeable,…

CBS Interactive Is Ramping Up Its Native Programmatic Advertising Game

Network is 'bullish' on automated selling in 2016

In a sign of the times, CBS Interactive has inked a deal to increase native programmatic advertising on the majority of its websites. Bidtellect, a native advertising exchange, has an exclusive contract…

Airbnb Exec: About 30,000 Mobile World Congress Attendees Used the Service This Year

That's one-third of the conference

BARCELONA, Spain—Mobile World Congress is likely still a boon for Spain's hotel industry but not nearly as much as it would be if the sharing economy had never taken off. According…

How Amazon Is Slowly Building a World in Which It Takes Very Little Effort to Shop

'Replenishment' service nabs GE, other brands

If you use all of Amazon's technologies in the near future, you almost won't have to leave your home. And you won't even have to push buttons to get your…

4 Ways to Catch Robots' Attention With Your Marketing

Artificial intelligence often first line of contact with consumers

Decision-making consumers are a marketer's most important focus. Now imagine consumers having someone else deciding all their purchases—computers talking only to other computers, making decisions for their human "masters" without…

With These 2 New Products, YouTube Hopes to Make the Season Bright for Retailers

Connecting shoppers and stores

With the holiday shopping season on the horizon, YouTube is rolling out two products designed to help retailers. After testing a pair of shopping-based products with a few select companies,…

Here Are 4 Tips From a Startup That's About to Go Global

Casper CEO Philip Krim dishes on what he's learned

Since launching in April 2014, mattress brand Casper has set out to shake up the sleep industry and prove that consumers will buy $950 mattresses online. Now, it wants to…

This Survey Shows How Much Travel Bloggers Spend on Trips and Where They Like to Go

Plus, their favorite activities and advice

Want to travel like the pros do? Here's your chance. Travel professionals—writers, photographers and documentarians who spend an average of 88 days a year traveling—shared insights about what makes them hit…

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