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Samsung takes aim at iPhone 5 with latest Galaxy S III commercial

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Samsung is going to run a new promotional advertisement for the Samsung Galaxy S III later tonight that directly takes on the iPhone 5 and its fans.  The video primarily pokes fun at consumers willing to spend da…

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Sprint

Sprint EVO Love campaign remixes Wilco song, offers prizes and free phones in contest [Video]

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Team Sprint has launched a new commercial to promote the just-launched EVO 4G LTE. As part of its “Unlimited Love, Unlimited EVO” campaign, Sprint detailed how the EVO can be a powerful device to c…

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile turns Carly into an “edgy” speed demon in new commercial [Watch Full VIDEO]

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Yesterday we wrote about T-Mobile USA opting for a change in the way it advertises. While the company for a time had a buzz using spokesmodel Carly to be the sweet, wholesome alternative to creepy swindlers like…

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile tells Carly to toughen up in new ad campaign launching April 17

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Can edgier advertising help turnaround T-Mobile’s descent? Since 2010, T-Mobile’s primary advertising method has been to trot out Carly Foulkes, the company’s adorable spokesmodel,…

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Samsung

Samsung ad taking shots at iPhone gets alternate cut, will air during holiday broadcasts

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The hilariously awesome Samsung commercial that made the rounds on social networks last night will receive some prominent television placement. Samsung has just announced that its 60-second “The Ne…

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Google

Google shows awesome Galaxy Nexus commercial, help videos, and Verizon specs

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Just the other day I was complaining about the terrible state of Android commercials. With it’s new “Calling All” commercial for the soon-to-launch Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google has give…

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HTC

HTC Rezound: an Android phone commercial that actually doesn’t suck

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The HTC Rezound may be the first Android phone with Beats Audio released in the United States, but it has another distinction – it’s also one of the few phones launched with a commercial that isn…

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The Android Notification bar is not a billboard, so stop advertising there [Opinion]

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My notification window reveals 19 unread Gmail messages, a missed call, prompts to update my apps in the Android Market, and – gasp – an advertisement. Suddenly, Gun Bros has taken it upon itself t…

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Android Tricks

How to disable ads in the Android notifications menu

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UPDATE: This article was written when only one company was putting ads in the notification area. There are now multiple companies doing so, so use a tool like Lookout Ad Detector to get more information on optin…

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Motorola Tablets

Motorola Xoom commercial debuts during Super Bowl. Love it or hate it? [Video]

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Motorola’s much-hyped commercial for the Xoom tablet debuted during the 2011 NFL Super Bowl. While we previously saw a tease of the ad, which takes stabs at Apple’s iPad, the full advertisement w…

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Google TV

Logitech thinks creeping you out will make you buy a Google TV box

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Logitech will be among the first companies to deliver a Google TV set-top box this fall, and it wants to make sure that you know. The first part of that strategy was to announce the hunt for an evangelist who will he…

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FTC approves Google acquisition of AdMob

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FTC approves Google acquisition of AdMob

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The Federal Trade Commission has approved Google’s efforts to purchase AdMob. Though the deal previously looked as if it would face additional scrutiny over fairs that Google would unfairly dominate…

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Verizon Droid commercials advertise Android apps; other carriers should do the same [OPINION]

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Verizon Droid commercials advertise Android apps; other carriers should do the same [OPINION]

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You know why the iPhone is so successful? Because aside from the benefits of hype surrounding any Apple product, the iPhone is advertised as a life enhancer. Commercials show the iPhone as a way to do cool things…

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Iron Man promotes the LG Ally; meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S promo arrives, too

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Iron Man promotes the LG Ally; meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S promo arrives, too

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The LG Ally has what is arguably the best promotional video for an Android device yet. How can you argue against Tony Stark aka Iron Man helping promote your phone? And if that weren’t enough, it does somet…

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Brightkite incorporates targeted ads into Android app

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Brightkite incorporates targeted ads into Android app

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When I interviewed the head of Geodelic in August, we discussed how soon it would be until users would launch an augmented reality app and see advertising. Brightkite is experimenting with that very concept wi…

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