Google—or is it Alphabet?—has so many fingers in so many technologically-refined pies that it’s difficult to keep track sometime. So this Halloween, your friendly neighborhood search company would like to remind you what it’s all about.
Late last year Facebook announced that it was going to introduce ads into our news feeds. Well, they're here, but to soften the blow they're tagged as "featured" rather than "sponsored".
While this is one of those ads that leaves you scratching your head and wondering what exactly it is they're advertising (I think handwash? On Virgin flights?), it's forgiven because the entire ad was actually made in Photoshop. That's right—no Illustrator to animate those...germs?, just good ol' fashioned Photoshop.
Like the 2011 version of selling your forehead to an online casino company wielding a painful tattoo needle, Adzookie's offering to pay your mortgage for as long as you can put up with advertising their eyesore-inducing logo, as seen in the Photoshopped image above.
This is one of the best series of adverts I've ever clapped eyes on. Last month, Lego Russia released a series of ads showing some of its popular sets made up to be, well, not what they're meant to be.
We saw two videos a few weeks back when they leaked early, but a third (and better) ad has been released to hammer home the fact that WP7 owners will be using their phones less. It's a strange message, yes.
They'd obviously spunked a lotta money on the ad, which features a Gillian Anderson voiceover and appearance from famous English footballer/soccer-player Peter Crouch, but when it illustrates exploding kiddies it's no surprise that Sony wanted nothing to do with it.
Microsoft is no stranger to odd advertising. While I do get what they're trying to say with their two latest WP7 ads (showing the HTC Mondrian), the message still aims left of what they're trying to achieve.
Twitter last night launched its Earlybird promotional account, which is an attempt to make a bit of money by offering time-limited, sponsored deals from advertisers to all its followers. We know you need to start making money, Twitter—but affiliate sales? Is there really no better plan than pumping out Amazon links?
It must be puzzling, working for a perfume company and trying to figure out how to market it to internet users. Brazilian company Kaiak found the most amazing solution to show people just how good (I'm presuming) their cologne is.
Floppy-haired Justin Long has said in an interview with the AV Club that the 'Get A Mac' adverts "might be done...I think they're going to move on." Move on to more ads with disembodied hands and loud indie-pop?
Samsung's Omnia II handset was the first phone to feature Swype, the super-fast input method for texting. It's now officially the world's fastest way to text, breaking the Guinness World Record with five seconds to spare.