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'Wake Up and Smell the Bacon' With Free Alarm Gadget From Oscar Mayer Brand giving out 4,700 smartphone attachments

In case you haven't experienced the surreal delight of being guided from slumber by the smoky allure of "the nostril's north star," then Oscar Mayer might have the alarm clock…

March 6, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

Live Without Your Phone 10 Minutes and Help a Child Living Without Clean Water Unicef rewards brief smartphone sabbaticals

To raise awareness of the millions of children going without clean water each day, Unicef is challenging you to see how long you could deny yourself something as simple as…

February 21, 2014, 9:58 AM EST

Agency Creates App to Break the Cycle of Over-Hashtagging Could Hash Snag kill #YOLO? #NotHappening

You think you're clever, but you're not, with your #amirite, #notgonnalie, #bitchesbetrippin and (God forbid) #epic. You, wanton hashtagger, must be stopped.  Threshold Interactive, an independent digital shop in Los Angeles,…

January 30, 2014, 10:39 AM EST

Student Announces New App by Sending Out a Fake Campus Shooting Alert UNC is not amused

File this one under "unwise ways to announce your startup." UNC student Taylor Robinette recently launched his new social networking app, Bevii, via email blast to his fellow students. Which might…

October 18, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

State Farm's Chaos Robot Now Stomps Right Up to Your Smartphone Video campaign returns as an innovative iAd

State Farm's neighborhood-destroying alien robot is back after a successful run in 2011's "Chaos in Your Town" campaign from DDB, and this time it's coming right for you. Using the GPS…

October 18, 2013, 9:19 AM EDT

Angry and Inebriated? Why Not Drunk-Dial Congress? Mobile ad firm creates the ultimate shutdown site

Government shutdown driving you to drink? Maybe now's a good time to drunk-dial Congress. Revolution Messaging, a mobile advertising firm that reps political clients, probably had some free time during…

October 11, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

Xbox Makes Bold Push to Own Living Room Upcoming Microsoft gaming console promises to make TV personal like phones

Microsoft has made a bold move toward controlling consumers' relationship with television, while potentially reshaping the living room entertainment and ad experience with the upcoming launch of the Xbox One…

September 23, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

Mobile Video Less Than Ideal for Advertising, Says FreeWheel Thus, ad revenue isn't keeping pace with views

People are increasingly using their mobile phones to watch videos, but the ad revenue isn’t keeping pace. According to online video technology firm FreeWheel’s 2Q online video monetization report, out…

September 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Internet Week Brings Together the Brains, the Tech Sessions, conferences kick off Monday throughout NYC

Internet Week, a slate of showcases, conferences and workshops around New York City spanning the depth and breadth of the tech industry, kicks off May 14. The annual gathering this year…

May 8, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

Billboard With Men Almost Kissing Offends L.A. Mom She objects to its 'blatant porn-iness'

A billboard featuring two shirtless hunks homing in for a kiss has stirred up some controversy. The ad, for the mobile version of gay social networking site Manhunt, recently debuted…

December 1, 2011, 11:50 AM EST

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